by Rachel Krause

Design and marketing services for active transportation folks

by Rachel on May 27, 2016

Design and marketing services for active transportation folks

Hi all! My name's Rachel, and I'm graphic designer and digital marketing consultant, and I just wrapped up some big projects and am taking on new clients! Before launching my own business, I worked as a communications manager for bicycle advocacy organizations and am passionate about using bikes as a tool for creating better communities. I'm interested in active transportation issues, intersectional feminism, and public access design. I'm skilled in graphic, publication, and website design; social media strategy; and copywriting. If you're looking for someone who really cares about your mission, in addition to getting the work done, I'd love to work with you. You can visit my website at http://www.banjocreativeco.com.

by Julie on May 27, 2016

Pedal by Pedal Zine, Extended Deadline

hey there, you wonderful women! due to a few unforeseen circumstances, we're extending the deadline for Pedal by Pedal: Women Over Forty on Bicycles and Life to JUNE 20th. so, if you were planning to submit something, you've got a bit more time. hit me up for more information at rocbikewriter@gmail.com thanks everyone for your support! this project is going to be great!! julie

by Anna on May 25, 2016

Hiring: Trail Planner @ Rails to Trails Conservancy

Rails to Trails Conservancy is hiring a trail planner http://www.railstotrails.org/about/careers/trail-planner/

by Brianne on May 24, 2016

Tandem to Borrow or Rent in Chicago?

Hello! I'm hoping to find a tandem to borrow (or rent!) for any weekend in July. If you have one or know where I could rent one, please let me know! I recently made a new friend who is very visually impaired. She hasn't been on a bike since she was really little (that is, before she lost her vision). I was telling her about my bike adventures and realized that the only way she could experience riding a bike now would be on a tandem, so I'm trying to figure out how to make that happen! Thanks!

by Donna on May 22, 2016

Cycling Women's History Book Project Campaign

Hi everyone! I've just launched a GoFundMe campaign for Cycling Women's History -- a cycling guide that will trace the women's history sites in New York state. http://www.GoFundMe.com/cyclinghistory The project has the potential to expand to other states, but for the first book, I will focus on New York State. The guide will include profiles of over 30 women, that were part of the women's suffrage movement or made other significant contributions to the empowerment of women and girls. The research so far has been amazing. I have found some really incredible women, and we all know that there are incredible women, everywhere, making a difference. I have created other tours -- 1996 The Peace Tour -- a cross country tour that did service at 10+ peace and environmental organizations across the country. And a tour tracing the Underground Railroad, that we had a group of urban teens on. The bicycle was instrumental in the empowerment of women and continues to be a valuable tool for women and girls. The campaign is to help fund the publishing of a full color guide with a professional graphic designer doing the layout. Some funds will be used for route mapping, route research and development. I welcome ideas, feedback and partnerships. I would love everyone's help in sharing the campaign. I think it will be an exciting project and a resource for women and girls in the future. There is something powerful about being in the place where history happened. You can feel the energy of the women that stood there years and years ago, that dreamed of equality, the right to vote and fought hard for more rights for women. Arriving on bicycle, adds to the learning, the time to see the countryside, reflect on each place visited, interact with the community.....you know -- it is great riding a bike!! We will be riding the route this summer. My partner, Ken, and our two daughters. We will be video blogging, posting pictures from the road and sharing our experience of the route. We will be gathering more info for the book and refining the route I have developed so far. Thanks for your support! The idea of the tour was born more than 13 years ago. The idea to make it a book was born right here on Wheelwomen. Much gratitude to you all! http://www.GoFundMe.com/cyclinghistory

by Kristina on May 20, 2016

Tacoma's TMA is Hiring!

We're hiring a Business Outreach Coordinator to work with an amazing team (of women) who make Downtown On the Go (downtown Tacoma) great! Details on our website.

by Jessica on May 18, 2016

Job Roundup, 5/18/2016

Hi - this is a cross-post of messages I regularly send to the Bike Equity Network. These are jobs I come across through my social media and list serve channels and is not meant to represent a comprehensive roundup. 1. PolicyLink is hiring a Director for their All-In Cities Initiative. Oakland, CA. 2. PolicyLink is also hiring a Program Associate for the Convergence Partnership. Oakland, CA or NYC. 3. Commute Seattle is hiring an ORCA Passport Sales Specialist. Seattle, WA. 4. Portland Community College is hiring a Transportation Manager. Portland, OR.

by Julia on May 17, 2016

Julia offers job in sustainable transportation

Are you interested in part time campaign work for sustainable transportation? Come work with me! http://www.sfbike.org/news/were-hiring-campaign-coordinator/

by Kelley on May 16, 2016

Job teaching basic bike mechanic skills

In search of ... a good mechanic (don't need to be a pro) who is interested in 4 hours work every week next school year teaching middle school students how to fix bikes (basic work - nothing complex here). The pay is $20 per hour and the job is 2:30-4:30 Wednesday and Thursdays. It's in Herndon, VA -- a short bike ride from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station if you're car free. I'd love to have a woman in this position! I will support you from the admin end and can teach how to fix a flat, but I need someone more knowledgeable than I to teach them how to fix brakes, shifters and true wheels. We don't do anything much more complicated than that. You have to be able to pass employment criteria for Fairfax County Public Schools (TB Test, background check). You do not have to be a citizen, but you must be able to work legally. If you're interested, please email me privately. westenhoff at gmail dot com

by lauren on May 15, 2016

women and bike survey

Just saw this and they are looking for as many women to fill out as possible - only takes bout 3-4 minutes . . . have fun! The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals is gathering input on cycling transportation issues, and identifying factors we need to address to encourage more people to cycle more places, more often. Women and girls, please take 6 to 8 minutes to tell your story, and share the link below with others. While APBP definitely appreciates that men and boys may have valuable views about this topic, this survey is by women for women to capture a snapshot in time. Its responses will provide an update and benchmark to APBP's 2010 survey. Deadline: May 19, 2016, http://svy.mk/1rtxRDE

by Eddee on May 13, 2016

Create a great trip to Portland, Oregon

Always wanted a folding bike like Bike Friday World Traveler? I have this great bike available with the traveling suitcase that becomes the trailer once you've arrived and ready to bicycle tour in ? Portland, Germany, California wine country? this is a great bike with brooks saddle and custom black cherry color-folds into the suitcase! $1,500. Contact me please-love to have her go to a new home! Can't ride upright any more-moved to recumbents! Eddee

by Jessica on May 11, 2016

Job Roundup, 5/11/16

1. The City of Oakland is hiring for two positions: a Pedestrian Coordinator and a Transit Coordinator. Oakland, CA. 2. Flint Hills MPO hiring a Transportation Planning Analyst, many duties related to multi-modal transportation & SRTS. Ogden, KS. 2. Trimet is hiring an Outreach Programs and Events Coordinator. Portland, OR.

by Maria on May 11, 2016

People for Bikes is Hiring!

I saw this in the People for Bikes newsletter and thought I would share it here: JOIN THE PEOPLEFORBIKES TEAM: We're looking for a full-time office manager + bookkeeper to be part of our growing Boulder team. Email jobs@peopleforbikes.org with your resume and cover letter and learn more about the job here.

by Becky on May 10, 2016

Hiring Bike Camp Instructors

Hello Switchboarders! We're still looking for summer Bike Camp instructors at the Community Cycling Center in Portland. If you or anyone you know loves bikes and kids, please apply! Open until filled. http://www.communitycyclingcenter.org/about/jobs/bike-camp-instructor/

by Karen on May 09, 2016

Minneapolis Women+Bikes+Coffee for Bike Week

I'm a Los Angeles person who will be in Minneapolis for a conference that just so happens to be during Bike Week. I've been having fun meeting with women who love bikes over coffee, like with the DC Women & Bicycles group and we're now starting to do this here in LA. Are there any MPLS-based bike-loving women who'd like to meet up the morning of either Tuesday, May 17th (Go By Bike Day), or Friday, May 20th (Bike to Work Day)? Where is a good spot? I'm wondering about Venture North: http://venturenorthbwc.org/ Would love to hear from you! Karen UPDATE: Minneapolis coffee meet up 8am May 17th at Peace Coffee - Wonderland Park. See facebook event page via Grease Rag Ride & Wrench Group, or look for it on the mplsbikeweek.org site!

by Lisa on May 09, 2016

Extra Rear Rack

I've had the Jamis Carrier rear rack hanging out in my apartment for 2 years. It's rated to 18kg, comes with an integrated bungee strap. You can see a photo of it here. There is nothing wrong with it, I just upgraded for the heavier duty Axiom Journey. I just want this out of my house so will give free to anyone who will pick up. The installation hardware is also included (no disc brakes, BYO braze-ons or clamps). I might even have a spare wrench you can use to put it on your bike. I'm located off of the Belmont Blue Line, I'm not transporting this anywhere. Message me if you're interested.

by Karen on May 07, 2016

Plus Size Skirts & Bloomers 25% off for Bike Month!

Special for our Plus Size Ladies: I decided to put our new Plus Size skirts & bloomers on SALE at 25% off for Bike Month. Head over to BikieGirlBloomers and have a look. No coupon code required! And extra thanks to all who responded when I was looking for input and help getting the plus size line started! In bikie love, Karen P.S. I will be selling these in person in DTLA at LA Bicycle Festival Sunday, May 8th & also will bring some with me when I am in Minneapolis May 17-20th (Bike Week!) - Hit me up if you'd like to join a women+bikes+coffee meet up while I'm in town, or look for me at noon May 19th at the ZAP-tagging event at the Farmer's Market.

by Britt on May 07, 2016

Detroit Bike Share hiring Director of Community Engagement

http://economicdevelopment.wayne.edu/detroit-bike-share.php Director of Community Engagement, Detroit Bike Share  Downtown Detroit Partnership - Detroit, MI DESCRIPTION Bike sharing is a convenient, flexible, healthy and fun transportation option that enhances urban livability and mobility. Bike share is an international phenomenon â�� over 700 cities in 50 countries offer bike share, and in the U.S., over 60 cities operate or are in the process of launching bike share systems. Detroit is poised to launch its first public bike share system in Spring 2017. The first phase of Detroit Bike Share will consist of approximately 350 bikes and 35 stations located throughout greater Downtown Detroit. Detroit Bike Share is made possible by a partnership between the City of Detroit and the Downtown Detroit Partnership, who will oversee implementation and operation of the system.The Downtown Detroit Partnership is seeking a Director of Community Engagement to lead community outreach, engagement and equity initiatives for Detroit Bike Share. The Director of Community Engagement will be responsible for building relationships and developing and overseeing programs and initiatives that facilitate equitable access to bike share and biking for underserved communities in Detroit. The ideal candidate has strong relationship building, project management and time management skills; is comfortable working with a wide range of people; and has a passion for mobility, active lifestyles and social equity. RESPONSIBILITIES The Director of Community Engagement will:Work with the Detroit Bike Share Executive Director to develop and implement equity and inclusion strategies, programs and initiatives.Work with the Detroit Bike Share team and system operator to plan and execute an engagement strategy that ensures residents and businesses have the opportunity to provide input on key bike share elements, including membership, pricing, and station locations.Work with the Detroit Bike Share team, system operator and Downtown Detroit Partnership to promote outreach and engagement opportunities via website, social media, and on-the-ground in neighborhoods.Work with the Detroit Bike Share team and system operator to develop, implement, market, measure and manage a cash payment program that allows people without a bank or credit card to access the system.Develop a Neighborhood Ambassadors program to address various barriers to membership and ensure representation.Create and manage a membership assistance program.Help develop a program to ensure that bike share is accessible for people of all abilities.Seek partners to build community-led approaches that create, maintain, and increase strong ridership of Detroit's bike share system in underserved communities.Develop strategies and initiatives for including youth in Detroit Bike Share.Cultivate and nurture new relationships around other bike-related and community-led initiatives.Help develop metrics and measurement tools to track and report on social equity and accessibility goals. EXPERIENCE The ideal candidate will have:Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, urban planning, community development, political science, nonprofit management, or similar field of study.Minimum four years of professional experience in community engagement, public health, social services or related work building long-term relationships with multiple partners. Experience in nonprofit, advocacy or governmental setting preferred.Understanding of and experience with outreach and engagement strategies targeted to diverse and traditionally underserved neighborhoods and populations, particularly in Detroit.Ability to interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and colleagues.Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write, create and give presentations for different audiences and delivery channels (i.e. public meetings, email, websites, social media, etc.) to effectively communicate to a wide range of stakeholders.An entrepreneurial spirit with problem solving capabilities and working at the grassroots level.Strong multitasking ability and ability to prioritize responsibilities, delegate tasks and efficiently manage time to accomplish a variety of duties.Ability to work independently and as part of a team.Ability to maintain a sense of calm and a sense of humor, even under pressure.Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends.Passion for mobility, bicycling, active lifestyles and social equity.Willingness to perform other duties as assigned. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This is a full time position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. HOW TO APPLY Please submit a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to lisa.nuszkowski[at]downtowndetroit.org, and include in the subject line â��Director of Community Engagement Application: YOUR NAME.â�� Email submissions only; no phone calls, please .Job Type: Full-time Required experience:Community engagement, work in public health/social services or long-term relationship building: 4 years Required education:Bachelor's

by Sylvia on May 05, 2016

Job Posting: City of Memphis Bike/Ped Program Manager

Hi All, Here is another bike job that is open in Memphis, TN. I've been here four years and I love it. I run a community bike shop: Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative. And I would love to see a woman get the City Bike/Ped position! Read the details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/memphistn/jobs/1420513/bikeway-pedestrian-program-manager-1-opening

by Jessica on May 04, 2016

Job Roundup, 5/4/16

1. LACBC is hiring for two full-time positions, a Senior Programs Director and an Organizer. Los Angeles, CA. 2. Children's Hospital is hiring two Transportation Planners - one focusing on communications, outreach, and strategic planning, and one focusing on data analysis and strategic planning. Seattle, WA. 3. TransitCenter has several paid fellowships for grad students. Brooklyn, NY. 4. The City of Pittsburgh is hiring a Mobility Engineer. Pittsburgh, PA.

by Sara on May 03, 2016

Job opening-Pittsburgh. Bike Tour Coordinator

Bike the GAP is a small but growing local business that organizes self-guided, multi-day bicycle tours along the famous Great Allegheny Passage and C&O trail between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Learn more about our company at www.bike-the-gap.com. If you LOVE organizing and planning, this job is perfect for you! We are looking for an organized, self-motivated individual to join our team as trip coordinator. The trip coordinator would be responsible for â�¦ Coordinating all details of trip planning process by developing quotes, trip reservations, troubleshooting, post-trip follow-up. Handling inbound sales inquiries. Providing excellent customer service throughout planning and execution of trip. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about biking and the outdoors, as well as sales and customer service. Our customers are friendly people. You'll love helping them take the trip of a lifetime. The trip coordinator will work in Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill) to start , but will have the option to work from home upon completion of training. This is an office position - you would not be riding the trail. Pay will be $15-18/hour (depending on experience, up to 24 hours per week. Potential for more hours during the summer season.) Please send resume and cover letter to info@bike-the-gap.com and reference "trip coordinator position."

by Cat on May 02, 2016

The Joyride Podcast!

Hello, sisters my sisters! I wrote a post on here a few months back asking if anyone would like to be a guest for my new podcast project called The Joyride - celebrating women on bikes! Think 30-45 minutes of organic, women-bike-love conversation. I am happy to say that the show launched and is now 10 episodes deep. Check it out on iTunes and Stitcher. PS - episode 6 featured none other than Wheelwomen Switchboard founder, Elly Blue. Essentially I want to tell lots of different stories of all kinds of gals who ride bikes. My intention is to build commonality in our diverse community and help make riding more accessible to those who feel like they might not fit in. Would you like to be a guest on the show? Know someone who you think would be a good fit to be a guest? Click here and tell me more, or share this link (bit.ly/joyrideguest) with your fellow velo-femmes. Let me know if you have any questions! Looking forward to chatting with you soon :) Joyride, on! ~C

by Jessica on Apr 29, 2016

Job Roundup, 4/29/16

1. City of Calgary is hiring a Liveable [sic] Streets Manager. Calgary, Canada. 2. Livable Streets is hiring a Program Manager for the Emerald Network Initiative (200 mi active transportation system). Boston, MA. 3. The Puyallup Watershed Council is hiring a part-time contract Assistant Planner for their Active Transportation Community of Interest. 4. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is hiring a Traffic Safety Section Manager who will manage the agency's Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School initiatives. Portland, OR.

by Jessica on Apr 29, 2016

Job Roundup, 4/29/16

1. City of Calgary is hiring a Liveable [sic] Streets Manager. Calgary, Canada. Source: APBP list serve 2. Livable Streets is hiring a Program Manager for the Emerald Network Initiative (200 mi active transportation system). Boston, MA. Source: APBP list serve 3. The Puyallup Watershed Council is hiring a part-time contract Assistant Planner for their Active Transportation Community of Interest. Source: emailed to me 4. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is hiring a Traffic Safety Section Manager who will manage the agency's Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School initiatives. Portland, OR. Source: emailed to me

by Ginger on Apr 28, 2016

Communications Director at the California Bicycle Coalition

The California Bicycle Coalition is hiring a Communications Director. See the post here! https://calbike.org/communications-director/

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