BikeHouston Ambassador Training

BikeHouston Ambassador Training

The training will cover the main talking points for why bicycle advocacy and BikeHouston matter. We will hand out materials, practice making pitches and go over FAQs and using the equipment needed to complete sales. After the training Mary will lead a ride to the BikeHouston 3rd Thursday Huallabaloo at Low Brow in Montrose. BikeHouston Ambassador Training Date: June 18, 2015 1 hour long training on how to talk to people about why bicycle advocacy and BikeHouston matters. Sign up below… BikeHouston Ambassador Program Description:  Program Goals: To increase BikeHouston’s power and ability to advocate for better, safer streets for people on  bikes (and people on foot, on transit, or in cars).  As our membership and supporter base increases, our power to push for an increasingly bicycle friendly Houston increases. BikeHouston’s goal is to create a network of safe streets so that any Houstonian can safely and comfortably ride to all their destinations. BikeHouston is working to get 50,000 people signed up on our Houstonians for Bikes Campaign and to have a publicly and politically supported Bicycle Master Plan. We need Ambassadors to help us reach these goals. Program Description: The BH Ambassadors will be involved community members who can unite all the people with bikes they meet in their regular activities. BH Ambassadors will be empowered through training and materials to unite these people so that we have the power to push Houston to become a more bicycle friendly community. BikeHouston commitments to Ambassadors:  Training: We will hold Ambassador trainings on a bi-monthly basis. Trainings will cover the main talking points for why membership and support of BikeHouston is important, how...
June 2015 Critical Mass

June 2015 Critical Mass

Critical Mass is the largest regular bike ride in Houston. The May 2015 Critical Mass was estimated at having over 4000 participants by HPD. It is not organized by BikeHouston and we have no official relationship with the ride. However, we want to harness the potential of having so many people on bikes together at the same time each month. The ride departs from Market Square Park (301 Milam St) in downtown around 7-7:30pm on the last Friday each month. BikeHouston sets up an outreach table to promote following the rules of the road, building better bike lanes, and enhancing the education of all road users. We are uniting Houston with our 50,000 Houstonians for Bikes Campaign. Simply signing your name can make a big difference when it is on a petition alongside tens of thousands of other names. In addition, we sign-up members and may be selling t-shirts and other items. Please do stop by our table and speak with us. If just 75 people, 5% of the 1500 people that typically ride in Critical Mass, attend each Houston Bike Plan Meeting, it would be a much more powerful plan resulting in much more dedicated space for bikes. We promote following the rules of the road and being courteous to everyone on our streets. Only by uniting all Houstonians with bikes will we push Houston to evolve into a world class city. See this event on our...

November Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Four events, four opportunities to share BikeHouston’s mission and ideas with Houstonians by volunteering or attending. Sunday Nov 9: Latino Music Series Mexican accordionist Celso Piña. Tuesday Nov 11: Monthly Social at United Way offices with renowned city planner Jeff Speck. Saturday Nov 15: Around! Parade with Block/After party. Saturday Nov 22: Closing party Buffalo Bayou Silos Series. Thursday, Nov 27: The 65th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. What do we need? Get on your bicycle and come enjoy fall in Houston. We need BIkeValet volunteers for all three weekend events. We also need volunteers to run our outreach table. We need 10+ people to ride the November 15th Around! Parade. Wear a BikeHouston T-shirt and costumes. We will bring our “three foot safe passing banners”. We are looking for a bike trailer for our sign as well. BikeHouston is on a roll, however we must unite all cyclists in Houston to enhance our influence and generate funds to hire staff to fight even harder and more effective for cyclists right. Please join our team and help BikeHouston on its journey. Together we can make Houston more bike-friendly. You can sign up here to volunteer. Follow this link to become a member and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to seeing you this...

BikeHouston needs volunteers this weekend for BikeFest and Sunday Streets

After a very successful BikeHouston Moonlight Bicycle Ramble BikeHouston goes back to basics. Our mission is to make Houston more bike-friendly and a much better place to live, work and have fun. To achieve that we need to unite all cyclists to make ourselves heard at City Council, City Departments and all around Houston. You can help us.On Saturday November 1st BikeHouston presents itself at HTX Bikefest. We ask our volunteers to come out to talk about BikeHouston’s goals and mission, help signing up new members and selling BikeHouston T-shirts. Follow this link and sign up for a two hour shift. On Saturday November 2nd there is another Sunday Streets and BikeHouston will provide its ever popular BikeValet along with an outreach table. Sunday Streets and especially the BikeValet booth are the perfect places to meet fellow cyclists and to talk about BikeHouston’s work and projects. Follow this link and sign up for a time slot convenient for you....

Tips & Tricks for BikeHouston Moonlight Bicycle Ramble

  Time is running out as Saturday night draws near. Make sure you sign up now for BikeHouston Moonlight Bicycle Ramble. You still have a few options. – Sign up online: this will be available until Friday October 24th at midnight; – Come to BikeBarn on Weslayan, Saturday October 25th from 12-5 pm. BikeHouston volunteers will sign you up and give you your registration package. This is the last opportunity for the great value family sign-up; – Come to George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday October 25th for a walk-in sign-up for the Ramble from 10 pm until the ride starts at midnight. Note: only individual registrations are possible at this time. Tips & Tricks for the Ride – Wear reflective, bright colored clothing, along with your Halloween costume; – Check your lights carefully, the Ramble starts at midnight and Houston streets can be quite dark. Carry extra lights; – Check your tires for damage and proper air pressure; – Wear a helmet; – Obey traffic laws, share the road, be courteous to all other road users; – Look out for yourself and offer help when needed. Together we can make it a wonderful Ramble, even if the moon is not that big. Members needed Consider becoming a member of BikeHouston. As cyclists unite we demonstrate to the Mayor and City Council that society is ready for better bikeways, a more serious commitment to educate road users and enforcement of the laws which protect cyclists lives. Help yourself, help BikeHouston. Together we can shape the cycling future of this city. Thank you for joining...

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