NOTICE: Deadline for applications extended to Friday, May 3. Any mention of the earlier deadline of April 22 in PDF and paper documents now refers to May 3.

Do you want to see more of your friends, neighbors, and community members biking?
Are you excited to connect people with
Ithaca’s bikeshare and bicycling resources?
Want to be part of a group of peers that is
learning together about people’s transportation challenges and how they can be addressed in the future?

Become an Ithaca Bike Champion!

Ithaca Bike Champions are bicycle ambassadors that share their love of bicycling among the communities they are part of to encourage biking as a safe and convenient way to move around, stay healthy, and have fun. Plus, they get paid to do it!

Bike Walk Tompkins will pay you ($18/hr, 3-5 hr/week, May-October up to 150 hours) to learn about safe bicycling, the local bikeshare system, and how to organize and promote events. Champions are then expected to organize events that bring community members together around bicycling, bicycle rides where people can learn how to bike safely on the road, and engagement opportunities with community leaders and groups to address bicycling issues and concerns. Applications for the program are due FRIDAY, April 22, 2019 at 5 PM.

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This year’s Ithaca Bike Champions program is funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration through Tompkins County’s Special Community Mobility Projects.

About the Program

Last year, from April to October, a group of seven Ithaca Bike Champions (bike ambassadors) have been organizing events and bicycle rides in your neighborhood to encourage biking as a safe and convenient way to move around, stay healthy, and have fun. Meet the 2018 Class below and check out these highlights from our outreach in 2018.

Champions are part of our initiative to ensure bicycling and bikeshare are accessible and equitable modes of transportation in our community. In 2018, the work was funded by grants from the Better Bike Share Partnership and the Federal Transit Administration, with help from NYSERDA/NYSDOT.