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Safer Trucking For Cities

Most of the deaths of cyclists in Boston are because of large trucks.

more information from the Boston Cyclists Union here

Box supplies number plates to UCI BMX World Championships and Olympics

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components has agreed to be the Official Bike Plate Supplier of the UCI BMX World Championships and UCI World Cups over the next three years, and will be the aole bike plate aupplier for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “Everyone at Box is very excited to be working with the Union Cycliste Internationale  and to be participating in these two major international events.

See You Tonight At The Boston Cyclists Union Soul Party!

hummugGreg Hum plays drums on his bike, organizes the annual Midnight Marathon Bike Ride, and shares stories and more on his personal blog, The Humble Cyclist. Tweet at him, bro: @thehum. 

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Tonight, the Boston Cyclists Union is hosting their Second Annual Spring Kickoff Party. Here’s the scoop from the Facebook event page:

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Order tickets via Eventbrite:

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On Thursday, April 25 we’re expecting over 300 guests at our second annual Spring Kickoff party and this year it’s all about the soul of the bike movement. What brought you to where you are today? What got you so all-fired interested in making Boston the best biking city in the world? Where is all that fire coming from?
Be thinking about this as you enjoy free beer, free food, and Northern Soul you can really move to. You know we always throw a good party and this time we’re hoping to pack this venue with people, but keep you’re eyes here or on our Facebook page to hear about our special guests, DJs, beer donors, and food donors as they express their support for a Boston that’s safe for everyone to mount a bike and ride, from 6 years old on up to 97.
If you come, you’ll enjoy free beer from Cambridge Brewing Co. and Boston Beer Co., free food from El Pelon, M&M Ribs, Chow Thai and other awesome local businesses, and you can take a peek at some amazing bikes from Boston Classic Bikes.
You’ll also have a chance to enter the raffle and win a new bike or other gear with a $750 gift certificate from Ashmont Cycles in Dorchester. Before and after a crazy short 15-minute presentation about what we’ve accomplished and the year ahead, join the Soul Dance Party with DJ Trislam and DJ Dandy Dan.

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(Photo Source)

Please thank our fantastic event sponsors for supporting better biking in Boston:

  • Jason & Fischer Attorneys at Law
  • Ashmont Cycles
  • Buckle Farm
  • Cambridge Brewing Co.
  • El Pelon
  • M&M Ribs
  • Boston Beer Co.
  • Chow Thai Café
  • DuVine Cyling & Adventure
  • Flat Top Johnny’s
  • Katalyst Kombucha
  • M&M Ribs
  • Noelle Janka Yoga
  • Nola’s Fresh Foods
  • Sarah Freeman and Sam Sherwood
  • Siva Cycle
  • Spindrift Soda
  • Phi Tran, Bike Union Board president
  • Van Shabu & Bar
  • Zipcar

The event is free to all Union members over 21–if you are not yet a member or need to renew your membership, buying an Eventbrite ticket makes you a member! 

We hope to see you there!!!

Please note that this is a 21+ event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our members. Refunds for those under 21 are available by calling 617-620-1989—but our future events will be all ages and your membership will be good for entry to those for one year.

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I’ll be volunteering at the registration table from 7-8pm. Be sure to say hi or give me a high-five! I’ll see you all there!

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BCU Hiring Membership And Development Director

From the BCU website:

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Membership and Development Manager – Boston Cyclists Union
The Membership and Development Manager is the main generator and organizer of the Boston Cyclists Union’s rapidly growing membership and volunteer corps, also overseeing other fundraising and development opportunities.

  • Hours: Full time
  • Reports to: Executive Director

About the Boston Cyclists Union:
The Boston Cyclists Union works to make the city healthier and more enjoyable by promoting the bicycle. Our fast growing 1,000-member grassroots organization is becoming one of the most active and effective advocacy groups in the city. In 2012, our membership doubled. In 2013, we hope to double it again. The Boston Cyclists Union’s work is helping to increase ridership in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville. We want to Connect the City with a complete system of physically separated bikeways designed so that anyone, from an 8-year old child to an 80-year old grandmother will feel safe and comfortable riding a bike.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage programs and events designed to retain, maintain and grow Bike Union membership.
  • Identify grant opportunities, communicate with foundation officers, and create drafts for grant proposals.
  • Identify contract opportunities, communicate with contractees, and create drafts for contract proposals.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and guide major donor strategy.
  • Set membership strategy, membership numbers and budget goals to produce desired results.
  • Develop targeted membership materials and campaigns with diverse communities and partners (e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Phone-A-Thons, events, etc).
  • Manage lead generation and customer retention programs.
  • Collect and analyze historic and survey data to create new programs and refine existing membership programs.
  • Champion new practices in membership maintenance and recruiting and implement new strategies.
  • Develop and conduct volunteer trainings focused on member recruitment and increased member engagement in Union activities.
  • Develop and manage business and employer membership and member discount proragrams.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Development Committee to improve upon existing and create new programs and outreach for membership.
  • Responsible for a wide variety communications involving all facets of membership including new programs, weekly and ongoing communications, and all member messaging and branded materials.
  • Collaborate with Development Committee and skilled volunteers on membership materials.
  • Create organization-wide themes, talking points and messaging across all trainings and membership materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to the Boston Cyclists Union mission.
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar field.
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful project planning and goal reaching.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with direct mail, e-mail campaign marketing, phone banking, and social media communications.
  • Organized, and detail oriented.
  • Professional, positive, outgoing, friendly demeanor.
  • Desire and ability to implement systems that will allow your work to scale quickly and significantly to be able to reach more people.
  • Extra points for working knowledge of Salesforce, Constant Contact, Vertical Response and/or InDesign.

Salary
Starting salary is $32,000. We are a small, extremely fast-growing non-profit and strong performance will be rewarded as our budget allows. Full-time, exempt position.

How to Apply:
Send a compelling cover letter and resume to info@bostoncyclistsunion.org. Please include “Membership and Development Manager Candidate, YOUR NAME” in the subject line, and be sure to mention where you saw the job advertised. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We strongly encourage applicants to submit their application by February 20, 2013. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Boston Cyclists Union is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political orientation.

BCU Hiring Membership And Development Director

From the BCU website:

———

Membership and Development Manager – Boston Cyclists Union
The Membership and Development Manager is the main generator and organizer of the Boston Cyclists Union’s rapidly growing membership and volunteer corps, also overseeing other fundraising and development opportunities.

  • Hours: Full time
  • Reports to: Executive Director

About the Boston Cyclists Union:
The Boston Cyclists Union works to make the city healthier and more enjoyable by promoting the bicycle. Our fast growing 1,000-member grassroots organization is becoming one of the most active and effective advocacy groups in the city. In 2012, our membership doubled. In 2013, we hope to double it again. The Boston Cyclists Union’s work is helping to increase ridership in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville. We want to Connect the City with a complete system of physically separated bikeways designed so that anyone, from an 8-year old child to an 80-year old grandmother will feel safe and comfortable riding a bike.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage programs and events designed to retain, maintain and grow Bike Union membership.
  • Identify grant opportunities, communicate with foundation officers, and create drafts for grant proposals.
  • Identify contract opportunities, communicate with contractees, and create drafts for contract proposals.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and guide major donor strategy.
  • Set membership strategy, membership numbers and budget goals to produce desired results.
  • Develop targeted membership materials and campaigns with diverse communities and partners (e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Phone-A-Thons, events, etc).
  • Manage lead generation and customer retention programs.
  • Collect and analyze historic and survey data to create new programs and refine existing membership programs.
  • Champion new practices in membership maintenance and recruiting and implement new strategies.
  • Develop and conduct volunteer trainings focused on member recruitment and increased member engagement in Union activities.
  • Develop and manage business and employer membership and member discount proragrams.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Development Committee to improve upon existing and create new programs and outreach for membership.
  • Responsible for a wide variety communications involving all facets of membership including new programs, weekly and ongoing communications, and all member messaging and branded materials.
  • Collaborate with Development Committee and skilled volunteers on membership materials.
  • Create organization-wide themes, talking points and messaging across all trainings and membership materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to the Boston Cyclists Union mission.
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar field.
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful project planning and goal reaching.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with direct mail, e-mail campaign marketing, phone banking, and social media communications.
  • Organized, and detail oriented.
  • Professional, positive, outgoing, friendly demeanor.
  • Desire and ability to implement systems that will allow your work to scale quickly and significantly to be able to reach more people.
  • Extra points for working knowledge of Salesforce, Constant Contact, Vertical Response and/or InDesign.

Salary
Starting salary is $32,000. We are a small, extremely fast-growing non-profit and strong performance will be rewarded as our budget allows. Full-time, exempt position.

How to Apply:
Send a compelling cover letter and resume to info@bostoncyclistsunion.org. Please include “Membership and Development Manager Candidate, YOUR NAME” in the subject line, and be sure to mention where you saw the job advertised. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We strongly encourage applicants to submit their application by February 20, 2013. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Boston Cyclists Union is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political orientation.

BCU Hiring Membership And Development Director

From the BCU website:

———

Membership and Development Manager – Boston Cyclists Union
The Membership and Development Manager is the main generator and organizer of the Boston Cyclists Union’s rapidly growing membership and volunteer corps, also overseeing other fundraising and development opportunities.

  • Hours: Full time
  • Reports to: Executive Director

About the Boston Cyclists Union:
The Boston Cyclists Union works to make the city healthier and more enjoyable by promoting the bicycle. Our fast growing 1,000-member grassroots organization is becoming one of the most active and effective advocacy groups in the city. In 2012, our membership doubled. In 2013, we hope to double it again. The Boston Cyclists Union’s work is helping to increase ridership in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville. We want to Connect the City with a complete system of physically separated bikeways designed so that anyone, from an 8-year old child to an 80-year old grandmother will feel safe and comfortable riding a bike.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage programs and events designed to retain, maintain and grow Bike Union membership.
  • Identify grant opportunities, communicate with foundation officers, and create drafts for grant proposals.
  • Identify contract opportunities, communicate with contractees, and create drafts for contract proposals.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and guide major donor strategy.
  • Set membership strategy, membership numbers and budget goals to produce desired results.
  • Develop targeted membership materials and campaigns with diverse communities and partners (e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Phone-A-Thons, events, etc).
  • Manage lead generation and customer retention programs.
  • Collect and analyze historic and survey data to create new programs and refine existing membership programs.
  • Champion new practices in membership maintenance and recruiting and implement new strategies.
  • Develop and conduct volunteer trainings focused on member recruitment and increased member engagement in Union activities.
  • Develop and manage business and employer membership and member discount proragrams.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Development Committee to improve upon existing and create new programs and outreach for membership.
  • Responsible for a wide variety communications involving all facets of membership including new programs, weekly and ongoing communications, and all member messaging and branded materials.
  • Collaborate with Development Committee and skilled volunteers on membership materials.
  • Create organization-wide themes, talking points and messaging across all trainings and membership materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to the Boston Cyclists Union mission.
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar field.
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful project planning and goal reaching.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with direct mail, e-mail campaign marketing, phone banking, and social media communications.
  • Organized, and detail oriented.
  • Professional, positive, outgoing, friendly demeanor.
  • Desire and ability to implement systems that will allow your work to scale quickly and significantly to be able to reach more people.
  • Extra points for working knowledge of Salesforce, Constant Contact, Vertical Response and/or InDesign.

Salary
Starting salary is $32,000. We are a small, extremely fast-growing non-profit and strong performance will be rewarded as our budget allows. Full-time, exempt position.

How to Apply:
Send a compelling cover letter and resume to info@bostoncyclistsunion.org. Please include “Membership and Development Manager Candidate, YOUR NAME” in the subject line, and be sure to mention where you saw the job advertised. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We strongly encourage applicants to submit their application by February 20, 2013. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Boston Cyclists Union is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political orientation.

BCU Hiring Membership And Development Director

From the BCU website:

———

Membership and Development Manager – Boston Cyclists Union
The Membership and Development Manager is the main generator and organizer of the Boston Cyclists Union’s rapidly growing membership and volunteer corps, also overseeing other fundraising and development opportunities.

  • Hours: Full time
  • Reports to: Executive Director

About the Boston Cyclists Union:
The Boston Cyclists Union works to make the city healthier and more enjoyable by promoting the bicycle. Our fast growing 1,000-member grassroots organization is becoming one of the most active and effective advocacy groups in the city. In 2012, our membership doubled. In 2013, we hope to double it again. The Boston Cyclists Union’s work is helping to increase ridership in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville. We want to Connect the City with a complete system of physically separated bikeways designed so that anyone, from an 8-year old child to an 80-year old grandmother will feel safe and comfortable riding a bike.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage programs and events designed to retain, maintain and grow Bike Union membership.
  • Identify grant opportunities, communicate with foundation officers, and create drafts for grant proposals.
  • Identify contract opportunities, communicate with contractees, and create drafts for contract proposals.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and guide major donor strategy.
  • Set membership strategy, membership numbers and budget goals to produce desired results.
  • Develop targeted membership materials and campaigns with diverse communities and partners (e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Phone-A-Thons, events, etc).
  • Manage lead generation and customer retention programs.
  • Collect and analyze historic and survey data to create new programs and refine existing membership programs.
  • Champion new practices in membership maintenance and recruiting and implement new strategies.
  • Develop and conduct volunteer trainings focused on member recruitment and increased member engagement in Union activities.
  • Develop and manage business and employer membership and member discount proragrams.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Development Committee to improve upon existing and create new programs and outreach for membership.
  • Responsible for a wide variety communications involving all facets of membership including new programs, weekly and ongoing communications, and all member messaging and branded materials.
  • Collaborate with Development Committee and skilled volunteers on membership materials.
  • Create organization-wide themes, talking points and messaging across all trainings and membership materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to the Boston Cyclists Union mission.
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar field.
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful project planning and goal reaching.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with direct mail, e-mail campaign marketing, phone banking, and social media communications.
  • Organized, and detail oriented.
  • Professional, positive, outgoing, friendly demeanor.
  • Desire and ability to implement systems that will allow your work to scale quickly and significantly to be able to reach more people.
  • Extra points for working knowledge of Salesforce, Constant Contact, Vertical Response and/or InDesign.

Salary
Starting salary is $32,000. We are a small, extremely fast-growing non-profit and strong performance will be rewarded as our budget allows. Full-time, exempt position.

How to Apply:
Send a compelling cover letter and resume to info@bostoncyclistsunion.org. Please include “Membership and Development Manager Candidate, YOUR NAME” in the subject line, and be sure to mention where you saw the job advertised. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We strongly encourage applicants to submit their application by February 20, 2013. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Boston Cyclists Union is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political orientation.

Boston Public Health Commission Didn’t Listen To The Experts When Crafting It’s Helmet Safety Campaign

I know I just keep chewing at this bloody billboard campaign by the BPHC, but it just bothers me how incredibly shady the whole thing seems to be.

If you go to the BPHC Helmet Campaign page you will see this:

“The city of Boston, supported by BPHC and a coalition including emergency department doctors and other hospital staff, cycling advocates, and community leaders, has taken a comprehensive approach to promoting safe bike riding in the city.”

“BPHC works with community-based organizations to ensure that free and low cost helmets are available in Boston neighborhoods.”

(emphasis added)

They tout their involvement with community and advocacy groups, making it seem like these groups had a lot of input into the campaign.

But if you read the latest post by the BCU you see a different picture:

Boston’s bike community will be the first to tell you that helmets are a good idea. Over the last few weeks, however, a large part of that community, including virtually all of its leaders, is up in arms over an advertisement that is meant to get more people wearing helmets.

Seem odd?

The ads are meant to scare people (they are meant to be targeted at young men in particular) into wearing a helmet, but it seems obvious to most observers that the ad will likely scare people away from bicycling altogether. And that would be bad, given that physical activity would really help out with the Mayor’s Million Pound Challenge—one of the city’s key prevention strategies this year. www.BostonMovesForHealth.org

The truth is that the Boston Public Health Commission—which paid around $50,000 for a month’s worth of bus stop posters depicting bloodied young cyclists—did ask for the Bike Union’s involvement on the campaign beginning back in May. The problem, however, is that they didn’t value our or other advocacy groups’ advice when we came to the table.

At that first meeting, the Union, MassBike, Livable Streets Alliance and others made it very clear to the various city agencies and health professionals in the room that the bike community would be open to just about anything but a scare campaign for the simple reason that we, thousands of Bostonians who support bike advocacy and volunteer in many ways, and the City of Boston itself have worked very hard to increase the cycling rate. We want to preserve those numbers, and get more people riding for the health benefits and other good things that it brings.

Given the clarity and unity on that message, the presentation at a second BPHC meeting on the proposed helmet ad campaign in August came as a shock. The worst fears, the things the advocacy community had specifically asked not to have, were there on the screen in bloody triplicate. Gasps filled the room. The Union asked if the ads had been tested to see if they might discourage biking. The BPHC responded that they had done focus groups and had asked that question. But when the Union requested and received the focus group results, it was clear that the question had not been addressed.

Instead, the “focus groups” actually comprised of only one focus group of a “men’s health” group, an online poll of 21 people (only one of whom did not wear a helmet), and three comments from “college/grad students.” The online poll participants suggested many positive ad ideas, the men’s health group asked for more shock value, and the “college/grad students” appeared to be studying health-related fields (thus having a clear bias).

These findings, to the Union’s leadership, did not seem like a thorough investigation of potential effects of a negative ad campaign. Moreover, it seemed at various times during our conversations with the BPHC, that increasing or at least maintaining the cycling rate was not one of the directives of this campaign. And if that was the case, why would one branch of government be allowed to run the risk of working against the work of another branch of government, in this case, Boston Bikes?

Additionally, it is not clear that focusing on the use of helmets has a significant effect on rider safety. A study of bicycle-related injury data from all nine Boston Emergency Rooms was projected at that first meeting about the helmet ads, and city officials, bike advocates and ER doctors in the room saw that only 2.2 percent of the 1,411 bike crash victims the ERs saw in 2010 had head injuries. Only a third of those people, 11 in total, had injuries serious enough to be admitted to the hospital after the ER. This number is dwarfed by hospitalizations for injuries of other kinds.

Another statistic from that meeting showed that 28 percent of bike crash victims in 2010 had fractures or dislocations, and over a quarter of those were admitted for a longer hospital visit (82 people). Overall, 58 percent of all hospital admissions (post-ER) for bike related incidents in 2010 were for fractures or dislocations, compared to 8 percent for head injuries. So why not focus on the prevention of the crashes in the first place?

The ER study is one of the only products of a BPHC investigation into bike and ped crash data that has now spanned two years, and it does not mention helmets as part of its conclusion. Instead it highlights the need for prevention through education and outreach, access to information on the “environmental context” of injuries (such as location and cause from police and ambulance data), and identifying crash hot spots.

All of this is in line with what the Bike Union has been recommending for the last three years: data-driven safety efforts. Better crash data, we believe, will help make the argument for better infrastructure and policies and inform strategies for prevention through targeted safety education and outreach.

For the $50,000 spent on this ad campaign, or a fraction of it, the city could have paid an expert to compile and redact private information from the police reports that tell us all about the cause of crashes. Then, that data could be matched with valuable ER information, allowing us to see how the most serious crashes are happening, and make all of the findings available to the transportation department, advocacy groups, and to the health department. This would allow the city to build better bike infrastructure in smarter ways, encourage targeted bike safety programming from other organizations, and maybe even some put out some ads that hit the target and actually make biking safer.

And if you read MassBike’s Twitter feed you will see the following:

We’re disappointed that Boston chose to promote helmet use in a way that might discourage people from biking.

(link to tweet)

If you check out Livable Streets Blog Steve Miller writes:

But scaring people about the dangers of bicycling without a helmet may undermine the larger benefit of getting more people to cycle. Already, the primary reason people give for not bicycling is that it seems dangerous – mostly because of the proximity of cars. Maybe we should be trying to increase the fear of dangerous behaviors among car drivers rather than bicyclists!

It would seem that the “advocacy community” the BPHC reached out to, all said the same thing. DON’T DO THIS! While $50,000 isn’t going to buy a lot of infrastructure, it could have been used for much nicer ad’s.



BCU’s Second Annual Party!

Got this in the email:

Boston Cyclists Union’s Second Annual Party (Meeting)

On Thursday, Sept. 27 we’ll be hosting our second fabulous Annual Party (Meeting) and fundraiser for our members to celebrate another year of great advocacy and programming, to welcome and meet a new board slate, hear from some bigwigs, and enjoy good music, free food and free beer.

Guest speaker: Nicole Freedman, Olympian and former Bike Czar for the city of Boston!

DJ Riobamba of Pajaritos and DJ Shabbakano (of Sonido Bestial @ River Gods) will get you on the dance floor!

Free beer from Cambridge Brewing Company, Cisco Brewery, Blue Hills Brewery, and Boston Brewing Co.

Massive taco mania from El Pelon plus vegan food from Life Alive, B. Good, Haley House, and others…

Raffling off a folding bicycle from fBike, two full winter bike commuting outfits from Ibex and Patagonia (from the socks to the cap!), a gift basket from Slumbrew and more!

Second Annual Party (Meeting)
Thurs., Sept. 27
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Tech’s
crazy big ballroom (to hold all of you)
41 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
6:30pm-10:30pm

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RSVP HERE
The event is free to all Union members–if you are not yet a member or need to renew your membership, you can do that here.  Not sure about your membership status? Send a note to info@bostoncyclistsunion.org 

This is one of the Union’s largest fundraisers of the year so bring your checkbook and cash for raffle tickets. We are now an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so all contributions will be tax-deductible.



BCU Seeking New Board Members

got this in the email, if you are interested in being on the Boston Cyclist Union’s board give them a hollar

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HELP MAKE BOSTON A BETTER BIKE CITY…

JOIN OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

www.bostoncyclistsunion.org 
The Boston Cyclists Union is helping Bostonians lead healthier lives by promoting the bicycle for transportation. Among other things, we repair bikes, educate new riders, and organize neighborhood residents who would like to voice support for friendlier street designs, bike paths, and public spaces.

The Union is growing in all ways — the number of projects we’re working on, volunteer opportunities, and more.

The Board Selection Committee of the Boston Cyclists Union is currently seeking applications from prospective Board Members who are passionate about the Boston Cyclists Union’s mission.

As a Board Member you will be responsible for three areas:

  1. Governance (strategy, planning, fiduciary responsibilities)
  2. Involvement in programs/committees that develop the Union
  3. Development (raising funds, community awareness and recruiting quality volunteers)

Minimum Requirements:

  • proven experience as a volunteer and fundraiser
  • interest and ability to be an ambassador for the Union
  • a commitment to the Union, including time and flexibility to help grow the Union, including making a fundraising commitment and a board donation
  • practical skills/experience in at least one of the following areas: finance and accounting, non-profit law, PR, marketing, creative/design, project management, business management, urban planning, government, transportation or policy
  • attendance at monthly Board meetings, Board retreats, Union special events and committee/project meetings

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Application Process

Only candidates that provide a complete and thoughtful career profile will be considered.

To apply for this position:

  1. Follow this link for the online application:  http://bostoncyclistsunion.org/featured/board2012/
  2. Email your resume to: boardselection@bostoncyclistsunion.org

Application Deadline: July 11, 2012