Bicycle Advocacy Volunteer Opportunity

Hey readers, just a heads up that Hands On Greater Portland is offering a TeamWorks volunteer program starting next week based on bicycle advocacy and education. This will be a really amazing opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about and contribute to the good work of improving and expanding bicycle transportation in the Portland area. You basically join a team of volunteers and work on a series of projects for about a month. At the end of the program I will be co-leading a bicycle policy and infrastructure tour for the TeamWorks members. There are still several spots available in the program and it starts next week, so sign up ASAP right here! For more info check out  Hands On’s program description below and follow the links for full details:

Love bikes? Enjoy doing good while meeting other community-minded individuals? Get involved in some great efforts to make bike transportation a fun, safe, and viable option for our whole community this month! Check out the Bike Fun & Two-Wheeled Advocacy team, Hands On Greater Portland’s new Fall TeamWorks series, kicking off this coming Wednesday, September 25th!

The Hands On TeamWorks program offers individuals the opportunity to volunteer in a team-based environment on a series of projects over 4-6 weeks, while delving into an issue area or neighborhood and getting to know other volunteers in the process. Join in as we help clean donated bikes for kids with the Community Cycling Center, don our superhero capes and ensure safe intersections at the SW Sunday Parkways, and roll up our sleeves to maintain hiking and biking trails on Powell Butte. We’ll also learn about how to stay dry as we head into fall thanks to PBOT’s all-weather cycling workshop, and listen to bike-themed stories as we lend a hand at “Live the Revolution!”, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance‘s awesome storytelling fundraiser, raising money for its Safe Routes to School program. And to wrap up the team, we’ll hop on our bikes for a fun and informative pedal tour of Portland’s bike-friendly infrastructure led by a local transportation planner. Each project will include discussion time and we’ll explore a variety of topics, resources and issues related to cycling and bicycle advocacy in the greater Portland area.

View the full schedule and sign up to join!

Questions? Email melia@handsonportland.org

 

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