Thursday Bike News – 10 May 2012

Posted on 05/10/2012

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Bikas’ occasional round-up of Angeleno bike news:

> L.A. Eco-Village is hosting a fundraiser for L.A. Streetsblog. It’s this Friday, May 11th 2012 – that’s tomorrow. More details here.

> The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition is hiring a bicycle community organizer to work on campaigns, and on the city of Carson’s bike plan. Full announcement text after the jump below. Job detail pdf here.

Cute Girls on Bicycles – Tuesday in San Francisco

> Move over Bodacious Bicycle Babes, Ovarian Psycos, Iron Unicorns – it’s Cute Girls on Bicycles – Tuesday May 15th 2012 in, well, some bikey city about 700 miles north of Los Angeles… which we don’t usually cover, but and I liked the image so yah I am announcing it here. stolen from Bikes and The City

> It’s bike month. again. At Bikas, well, it’s always bike month… so we’re not exactly jumping for joy on this one… nonetheless Bikas is looking forward to Good Samaritan Hospital’s Blessing of the Bikes event on Tuesday morning May 15th 2012. Bike to work day stuff here. More bike month stuff here + here.

Job Announcement from LACBC’s Alexis Lantz

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is looking for an energetic and hard working Policy & Campaigns Manager. This person will primarily work on campaigns and community organizing in the City of Los Angeles. We are looking for someone passionate about working with the diverse communities that make up the City of Los Angeles, as well as city and county partners to continue LACBC’s efforts to transform Los Angeles into a more bikeable and livable place. In addition, 15% of this position’s efforts will be spent organizing outreach and community events in the City of Carson in support of the city’s bicycle master plan.

A detailed description of the position and responsibilities is attached. Please forward this job announcement far and wide!

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples in one PDF file to: Alexis Lantz, Planning & Policy Director, at alexis@la-bike.org and Jennifer Klausner, Executive Director, at jennifer@la-bike.org. The PDF file shall be named as follows: [LastName]_[FirstName]_PolicyCampaigns12.pdf.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged with an email reply. Telephone inquiries are not accepted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted in the format indicated in order to be considered. The positions will be open until filled, and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Visit www.la-bike.org for more information about the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is an equal opportunity employer, people of color, LGBT, and women applicants are highly encouraged.

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The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes cycling for transportation and recreation throughout LA County’s 88 cities through transportation policy, advocacy, education, and outreach. Founded in 1998, LACBC brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to improve the bicycling environment and quality of life for the entire region. Our vision is to improve the built environment in Los Angeles County, so that all cyclists–low-income, commuter, recreational, families, and women–can safely navigate our streets. For more info, visit our website at:www.la-bike.org.

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