Want to become more involved in local bicycle advocacy? Consider joining the Madison Bikes board of directors.
We have already received several exciting applications. But it’s not too late to throw your hat into the ring! We are extending the application deadline to October 20.
Madison Bikes is looking for people who are dedicated, passionate, strong communicators, good compromisers, organized, and able to commit time and energy to promoting biking as a priority in the city of Madison. There are no paid staff and everything we do—from fundraising to advocacy to communications to events—is done by our volunteer board and volunteer committee members.
We are currently accepting applications for up to eight seats on the Madison Bikes Board of Directors, with elections taking place in December.
Our organization is committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic board committed to equity in our work. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, and other groups who are underrepresented in bike advocacy.
The Madison Bikes board is an all-volunteer working board. We expect board members to:
Attend our monthly board meetings (6-8pm every third Monday of the month) and our Community Meetings (4th Monday)
Participate in one or more of our focus areas and work on tasks between meetings
Have passion for our organization’s vision: Making Madison a city where anyone can ride a bicycle conveniently and comfortably to any place in the city and neighboring communities year round.
Other examples of things our board members do:
Write for our blog
- Plan, organize, and promote events such as Bike Week or the Winter Bike Fashion Show
Attend city-held meetings (public input meetings, City Council meetings, local and regional transportation committee meetings)
- Mobilize the community to advocate for bike projects
- Meet and liaise with community partners (neighborhood associations, non-profits, other bike advocacy groups)
Contribute to fundraising and organizational development efforts
If you are interested in joining our board, please complete this application form by October 20. If you would like to nominate someone other than yourself, please forward this post/email to them and ask them to apply.
Our executive board will review all application submissions and follow up with all applicants with next steps.
Have questions? Email Heather!