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This weekend, November 30th-December 2nd, Heartland B-cycle will be holding a 50% off an Annual Membership deal in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. Between November 30th-December 2nd use the code RIDELOCAL19 on the BCycle App or our website to get an Annual Heartland Pass for just $40. If you have a current Heartland B-cycle pass and purchase a pass during the deal, your new pass will start once your current pass expires. If you're reading this blog post on mobile, you can just click right here to download/open the BCycle App with the promo code already filled in. We hope you take advantage of this amazing deal because, if you haven't heard, we are increasing prices starting January 1, 2020. The last time we increased prices was six years prior in 2013. At the time of the last increase in 2013, the Heartland B-cycle system consisted of 9 station locations and riders took a mere 1,972 trips for the year. Today, we have 72 station locations in both Omaha and Council Bluffs and Heartland B-cycle riders took 2,710 just in the month of October. Heartland B-cycle also debuted their electric pedal-assist bikes this past Spring which have been extremely popular with riders. The Heartland B-cycle system has seen over 33,400 trips in 2019, smashing their previous best year on record in 2017 where users took 19,271 trips. This increase in use carries large operational costs, which prompted the pricing change for 2020.
As of January 1, 2020 all Heartland B-cycle pass types will increase in price. FUN! Passes, which include 24-hours of access to the system, will increase to $8 from the current price of $6. Monthly Memberships will increase to $13 per month, they are currently $10. Annual Memberships will increase to $100 per year, they are currently $80. All passes will continue to include unlimited 1-hr trips, but each additional hour beyond a rider’s initial 60 minutes will now cost $5 instead of $4. If you have a current Heartland B-cycle pass, you should log into your account to double check if you have auto-renew turned off and check your pass expiration date. Then you should grab a $40 annual pass this weekend with the promo code RIDELOCAL19 on the BCycle App or our website. Don't delay- this deal is only until December 2, 2019 and then it's gone!
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Position: Heartland B-cycle Brand Ambassador- Seasonal (April to September)Type: Contractor Status, Part Time (5-10 hours per week)Location: Omaha, NEPay: Stipend of $300 / monthStart Date: ImmediatelyReports to: Marketing & Memberships Manager
Heartland Bike Share is a 501c3 non-profit organization that exists for the development, promotion, and operation of bike sharing programs throughout the Heartland region for the benefit of the general public, aimed at promoting health and quality of life as well as mitigating climate change and promoting the use of sustainable forms of transportation. Heartland Bike Share is hiring for Heartland B-cycle a bike share system with 70 stations and 199 bicycles distributed throughout Omaha.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Heartland Bike Share seeks to build a sales and promotion team for events throughout Omaha’s Heartland B-cycle bike share service area. Individuals in this role will help sell passes, encourage bike share trips, promote the Heartland B-cycle brand, and be an advocate for bike share as a viable option for transit and recreation for the Omaha Metro.
This season, Heartland B-cycle Brand Ambassadors will have a particular focus on introducing the Omaha community to our new electric pedal-assist bikes. This would require being comfortable riding and demonstrating the electric pedal-assist bikes.
Heartland B-cycle Brand Ambassadors are knowledgeable, creative, sales driven, and customer service-oriented individuals. Heartland B-cycle Brand Ambassadors represent the Heartland B-cycle brand and are expected to help residents and tourists sign up for the Heartland pass that best meets their needs. Applicants must be team players, available to work weekends, have experience with outreach, and a willingness to learn and grow. Spanish and Arabic speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Attend/host events and perform any of the following:
Set up booth activation with team and maintain quality standards
Engage and network with potential customers in the community
Promote and educate customers on how Heartland B-cycle works
Assist people in signing up for Heartland B-cycle passes
Demonstrate bike features, check in/out procedures, and kiosk sign-up to potential customers
Lead demo rides of electric pedal-assist bikes and educate customers on how they work
Work with Marketing team to create and manage partnerships
Track sales efforts during and after events for reporting
Conduct on-street bike corral at stations to support user demand
Distribute promotional materials throughout Omaha neighborhoods, school campuses, and public events
Generate ideas and help create content for social media, newsletter, and website based on field experiences
Co-lead and facilitate Heartland B-cycle group rides for community partners
Assist with inventory management and organization of marketing materials
Other duties as assigned
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements
Outgoing, friendly, and highly personable
Experience working with diverse populations
Capacity to problem solve and remain calm under pressure
Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Ability to write detailed notes describing outreach outputs and outcomes
Capacity to explain and conduct a sales pitch to diverse audiences
Willingness to travel to different neighborhoods
Ability to use/learn computer tools for scheduling and tracking
Willingness to conduct surveys and collect contact information
Available to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays
Willingness to work in inclement weather conditions as needed
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
Physical Requirements and Special Demands
Expected to work an average of 5 to 10 hours a week, based on event schedule and operational needs
Ability to bend, stoop, and lift up to 50 pounds
Comfort with riding a bicycle in the city (or a willingness to learn)
Weekend availability is required
Monthly team meetings as scheduled
Please submit a letter of interest and resume plus list of names and contact information for appropriate references with the subject line “Heartland B-cycle Ambassador” to firstname.lastname@example.org.