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The Bike-A-Thon team is looking to bring on two part-time outreach coordinators this Spring. The Phone Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for calling past riders and encouraging them to register for the ride. The Direct Outreach Coordinator’s role involves tabling at various community events and promoting the Bike-A-Thon in person.
We would prefer to hire the same person for both roles, but it is not necessary.
Please download the job descriptions and email [email protected] with any questions.
Applications are due by Friday January 30th.
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Jen looking toasty warm on her -25 wind chill commute this morning!
And Gloria looking classy with her city bike! (impressive cargo capacity!)
It was cold (like eye lashes frozen cold) this morning, but I rode, and so did a lot of other folks! Like they say, no such thing as bad weather, only poor clothing choices. If you are still riding what is your setup?
Tags: cold, did you ride today...yes, really cold, still riding
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The first Mini-Contest entry has arrived!
Looking winter ready!
Thanks Peter, your free book will be on the way soon. If you want a free cycling book I still have 5 left!
Tags: book give away, free stuff, winter gear
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I look forward to seeing what the new executive director of MassBike has to offer.
From the press release:
Experienced Promoter, Announcer, and Journalist Will Lead Statewide Advocacy Group As Bicycling is Growing in Popularity.
BOSTON (Jan. 6, 2015) – After an extensive search and interview process the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) has named Richard Fries to serve as its new executive director. His appointment comes as new investments in infrastructure and education have encouraged more people than ever to explore bicycling as a safe, healthy, accessible transportation option.
“I’ve never been so excited about a professional opportunity before. From its compact urban centers and world-class transit system to its beautiful countryside, Massachusetts has all the ingredients we need to build a truly first-rate bicycle culture,” said Fries. “Whether you’re starting a new bike business, riding for the first time, or logging your thousandth mile, we can all work together to build a state where everyone has access to a safe, smooth ride.”
Fries’ experience in the bicycling community is both broad and deep. For the past eight years he has served as the marketing director and later the cycling experience director for Best Buddies International, where he helped promote as many as four charity cycling events per year. He has also served as a development advisor for People for Bikes, where he helped launch Tim Johnson’s Ride on Washington, and he spent two years as the director of the Bicycle Leadership Conference.
“Richard comes to MassBike with the perfect blend of advocacy, leadership, and industry experience that, combined with his passion for cycling, will help us continue to make bicycling better in every corner of the state,” said Jim Bradley, President of MassBike’s Board of Directors.
Fries is co-founder of the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival, which has grown to become the largest cyclo-cross event in America and one of New England’s largest cycling events. Fries will stay on as director of that event, now known as the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival.
Having raced at the pro level both in America and Europe, Fries left racing to become a journalist. He co-founded The Ride Magazine, a regional cycling publication that focused on all facets of bike culture in the Northeast. He also developed a reputation as both a live announcer and a television commentator. Fries has called countless national championships and several UCI World Cups and the UCI World Championships in both road and cyclo-cross. He has been an event consultant for the past five years.
Fries will join MassBike on January 15 and succeeds David Watson who held the post for eight years. “I am honored to be joining MassBike at such a critical time, and that excitement only grew when I dug into the details of how well David Watson ran this organization,” said Fries. “I could not have received a better lead-out. This board, this staff, this membership, and many of our strategic partners have set Massachusetts up to become the gold standard for bicycling in the United States. ”
A native of Pittsburgh, Fries received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Florida, and a masters degree in journalism from Northeastern University. A passionate bicycle commuter, Fries lives alongside the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway in Lexington, Mass. He and his wife, Deborah, have three children.
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Brrrrrrrrrr! Damn its cold out! But that didn’t stop the dozens and dozens of cyclists I saw this morning from getting out there and riding. Sure they probably are not going for leisure rides, but they are out there and they looked happy!
In the interest in getting rid of a bunch of cycling books I have, and in giving you all something to read while you wait for it to warm up I am going to have a mini-contest.
MINI CONTEST RULES!
The first 6 people to either send me a picture of themselves dressed in their full winter riding garb ([email protected]), or link to a picture of themselves in full winter riding garb in the comments gets a free random cycling book. The books range from fitness books, to novels, to coffee table books, the names will be put in a hat and hat science used to determine who gets what book.
I will be posting the pictures here, so everyone can see what total awesome bad asses you are
Tags: Books, cold, mini contest, no like really really cold, really cold, winter
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Even though its been another one of those spooky warm winters, Boston Hubway station are still closing down on the 31st, from the email:
SYSTEM ALERT: The final day of 2014 winter operations for all Boston-based stations will be Wednesday, December 31st. Though you may continue to see the Boston-based stations during the first week of January, they will not be operational, andriders will not be able to rent or return bikes to these stations.
Almost all Cambridge-based stations will remain open throughout the winter. All closed Boston stations, in addition to those based in Brookline & Somerville, are expected to relaunch again in spring 2015.
If stations you typically use are within Boston city limits, we recommend making alternative arrangements for your trips beginning on Thursday, January 1st. Hubway will continue to post updates on its website in addition to its facebook and twitter pages, so make sure to check those sites for the latest info, and to develop a contingency plan for your routes. Thank you for almost 3 million rides… and counting!ng.
For more on Hubway winter operations,
including cold-weather riding tips, visit thehubway.com/winter.
Tags: boston, closing, hubway, winter
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Someone got me the Bikey Face Book for Baby Jesus capitalism day!!! Get your own here!
Its so well done, and funny, and the perfect book for anyone looking to get started with cycling, or anyone who appreciates humor and nice artwork.
Tags: awesome, bikey face, comic
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From the email, looks fun:
On New Year’s Day morning starting at 11:00 from Park Street Station on Boston Common, Charles River Wheelmen run a nice, leisure, first day of the year 20 mile ride though some of Boston’s neighborhoods. CRW has been running rides for many years and during that time, rain, snow or shine, from 6 to 250 riders show up.
Tags: charles river wheelmen, crw, new years day, Ride
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