Be the change you want to see in bicycling in South Florida.
The South Florida Bike Coalition is seeking individuals from Miami-Dade to St. Lucie who are dedicated to our mission of improving and increasing bicycling in South Florida by fostering collaboration among individuals, bicycling groups and partners and who would like to help lead the Bike Coalition’s continued growth and development.
South Florida Bike Coalition Board Members believe that by uniting the voices of those who want more, better bicycling in South Florida via a formal, inclusive coalition, we can effect greater positive change. Board Members oversee our staff (currently just one part-time director) and volunteers; they lead campaigns (Brickell Avenue Speed Limit, Open Streets Broward, Group Cycling Education in St. Lucie); they help raise money and represent the Bike Coalition at events and rides as well as in meetings and before the media.
Our Board Members attend quarterly board meetings in person and participate in regular conference calls. Those who cannot make board meetings or who prefer to support our work in a purely ‘advisory’ capacity are invited to join our (wait for it) Advisory Board. Current Advisory Board Members represent zMotion and Boca High School (and other youth). They are included on our Board e-mails and actively provide feedback in whatever way works for them.
The South Florida Bike Coalition is an inclusive group. We seek effective, proactive individuals who are serious about uniting people and improving our region through bicycling. A lot has happened in 2010 and we have reached a critical opportunity for expansion in our short history.
Since we hired our first staff member last March, our campaigns have been driven almost entirely by requests from individuals. The Bike Coalition’s Board are now preparing to drive a more sustainable model for our growth by laying down a Strategic Plan. If you believe that South Florida deserves a cross-county coalition for bicycling, we want you to make it happen. Contact our Board President, Jeffrey Lynne, here with any questions you have.
There are lots of ways to serve – why not step up in 2011?