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Summer Bike Instructor Job Opening!

Howdy! Bikes Together is looking for some summer Bike Camp Instructors for our 2016 Bike Camp season. If you like bikes and leading kids on city adventures, consider applying for this awesome summer experience!

 

Position: Bike Camp Instructor

This is a seasonal full-time position. The dates for this position are May 31  – August 12, Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. Applicants must be able to commit to the entirety of the position.

Job Description: The Bike Camp Instructor will help in the organization and implementation of Bikes Together’s Bike Camp. The BC Instructor will teach Bike Campers bike safety and maintenance as well as lead group rides and activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Ensure the safety and health of Bike Campers (ages 7-14)
  • Teach Bicycle Safety and Maintenance (training and curriculum provided)
  • Organize group activities and team-building exercises
  • Planning safe-routes for bike rides
  • Provide detailed weekly reports of Camp Activities
  • Complete evaluation for each session

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth
  • Strong understanding of safe-biking practices
  • A moderate-level of bicycle maintenance knowledge
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must be CPR certified or attend CPR training prior to start of Camp
  • Must be able to complete bike rides upwards of 20-30 miles (slow pace)

Education/Experience:

  • B.A. or B.S. in related field preferred, or working towards a B.A. or B.S.
  • High school Diploma or GED recommended

Position Status:

  • Full Time (40 hours): May 31 – August 12 2016, Monday-Friday
  • Pay commensurate with experience but starts at $10/hr

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to sam@bikestogether.org with Bike Camp Instructor in the subject line. Deadline is May 16th.

Mariposa Bike Camp = New Possibilities!

Mariposa Bike Camp is where Kids learn Bike Fun

We are excited to announce an expansion to one of Bikes Together’s most popular programs! In it’s fifth years now, we offered kids, ages 7-14, an opportunity to be safe and responsible bike riders. And we don’t mess around; we take children safely through Denver on urban adventures while providing nurturing feedback and emphasizing teamwork and communication.

In 2016, we are doubling the possibilities with a second location where rides start and end. Mariposa offers a new set of super-duper options:

  • Direct access to the South Platte and Cherry Creek trails means longer rides on bike oriented paths means kids get to see where bicycling can really take them
  • New potential activity partners including the La Alma Rec Center and Bryers Branch public library
  • Access to a pool, increasing the fun factor of alternative activities
  • New bikes routes creating new sets of problem solving opportunities

In addition, Mariposa Bike Camp will still be run based on the format we’ve successfully  established in previous years camps. This includes:

  • 6:1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Nurturing good decision making
  • Safety, safety, safety!
  • Empowering kids with a sense of fostered independence
  • Inspiring kids to be leaders
  • Giving kids hands-on instruction that encourages collaboration

What an average day looks like:

  • Kids meet with counselors and discuss the day’s battle plan
  • Assign each camper a roll in the group
  • Counselors make sure campers have what they need for the day
  • Mount up, it’s time to ride!
  • Traverse safely to destination using teamwork and responsibility
  • Destination Activity!
  • Lunch!
  • Team plan to get back to start location
  • Traverse urban environment safely to home base
  • Arrive Home!
  • Debrief about day’s events
  • Counselors give constructive feedback
  • Parent or Guardian picks up Camper!
  • (Intermittent mechanic instruction throughout the day!)

Sign up your youngin’ and watch their world grow one pedal at a time!