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  • Work for Heartland B-cycle

    by Ben Turner | Apr 07, 2016

    About Heartland B-cycle

    Heartland B-cycle is the Greater Omaha Metro Area’s bike sharing system and has been incubated by Live Well Omaha for the past five years. Presently they have 152 B-cycles at 31 B-stations located throughout Council Bluffs and Omaha.

    Description of Position

    Heartland B-cycle is looking for a seasonal weekend field technician starting around May 1st and running through Oct 15th.  Position will work ten hours a week Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am to 1:00pm with the opportunity for occasional extra work around major events. Hourly pay will be $10-12/hour based on experience. 

    Key Aspects of the Position

    • Drives a vehicle with trailer to redistribute bikes as required based on real-time demand data.
    • Performs basic maintenance checks on bikes on a routine basis.
    • Addresses and logs bike status, system events and rebalancing data as instructed.
    • Evaluates bike condition and repairs bikes as needed.
    • Inspects bike stations for safety, operability and cleanliness.
    • Troubleshoots stations to ensure station operability.
    • Works with Operations Coordinator to ensure timely and productive workflows.
    • Respond to requests from your manager(s).
    • Assist in maintaining a safe and compliant workplace.
    • Ensure that all necessary reporting is accurate, complete and timely.

    Required Skills and Experience

    • Valid Driver’s License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Adaptability – enthusiastically adapt to changes in the work environment.
    • Dependability - Follow instructions; respond to management direction; communicate frequently; solicit feedback to improve performance.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Passion for bikes, efficiency and sustainability.
    • This position may require bending, stooping, lifting up to 50 pounds.

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Experience driving trailers in an urban environment.
    • Knowledge of geography/street layout in Omaha metro area.
    • Professional bicycle repair experience.

    To apply

    Please send resume and cover letter to: info@heartlandbcycle.com by April 20th.

    We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • Record breaking CWS ridership!

    by bft | Jun 29, 2015

    Heartland B-cycle experienced record ridership during the 2015 College World Series, continuing a trend of record ridership during the CWS. From June 12th through June 24th, 1459 trips were taken by B-cycles throughout the Metro area for an average of 112 trips per day. That is more trips than were taken in all of 2011 or 2012. More trips were taken in the 13 day period than any month in the program's history except for May of 2015. With this increased ridership Heartland B-cycle set new records for:

    Best day ever: 189 trips on Saturday 6/13

    Best weekday ever: 141 trips on Wednesday 6/17

    Best weekend ever: 345 trips taken Saturday 6/12 – Sunday 6/13

    Best three day period: 415 trips taken Friday 6/19 through Sunday 6/21

    Most days in a row over 100 trips: 5 days from 6/19 through 6/23.

    “The College World Series always gets the best out of our bike sharing program,” said Ben Turner, Heartland B-cycle Program Director. “Between visitors seeking an exciting way to see Omaha, and locals looking for a way to beat traffic, people turn to bike sharing during the CWS. Even with our record ridership we have capacity to grow and serve even more people in the months and years to come!”

    Additionally, dozens of people tried out bike sharing for the first time by parking at Midtown Crossing, picking up free passes, and riding to College World Series games.

    “We believe programs like the partnership with Midtown Crossing are vital to encouraging a park-once culture in Omaha,” said Turner. "Parking at Midtown Crossing and riding to the games is a great way for people to enjoy all Midtown Crossing has to offer and enjoy physical activity, all while saving time and parking headaches.”

    # # #

    Heartland B-cycle, a program of Live Well Omaha, is the Omaha metro areas bike sharing system with 31 stations and 152 bikes throughout Omaha and Council Bluffs. The iconic blue bikes feature lights, a built-in bike lock, and a handlebar basket to carry riders' belongings. For more information, visit http://heartland.bcycle.com/ Heartland B-cycle has received funding from: Nebraska Environmental Trust; Peter Kiewit Foundation; Sherwood Foundation; Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska; Iowa West Foundation; CHI Health; The Wellmark Foundation; Union Pacific; University of Nebraska, Omaha; National Park Service: Lewis & Clark Historic Trails and RTCA; Back to the River, LLC; Community Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW), PayPal; and ConAgra Foods.

  • College World Series Park & Ride

    by Ben Turner | Jun 10, 2015

    Our 31 stations are your ticket to freedom during the CWS!

    Heartland B-cycle has partnered with four parking facilities* to offer a discount to help B-cycle users park and ride all day. Each parking facility will have a coupon good for a discount on the $6 FUN! Passes purchased by your party.

    List of Parking Locations and Discount Coupon Amount:

    Midtown Crossing: $6 Coupon pick up: Delice (3201 Farnam St #6112). Nearest B-cycle station: Midtown Crossing: 32nd & Farnam

    Ameristar: $1 Coupon pick up: Ameristar front desk (2200 River Rd). Nearest B-cycle station: Ameristar

    10th & Jackson Garage: $1 Coupon pick up: Parking lot attendant. Nearest B-cycle station: 11th & Jackson

    13th & Capitol Garage: $1 Coupon pick up: Parking lot attendants. Nearest B-cycle stations: 10th & Dodge or 14th & Douglas

    Stations within 2 blocks of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha:

    10th & Cass
    14th & Fahey
    1516 Cuming St

    *Parking rates vary by location. 

    CWS Park & Ride 15


  • Introducing the Heartland Pass!

    by Heartland BCycle | Mar 16, 2015

    By this time next week we will have 31 stations and 152 bikes in our system; not bad for a system that had 8 stations and 43 bikes this time last year. With this expanded network comes more opportunities to navigate our city by bicycle.  As part of the changes to our system, Heartland B-cycle will be changing our membership pricing and structure. To make accessing the system easier than ever before, we have merged our Annual and Monthly passes into the Heartland Pass.

    The new membership will have all of the benefits of being an Annual Member, but will offer two different payment options. Starting today you will be able to pay for a Heartland Pass in two ways: monthly for $10/month or yearly to save $40. All passholders will be able to check out a bike directly from the dock with their B-card.

    The monthly payment option is new for Heartland B-cycle. Members who select monthly pay will have their account automatically billed each month and can cancel or reactivate at any time. We wanted to offer an easy, low-cost, affordable way for people to become a Heartland B-cycle member. Our new monthly pay membership is for perfect for anyone who is curious about B-cycle or wants to pay for their membership over time instead of all at once.

  • Annual Memberships make GREAT Holiday gifts!

    by Ben Turner | Dec 19, 2014

    What better gift to give for the Holiday season than a key to a City? An Annual Membership to Heartland B-cycle is just that! With unlimited access to Heartland B-cycle's 31 stations throughout the metro area an Annual Membership to Heartland B-cycle IS your key to the City.

     
    And from now until the end of the year Annual Membership is $40 only. To purchase a gift certificate send $40 via PayPal to Anne at LivewellOmaha.org. To purchase a membership for yourself use promo code: DHSHNHT14 online at heartland.bcycle.com
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