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by Lolly on Oct 01, 2015

Membership Coordinator Job at WABA (Apply by 10.5.15!)

Hey there! The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is looking for a new Membership Coordinator! Deadline to apply is October 5, so don't miss it! They are hoping to have someone in the position to start training by October 12. If you want to work with incredible people while helping to make the nation's capital a more wonderful place to ride a bicycle, this is a great opportunity. I've had this job before and the organization is both very fun and extremely effective. ******************************************************************The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic, detail-oriented membership coordinator to manage WABA’s growing membership program. We need a go- getter with strong and sincere people skills; someone with enthusiasm for WABA’s mission, and the qualifications necessary to identify, engage, and recruit potential individual members, business members, and donors.  The membership coordinator will report to the Deputy Director and work directly with WABA staff  to integrate membership goals throughout WABA’s programs as outlined in the new 5-year Strategic Plan.  WABA is a small but growing organization, and on occasion, all staff are asked to assist in general WABA duties and major events.ResponsibilitiesUsing WABA’s 5-year Strategic Plan, create an annual workplan with the targets, tools, methods, and a budget to meet and exceed individual membership and business members revenue goals.Oversee and market member benefits/discount partnership program, including: securing new member benefit partners and promoting existing partners through blog, social media, and membership materials.Collaborate with WABA staff to effectively grow and promote membership through our outreach, events, education, and communications.Coordinate membership appreciation events and represent WABA at our events, other community events, and through pop-up, on-street outreach to engage area bicyclists and actively sell membershipsManage and maintain WABA’s membership database, including: data entry, updates and de-duplication of member and supporters information, organization and inventory, clerical work, and membership/renewal contribution processing and fulfillment. All with great discretion handling and managing personal and private financial information.Prepare regular, quarterly, and annual reports on program performance.Lead all facets of membership-related communications and messaging, including: email communication, blog posts, web content, social media communication (in collaboration with the Communications Coordinator), direct mail, print materials, and merchandise.With input from staff and board, develop and execute annual membership projects, like the membership survey, fall membership drive, and coordination on Bike to Work Day.Train, organize, and oversee membership volunteers and coordinate membership volunteer nights.Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Directors Membership Committee (ad hoc).QualificationsThe ideal candidate will have:An enthusiastic commitment to WABA’s mission.A comfort with making “the ask” i.e.  possessing the skills to actively sell memberships and fundraise. This is not a position for someone who is not willing or comfortable engaging individuals to ask for financial support.Background in membership programs.Strong and sincere verbal skills, people skills, the ability to interact with diverse audiences, and excellent written communication skills.Capacity for development and fundraising.A high attention to detail with a focus on accuracy.Excellent time management skills, able to balance multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously and demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments.A self-motivated approach, able to manage programs and campaigns with little oversight.Previous CRM database management experience, ideally using Salsalabs.Experience with direct mail and email communication campaigns a plus.Strong computer literacy skills with specific experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.Benefits include health/dental insurance, flex time, vacation, sick and personal leave, committed colleagues, fun working environment, and WABA’s retirement program. Salary is based on a non-profit scale and commensurate with experience. This position is full-time.ApplySend a compelling cover letter and resume addressing your interest in the position, commitment to WABA’s mission, bicycle related experience, related qualifications, and salary expectations to Please include “Membership Coordinator” in the subject line.  Applications accepted until COB Monday, October 5th, 2015 ideally with a target start date of October 12.WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

by Lolly on Oct 01, 2015

Writing Services

Hello Wonderful Wheelwomen!My name is Lolly Walsh. I'm a freelance writer who has been in the bicycle advocacy world for about 7 years, and I'm looking to expand my client base.I've worked with Bike Pittsburgh, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, where I'm currently consulting. I used to write for Momentum, for Next City, for the Bike Pittsburgh and WABA blogs, and for my own blog, Reimagine an Urban Paradise (admittedly a mouthful!).If you need a writer, or know a person or business who might, would you consider sending them my way?One recent project was supposed to be a one-page rewrite of a client's website but he was so pleased with it that I'm now doing 10 projects for his company every month. These are some quotes of feedback I've received: "I love everything you've been doing, it's been tremendously helpful!""This is awesome.""The key is that you're speaking to the Executive Director in his/her words..clear, simple language..which is perfect.Thanks so much! Lolly Walsh504.777.0712

by Jessica on Sep 30, 2015

Job Roundup, 9/30/15

1. SoundTransit is hiring a Transit Safety Program Specialist. Seattle. Closes on Friday. Source: emailed directly to me.2. The USDOT is hiring a Librarian (Data Curator) for the National Transportation Library. Washington, DC. Source: Twitter user @bikepedantic3. Streetsblog SF is hiring an editor. SF, CA. Source: Twitter user @streetsblognet4. Facebook is hiring a TDM Manager. Menlo Park, CA. Source: CUTR TDM list serve5. Austin B-Cycle is hiring for a whole pile of positions, including an Operational Director, Operations Coordinator and a part-time person to manage their equity grant. Austin, TX. Source: Twitter user @bikepedantic

by Sheri on Sep 29, 2015

Fat Tire Bike for Sale

Excellent condition fat tire bike for sale. Only 97 miles on it (documented on Strava).Motobecane 2015 Boris the Brut19" frame (fits riders 5'11" - 6'2")Hydraulic Disc Brakes4.5" tiresSpare tube (brand new) includedShimano componentsCan send complete specs via email if interested. Selling for $800 - firmLocal pick up only. Chicagoland area.Extend your riding season and put a smile on your face. Start riding a fat tire bike.

by Vanessa on Sep 28, 2015

Providence, RI - 10/2 - New England Builders' Ball

Greetings Wheelwomen!If you can, please join us this Friday, October 2 from 7 - 11 PM at Roger Williams Park Casino for the New England Builders' Ball as it kicks offs the Providence KMC Cyclocross Festival Festival and Gran Fondo New England weekend!Handbuilt bicycles and gear from some of New England's finest, beer from Harpoon Brewing, local food trucks, music, and roller racing for the Quahog Cup! All this fun and excitement for a mere $5! Formal wear not required.As always, the annual event is a fundraiser for the East Coast Greenway Alliance.Hope to see you there!Vanessa

by Annam on Sep 23, 2015

advice on biking with interstitial cystitis

Hi, Wheelwomen! I need your help/advice. I love cycling so, so much. But last month I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, a tricky chronic bladder pain disorder, and one of the triggers for flare-ups of IC is biking. Posture/positioning, and bike seat/clothing friction all contribute to it being uncomfortable - especially during nighttime bike rides, my favorite :(Do you have IC? Do you know someone who does? How do they bike and also maintain a good quality of life? Any and all thoughts (seat recommendations? padded shorts? etc.) are welcome. I'm 23 and I just can't bear to think that this might be the end of my relationship with cycling.

by Hannah on Sep 23, 2015

Bike someone wants to sell?

Hey I'm a freshman at Reed college in Portland, and have been getting a few off-campus jobs, so I think it's time I get a bike! I can't really afford to buy a new one, nor do I want anything fancy, so does anyone have a used bike they're willing to sell?I'm 5'6 and not looking for a cool bike, just something functional that will take me around campus and beyond. Email me at if you can help!Thank you!!

by Kelli on Sep 21, 2015

Help us Move Seattle

Proposition 1 - The Move Seattle Levy provides a vital source of funding to improve Seattle's transportation system. If we want to see funding for Safe Routes to School and the Seattle Bike Master Plan implemented in a timely fashion, we need to pass Move Seattle. Join Cascade Bicycle Club and make a few phone calls and knock on a few doors to help build support for Proposition 1:

by Glenda on Sep 14, 2015

Cycling (or Anytime) Apparel

Check out for fashionable multifunctional clothing for women. Ideal for commuting to work or school.

by Carolyn on Sep 14, 2015

Inside Sales Rep in Bicycle Industry

For those on the job hunt with sales experience in the bicycle industry, check this out: you want any inside scoops, I can put you in touch. : )

by Jessica on Sep 11, 2015

Job Roundup, 9/11/15

1. The City of Austin is hiring a full-time active transportation designer (official title: Graduate Engineer A or B). Austin, TX. Source: emailed directly to me.2. The City of Portland is hiring a Vision Zero Program Specialist. Portland, OR. Source: Emailed directly to me.3. Downtown On The Go is hiring a Business Outreach Coordinator. Tacoma, WA. Source: Twitter user @WSRONEWS4. Smart Growth America is hiring a bunch of jobs, including a Research and Development Manager, a Transportation Program Manager, a Program Associate, an Economic Development/Community Development Specialist, a Research Analyst, and a Communications Associate. Full details on all positions here. Source: NACTO job board

by Alaïa on Sep 05, 2015

Seeking touring loaners for Berkshires bike tour

Hello, New England ladies! I'm planning to fly out to Boston next month with my boyfriend, and we're hoping to do a little leaf-peeping bike tour in the Berkshires. Hoping for some bicycles and advice:Does anyone in the Boston area have touring bikes we could rent/borrow? I'm 5' 6" and he is 6' 1". We'll bring panniers (and racks, if necessary) and can make do with old steel mountain bikes or anything with a few gears in working order. Alternatively, does anyone know good shops in Boston where we could do a multi-day rental?Any general advice/comments also welcome :) Thanks!

by Sylvia on Sep 04, 2015

Bicycle Mechanic/Instructor position open!

Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative, in Memphis, TN seeks a Mechanic/Instructor, to support bicycle repairs, maintenance, and preparations for all Revolutions programming, as well as to assist with youth and adult bicycle education. We are looking for a mechanic with 5 years experience. There is only one female Certified Bike Mechanic in Memphis, and she is our Executive Director! We would love to hire another! As we reach out to those in our community who have not been served by Memphis’ retail bike shops, we feel it is of utmost importance to have a mechanic/instructor that can be a collaborative member of our shop who is responsible to the community and wants to serve the need. The position is year-round; intended to be full time with benefits pending approval. Revolutions is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to get more Memphians on bicycles. Learn more about Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative and the open position here:

by Carrie on Sep 03, 2015

Islabikes Customer Service Position

We are hiring at Islabikes for a customer service position: Let me know if you have any questions about the position or the company.Carrie

by Jessica on Sep 02, 2015

Job Roundup, 9/2/15

1. The city of Davis is hiring a part-time Safe Routes to School coordinator. Davis, CA. Source: list serve2. DataKind is hiring a Data Science Fellow to work on Vision Zero analysis. Can't tell where the job is located. Source: Twitter user @transitcenter3. SFCTA has numerous paid internships to assist with varied research topics, including transit and active transportation. San Francisco, CA. Source: Twitter user @fineplanner4. The Urban Land Institute is hiring a Senior Associate to work in their Content division. Washington, DC. Source: Streetsblog jobs board5. OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is hiring an Executive Director. Portland, OR. Source: Streetsblog jobs board6. Alta Planning + Design is hiring a Designer II. Seattle, WA. Source: me.

by Julie on Sep 01, 2015

Thumbs up for CYCLETHERAPY

I'd just returned from the bike shop...the dogs and cats were howling for food...and, my blood sugar was low. After feeding my brood, I sauntered to the other side of the kitchen, opened the freezer door, pulled out a pint of Graeter's Mint Chip ice cream, and set it on the counter to melt. "I better get the mail." I'd forgotten it yesterday until right before I went to bed.Retrieving the mail is usually an unceremonious affair. There are usually a few unsolicited magazines, more mail to be shred than read, and sometimes, during a blue moon there's something unexpected and special. Tonight must be bringing a blue moon...because though I opened the mailbox with less enthusiasm than I express at the dentist's office, I was thrust into exuberance when I discovered a package from "Microcosm Publishing."YAY! I CANNOT wait to delve into and devour what I just KNOW is going to be a completely delicious and delightful tome of rough, racy and reassuring stories. Thank you, Elly Blue & Anika Ludlow.

by Julie on Sep 01, 2015

LBS Mechanic Arrogance

Hi all. In a similar vein to Carrie's recent post, I have an issue with rage, though not of the road variety. I recently had to take my bike in to have the pedals switched out because they were on too tight. When I got to my local LBS I asked the mechanic if he could "not tighten the pedals too tight. I want to be able to get them off myself." I caught him rolling his eyes--which, honestly, I have seen him do before. Today I went to change out my own pedals and lo and behold, they were TOO TIGHT!I generally like this shop. It really is the best shop in town (I'd done a lot of research when we first moved to Rochester). They have three primary mechanics, two of whom are VERY nice.The third mechanic is just arrogant. He's talented, knows his stuff, but his social skills with women are "almost" atrocious. And, this is not the first time I have asked him "not to over tighten" something only to find out later that indeed he didn't listen.I did call and talk to one of the "nice guys" about bringing in my bike today to have the pedals switched out. And, sadly, I'm feeling bad about my conversation with this guy. He offered that either he or the other mechanic in today (the arrogant guy) would be happy to take care of the pedals to which I said snappily, "I would really appreciate it if you could do this. I have asked _____ for help before and I'm just really frustrated." Men seem to be able to get away with chiding one another for ridiculous and enraging things. But, women seem to be seen (and, then we see ourselves) as "hysterical" or "neurotic" when we speak up. I've also considered talking to the shop owner. He's a decent guy, but I'm not sure he can really listen and hear my feedback. He's fun and well-intentioned, but not necessarily all that sympathetic, as evidenced by some other experiences.So, help? Any suggestions on what to do here? I have checked out other shops and not been very impressed. There's a place about 45 minutes away which is a decent place. But, geez, it's 45 minutes away. Last thing: I can't believe that after all these years I can still feel so tied up in knots about addressing/confronting other people's bad behavior! Thanks all for "listening."

by Amy on Sep 01, 2015

Prescription sport glasses w/interchangeable lenses for smaller sized heads?

Dear Wheelwomen,I'm in a bind! I have a small head and having been having a tough time finding sport glasses that can take prescription lenses with interchangeable lenses (one tinted and one clear for riding on overcast days and evenings). My eye clinic is excellent but they have exhausted all of their frame options and none of them work -- I even tried a Nike Youth model but the shape of the lens wasn't right for my prescription. My current pair does not have interchangeable lenses and the frame is so big around my head that the only thing holding them to my face is the strap that I cinch really tight. After 3 years with this, I'm really motivated to find a pair that both fits and has interchangeable lenses.If any of you know where I can get some sport glasses (prescription) with interchangeable lenses for smaller sized heads, please let me know! Thank you!

by Amy on Sep 01, 2015

Specialized MotoDiva Bike Shoes $45 (size 41)

Hi Wheelwomen,I love these shoes but my feet grew (again!) so I just purchased new, larger shoes for Cycle Oregon. Specialized Body Geometry MotoDiva shoes -- in great condition with SPD cleats attached. Women's EU size 41 (app. US size 9); asking $45Contact Amy at or 503-891-3689 if interested. I can email you pictures if you like.Thanks!

by Maria on Sep 01, 2015

Bicycle Kitty Event Planning

Hi Everyone!I've started a small business in Portland, Oregon with a special bikey twist.I offer event planning services that include a ride before or after, or some other bike themed fun.  Do you, or does your business, need a party planned that is true to your brand, helps engage your local community and find new customers?  Get in touch - I can help!My blog and business site are the same:, drop me a note:, and, pass it on!Maria

by Kirsten on Sep 01, 2015

Rooms for Rent, SE Portland

Greetings! I have a three bedroom house in SE Portland, Oregon. A cute 100 year old bungalow, I am seeking two women to live with the renter already there. $500.00 a room, utilities not included. $250.00 damage deposit, first and last needed, a year lease desired. I am moving out of state and would like women who are mature, quiet and communicative. Current tenant is about 35 and a social introvert, it is a neighborhood so loud parties/gatherings not wanted. Washer and dryer included, it would be a great place to rest and relax for a year if that it what you need before moving on. Gardening space, go crazy with that, apple trees, make lots of pie and apple butter, and flowering trees. Avail Oct. 1.

by Lisa on Aug 31, 2015

Loaner Bike in South Bend

I'm trying to find a rental bike or someone to lend me a bike for Sunday 9/5 in the South Bend area. I'm 5'2" and usually ride a 42. Does any one know of any shops or services that do rentals?

by Julie on Aug 26, 2015

Pedals and Knee Trouble

hello wonderful women! i've been having knee problems with my new, custom-made road ride. i've actually had the bike for almost a year, and really do work with a pretty great LBS. the owner of my LBS suggested that i change out the pedals, and try the pedals on my older road bike since i don't experience knee trouble when pedaling it. those pedals are LOOK road pedals. on my newer bike i have 2-sided SPDs. i put the SPDs on because I wanted to be able to do long-distance riding, AND walk easily when off the bike. i had originally intended to put crank brothers eggbeaters on the bike (as suggested by pamela blalock, randonneur extraordinaire). but, i think i got talked out of those for some reason. i really do think that my LBS is a good shop, and that they'll help me to make everything right. but, thought i'd ask for some help from you all, too. at least having some additional ideas/questions when i go into the shop after trying out the pedal switch. i don't really want to put road pedals on this bike. but i'm willing to see if there is a difference.thanks a bunch everyone, julie

by Jessica on Aug 26, 2015

Job Roundup, 8/26/15

1. Jarrett Walker and Associates is hiring a Senior Associate. May work in Portland, Bay Area, or Northeast (DC-NYC corridor). Source: Emailed directly to me.2. MNDOT is hiring a Safe Routes to School Coordinator. St. Paul, MN. Source: list serve3. City of Chicago is hiring a Traffic Engineer V - Innovative Traffic Design. Chicago, IL. Search on this page for job number 265104. Source: Emailed directly to me.4. New positions at Alta Planning + Design: Senior Engineer (San Diego, CA), GIS Analyst II and Engineer I (Oakland, CA), and Senior Planning Associate and Planner I (Sacramento, CA). Source: me.5. OSU is hiring a Transportation Options Coordinator. Go to and search for posting 0015719. Corvallis, OR. Source: emailed directly to me.6. DART is hiring a Planner II - Innovative Services. Dallas, TX. Source: CUTR TDM list serve.7. HTNB is hiring a Project Administrator for Georgia Commute Options. Atlanta, GA. Source: CUTR TDM list serve.8. PCC is hiring a part-time Active Transportation Coordinator. You have to create a login for this website to see it. Portland, OR. Source: emailed directly to me.

by Eddee on Aug 26, 2015

Looking for women interested in Tiny House Community building!

Good MorningThought I would just reach out and see if there are women out there interested in building a Tiny House, Have a tiny House, want to build a community by having a tiny house on their property and/or being a part of a community supporting people that want to cut their carbon tiny house will include a built in garage for the bike (of course).

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