Category Archives : Advocacy

17

Apr

We’re Looking for our 2017 Summer Intern
We’re Looking for our 2017 Summer Intern

Do you love biking? Would you like to see more people of all ages riding bikes? Bike Newport is a nonprofit organization with a mission of improving, encouraging, and facilitating bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for residents and visitors. Bike Newport has a fast paced work environment and we seek talented interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern you will get to work with our staff on a variety of programs, events, projects, and initiatives. No two days of the summer will be the same. And you’ll get to ride your bike – a lot! Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. Someone who knows the promise of bikes and is creative and thoughtful when interacting in the community and building relationships. Your Duties Will Include: Managing our community bike parking program – reaching out to partners and arranging rental and use. Working with local youth and adults to repair and ride bikes at our Bike Library and Open Garage (note: bike mechanic skills preferred but not required – we will provide training). Assisting our staff with event planning and day-of logistics for Bike Month and summer events, including Bike to Work Day, 4th of July Bike Parade, the Elliot’s Ride, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, and Bike to the Beach (see dates below). Creating content for our website and social media channels by writing stories, conducting interviews, taking photographs, filming video, etc. You can choose the media you prefer to document and share the experience of bicycling in Newport Assisting with group rides and likely two off-island rides on Cape Cod and Block Island. Helping with on-road research of cyclist and motorist behaviors. We Value: Team members who are positive, outgoing, prompt, and dependable. Passion for issues related to active transportation, urban planning, environmental and social justice, nonprofit management and community development. Spanish language proficiency. Strong verbal and digital communication skills. Experience working with children. Knowledge of basic bicycle mechanics Familiarity with riding for pleasure and for transportation as well as experience with group rides Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Office and WordPress. Attention to detail. Organization, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments. Creativity, flexibility, and LOTS of energy. Familiarity with social networking sites. You Will Learn: We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. We can work together to tailor your duties to your academic and professional interests. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment at an award-winning organization and have ample opportunity to network with community leaders and other professionals in the non-profit and active transportation field. Compensation: $2,500 stipend Details: This internship requires 250 hours and can run between May 16th and September 6th. You will have access to our fleet of bikes and parts for your use. You are expected to work 20-25 hours/week, depending on your availability and our event schedule. Hours are flexible – mostly afternoons, evenings, and weekends. You MUST be available on the following dates: Friday, May 19 – (Bike to Work Day) Saturday, June 3 – (BikeFestRI) Thursday, June 8 – Sunday, June 11 (Elliot’s Ride) Tuesday, July 4 – (morning only) Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30 (Folk Festival) Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6 (Jazz Festival) Apply: To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to brian@bikenewportri.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The post We’re Looking for our 2017 Summer Intern appeared first on Bike Newport.

06

Apr

Shifting Into Gear for Bike Month

Last night we gathered with other bike advocates from around the state to show a visiting consultant team all the great work happening in Rhode Island around bikes. The Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition exists to move the state’s bike culture READ MORE

16

Feb

It’s that time of year! The best winter party in Newport – once again at the amazing Midtown Oyster Bar! There will be live music, great food, a silent auction, Velosprint racing, and of course, piles of oysters. Come dance to Slackwater String Band and Los Duderinos brought to us by Common Fence Music. Get your tickets here. This year, all funds raised will support our Community Bike Projects – where we reclaim abandoned and discarded bikes, which are then repaired or harvested for useable parts with the help of our volunteers. Anyone can come in and tap into shared knowledge, tools, and used parts to repair or build their bikes. Everyone can gain from biking – it’s an affordable, healthy and fun way to get around town. Lots of participants keep coming back for more, and to share their new knowledge with others. Bike Newport’s Community Bike Projects help every kind of rider and every kind of ride, so we can help put more people on bikes in Newport. We are working to make Newport a more bicycle friendly city – through infrastructure, road safety education and more people on bikes! Join us on March 16th at Midtown Oyster Bar! If you are interested in donating to the silent auction, email Brian.  The post Bike Newport Night 2017 – Support Community Bike Projects! appeared first on Bike Newport.

01

Feb

If you don’t feel like reading this whole explanation, come to 444 Westminster St in Providence for the public meeting about the future of Kennedy Plaza at 5pm on February 16th. If we can get a big group of RIBike READ MORE

26

Jan

Allens Avenue Road Safety Assessment

On Wednesday morning, RIBike staff and volunteers joined with state and city officials to walk around Allens Ave and recommend improvements that would make the corridor safer for all road users. The map below details some of our recommendations, which READ MORE

25

Jan

PeopleForBikes, one of the driving forces behind making places better for bicycling in the United States, has a new program called the Big Jump Project. Yesterday, they announced the ten cities nationwide that would be participating, and Providence made the READ MORE

04

Jan

A Guide to Protected Bike Lanes & Snow

We’ve heard from public works departments and RIDOT that one of the main things holding them back from putting in more protected/separated bike lanes is uncertainty about how those bike lanes will be plowed in the winter. So this post READ MORE

31

Dec

YOU all did it!

View the original here:  YOU all did it!

28

Dec

We’re (really!) racing to the finish

Credit –  We’re (really!) racing to the finish

19

Dec

Biking is a Solution. Here’s Why:
Biking is a Solution. Here’s Why:

Originally posted here:   Biking is a Solution. Here’s Why: