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  - Lillian

The Community Cycling Center in Portland, Oregon is hiring an Event Coordinator. The Event Coordinator works closely with staff across the organization to facilitate our year-round fundraising and program events. The Event Coordinator oversees events such as the Holiday Bike Drive and the Cycling Center’s services at Cycle Oregon, coordinates select outreach activities, manages logistics for fundraising events and collaborates with the Used Inventory Coordinator to encourage off-site bike donations through collection events. Successful candidates will have the ability to plan, organize, and execute complex events that bolster the organization’s image in the community while providing a great experience for all participants. The Event Coordinator will be personable, collaborative, organized, solution-oriented, and not afraid to make fundraising asks.Learn more here: http://www.communitycyclingcenter.org/index.php/about-us/jobs/event-coordinator/
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  - Bobbie Jo

Does anyone know if there are any bike tours for just women? Looking for a weekend or even a weeklong tour?
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  - Ruth

Hello everybody!I'm raising money for Bike & Build (bikeandbuild.org). It's an awesome, awesome non-profit organization -- the participants bike across the USA building affordable housing with affordable housing organizations. We, the participants, are fundraising in order to provide grants to affordable housing organizations and to give to communities who help us out! I'm about $2,000 away from my $4,500 goal. I've asked people I know and have approached some strangers. I'm hosting a yard sale and doing a raffle this May. I don't think this will get me $2,000 though. I have a month more to do fundraising (I was accepted since late March and have been fundraising since then!) Does anybody have ideas on how fundraising that worked for you or your organizations- maybe specifically in Chicago?I called the Park District and they told me I'd need a permit with liability insurance so that's out of the question. I've asked some businesses if they could sponsor me or if I could host something in their business but they've either ignored me, said no, or given me a long date away.Does anybody have any ideas at all? I super appreciate any help!!!!!Here's my Bike & Build profile in case anybody was wondering: http://bikeandbuild.org/rider/8367
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  - Linda

Strong women make strong movements. Sunday Parkways’ lead volunteers, our Superhero Coordinators, have had wonderful women represented here. As it is with great women leaders, they move on to bigger things that await them in our movement – some with jobs with Sunday Parkways and some in our partner organizations. It has been amazing. However, our pool of new recruits are “grown” from our Mobile Superhero pool – which is short on women. Take a look at the email from our Volunteer and Course Management Lead, Neal Armstrong below. We would love to see you, you strong women you, or your women friends out on the routes this year with us as Mobile Superheroes and maybe see if Superhero Coordinator spots are a great, fun fit. Let me know if you have questions or thoughts or if you would like to sign up. We would love to have you. Thanks. ***** I'm writing to you to see if you would help Sunday Parkways and me with some suggestions and feedback,, and possibly even volunteering yourself. Our highest volunteer leadership position, Superhero Coordinator, needs more women. These A++ volunteers spend the whole day teaching and supporting volunteers, and managing route logistics, while riding 15-20 miles with a loaded trailer. They are incredible and the secret to our success. New coordinators come from our team of Mobile Superhero. These cyclists roam the streets, solve problems. In order to fill our Superhero Coordinator position with women next year, we need to seek women this year who would like an active volunteer role as Mobile Superheroes. Our goals are to develop more positions, and build on the strengths and unique voices we find in our pool of volunteers. There is a great opportunity in Parkways for more women to get involved, where experiences and ideas result in real change. Additionally, for those underemployed and who love the work, more job and professional growth opportunities exist with Axiom. So, this email is my first step in trying to connect with more women interested in supporting Parkways. Here is the Mobile Superhero job description. >> CLICK HERE If you know any women looking for a fun, leadership position by bike, please pass along the job description. Encourage them to volunteer or reach out to me. If you know any teams of women cyclists (5 or more), there are fundraising opportunities available too! Finally, I would appreciate any thoughts on our approach to the volunteer job and the community of women cyclists. Your input will really strengthen this program. Thanks, Neal Armstrong Axiom Event Productions 503.473.3547
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  - Petey

Join us to check out the new Levi's® Commuter™ collection for women at West End Bikes this Saturday, April 25th. Music by DJ Safi, goldsprints, cold brew from Extracto, complimentary bike services, DIY reflective decal station, and prizes from Levi’s® Commuter™ and our partners. RSVP here: http://levis-commuter.tumblr.com/
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  - Jen

Our non-profit the Axel Project applied for a $10,000 KEEN grant. Out of over 800 applications from 19 different countries we made the finals but now it's turned into a voting contest for the last award (we had no idea this would happen). We are the only bike related non-profit in the finals and $10,000 would go so far for us. Good news voting is just 1 click with no logins etc... Thank you!!http://blog.keenfootwear.com/blog/2015/04/22/announcing-our-spring-2015-keen-effect-grantees/
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  - Martina

Swift Industries is growing and we are now accepting applications for a Full Time Sewing position. Have a look at the full description at http://www.builtbyswift.com/pages/12 All position inquiries and application guidelines are posted on the page, please contact us through the email address provided on our website! We look forward to hearing from you, Martina
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  - Angela

Hello All! I've heard so many great things about this forum that I'm excited to create my very 1st post! I'm based in Brooklyn, NY and I'm seeking responsible web people to design and develop a web presence for my program: Get Women Cycling. Time is of essence (of course). Resources do not need to be based in NYC area but I admit that it would be great if they were nearby. Thanks so much!!!
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  - Emilie

Hi! I'm finishing up a book about women and biking and would love to hear your thoughts on biking to work. Do you ever feel self-conscious about biking to work, given that you're probably in the minority in your bicycling habit? Has the lack of support for biking at your office ever prevented you from biking? Have you ever gotten any concrete or perceived pushback from your boss or coworkers about the practice? How do you overcome any stigma associated with your mode of transportation? On the other hand, does your workplace encourage biking? Do you have any tips for encouraging coworkers into the saddle?
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  - Elly

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻@tableflipclubhttp://tableflip.club/This manifesto was recently published from the tech world.We can stand to make such statements in the bicycle industry and advocacy worlds as well.Rant at will. What tables will you flip this year?
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  - Marcella

Hi friends!I'm from Brazil and I want to start a Women's cycling group. I'm thinking in a name to this team, but I don't want sexist or stereotypical name. For exemple, names that make reference to lipstick, high heels, pink.I want a strong name, which pass the idea of determination, resilience, courage.Who can help me in this task? Thank you very much!
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  - Elly

Ta da!***1. The City of Wilsonville is hiring a paid Planning & Transit Intern. Wilsonville, OR. June - September. Source: emailed directly to me2. The Community Cycling Center (one of my super-most favorite orgs, and a national leader on equity) is hiring aDirector of Finance and Administration. Portland, OR. Source: emailed directly to me3. Alta Planning + Design is hiring for a Senior Engineer in our Durham, NC office. Source: me4. North Portland Greenway is hiring a Coordinator. Portland, OR. Source: Twitter user @commcyclingctr5. WalkSacramento is seeking an Executive Director. Sacramento, CA. Source: APBP list serve6. Jersey City Bike Share is hiring a General Manager. Jersey City, NJ. Source: Twitter user @NACTO7. Walk San Francisco is hiring a Policy & Program Manager. SF, CA. Source: NACTO job board8. Chicago DOT hiring a Deputy Commissioner - Traffic Safety and Technology. Chicago, IL. Source: NACTO job board9. City of Vancouver (BC) hiring an Engineering Project Manager. Vancouver, BC. Source: NACTO job board
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  - Brianne

Hello! I'm moving a few blocks down Kimball  at the beginning of May and I'm hoping to complete the move as cheaply and sustainably as possible. So my ask is, do any of you have a cargo bike I could borrow (or possibly rent) for a day or a few days (perhaps May 1, 2, or 3) to complete the move? Ideally the cargo bike would be one that could haul a mattress, but maybe that's too much of a dream. :)Additionally, if anyone has a dolly/hand truck to lend, that would be great as well!Thanks!
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  - Jessica

Looking for bike-tour/rental specific travel advice and couchsurfing hosts, if you happen know any or can offer 4/19-4/28. I'm hitting up Norway, Poland, and Germany and would like to see as much as possible, while spending as little as possible. Generally, I prefer urban fabrics and getting up in local culture, and am willing to walk/bike/transit a lot.Anyone have any thoughts on biking in Oslo, Berlin, Krakow, and places in between? I've never been to Europe and most biking-related news I hear is about Amsterdam, Copenhagen, etc.I know my ask is super broad geographically. Trying to get a feel for the journey (3 days beforehand!).
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  - Martha

Hello Wheelwomen! Martha here from Switchboard. Our good friend (and officemate) William is looking to hire a founding server/GIS engineer for his company Knock. Last year, the company started working on a new product to collect better data about bikes and traffic. They currently have a pilot program with Portland scheduled to take place this summer and have strong interest elsewhere.You can read more about the pilot here.Knock is looking for a founding engineer to lead development of their server infrastructure for storing and analyzing their data. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.Interested? Read more about the job here! Happy to answer any questions, though specific questions about the job are best answered by Will and his team (email address can be found on the job description page). 
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  - Beth

RevolveKCK, a non-profit bike shop focusing on helping underserved populations in Kansas City, needs a Full Time Shop Manager: Extra points (vis-a-vis competitive pay) if you speak Spanish! I am posting this for them as I know the Exec Director. Send resumes asap to info@revolvekc.org http://revolvekc.org/…/uploa…/2015/04/2015-Shop-Manager1.pdf
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  - Elly

When I first started biking, on the streets and (mostly) sidewalks of New Haven, Connecticut, my set-up was beyond janky—the busted and rusty three-speed that had been sitting in my garage since I fell off it when I was ten. I probably wouldn't have kept riding at all (and who knows how my life would have turned out!) if it hadn't been for the friendly, welcoming attitude and help of Matt Feiner, this one mechanic at the bike shop on my way to work.Fast forward more than fifteen years, and that same mechanic now runs his own shop, The Devil's Gear, which is more than a place to buy a bike—it's the friendly heart of all things that are now bikey and positive about the grim and frowning town that I grew up in. Group rides, bike lanes, and a sense of community and pride in the city... if you were also in NHV in the 90s you would agree that these things are a huge, huge deal.A combination of bad luck, bad health, some tough economic years and a couple of long and absolutely brutal winters mean that The Devil's Gear is in danger of going under. Matt's running a crowdfunding campaign to save it. Please chip in if you can and spread the word, especially to anyone you know in or from the New Haven area.Here is the link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/devil-s-gear-bike-shop-fundraiserThanks all. This means a lot to me. Elly
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  - Lisa

On April 18, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Women Bike Chicago is presenting an event by women to help other women become comfortable riding a bike for transportation and recreation.  There will be two basic maintenance sessions, a talk about practical cycling, a presentation about safe cycling in city settings, discussion of how to wear normal and even fashionable clothes while riding, and a session to learn how to plan a group ride. Attendees will have the opportunity to try out all kinds of different bikes from cargo bikes to road bikes provided by local bike shops and by group members. We will even have a demo unit from the CTA to show how to bring a bike on a bus.  The event is free, although we will accept donations to help cover expenses, and there will be child care available.  Please register at wbc-ddd-2015.eventbrite.com 
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  - Kendra

I've decided to take the plunge and get a road bike. I've been on hybrids for more than twenty years, but feel like I've reached the limit on what I can do with mine. I'd like to build up to a century ride. I've been doing 30 or 40 mile rides on the hybrid regularly, but I want to go faster (especially up hills) so that I can complete the ride in a more reasonable time. I'm never going to be the fastest person out there, and that's not really my goal. I'm just looking for a good, solid road ride. I'm 45 and have never been on a drop bar road bike before, so my questions and concerns are pretty basic. First, I tried out a Liv Avail 1 (with 105 components) and a Specialized Dolce Elite (Tiagra). I liked them both, but lean toward the Liv. Is anyone here riding one? If so, has your experience been good? Second, I couldn't really tell a difference between the 105 and the Tiagra. The price difference for those two levels on the Liv is $300. Is it worth saving that amount and going with Tiagra, or will I regret doing that down the road? Third, I found it really hard to use the brakes when I was riding on the hoods. I was fine in the drops and using the interruptor levers on the tops. It was only from the hoods that I had trouble. Is that normal or do I have unusually weak hands?Last, I realize no one can really answer this for me, but I'm curious about how long it takes to feel "natural" on a road bike. I've been on relatively upright hybrids for so long that hopping on the bike feels completely normal for me. I really noticed the difference in terms of positioning on the Liv, even though it is "endurance" geometry, so not super aggressive. It was fun and exciting to ride, but I was definitely aware of feeling different. Does anyone have a sense of how long it might take to adjust? If I head out on a 40 mile ride, should the bike feel natural to me by the end of it? 
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  - Kalie

Hey Ladies. I run a Women's Wrenching Night at my local co-op. In the past year this program has exploded and we get an average of 50 total attendees to our six class series that happens every spring, summer, and fall. However, we're not seeing these ladies turn into volunteers at the co-op. Those of them who have tried volunteering say they stop because they feel uncomfortable or don't feel valued as a volunteer.Recently I asked if we could get a woman into one of the volunteer mechanic leadership positions and was told no one was qualified. I also asked if we could do training for staff/volunteers on inclusive spaces, but again the answer was no. Has anyone faced similar problems with their local clubs or orgs? How do you work to create change when you're the only woman calling for it? Any successful strategies?