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Job: Executive Director – Community Arts and Recreation Alliance (Portland Townsend, WA)

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Job Title

Executive Director

Company / Organization

Community Arts and Recreation Alliance

Job Description

Executive Director, Community Arts and Recreation Alliance, Port Townsend, WA

The Community Arts and Recreation Alliance (CARA) is a Port Townsend, WA based non-profit. Our mission is to promote bicycle use for a healthier and more sustainable community. We are collectively engaged in transforming the local and regional culture so that bicycles are embraced as the preferred form of transportation. We promote a cycling culture by recycling used bikes and making refurbished bikes affordable, putting as many people on bikes as possible, educating those who want to learn about cycling and bike maintenance, and empowering people of all ages to ride more often, safer and further. We are currently seeking a 20-30 hours per week Executive Director.

CARA overseas two dba’s: The Jefferson County ReCyclery (www.ptrecyclery.org) and the Port Townsend Cycle School (www.ptcycleschool.org). We are transitioning from a local non-profit whose employees have been governed directly by the Board to a regional organization focused on growing a culture of cycling in Port Townsend and beyond. Our customers/clients range from casual cyclists who need parts, service and knowledge, to mechanics wishing to gain professional level wrenching skills. We serve the local community with multiple programs, including a middle school bicycle education program, a shop apprenticeship and earn-a-bike program, member’s shop day and a kid’s bike program, among others. Regionally, we sponsor an annual 60K ride, the Tour de Forts. In 2018, we started the Port Townsend Cycle School and successfully offered two professional level mechanics courses, Wheel Building 1 and Bike Mechanics 1, drawing students from around Puget Sound. The Port Townsend Cycle School is the first cycling school in the State of Washington with courses designed for training a broad range of students from hobbyists and those seeking self reliance in their use of bicycles to those who seeking professional expertise. We have four permanent employees and we are in the initial stages of a capital facilities project.

Our ideal Executive Director applicant will have successful experience with marketing, branding and fundraising. In addition, a broad set of administration skills, ranging from financial planning, human resource management, and program development will be important. The successful applicant will also demonstrate excellent communication skills both within and beyond the organization.

For a link to a complete job description, please follow this link:

https://www.ptcycleschool.org/news/11/26/Wanted-Executive-Director

For more information about us, check out our two websites (above). Or contact David Thielk, CARA President at board@ptrecyclery.org, or by phone at 360-602-1270.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest and attached resume to Dave Thielk, President, CARA, at board@ptrecyclery.org .

Job: Bicycle Mechanic – Lakeside Bicycles

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Job Title

Bicycle Mechanic

Company / Organization

LAKESIDE BICYCLES

Job Description

Lakeside Bicycles is looking for Full & Part-time Mechanics to join our team! Qualified applicants should have 3-5 years experience in an established Bicycle Shop, have a great attitude and work well under pressure. This is a customer facing position. The ideal candidates must have excellent customer service skills.
Necessary Skills;
– Ability to diagnose and tune a wide range of bicycles including electric.
– Wheel building skills a plus.
– Analysis of performance complaints and the ability to repair minor issues on the spot.
– New Bicycle assembly to the established quality standards.
– Hydraulic brake service experience.
– Working understanding of component compatibility.
– Provide excellent customer service.
We offer flexible work scheduling but require Saturday & Sunday work. Pay is commensurate with experience. Health Care is paid after probationary period.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to info@lakeside-bikes.com. Provide 3 references, 2 work-related and 1 personal. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Portland Wheelmen Touring Club to consider name change

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Club members Ann Morrow (left) and Kathleen Hellem at a recent Sunday Parkways event.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

What do you think of when you hear the name Portland Wheelmen Touring Club?

Established in 1971, this is the oldest riding club in the area with a proud legacy of leading (daily!) group rides, raising funds for non-profits, and putting on great events like the Pioneer Century.

As they approach their 50th anniversary, PWTC is doing some soul-searching and club leaders say a name-change is a very real possibility.

In a note to members in their November newsletter, the club’s Board President Chip Kyle wrote, “The board believes that — with great trepidation – we need to reexamine our club name and how it represents who we are, what we do and how we want to grow.” The reason? The current crop of members is getting older and the club isn’t attracting new, younger riders. “We have seen that participation in our club rides comprises predominantly retired males,” he wrote.

Kyle also says, despite having many active women members, they’re frequently asked if women are allowed to participate.
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ODOT needs your input on Oregon Coast Bike Route Plan update

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Riding in a narrow shoulder just south of Waldport.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

What iconic Oregon bikeway is 370 miles long, connects 38 campgrounds, supports 670 full-time jobs and spurs $56.3 million in tourism spending? The Oregon Coast Bicycle Route (OCBR).[Read more…]

This 1896 map shows the depth of Portland’s cycling culture

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

The 1896 Cyclists Road Map of Portland is an absolute gem.
(Photos of map published by Cunningham & Banks)

In 1896 Portland had a thriving cycling culture complete with bike-specific fashion purveyors, bike-friendly restaurants, bike shops, and local businesses hoping to cater to our many “wheelmen” and women.
[Read more…]

PBOT to request $6 million in state funds for Safe Routes to School projects

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

This street on SE 174th near Alder School along Portland’s eastern city limits will get sidewalks if a PBOT grant application is successful.

At city council on Wednesday the Portland Bureau of Transportation will request support for a grant to the Oregon Department of Transportation to fund three Safe Routes to School projects in east Portland.
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The Monday Roundup: Oprah’s e-bike, California’s driving problem, e-scooter fatality, and more

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Ruckus Warehouse Sale, this Saturday December 8th.

Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past week…
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Riverfront stadium proposal raises questions about transportation access

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Portland Diamond Project used this as their lead image and titled it on their website as “Bike Tailgating.”

In Portland you can’t even propose a Major League Baseball stadium without putting bikes front and center.

Yesterday a consortium of financiers, celebrities, and fans made a big splash with an announcement about a potential location and a series of renderings of what the 32,000 seat stadium might look like.
[Read more…]

Jobs of the Week: City of Portland BPS, RecumbentPDX

Friday, November 30th, 2018

We had two job listings posted this week. Learn more about each one via the links below…

–> Director of Bureau Planning and Sustainability – City of Portland

–> Mechanic Part or Full Time Seasonal – RecumbentPDX

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Ask BikePortland: Know any good bike shed builders?

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Reader A.L. needs someone to build a bike shed:

We need to build/have built a secure bike storage structure in our backyard. Limited budget ($500-700). Do you have any recommendations for who to work with? Doesn’t need to be someone licensed, and probably won’t be with our budget, but at least reliable/does good enough work.

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