June 4th, 2015 |
Author: Dale Rabideau
Category: Bike to the Ballpark
Please consider volunteering for the College World Series bike corral. We provide valet parking at 14th and Fahey Sts, one block away from TD Ameritrade Park
The drop-off process:
- 1) customer signs in.
- 2) volunteer pulls number tag and write on sign in.
- 3) volunteer attaches number tag to bike.
- 4) volunteer gives number tag to customer.
- 5) volunteer parks bike.
Usually one works with the customer and pulls tags while another attaches tag to bike and parks it.
The pick-up process:
- Customer presents tag to volunteer.
- Volunteer gets bike and removes tag.
- Customer signs off on receiving bike.
- Volunteer puts tags together in stack.
If customer may stay later than 30 minutes beyond last game of day, have them lock their bike onto the fence at the back of the lot and don’t give them a tag.
What is the time commitment for volunteering?
The days are broken down into three 4 hour periods:
- 7:30-10:30 (maximum one half hour past end of last game)
There are three positions available for each time slot:
- shift captain
- two assistants
Days available: Friday, June 12 through Wednesday, June 24
How to sign up for time slot?
Volunteer Spot website
Just sign up with your email address.
Next, click the sign-up button for the day and time you want to volunteer. Prefer shift captains have worked a previous time slot at bike valet.
Next, make sure to uncheck boxes at sign in page.
Please put in comments what time you will arrive/depart if not for the whole time period. Press save button at top right of comment page.
You can always log back in and change commitment time.
First shift will require tent, table, chairs to be set up. Last shift of day will require tent, tables, and chairs to be folded down and laid against fence, and entrance fence closed.
Thanks for serving people riding bikes. Please ride your bike to the corral. If you live too far away, consider parking at the Durham Museum lower parking lot and riding to the corral from there.
July 28th, 2012 |
, Bicycle Friendly Destination
, Bike Parking
, Bike Route
, Bike Shop
, Bike to the Ballpark
, Get Involved
, Handlebar Happy Hour
, Stolen bike
, Valet Bike Parking
As many individuals are aware, Omaha Bikes has recently launched a new website (are you coming to our special HHH to celebrate?), and we are entering a new stage of our journey. We are looking for talented individuals to join the Omaha Bikes leadership team in one of many specific capacities. Do you have a special interest or skill set that can elevate Omaha Bikes’ impact in the metro area? Take a look at the positions we hope to fill and if you are interested or have questions send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment. Or you can stop by any of our upcoming events and talk with someone about the organization.
We hope to select folks to fill these spots at or before our next meeting on August 14th.
Hey, we’re kind of new at this, so take a look at these responsibilities and tell us what you think. Chances are you can do at least one of them better than we can, and we would love your help. Let us know why you’re the right person for the job:
- Events and Outreach Coordinator
- Oversee planning for events such as Bike D’Lights, Discover Omaha tours, Dust Off Your Bike events, and Handlebar Happy Hours
- Manage and coordinate the Bike Friendly Destination program
- Ensure events and tags on website are accurate and complete
- Receive and respond to emails submitted via “events” widget
- Manage newsletters, email groups, and social media
- Activate members around advocacy opportunities
- Volunteer and Bike Valet Coordinator
- Act as the point person for events wishing to use Omaha Bikes’ valet system
- Work with events to plan for use of the system
- Provide expertise on use of the Bike Valet system
- Maintain and track data on system users for each event
- Work with the Treasurer to record revenue and donations from Valet
- Work with Events Coordinator to recruit volunteers as needed for other events (e.g., ride leaders)
- Blog and News Coordinator
- Ensure blog is updated with regular content
- Manage website “users” and monitor blog submissions
- Recruit other Omaha Bikes leaders to write content
- Monitor local and national news outlets for relevant stories and compile for blog
- Monitor and post stolen bike alerts
- Manage tags for blog post content
- Bike Shop and Club Liaison
- Regularly communicate with local bike shop managers and club presidents
- Ensure managers and presidents are aware of Omaha Bikes’ priorities and events
- Recruit shops and clubs to help with membership drives, volunteer recruitment, donations, and so on
- Closely work with Events and Outreach Coordinator to continuously cross-post shop and club events on omahabikes.org
- Treasurer & Membership Coordinator
- Pull monthly membership data
- Provide regular reports to group on financial situation and memberships
- Track financials and work with leadership team to develop Omaha Bikes’ annual budget
- Work with LiveWell Omaha to establish a financial reporting plan
- Receive emails submitted through the membership widget
- Regularly review and approve membership payments
January 22nd, 2012 |
Category: Bike to the Ballpark
, Get Involved
It’s hard to believe, but it is time to start planning for the College World Series Bike to the Ballpark 2012!
Our first year was a rousing success by all accounts: 700+ bikes parked and $600+ in donations raised that we can use to upgrade our operation for this year! Anyone who spent time volunteering at the bike corral last summer knows that awareness was raised significantly, which we know will translate into more people arriving on bikes this year.
We need to get a committee going to coordinate our efforts. Items on the to-do list include: building new bike racks; contacting host hotels to discuss bike friendly measures that can be taken; upgrading the signage, valet cards and other material; and developing a media/communication plan.
If you would like to be involved, please contact Julie — jharris (at) activateomaha (dot) org — by Wednesday, January 25. We’ll get a distro list going and figure out the most convenient time to schedule our first meeting.