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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 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. Youâ��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 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 ( 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!

by Hannah on Apr 25, 2016

Part-Time Assistant Planner Position

The Puyallup Watershed Initiative's Active Transportation Community of Interest (AT COI) is hiring!  The AT COI is seeking a part-time Assistant Planner on a contract basis through December 31, 2016. This individual will help us implement our federal Plan4Health grant and further our mission of increasing access to safe, healthy, and affordable active transportation options in the Puyallup Watershed. Click here to learn more about the position and how to apply!

by Donna on Apr 22, 2016

I need your feedback

Hi-- 10 years ago I started a project to develop a ride that traced women's history. I ended up putting it aside at the time. and now years later am writing books and publishing, and I pulled it out. I think the book itself has a place in the marketplace. My question is: We need to go on route and do the research for the book...I was thinking of creating a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the research, layout and printing of an initial run. I'm just wondering how it will come across?? Thanks for your feedback!

by Sylvia on Apr 19, 2016

Bike Walk Memphis Prog Coordinator

Memphis, Tennessee just gets more and more bikable. We have a few bike jobs that will be open, soon. Here's the first: I'd really, really love to see some more women in Memphis doing bicycle things!!

by Maggie on Apr 19, 2016

MTB festival content/coverage

I�m a photographer/videographer working and living in Peru where there�s some of the greatest mountain biking in the world. The Inca Avalanche Trail Festival is kicking off end of April 25 - May 1. It will be SEVEN days of riding and racing around the Ollantatambo area in the Andes mountains. This year�s sponsors include GoPro, Goal Zero, Gravity Peru, HakuExpeditions, and other local businesses. I will be there riding, shooting, and catching all the action with local and international riders. If you're interested in the content I will be picking up contact me through any of my lines: FB: Rover Cane Insta: Marg_Sauce Best, Maggie Saucedo

by Mary Ellen on Apr 14, 2016

Bike Newport is moving - we need your help!

COME HELP BIKE NEWPORT MOVE INTO OUR NEW DIGS!  Bike Newport is moving its headquarters to 29 Spring Street! Our new location will be in the heart of Newport and the new space, affectionately termed the â��Bike Barn,â�� will allow us the opportunity to undertake administrative, educational, and bike garage programming from a single, central, visible location. How awesome is that?!?! Any and all help is appreciated as we clean, repair, paint, and move from April 11th to occupancy by May 1st. In the tradition of barn raising weâ��re hoping everyone can pitch in what they have: time, labor, tools, materials, skills, and/or knowledge. We are looking for volunteers to help out at 29 Spring Street Monday through Friday, 3-8 pm until May 1st! Click here Raise the Bike Barn to sign up to volunteer or email Henri Venable at or call 401-619-4900!

by Kyla on Apr 12, 2016

Bike mechanic needed!

Green River Cyclery and the Busted Bike Cafe is looking for a part time (potential full time) experienced bike mechanic. Located in Auburn, WA. Send your resume to if interested!

by Katie on Apr 11, 2016

Free food + Bluegrass tickets + trail stewardship event!

Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) + REI, Living Classrooms and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy are teaming up to celebrate Opening Day for Trails in DC! When: Saturday April 16. Cleanup begins 9 am. Where: Kingman Island, near RFK Stadium. More info on the Facebook page below. Cost: FREE! We'll start with a Kingman Island cleanup led by REI and Living Classrooms, followed by a bike ride around the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (no promises, but we may be able to sneak a look at the nearly complete Kenilworth Gardens segment of the trail) led by WABA Trail Rangers. Note also that if you sign up for the REI Cleanup, you'll get a free ticket to the Kingman Island Bluegrass festival! Come join us! More info here:

by Marya on Apr 07, 2016

Need a Social Media Manager?

Hello! I am looking for remote, freelance, social media-type gigs. Are you a cycling pro but have little time to keep up with all of the various social media platforms? Let me be your support team! I can help get your social media up to speed in as little as two hours a week, so you can stay in the streets! Please take a look at my website: Thanks! Marya maryaerrinjones AT gmail DOT com

by Maggie on Apr 06, 2016

Inca Avalanche Trail Festival

What Good All, A Huge week long mountain bike festival is happening out here in Cusco Peru at the end of this month. Where my badass female riders at to come represent! I live and ride out here and work for a mtg company and BNB. We know the spots and trails out here. I'd love to connect with other women individuals and groups that are coming out here or considering it. You can hit me up here or on my email: FB:Rover Cane Insta: Marg_Sauce Work Insta: Hakuexpeditions Best

by Ginger on Apr 06, 2016

Bike East Bay is Hiring a Community Organizer

Bike East Bay, the bicycle advocacy organization serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties, seeks a full-time Community Organizer to support local volunteer leaders and groups working to make bicycling safe, fun and enjoyable in the 33 cities where we are active. We seek someone with proven experience organizing residents and neighborhood leaders to bring about change. This work will include developing training sessions for volunteer activists, identifying and developing neighborhood leaders, and organizing a platform to help share best practices among all local leaders. The ideal candidate will bring strong grassroots organizing skills, volunteer management abilities, and a love for interacting with diverse and engaged volunteers working to improve their communities. Full job description and application instructions here:   Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Please include â��Community Organizerâ�� and your name in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications accepted until position filled. Posted April 4, 2016.

by Jessica on Apr 05, 2016

Seeking PT or FT graphic designer (Portland)

Alta Planning + Design is seeking a talented Graphic Designer to join our growing in-house design team. You will support our internal and external clients through the production of beautiful products, including print materials, reports, infographics, user maps and planning maps, wayfinding signs, project branding/logos, web ads, and web design. Experience in print management and preparing print-ready files is essential. You will work on-site in our Portland office with a strong and supportive team, on work that makes communities healthier and more active. Our office is bike-friendly and we offer excellent benefits. We are looking for someone to support our East Cost offices by working an early schedule (starting at 6 am). This can be a part- or full-time position depending on the right candidate's preference. See complete job description and application instructions here:

by Nona on Apr 04, 2016

Los Angeles Bicycle Festival: a kickstarter & mother's day in LA!

Ladies! I need help with this kickstarter! We believe that Los Angeles is a beautiful, diverse city that has the ability to solve big problems while being a healthy and fun place for all. Yet riding a bike in Los Angeles is still seen as a crazy thing. So we're putting on a beautiful family-friendly festival on Mother's day in front of LA City Hall. But without corporate sponsors we need lots of people to donate a few dollars and make the festival super famous so everyone shows up and makes it an epic party. Watch the 2 minute video on the kickstarter page, it's fun & inspiring with women from all over Los Angeles talking about why the Los Angeles Bicycle Festival is important to them. ++ There's super cute rewards, based off original artwork of by local illustrator Margaret Gallagher. Art prints, temporary tattoos, tshirts, totes.. and tickets!

by Julie on Apr 04, 2016

New zine for women over 40

Hi friends.  We're pulling together a new zine for "women over 40 who ride bicycles."  If you are a woman 40 or over, ride bicycles (near, far, on trails, roads, or just around your neighborhood), and have an interest in writing or drawing your thoughts and experiences, hit me up by sending an email to  I'll then send you our "call for submissions" to the first ever, Pedal by Pedal: Women Over 40 on Bicycling and Life.  Pedal on! Julie B.

by Emma on Apr 03, 2016

Sales Manager Job at Adventure Cycling Association!

Come work with me in beautiful, bike friendly Missoula, MT!

by danielle on Mar 30, 2016

Humans of NY but for Women in the Bike Industry

Hey everyone, Last fall I started doing freelance work within the bike industry. Although I had heard all the horror stories about working in this male-dominated environment, I was still gobsmacked at how hard and, well, exhausting it can be. But despite the BS, it's also been energizing to meet or hear about awesome women who work in this industry and, in my opinion, don't get the recognition they deserve. Last night, after reading about Women of Silicon Valley, which is like Humans of NY for the tech world, I went looking for the bike industry version and couldn't find it. So I made one. This is all very early days, but I would love it if you'd email with recommendations of women to cover. They can be anything from wrenches to engineers to a pro who holds down a super impressive second job. The goal is simply to highlight and amplify the voices of women and increase our visibility within the industry and sport. Oh, and the logo is temporary. If any super creative women would like to volunteer to take a stab at designing a new one, I'd be eternally grateful. Looking forward to working with you all on this! -Danielle

by Jessica on Mar 30, 2016

Job Roundup, 3/30/16

1. Closing April 1: The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hiring a Metro District Pedestrian and Bicyclist Coordinator. Visit and search for Job ID 4114 (it will show up as â��Planning Program Coordinator Transportationâ��). Not sure where it's located.  2. The Kansas DOT is hiring a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. Topeka, KS. 3. Cascades East Transit is hiring a Senior Transit Planner. Bend, OR. 4. George Mason University in Northern Virginia is hiring a Transportation Programs Manager in its Parking & Transportation Department. Apply for position number 09393z at Fairfax, VA.

by Melissa on Mar 30, 2016

Seeing Women as a Growth Market for Bicycling

Note: This is an excerpt from our brand new Pedal Love Storytelling Toolkit Part I which is available to download now for free. We are avidly seeking women in bicycling from across the U.S. We want to help you elevate your voice and impact through storytelling, social and traditional media outreach. Earlier this year I watched a very interesting trend report webinar hosted by the Outdoor Industries Womenâ��s Coalition. In the webinar Julia Day Executive Director Business Development at NPD Sports, one of the top sports market research firm, shared that for 2015 bike sales are up 3% but womenâ��s bikes are up 9%. She also called out â��urban bikesâ�� a growth market. There are those who would point out, â��well that 9% growth in womenâ��s bikes is still very small in dollar value compared to the overall 3% growth. Okay, I hear you. But imagine what the growth in womenâ��s bikes would be if the industry at large began to take the possible (not yet the actual) casual urban female rider really seriously as a growth market? Remember I shared with you at the beginning of this toolkit that women control 70-80% of household buying purchases? This is from marketing expert and author of : â��Why She Buysâ�� and the new â��The Female Factorâ�� Bridget Brennan. Bridget shares on her post for â��10 Things Everyone Should Know About Women Consumersâ�� she notes gender is the most powerful determinant of how we see the world and everything in it. Letâ��s think even bigger.What if the influential reach and economic purchasing power of women was harnessed to create safer, more healthy, more vibrant streets for everyone? For those of you who are still wary of how the consumer market could offer us take a listen to Audrey Choiâ��s 2015 TED@StateStreet Boston talk â��How to make a profit while making a difference." Audrey is the CEO of Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing and a thought leader on how finance can be harnessed to address public policy challenges. Her goal is to make sustainable investing the new normal. She believes by â��changing the fables we can change the markets.â�� Her question to her audience and for all of us? What canâ��t we tell both the super market and the capitol markets that we care? Maybe Millennials Can Show Us the Way Maybe the Millennials and Generation Z can help show us the way.  On the Nielsen Global blog from Nov. 2015 itâ��s noted that â��â�¦a recent Nielsen global online study found that they (Millennials) continue to be most willing to pay extra for sustainable offeringsâ��almost three-out-of-four respondents in the latest findings, up from approximately half in 2014.â�� To ready this full blog post please go here. To download the Storytelling Toolkit for free go here. How are you getting your own story out? I can't wait to hear. About Melissa Balmer Melissa is the Media Director for the California Bicycle Coalition and Director of She is a writer, media relations specialist and active living advocate. Her mission is to share the power of artistry and personally engaging storytelling to inspire. Her passion is to recruit fresh voices from diverse multi-generational perspectives to share their stories in traditional and new media platforms to engage new audiences. Melissa has placed the Pedal Love initiative, its creative team, events and CalBike in local, regional, statewide and national news outlets such as the Associated Press, Bicycling Magazine, KABC News, KPCC's Airtalk, Houston Public Media, Los Angeles Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Momentum Magazine, the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco Chronicle and more. Note: Image of Maria Sipin of Los Angeles by Serena Grace.

by Sara on Mar 28, 2016

Hubway Bicycle Share Hiring for Multiple Roles

Bicycle sharing is a sustainable, healthy, and community-based transport option that enhances urban livability and mobility.  The Hubway bicycle sharing system operates approximately 1400 bikes at over 150 stations in the Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline area as of 2015, and is growing in 2016. Hubway is seeking multiple seasonal and permanent positions for the 2016 season. Available positions include: HR & Administrative Manager Field Operations Lead Rebalancers, part-time, and on-call  Field Bike Technicians Bicycle Mechanics Bicycle Valets

by Tamara on Mar 18, 2016

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The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks a seasoned community organizer with a healthy love of policy and data analysis to lead our efforts to end all road fatalities in the Washington Region within the decade.

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