Job Opportunity: Bicycle Teacher

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The Carpenter Art Garden is searching for a new Bicycle Teacher to lead its community bike shop program. Through its first two classes, the program graduated five bike mechanics who came directly from the Binghampton neighborhood. At least two of these graduates went on to be hired by Victory Bicycle Studio.

For more about the position, here are excerpts of an email from Carpenter Art Garden board member Clark Butcher:

“We are in need of a new Teacher. This would be great for someone who’s retired, or someone wanting part-time work and has the great interest in giving back. This individual would have a knowledge and passion to share.

“This is a paid position, and one should expect 12-16 hours of teaching per week. This individual would have an assistant, a gentleman named Lee Evans who has been working at the community shop since its inception, and has a great ability to identify and bring-in the hidden talent throughout the Binghampton neighborhood.”

For more information, please contact Clark Butcher (clark@victorybicyclestudio.com).

Giving Thanks for Bike Lanes

Only one week ago Americans gathered with friends and families to give thanks for the blessings and good fortunes in their lives. This week the team at Innovate Memphis, and specifically its Commute Options program, continued that sentiment by sharing a thankful messageĀ for bike lanes in Memphis from local residents. Check out the video below to see and hear Memphians giving thanks for improved bicycling conditions.

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In response, on behalf of the City’s Bikeway and Pedestrian Program, I say thank you for sharing the message!