A couple of weeks ago, the BTA’s Walk+Bike Ambassador team hosted our Spring Bike Safety Education Volunteer kickoff party. We enjoyed socializing and snacks with new and returning volunteers who signed up for shifts for our Bike Safety Education community ride schedule. If you missed the party, it’s not too late to sign up! Here’s a quick orientation to get you started.
What is a community ride?
A community ride is the culmination of a 10 hour in-class and on-street Bike Safety Curriculum taught to 4th and 5th graders at 40 Portland area schools by the BTA. The typical community ride happens on a Friday anytime from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Generally the ride takes 1 to 2 hours, depending on the route and setup.
And volunteers get to attend parties?
Yes! We had a great turnout with lots of new and familiar faces. If you didn’t make it, don’t despair. You can sign up to volunteer at community rides online. Plus, there will be another volunteer party at the end of the season where we celebrate all the fun we had.
How do I sign up?
1. Click here to sign up for rides! (Unfortunately you have to select each shift one at a time and submit — it won’t let you sign up for multiple rides. It takes a couple extra seconds, and I apologize for the inconvenience.)
2. Please either forward LeeAnne the confirmation email or shoot her a quick email (firstname.lastname@example.org) letting her know which rides you have signed up for.
3. Share this link with other folks that may want to volunteer with us!