Do you want to see more of your friends, neighbors, and community members biking? Are you excited to let people know about Ithaca’s new bikeshare system? Want to be part of a group of peers that is learning together about people’s transportation challenges? And want to get paid to do this work? Join the Ithaca Bike Champions program!
About the Program
Ithaca Bike Champion
$20/hr, up to $2,800
March 19, 2017
20-hr paid training in March +
3-5 hrs/week from April to September 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018, 5 PM
Bike Walk Tompkins is seeking motivated people for our first-ever Ithaca Bike Champions Program. Bike Champions will work directly with the existing personal and professional networks they are part of (e.g. family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, classmates, etc.) to encourage biking as a safe and convenient way to move around, stay healthy, and have fun. Bike Champions will also be part of the launch of Ithaca’s new bikeshare, guiding community members on how to use this new transportation system. Finally, Bike Champions will also increase the voice of transportation-disadvantaged people and communities in decision-making about how people move in and around Ithaca.
Bike Champions should be well-connected to the communities they want to work with. We are looking for Champions connected to communities that experience transportation challenges that could be addressed by more biking and access to an affordable bikeshare system. Bike Walk Tompkins will pay you to learn about safe bicycling, the bikeshare system, and how to organize and promote events. To promote bicycling, Bike Champions will be expected to organize several events that bring community members together, bicycle rides where community members can learn how to bike safely on the road, and meetings to engage community leaders and groups on bicycling issues and concerns.
Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 8, 2018 by 5 PM.
Paper copies are available at the Ithaca Carshare/Bike Walk Tompkins office inside the Dewitt Mall (215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY).