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The organization is built around the belief that the bicycle is the world’s greatest, most utilized mode of transportation and that every individual, regardless of age, gender, race, or class has a right to afford, maintain, and enjoy one.

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RBP Is Hiring! Instructor and Curriculum Consultant Positions

Major Taylor Program Instructor

Description: This position will join Reno Bike Project’s programming team to deliver and help ensure continued success and growth of our Major Taylor Program. The Major Taylor Program instructor is responsible for formal instruction in the classroom as well as for leading rides and enforcing safe behavior. The Instructor may have opportunities to gain hours, on an incidental basis, by participating in community cycling outreach and education, bike trains to school, or at cycling events hosted or supported by RBP. The Instructor will report primarily to the Program Director and secondarily to the Executive Director.

Primary Duties:

-Instruct Major Taylor courses, following curriculum aligned to National Physical Ed Standards;

-Instruct students in basic bicycle maintenance and repair, and perform basic safety checks on bikes;

-Engage students in the Program & in cycling;

-Submit course feedback to support developments in curriculum; and session report summaries highlighting achievements and setbacks, status of goals, partnering organizations and sponsors, and goals for next quarter;

-Maintain and update an accurate inventory of MTP bicycles and all necessary course supplies;

-Communicate with shop staff and ensure timely maintenance and logging of maintenance on MTP bicycles;

-Plan, map, and catalogue safe ride routes from 6-30 miles; and

-Attend all class sessions, planning meetings and meetings with current/potential partners.

Supervisor: Genevieve Parker, RBP Program Director.

Compensation: DOE

Schedule: This is a 20-30 hour/week position, beginning in March, with some fluctuation according to the programmatic calendar. Instruction is expected during and/or after school hours, M-F. Instructor may occasionally be asked to work over weekends.

Qualifications:

-Enthusiasm for developing and maintaining community partnerships to benefit disinvested populations;

-Experience with and enthusiasm for educating youth;

-Ability to serve and educate at-risk populations;

-Thorough understanding of current Nevada road and cycling laws as well as bicycle safety;

-Experience teaching standards-aligned curriculum preferred;

-Familiarity with basic bicycle maintenance mechanics preferred;

-Experience as a regular bicycle commuter preferred;

-Knowledge of the Truckee Meadows area, especially from the seat of a bicycle preferred;

-Must be CPR/First Aid certified or willing to obtain certification before beginning instruction; and

-Must be able to pass a background check before beginning instruction.

 

Major Taylor Program Curriculum Consultant 

Project Description: Reno Bike Project is seeking an independent contractor to complete a National & State Phys. Ed. Standards-aligned curriculum overhaul for RBP’s Major Taylor Program. Lessons will ideally be completed in time for instruction during a Spring Session beginning in mid-March. The Consultant may work off of an existing lesson plan format and an outline planning subsequent lessons. The Consultant will collaborate primarily with the RBP Program Director to ensure goals for quality and deadlines are met, and secondarily with a Major Taylor Program Instructor, to whom curricula and lesson plans will be handed off. Subsequent grantwriting projects may be offered to the right candidate upon completion of the MT Curriculum.

Scope of Project: The Major Taylor Ride Club is a bicycle riding and commuting education course that uses bicycling as a tool to teach youth about physical fitness, nutrition, bike maintenance, setting and meeting goals, cycling safety, and the environmental benefits of bikes. Major Taylor has been delivered as an after-school club, a day camp, and as a half-credit PE course. We think the PE course is the most viable and beneficial version, and are looking for an experienced individual to finish an overhaul of the curriculum with detailed lesson plans that are aligned to current physical education Standards. An existing PE course outline plans for a total of 32 classes, with 19 classes involving instruction and 13 planned solely for riding. The course outline divides instruction into 4 units, with the first unit already completed. A lesson template exists as a basis for individual lesson planning; evaluation tools, graphics, and other teaching aids have been partially developed or gathered. The course curriculum must be in complete form by 4/1/15.

Compensation: DOE

Qualifications:

-Experience creating Standards-aligned curriculum;

-Familiarity with current National and Nevada Phys. Ed. Standards;

-Understanding of current Nevada road and cycling laws as well as bicycle safety preferred;

-Experience teaching standards-aligned curriculum preferred;

-Familiarity with basic bicycle maintenance mechanics preferred;

-Knowledge of the Truckee Meadows area, especially from the seat of a bicycle preferred; and

-Degree in education or curriculum development preferred.

 

To Apply for One or Both: Qualified & interested applicants, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional/academic reference contacts (name, relationship, phone number, email) to genevieve@renobikeproject.com. Please note which position(s) you are applying for. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All questions related to the interview and selection process may be sent to Genevieve.

Reno Bike Project (RBP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community bicycle shop and resource for the Truckee Meadows committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community through education, cooperation and advocacy. Reno Bike Project is an equal opportunity employer and this position is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion.

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We’ll be open for our regular hours starting today until Infinity!

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RBP: Closed for the Holi-daze!

Hey Reno!
Happy Holidays to you and yours from RBP! On a related note, Reno Bike Project will be closed from December 21st to January 2nd. Our venerated staff would also like to enjoy the holidays, ride bikes, shoot some craps, eat some smoked ham, drink some brandy nog, and visit our secret Canadian families.
We’ll see you in 2015 eh!

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Freewheels for Kids to bring the joy of cycling to more kids in the community

As the holiday season rolls around, the Reno Bike Project (RBP) gears up to give bikes to kids in need. The Freewheels for  Kids program is an annual event by RBP, in conjunction with the Reno Fire Department, the Children’s Cabinet of Northern Nevada, and (this year for the first time!) UNR’s Early Head Start Program. RBP repairs children’s bicycles, and our partners distribute them to the kids who need them most.

This year the community can get involved in two ways. First, folks, you can donate kids bikes to RBP during business hours (Wednesday through Saturday). Cash donations are also very much appreciated, as we need to replace parts on some bikes. You can specify the purpose your your monetary donation should to go toward when you donate to RBP through Paypal. Second, everyone is invited to come in during two scheduled work parties on December 6 and December 13 from 11a-3p @ RBP (541 E. 4th Street). During these work parties, volunteers of all skill levels will help repair bikes to make them safe and ready for the kids. RBP mechanics will assist in all repairs, and food and beverages will be provided as as small thank you. This is a great learning opportunity for folks with limited experience working on bikes.

To let us know you’re planning to attend, please fill out this short survey. Contact matthew@renobikeproject.com with any questions.

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