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by Lucy on Jun 25, 2015

Bike Friendly Roommate

Hello I am in need of a roommate! I live in San Diego near Balboa Park in Normal Heights. I have a room available in my two bedroom apartment. Great location and very Bikeable to all the great San Diego destinations! I posted on craiglist but wanted to look for a roommate who is a bicyclist. Send me a message if interested. $625 1 bedroom with your own bathroom! Great price for location!

by Emma on Jun 25, 2015

Relocating to Missoula, MT

Moving to Missoula, MT at the end of July. Any advice or tips? A future colleague sent me a list of all the bike stuff, but what else should I know? Are any of you based there? Thank you!

by Jessica on Jun 24, 2015

Jessica's job roundup, 6/24/15

1. The Westside Transportation Alliance is hiring a full time Business Relations Manager, and a part time Marketing and Communications Intern. Full details here. Beaverton, OR. Source: sent directly to me2. SANDAG is hiring a TDM Program Manager. San Diego, CA. Source: TDM list serve3. I am hiring a part-time Programs Assistant for our Seattle, WA office. Source: me 4. The Active Transportation Alliance is hiring a Bicycling Outreach Manager for the near west region. Chicago, IL. Source: emailed directly to me 5. Google is hiring a TDM Manager. Mountain View, CA. Source: sent directly to me

by Jessica on Jun 22, 2015

Seattle - seeking P/T Programs Assistant

Hello all, I'm looking for a part-time Programs Assistant for our Seattle office. About Alta:Alta Planning + Design’s mission is to create active communities.  We use the principles of transportation and recreation planning, landscape architecture and environmental awareness to design better places to bike, walk, play, and live. Working at Alta allows people to apply their skills and ideas to making the world a healthier, better place. Overview of Position:The Programs Assistant will provide support for Alta’s Programs Team in providing education, encouragement, and marketing services to clients with the ultimate goal of increasing walking and bicycling. This position will support the Duvall In Motion and Mercer Island In Motion programs for King County Metro; main duties involve copy writing, communications planning, event planning, program administration, and community outreach. This position is located in Alta’s Seattle (WA) office and will require frequent travel and tasks on Seattle’s east side in the cities of Duvall and Mercer Island.Key Aspects of Position:Duties will include:Stakeholder interviews and field work in target areasWorking with community groups, government agency staff, police officers, business associations, volunteers, sponsors, and other organizations and agenciesCopywriting and coordination of collateral materials productionManaging client/partner review and approval processes for collateral materialsWriting and coordinating program communications, including website copy, social media, and press releasesSetting up and maintaining fulfillment center of materials and resourcesOrganizing and assisting with walking, bicycling, and outreach eventsOutreach to the public about transit, ridesharing, bicycling, and walkingResearch, copywriting, and drafting memos and reportsSetting up meetings and taking detailed notesRepresent King County Metro and Alta Planning + Design in a positive, responsible, and professional wayMust wear bicycle helmet whenever operating a bike on the job Required Skills and Experience:The candidate must have:At least one year of experience working directly in a communication and/or outreach capacity with the public. Demonstrated public speaking skills.Knowledge of transportation options in King County, particularly on the EastsideExcellent organizational skillsAbility to work independently with little supervision; systems to prioritize and manage complex work flowProficiency with MS Office suite of tools, and ability to create and use Excel spreadsheetsThis position may require hours which exceed 8 hours per day, as well as work on some evenings and weekendsAble to lift up to 35 pounds, and able to work outdoors all day and in any weatherMust provide own transportation to all work sitesPreferred Skills and Experience:Ideally, the candidate will additionally have:Experience organizing and leading events, classes, or workshopsProficiency in using social media as an outreach tool (particularly Twitter and Facebook)LCI (League of American Cyclists) certification as a bicycle educator and/or bicycle mechanic skillsFluent Spanish speakerFamiliarity with Duvall, Mercer Island, and Eastside of King County, WAApply here.

by Kati on Jun 20, 2015

female bicycle enthusiasts wanted

Hello everyone,I'm an illustration student at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA looking for women bicycle enthusiasts to help in an all women zine I'm organizing that will be created in different locations (so far those locations are LA and Berlin). The only thing I need from you strong female bicyclists is to partake in answering interview questions and/or giving real stories of female experiences (either biking around or general everyday life). These stories and interview questions will be featured in the magazine and you will also receive a copy for your help. It'll also feature female artists and stickers. If you also know of any people from Berlin who could help me in this bicycle zine project, I'd love to know! Thank you and have a wonderful day.

by Jessica on Jun 19, 2015

Jessica's job roundup, 6/19/15

1. The City of Menlo Park is hiring a part-time TDM coordinator position. Menlo Park, CA. Source: emailed directly to me by BEN member Nicole Nagaya2. The City of Springfield is hiring a SRTS coordinator. Springfield, OR. Source: emailed directly to me3. SANDAG is hiring a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program Manager. San Diego, CA. Source: TDM list serve4. The City of Cambridge is hiring an Assistant Director for Street Management. Cambridge, MA. Source: Streetsblog job board5. Transportation Alternatives is hiring a Brooklyn Community Organizer. NYC. Source: Streetsblog job board6. NYCDOT is hiring a Safety Education Outreach Coordinator (Elementary) and a Safety Education Outreach Coordinator (Middle). Source: Streetsblog job board7. Walk Bike Nashville is hiring a Program Coordinator. Nashville, TN. Source: Alliance for Biking and Walking job board8. Alta Planning + Design is hiring for a variety of planning, design, engineering, and administrative jobs in Atlanta (GA), Bentonville (AR), San Diego (CA), Oakland (CA), Portland (OR), Troy (NY), and Seattle (WA). Complete details here. Source: me

by Anne-Gigi on Jun 18, 2015

June 21 8:30 a.m. SHE BIKES - Seattle Cycle Sirens - Lake Sammamish Loop (Steady and Leisurely)

Answer the call to ride and join the Seattle Cycle Sirens for a women’s ride around Lake Sammamish! The ride is 22 miles on mostly flat terrain. We will start at Pickering Farm and go around the lake counterclockwise. The Ride Leader will be leading a Steady/Leisurely paced ride (10-12/12-14mph on the flats with no headwinds or tailwinds). Those who wish to ride at a faster pace are welcome to do so, but it will then become a self-paced ride for them. Slower riders are also welcome to take the route at their own pace as this is a NO-DROP ride and we will regroup as needed along the way. This ride is about 22 miles long on mostly flat terrain. The ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., so please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to ready your bike, sign the waiver and participate in the SMART safety briefing. Riders are expected to have the following with them: water, a spare tube, a pump and other tools to change a flat tire. https://www.facebook.com/events/834284599974703/Print a cue sheet if one is desired. Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5207600

by Jessica on Jun 15, 2015

Jessica's Job Roundup, 6/15/15

1. I happen to know that the Atlanta Chief Bicycle Officer position only received 20 applicants, and they're hoping for more. So, if you were considering it, I'd say your chances are good... [UPDATE - apparently this has now closed. Sorry.]2. Genentech is hiring an Associate Director of Employee Transportation. South San Francisco, CA. Source: TDM list serve3. Alta is hiring a Planner II in our Baltimore office, and a Marketing Coordinator in our Durham, NC office. Source: me4. Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority is hiring a Mobility Manager. Indianapolis, IN. Source: TDM list serve

by Valerie on Jun 15, 2015

New bicycle Kickstarter! Please help us spread the word.

Hello there!This morning we launched a Kickstarter project for a limited edition run of our hand-crafted, adjustable-sized water bottle cage, the UpCycle Cage - made out of upcycled, factory-rejected Klean Kanteen bottles. This is an exclusive on Kickstarter and limited edition because we have a limited number of Klean Kanteens to use, and we're using the funds to buy a laser engraver for the workshop.Please check it out here and if you like it, please help us spread the word by liking and sharing our social media posts. The Kickstarter URL is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/walnutstudiolo/the-upcycle-cageThe tiny url to the Kickstarter page is: http://tinyurl.com/njzx7vsCheers!ValerieWalnut Studiolohttp://walnutstudiolo.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walnut-Studiolo/334954785388Twitter: https://twitter.com/walnutstudioloGoogle+: https://plus.google.com/+WalnutStudioloPDX/postsPinterest: http://pinterest.com/walnutstudiolo/Instagram: http://instagram.com/walnutstudioloLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/walnut-studiolo

by Sylvia on Jun 11, 2015

Who was that group helping women get bike jobs?

Hi All,I'm sure that I recently read about a group that helps get women into, I think, not just bicycle industry jobs but jobs across the sporting industries. They do workshops with businesses and have tips about how to hire more women. I want to contact them, but now I don't remember who they are or where I read about them. Was it here? Or in a League of Am. Cyclists newsletter? Anyone know who I'm talking about?I'm looking because we're about ready to hire on another mechanic plus Jane-of-All-trades and I really want a women. But I need some help with how to go about our job posting.

by Anne-Gigi on Jun 11, 2015

8th Annual Cycle the WAVE Ride! September 20, 2015

Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere), is a fully supported, non-competitive, all-women’s cycling event. It is a venue created for women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie, increase awareness of domestic violence through visibility and to raise funds for domestic violence programs across Washington State.The first ride in 2008 generated 233 riders and by 2013 participation had grown to 1,206 women riders of all ages. In 2015, we anticipate hosting a record crowd of women cyclists!  And thanks to our riders, volunteers and supporters, the event has raised over $800,000 since 2008. This money goes directly back into Domestic Violence related agencies and non-profits.http://thewavefoundation.org/cycle-the-wave/

by Anne-Gigi on Jun 11, 2015

8th Annual Cycle the WAVE Ride! September 20, 2015

Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere), is a fully supported, non-competitive, all-women’s cycling event. It is a venue created for women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie, increase awareness of domestic violence through visibility and to raise funds for domestic violence programs across Washington State.The first ride in 2008 generated 233 riders and by 2013 participation had grown to 1,206 women riders of all ages. In 2015, we anticipate hosting a record crowd of women cyclists!  And thanks to our riders, volunteers and supporters, the event has raised over $800,000 since 2008. This money goes directly back into Domestic Violence related agencies and non-profits.http://thewavefoundation.org/cycle-the-wave/

by Anne-Gigi on Jun 11, 2015

SHE BIKES - Cascade Bicycle Club Free Ride - Seattle Cycle Sirens – Ride around Mercer Island (Steady & Moderate) June 12 6:20 pm

Answer the call to ride and join the Seattle Cycle Sirens for a women’s ride around beautiful Mercer Island! The Seattle Cycle Sirens' (SCS) mission is to encourage women of all abilities to get out and ride! Hear the call of the road... your siren for fun! The Ride Leader will be leading a Steady/Moderate paced ride (12-14/14-16 mph on the flats with no headwinds or tailwinds). Those who wish to ride at a faster pace are welcome to do so, but it will then become a self-paced ride for them. Slower riders are also welcome to take the route at their own pace as this is a NO-DROP ride and we will regroup as needed along the way. This ride is about 14 miles long with 700 feet of elevation over fun, rolling hills. The rid...e will begin at 6:20 pm (in the South Parking Lot of Luther Burbank Park), so please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to ready your bike, sign the waiver and participate in the SMART safety briefing. There is a restroom near the meeting location. Riders are expected to have the following with them: water, red blinking tail light and white front light, a spare tube, a pump and other tools to change a flat tire. Please remember that it's important to check your tire pressure regularly during the summer. (e.g., weekly during the cycling season)

by Karen on Jun 09, 2015

Help plan a Portland event with me!

I will be spending the week of June 22-28 in Portland, catching the last week of Pedalpalooza, and will have my line of shorts, skirts & tops for comfy, stylish riding with me. I would love to partner up with someone to host a women+bikes event that includes a trunk show of my wares. Bikie Girl Bloomers is on a mission to liberate women from the mundane by covering the undercarriage in style, and help women expand their notions of what to wear when biking around town.Event ideas include a women+bikes poetry slam, a ladies skirt ride, or teaming up with one of the many planned Pedalpalooza events for June 22nd or 23rd (or maybe after the Fabulous Ladies Ride scheduled for June 24th - I won't be free until 8pm, though). If you are local to the Portland area and would like to help plan an event, or at least help select a good choice from the several rides on the schedule for the 22nd & 23rd, please contact me! June 24-28 I will be exhibiting with other vendors at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly at the bike-friendly Oregon Convention Center. The exhibit hall will be open to the public Sunday, June 28th from 10:30-2:30, so you can also check out my bloomers then!UPDATE: We are working on a Trunk Show for after the Fabulous Lady's Ride on the 24th. Please message me ASAP if you can help us find a good place to hold the trunk show - THANKS!

by Karen on Jun 09, 2015

Bikie Girl Bloomers Coming to Portland

I will be spending the week of June 22-28 in Portland, catching the last week of Pedalpalooza, and will have my line of shorts, skirts & tops for comfy, stylish riding with me. I would love to partner up with someone to host a women+bikes event that includes a trunk show of my wares. Bikie Girl Bloomers is on a mission to liberate women from the mundane by covering the undercarriage in style, and help women expand their notions of what to wear when biking around town.Event ideas include a women+bikes poetry slam, a ladies skirt ride, or teaming up with one of the many planned Pedalpalooza events for June 22nd or 23rd (or maybe after the Fabulous Ladies Ride scheduled for June 24th - I won't be free until 8pm, though). If you are local to the Portland area and would like to help plan an event, or at least help select a good choice from the several rides on the schedule for the 22nd & 23rd, please contact me! June 24-28 I will be exhibiting with other vendors at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly at the bike-friendly Oregon Convention Center. The exhibit hall will be open to the public Sunday, June 28th from 10:30-2:30, so you can also check out my bloomers then!

by Deborah on Jun 08, 2015

Networking/Riding Together in Colorado

Hello, Wheelwomen!I am turning 50 in a few weeks and want to celebrate in an epic way, so I will be packing my bike, tent, and yoga mat into my car and heading to Colorado for the month of July. I will be attending Barnett Bicycle Institute from July 5-9. After that I will slowly make my way across the state with plans to stop in Denver, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs, and Grand Junction. I would love to meet other women while there and do some biking. I will be bringing my Surly Straggler but also would like to rent a mountain bike and try a bit of mountain biking. Best, Deborah

by Melissa on Jun 08, 2015

A Look at Media Opportunities for Mindfully Mobile Millennials

You've survived Bike Month! What's next? How about placing emotionally engaging and inspiring stories about you or members of your team who are millennials?In this post I use Pedal Love creative team member Machiko Yasuda as an example of someone who is perfect to pitch stories about as a mindfully mobile millennial, and the perfect media to pitch her to. As a Certified Bicycling Instructor, journalist and tech girl she embodies what the New York Times recently called "the bike to work generation."If we're serious about creating the culture shift needed to truly get Americans biking, walking and taking transit we need to harness the power of fashion and the lifestyle media. Why? It's a numbers game. Where we might have thousands of names on our email newsletter lists popular fashion and lifestyle media has hundreds of thousands or millions. If you're ready to up your media placement game or want to collaborate with us take a read: http://www.pedallove.org/why-media-matters/2015/6/3/media-opportunities-for-mindfully-mobile-millennialsYours in Pedal Love,Melissa

by Jessica on Jun 05, 2015

Job Roundup, 6/5/15

1. Prince George County is hiring a Bike/Ped Coordinator. Upper Marlboro, MD. Source: Twitter user @bikepedantic.2. Stanford is hiring a TDM & Communications Specialist. Search here for job 67000. Stanford, CA. Source: TDM list serve.3. The City of San Antonio is hiring a Bike Share Executive Director. San Antonio, TX. Source: I saw it somewhere on Twitter but can't remember where; sorry.4. MNDOT is hiring a bike/ped coordinator. St. Paul, MN. Source: apbp.org.5. Arlington County is hiring a new Commuter Services Bureau Chief. Arlington, VA. Source: Twitter user @bikepedantic6. GO Boulder is hiring a p/t Bike Challenge Manager. No online post; I can forward you the PDF. Boulder, CO. Source: APBP.org list serve7. The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is hiring an Associate Planner, with a focus on safety projects. Wichita, KS. Source: APBP.org list serve 8. The City of Seattle is hiring a Senior Civil Engineer, with strong multimodal duties. Seattle, WA. Source: NACTO job board

by Meryl on Jun 04, 2015

Moving from Chicago to Portland in July

Hello! I am moving next month, to lovely Portland. I have an apartment and my company is letting me keep my job remotely -- but now I'm looking for buddies. If you want to ride, hit me up! I'm excited to live in a climate where you can bike year round. I'm 29, I play roller derby, I'm a writer, and I'm excited to live in Portland soon.

by Eddee on Jun 04, 2015

Looking for Bikee Roomate in Pdx!

beautiful 2+ bedroom turn of the century home to share with me, I am an artist, biker, small business owner in SE Portland. Front porch sitting, great restaurants, walk and bike friendly! Share with me and my small dog Porcia!One bedroom has a sunporch attached to it and the other one is just a bedroom. Rent dependent on selection $700.-$800.

by Lindsay on Jun 02, 2015

Anyone live in Bozeman?

Doing some recon on Bozeman Montana....employment, culture, bike scene. Anyone live there?

by Kelli on Jun 01, 2015

Wanted: Leaders for the bike movement

Do you want to learn how to make your streets safer for people biking? Then Cascade Bicycle Club has the program for you! Advocacy Leadership Institute, a nationally recognized program, trains passionate people from across the Puget Sound Region to effectively organize their communities and advocate for better plans, policies and infrastructure.  In this Summer session participants will begin with a two day retreat on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, June 19. This unique Summer format will begin with a weekend retreat followed by a series of online classes and events, so you spend your Summer nights exploring what is going on in the bike community. Plus, each participant will get the opportunity to work on current projects in their communities.Skills your gain in the Advocacy Leadership Institute: Crafting a strong personal narrative Campaign Planning 101 Work with the elected officials, city planners and community leadersGet media attention / be the mediaRecruit new folks into the bike movementCelebrate victories! If you have questions or would like to learn more email Kellir@cascade.orgApply Here: http://www.cascade.org/ALI_application

by Barb on May 31, 2015

Work for WA Bikes in Seattle. P/T now, in future who knows?

We're refilling a position that's really vital to our smooth functioning (previous person who held it moved on for a f/t position elsewhere). All-around busy, from events to social media to database work to admin support, and a position that will end up being able to see and be involved in every aspect of our work as the statewide bike advocacy nonprofit in the 1 Bicycle Friendly State in the country.Read http://wabikes.org/2015/05/22/job-opening/ and the position description and application processed linked there as a PDF.Basic info:$15/hour to start, $16/hour after successful completion of 3-month probationary periodP/T 18 hours/week and we can (mostly) work around schedules for another job, school or family as long as you can be there for some part of our retail store hours 9:30am-4:30pm and occasional evening event support.Awesome work environment in very cool historic space in Pioneer Square. Indoor bike parking, friendly coworkers, occasional treats.

by Arleigh on May 31, 2015

Help Motivate Other Female Biyclists

Hey Ladies,Over at BikeShopGirl.com I have a weekly series that has been running for 5-6 years called Motivational Monday where women submit a basic Q&A with a photo to be shared every Monday to help motivate other women.Could you take 5 minutes and be part of the movement??http://bikeshopgirl.com/motivateThank you!Arleigh

by Kendra on May 30, 2015

looking for adult trike for a friend - Chicago area

I have a friend who would like to try out a tricycle (not recumbent).  He's a big guy and would need one that can take a lot of weight. Can anyone recommend an especially good brand? I'd also love to hear about bike shops in the Chicago area who might work with him. 

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