Archive for March 8th, 2018

University of Portland campus expansion puts greenway advocates on edge

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

University of Portland’s new campus. Advocates are asking, “Where’s the greenway?”

When the University of Portland announced a big campus expansion late last month, the question we immediately heard was: Where’s the trail?
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Job: Bicycle Mechanic – Community Cycling Center

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Job Title *
Bicycle Mechanic

Company/Organization *
Community Cycling Center

Job Description *
Reports to: General Manager
Status: Full Time; however, work days vary
Location: Portland, OR
Compensation: $14.50 to start
Benefits: Health, dental and vision within 30 days, PTO after 90 days, access to 401k, Labor and Used Parts Allowance
Organizational Overview

We love Portland and bikes. So we put our two loves together over 20 years ago, creating a nonprofit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits.

Our vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom, and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything we do.

In addition to delivering dynamic programs that benefit underserved communities, we operate a full-service bike shop in NE Portland that is staffed by highly experienced mechanics from diverse cycling backgrounds. Combined, our programs and shop services help riders build their skills and confidence; empower young people to ride to school and adults to ride to work; offer educational opportunities for teens to earn school credit; and support everyone in riding for health and recreation. We also collaborate with numerous community partners to generate pathways to employment and engagement within the growing bicycle movement by training new educators, leaders, advocates and mechanics.

Our goal is to help create a healthy, sustainable Portland for all community members.

The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences are encouraged to apply.
General Position Summary

The Bicycle Mechanic is responsible for supporting the mission of the Community Cycling Center. This includes assessing, repairing, and refurbishing bicycles, assisting customers with choosing parts and accessories, as well as supporting our programs team. Under the supervision of the shop management team, the Bicycle Mechanic will work to consistently and efficiently deliver on the demands presented by our customers and programming efforts. This position will require technical proficiency, attention to detail, the ability to multitask, and to act as an ambassador for the Community Cycling Center.
Responsibilities

Assess and repair bicycles for customers; repair bicycles for retail sale and for use in our programs
Educate customers about the operation and maintenance of bicycles; assist with the purchase of bikes, parts, and accessories
Contribute to the retail environment–answer phones, restock shelves, and maintain a safe, clean, and organized work space
Work cooperatively with the rest of the team to meet the goals set forth by the shop management team
Moving and lifting bicycles up to 50 lbs. is a regular part of this job; however, reasonable accommodation can be made
Support fundraising efforts. This is an essential part of everyone’s job
Be a public supporter of the Community Cycling Center and represent the organization with positivity and consistency

Qualifications & Characteristics

Required

Ideal candidate has 5+ years of experience working in a high volume bike shop
Consistent attention to quality and detail
Ability to meet quantitative production and service goals as outlined by shop management
Effective communication
Ability to work in a collaborative environment
Commitment to and respect for equity, sustainability, and diversity

Preferred

Proficiency in Spanish
Familiarity with Lightspeed POS
Proficiency in ASL

How to Apply *

Send your resume, cover letter, and (3) references to Jobs@CommunityCyclingCenter.org. Please put “Bicycle Mechanic” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with diverse abilities and experiences are encouraged to apply.

An interview with Safe Routes to School policy advocate Kari Schlosshauer

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Mom, bike commuter, advocate — it’s all in a day’s work for Kari Schlosshauer.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Even if you don’t know Kari (it rhymes with “safari”) Schlosshauer, chances are you’re familiar with her work.

As the Pacific Northwest Senior Policy Manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Schlosshauer has spent the last five years making our neighborhoods safer for walking and biking. Her position puts here at the center of discussions and deals about how and where our city, region, and state spend money for school-related transportation projects.

Schlosshauer lives in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood near Powell and 25th. Earlier this week I sat down with her around her kitchen table before riding downtown where she attended a meeting of the Vision Zero Task Force (she’s a member) at City Hall.
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Weekend Event Guide: Womxn’s Ride, Timber Logjam, The Evelyn Hamilton Story, and more

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Where will your bike take you this weekend?
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus!

The signs of spring are popping up everywhere: There are buds on the trees, flowers in the streets, and our bike event calendar is filling up quickly.

Today is also International Women’s Day and March is Women’s Month, so we’re proud to feature several events led by — and about — women in this week’s guide.

Here’s our full menu of special selections sure to satiate your appetite for cycling and socializing…

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Job: Experienced Mechanic – Vancouver Cyclery

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Job Title *
Experienced Mechanic

Company/Organization *
Vancouver Cyclery

Job Description *
Vancouver Cyclery (Vancouver, WA) is seeking an experienced, detailed orientated mechanic for the upcoming season. Must have at least 3 years of professional shop experience who is ideally suited for a team-oriented shop who enjoys giving their customers excellent customer service. Having service writer experience and knowledge or past and current technologies is a plus along with a great sense of humor. This position could lead to a year long part/ full time position of the right candidate.

How to Apply *
Please email resume along with cover letter to vcbikewrench@gmail.com