Sunday, March 10, 2013

We're hiring! Shop Managers wanted for Bike Project.

Bike-related employment opportunities! We are now hiring for two shop manager positions: a part-time manager for our Downtown Urbana shop, and a full-time manager for the Campus Bicycle Shop. (The manager at the Campus Bicycle Shop will be a University of Illinois employee; the Campus Bicycle Shop is a collaboration with the University.)

See both job announcements at .
Below are vitals for each position; follow the links for the full text of the job announcements.
The application deadline for both positions is 11:59 pm CDT, March 27, 2013.

Part-time Shop Manager (Downtown Urbana location)
Date Posted: March 8, 2013
Position: Part-time Shop Manager (20-25 hours/week)
Organization: The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign
Start Date: April 15–May 15, 2013 (negotiable; earlier preferred)
Duration: One year (renewable annually)
Location: Champaign-Urbana, IL

Full Time Shop Manager (Campus location)
Date Posted: March 8, 2013
Position: Full Time Shop Manager (40 hours/week)
Organization: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Start Date: April 15–May 15, 2013 (negotiable; earlier preferred)
Duration: One year (renewable annually)
Location: Champaign-Urbana, IL

Feel free to re-post the above links and job announcements. If you know any good candidates, please let them know!

(UPDATE: The application for deadline for both positions has been changed to  11:59 pm CDT, March 27, 2013)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

wOOt! One of the Hollandias has a home! Now its partner is alone... if you're looking for a Dutch-style utilitarian vehicle, it's waiting for you (if I were two inches taller....) Saturday also brought in two folks whose brakes & handlebars & wheels needed work because they'd crashed into poles... riding on the sidewalk... reminding us of the reality that the streets are safer -- and on our streets of the common width, to use good lane position that's not hugging the gutter, so you're seen and so cars don't buzz you trying to avoid going across that center line...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Can you spot all six folks working on bikes? (Hint: look for legs :) ) It was another busy Saturday with a couple of new memberships and three or four bikes making that graduation from "ain't goin' nowhere" to "Rollin' on outta here." And NOrth of the bike-stand scene we had two volunteers who re-organized just about every wheel in the place, pausing to help get the right wheel on the right bike. I love it when it's a busy day, but still people somehow manage to make it *more* organized than when we started. We're still working out staffing logistics for the Campus Bike Project ... as soon as something's definite, it will be posted.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

This fellow, Mike Udelhofen, got help with bike setup at the bike project. Then he flew to Sidney -- not for the Sidney Saloon and Casey's, like the Saturday Saunterers do, but to Sidney Australia, where he started a bit of a tour... see for the post-by-post details!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Vision Meeting

Sunday from 10-2 we had a nicely-attended meeting for generating ideas and setting short and long term goals. This included talking about the assorted kinds of folks who use the different branches of The Bike Project, the different things people say that show us what our public image is, and what we actually do. Each question has many answers, of course ;)
Then we talked about our need to get fiscally organized, to connect with other organizations and reach different demographics, to have more fun, and to get more people on bicycles and get more people embracing the idea that bicycles are viable vehicles.
Notes and pictures to follow...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Do the chain shake!

Yes, you can swirl that chain around in a pile of solvent -- or, grab that jar and fill it up and shake ;)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bike Shops = Art

If only every bike shop looked like this, we might get everyone on a bike.

Happy riding!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bikes from the Future!

A terrific bike-related link found its way into my inbox this morning, and I had to share it with my fellow bike enthusiasts. This article, entitled "15 Amazing Bicycles for the Future of Seoul," offers up an enticing peek at a few examples of what could be the future of bicycle design for commuters in crowded and polluted cities like Seoul. Take a look and see which of these designs could inspire your next bike project or purchase.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Get thee a handlebar

We're busy fixing bikes with folks, but we've got some treasures for sale, as well. Come on by -- today is also the Mini Maker Faire!