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  - Hope

On behalf of a few of my friends who are involved with bicycle advocacy in Baltimore, it would be great if any of you wonderful ladies could inspire and help take Baltimore's premier bicycle advocacy organization to the next level.  They are accepting applications until March 1, 2015!  See the details here: http://www.bikemore.net/jobs
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  - Liz

Hi Friends, I wanted to share our most recent report I wrote for the League on engaging more women in bicycling in your community. It's also a brag, because myself and my colleagues Carolyn Szczepanski and Liz Murphy worked really hard on the content, design and promotion. Also, shout out the Nelle Pierson, Outreach Coordinator for Washington Area Bicyclists Association for her hard work in promoting our research and connecting us with participants for in depth interviews. Hope it serves as a useful resource as folks start thinking about what types of outreach and encouragement programs they want to start in their own communities! http://bikeleague.org/content/new-report-engaging-more-women
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February 25, 2015
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  - Petey

Hello all! I'm looking for subjects for short documentary films about good-doers and change-makers. You don't have to work in the field of cycling, but I ask that you use your bike to commute in an urban area. I'm profiling city cycling commuters in order to inspire more people in cities to use their bikes as the main mode of transportation.If this sounds like you or someone you know, please contact me at proutzahn@gmail.com. As of now, location doesn't matter, as long as it's an urban area in the US.Thank you!
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  - suzanne

Hello. I'm working on an article for a national publication's online magazine and looking for a few people that I can interview. Here are the details:1. Have you used cycling to overcome a physical or mental heath issue?2. Do you use a bike as your primary mode of transportation?3. Are you willing to be interviewed (via phone or Skype) for about 30 minutes?4. Can be located anywhere in North America (US and Canada).5. There is no compensation for participation in the article.If you or someone you know is interested, please respond here or send me an email: suzanne@soozed.com. Look forward to hearing from you and happy riding!
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  - Sara

About Hubway: Bicycle sharing is a sustainable, healthy, and community-based transport option that enhances urban livability and mobility. The Hubway bicycle sharing system operates approximately 1300 bikes at over 140 stations in the Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline area as of 2015.Overview of Position: Hubway is seeking an experienced Bike Mechanic to help with all aspects of bicycle assembly, maintenance, and repair. Training on technical and unique aspects of Bike Share bikes will be provided. You’ll be a part of a team that focuses on exceeding the highest standards for service for metro-Boston’s bicycle transportation system. This is a full-time position.Key Aspects of Position:Complete repairs in a professional and timely manner.Ensure that all necessary reporting is accurate, complete and timely.Reliably report for work as assigned.Work under the guidance of the Head Bike MechanicRespond to requests from your manager(s).Assist in maintaining an OSHA compliant workplace.Other duties as assigned.Required Skills and Experience:High school diploma or the equivalent.Excellent organizational skills.Strong analytical and problem solving skills.Passion for bikes, efficiency and sustainability.Proven technical and mechanical aptitude and innovation.Adaptability – enthusiastically adapt to changes in the work environment.Dependability – Follow instructions; respond to management direction; communicate frequently; solicit feedback to improve performance.Interpersonal skills – maintain confidentiality; remain open to others’ ideas; demonstrate patience and willingness to try new things.This position may require frequent or prolonged standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and/or lifting up to 45 pounds.This position may require hours which exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week.Preferred Skills and Experience:Two years minimum experience in professional bicycle repair.Applicable training or courses involving bicycle repair is a plus.$14.71 per hour  
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February 23, 2015
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  - Anna

Hi everyone! I a writing a book called Two-Wheeled Life, published by Ten Speed Press and out June 2016. Basically a straightforward, fun, not-too-wonky guide to embracing a life on two wheels. With fun features like Essential Vocabulary for a Bike Shop and How to Move By Bike. The idea is to make cycling NOT intimidating to first timers, and to have a book with information that even the once-in-awhile cyclist would find interesting and useful. I am interspersing the text with lots of fun sidebars, basically tips from professionals/people in-the-know. Right now I am in particular need of technical info - advice from bike mechanics, etc. If you happen to be a bike mechanic, or know of a good one who would be a good fit for this, get in touch. This isn't a gender focused book, so can be either male or female (although you can be sure that I am keeping things balanced by putting as many women in here as possible!)thanks!Anna
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  - Beth

Hello everyone -- Hi all -- the person who was going to do our taxes has suddenly made himself unavailable, leaving us a bit in the lurch.My situation is a little sticky: 1. We are domestic partners. We've been advised to "wait and see" as regards dissolving our domestic partnership and then getting married because we don't know if a Supreme Court decision would change how we'd go about doing that (and because dissolving will cost a small fortune we can't afford right now). 2. I will have to file in two, possibly three, states thanks to the change in careers and my new life as a traveling freelancer.3. I will have to itemize.4. Both my partner and I are freelancers so we are both filing self-employed. 5. I am actually making less now than when I was a full-time bicycle mechanic. So we can't afford to dissolve the domestic partnership and get remarried, and we can't pay a tax preparer many hundreds of dollars. We would qualify for low-income assistance through CASH Oregon but then the complexity of our taxes disqualifies us.We are looking for an affordable tax preparer in the Portland, Oregon area who can help us, either with affordable rates or who is open to a combination of cash payment and bicycle repair trade.Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Thanks --Beth Hamon
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  - Josie

I'm working on a new series of interviews and this time it revolves around women who work in bike shops. Whether you are turning wrenches or involved with sales- I want to interview you!If you work at a bike shop or own one, and would like to participate- you are welcome to contact me on the Switchboard or email me at : josieleah03@gmail.comHere is a link to the landing page for the interviews I've done so you get the gist of what I do: The Interviews
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  - Maria

Know any women in Los Angeles who want to participate in a laid back, casual paced bike ride? We're hosting a ride from Downtown to South L.A. to celebrate women who bike in Los Angeles. This event is part of the Women Bike, Women Lead Series sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists Women Bike mini grant program. It is hosted by Multicultural Communities for Mobility and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.https://www.facebook.com/events/777881075630105/
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  - Rachel

We all know that cyclists love eating. We all know food is often what keeps us going on long bike rides. That's why I crowdsourced a cyclists cookbook zine to get the best recipes.The cookbook zine has more than a dozen recipes, ranging from brownies to stew.  I am running low on stock, but wanted to make sure all the Wheelwomen have a chance to purchase it! You can purchase the cyclists cookbook zine on my Etsy store.https://www.etsy.com/listing/197064749/pre-order-the-cyclists-cookbook?And, if you purchase the cookbook zine, just mention Wheelwomen in a message to me when buying, and I will throw in a free bicycle tube patch! On a sidenote, Velo Vixen, the feminist bicycling zine I also publish, is being published by Microcosm Publishing. You can pick it issues on and two here: http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/5980/ http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/5738/
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  - Kristin

Hi Women!My new film venture, Velo Visionaries, is in competition for the VeloBerlin Film Award! Voting is now open, so please visit the site and watch these amazing bike films, and also help a wheelwoman out by voting for my film - Velo Visionaries featuring Chris Carlsson, co-founder of San Francisco's Critical Mass. Here's the link:http://www.veloberlinfilmaward.com/Enjoy the great bike films about our culture and vote early and often! Thanks!Kristin
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  - Melissa

Hello wonderful wheelwomen! Happy almost Valentine's Day to you all!As we know Bike Month, Bike to Work Day, Bike to Shop Day (have you heard about it? It was launched by Janet Lafleur and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition last year and Janet will be a presenter at Women Bike this March) are great ways to organize events and outreach that not only attract more people to riding bikes, but the media's interest as well. Bike Month is just 3 months away. Now is the perfect time to put together a media outreach campaign to better get your organization or product line's story out.To help you make that happen Women on Bikes California/Pedallove.org in collaboration with the California Bicycle Coalition is producing a series of 4 media and marketing outreach webinars. The first two are now available to watch/listen on youtube.com. Media Love 101 is here: http://youtu.be/m0U9CCwxJkA and Media + Marketing Love 202 is here: http://youtu.be/XacBzXMAHjM.
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  - Jessica

Hello,  I am hiring multiple bike/ped safety educators across Wisconsin.   Part, seasonal, flexible hours.      Visit http://wisconsinbikefed.org/about/jobs/ to apply.Share & Be Aware Ambassadors deliver bicycle and pedestrian safety education in multi-county regions through classes and outreach events.  4-9 openings exist across the entire state including all major cities andrural areas. Regions will be determined based on the locations of the mostqualified applicants.The ideal candidate must enjoy people, biking, walking, workingindependently, and seeking out new opportunities for safety education. Whilefocusing on safety, Ambassadors may expand their hours by working on otherBike Fed projects including membership, merchandise sales, and advocacysupport with manager approval.Details» $12.50-$14/hour, Limited Term Employment.» 10-20 hours per week, May through October with a mandatory paidtraining in April, Exact start dates are flexible.» Ambassadors set their own schedule but are expected to work at least 6weekend days per month.» Midseason raises for high performers possible.
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  - Kelley

The County did not hire someone in the first round of interviews so they have re-announced the position.  I would LOVE to see a dynamic woman get this job and the women on bikes of the region would support you in all your endeavors! What's not to like?Job : 15-00222Job Title: Bicycle Program Coordinator (Transportation Planner III)Opening Date/Time: Sat. 02/07/15 12:00 AM Eastern TimeClosing Date/Time: Fri. 02/27/15 5:00 PM Eastern TimeSalary: $30.89 - $51.49 Hourly$2,471.34 - $4,118.88 Biweekly$64,254.74 - $107,090.88 AnnuallyJob Type: FT Salary W BNLocation: DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION, 4050 LEGATO ROAD, SUITE 400, FAIRFAX (EJ03), VirginiaDepartment: TransportationPay Grade: S27Posting Type: Open to General Public Print Job Information | Apply Job Announcement Benefits Supplemental Questions Capital Projects and Operations Division. Directly responsible for managing and overseeing the county's comprehensive bicycle program, including both capital and non-capital program areas and projects. Serves as the senior technical resource on all Fairfax County bicycle issues; currently supervises one Transportation Planner II. Position responsibilities include: Coordinates with other staff, agencies, and departments involved in bicycle planning, design, and construction including both public and private sectors. Develops policies and procedures to enhance and support bicycling as part of the county's multi-modal transportation policy and complete streets efforts. Responsible for bicycle project development, including coordinating and reviewing projects assigned to others. Reviews development applications and plans including rezoning applications, special exceptions/special permits, and site plans assuring that bicycle issues are addressed. Coordinates with the Virginia Department of Transportation regarding state transportation improvement projects assuring bicycle issues are addressed. Manages the county's growing bicycle parking infrastructure program, including the bicycle locker rental program and the new network of secure, enclosed bicycle storage rooms. Assists with identifying and securing funding for both capital and non-capital bicycle projects. Develops and prioritizes bicycle projects to be added to the county's transportation improvement program. Requires good oral presentation skills and writing skills to be used in working with elected officials, agency representatives, design consultants, bicycle advocacy groups, and the general public on all county bicycle-related issues. Requires attendance and participation at public meetings, public hearings, and workshops, as well as both local and regional bicycling events.Employment Standards:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban, regional or transportation planning, or a closely related field; plus four years of experience related to transportation planning.CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:Valid driver's license.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current planning principles and practices related to the field of bicycle planning and design. Should demonstrate a basic understanding of engineering principles as they relate to the design and construction of bicycle facilities including shared use paths, on-road facilities, and bicycle parking. Should be experienced bicyclists and have general knowledge of the operations and maintenance of bicycles.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Work is generally sedentary. This position requires one to be able to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, type on a keyboard, and lift up to 25 pounds. Employee must be able to ride a bicycle.SELECTION PROCEDURE:Panel interview.
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  - One

Hey everyone,I created this Meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Techies-On-Bikes/I'd love your participation! Here's a description:This group is for you if you are a techie, you love to bike, and you want to meet other techies who love bikes. Why is it that so many developers, programmers, and software engineers love biking? Is it the freedom and joy that comes from using your own power to get to places? Is it the miracle of balancing? Is it the bliss from exercising and feeling great? Now, you can get answers while socializing and biking with other techies. Finally, here's a space dedicated for you to explore your curious affinity for bikes!Thanks!
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  - Katie

The nation's largest non-profit trails organization—representing over 160,000 members and supporters—is hiring a Director of Communications and Marketing. Do you know a passionate, innovative communications and marketing professional with proven leadership skills and experience working in a highly creative, mission-driven environment? Send them our way! The position is located in RTC’s National Office, near DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C.Job description here:  http://www.railstotrails.org/about/careers/director-of-communications-and-marketing-national-office-full-time/Additional information about Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: http://www.railstotrails.org/about/
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  - Jessica

Hi! I am visiting Boston this weekend from DC. I would like to get your advice and ideas on: places to stay, places to see, things to eat, bikes to rent, neighborhoods to walk around in, etc. I'll be in town Thursday night through Sunday afternoon and will not be renting a car. I'm up for bike renting/Hubway (shop recommendations?). If you're up for it, I'd like to meet you and meet cool Bostonians. Share your Boston knowledge please!
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  - Chelsea

Hey everyone, I recently ran an indiegogo campaign to try and raise money for my cross country tour. It didn't go so well, so now I am looking for other ways to raise money for my tour. I had the budget sorted when I had a vague notion of what was required for a tour, but expences expanded and gear lists grew and now I am about $2,000 short of what I need for on the road. Any suggestions, thoughts, successful tactics you have used in the past? Thanks a bunch!Chelsea
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  - Jessica

Hi folks! This may seem like a silly question, but I was wondering if anyone knows where to get reliable info regarding using bike maintenance products (like chain cleaners, lubes, etc.) while pregnant. I'm still riding and want to keep my bike in good working condition, but feel like I'm bombarded with all sorts of lists of things to avoid for these long nine months. Thanks!
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February 2, 2015
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  - Martina

I inherited a bunch of old client files that I need entered in a spreadsheet, so we can upload them into our database. If you have a 16-year old in your life that wants to make a quick buck or if you are interested, let me know!We are having 4 year of records and it will probably take about 3-4 to enter them!
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February 2, 2015
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  - Carole

Hi-- I work at Race Pace in the Baltimore area, and I am having a great time. Store leadership is very passionate about women's cycling including pioneering the first women's bike shop in the US (Bella Bikes, which is now a substantial section in each of our shops) Race Pace is home to some of the best women in cycling including mechanics, fitters, managers and sales. We experience full support in racing, advocacy and skill building. Come join a women friendly staff in the following stores: Columbia, Baltimore, Owings Mills and WestminsterBonus: should you be selected for full-time employment we receive full, paid benefits as well. Please let me know if you would like to apply so I can earmark your application. "If  you're interested in a dynamic, challenging, and fun work environment with a Nationally Ranked Top 100 Bicycle Dealer, you may be a great fit for us! Please fill out the form below and someone from our stores will get back to you after your application has been received."http://racepacebicycles.com/about/join-our-team-pg448.htm
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  - RawKale

Dear Wheelwomen,Sustainable Cycles is 66% to our fundraising goal. We have a week to raise $3.5k. Please help us! We are biking from CA to The Society of Menstrual Cycle Research's 2015 conference in Boston, holding Period-Positive workshops along the way. We will show, tell, & gift alternative (reusable) menstrual products, as well as create a safe space to talk period.  We started as 5 cyclists, and now we're 9 because people are JOINING. (This could be  you.) Here's our Indiegogo link to prove that we are real people: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sustainable-cycles--2Thanks for being a Wheelwoman. From, Rachel