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  • Spring is here, get riding for FREE!

    by Jes Slavin | Mar 25,2019
    After a very cold and very snowy Winter, Spring is finally here! Warmer temperatures are in the forecast and we're crossing our fingers for sunny skies. After such a long winter, we're all itching to get outside and ride so we're giving you the chance to get riding for FREE!

    Sign up for a Monthly Membership with the promo code SPRING19 on our website or the BCycle App and get your first month absolutely free! That's a month of unlimited 1-hour trips at no cost to you (each additional hour of riding costs $4, check out our Rates and FAQ for more info). Check your bike out at any Heartland B-cycle location & return it to any other station in our system! We now have over 70 locations and you can find them all on our website or on the BCycle App

    A free month of Heartland B-cycle is the perfect way to enjoy Spring or join in on some fun cycling challenges! A month of bike share can help you take part in the April 30 Days of Biking Challenge or get some practice in for National Bike to Work Week in May. There are so many reasons to get biking and Heartland B-cycle wants to help you get started for free!

    Already have a Heartland B-cycle membership? This is the perfect way to get a friend riding with you! Because as we all know, biking is always better with friends! So, join today (or send this deal to a friend!) with the promo code SPRING19 and get riding!

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  • Call for Heartland B-cycle Ambassadors!

    by Jes Slavin | Mar 22,2019
    Spring has finally arrived Heartland B-cycle is gearing up to have a busy and fun year of bike share! Warmer weather and longer days means more great days to ride our bikes. Heartland B-cycle has a lot of exciting projects this year and we're looking for people to help us get the the word out about bike share in the Omaha Metro! We're hiring Brand Ambassadors to help us spread the bike share love through a variety of community outreach efforts. We're looking for highly motivated and community oriented individuals to help us out!

    Check out the job description below and if this seems like something you'd love 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 jobs@heartlandbikeshare.org.


    Please note that job descriptions at HBS are a starting point for a position and are considered fluid at all times.

    Position: Heartland B-cycle Brand Ambassador- Seasonal (April to September)
    Type: Contractor Status, Part Time (5-10 hours per week)
    Location: Omaha, NE
    Pay: Stipend of $300 / month
    Start Date: Immediately
    Reports to: Marketing & Memberships Manager

    Company

    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.

    Job Description

    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.

    Responsibilities

    • 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

    Application info

    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 jobs@heartlandbikeshare.org.


  • February 8th is Winter Bike to Work Day!

    by Jes Slavin | Jan 30,2019
    Are you a fair weather bike commuter? Thought about bike commuting but haven't tried it yet? International Winter Bike to Work day is Friday, February 8th this year and Heartland B-cycle wants to help you take part! On Winter Bike to Work Day you can get a FREE FUN! Pass (24 hours of unlimited 1-hour trips) at any Heartland B-cycle kiosk with promo code 92453. 

    To prepare yourself, plan your route ahead of time! You can find all of our stations right here on our website or on the BCycle App. If you download the BCycle App it can help you find stations and help you navigate where you want to go. You can also used MAPAs Metro Area Bike Map which you can find at http://bikemap.mapacog.org/. Their map not only helps you find bike-friendly routes but shows all of the Heartland B-cycle stations as well!

    Worried about staying warm? It's all about layers. Make sure to wear multiple layers to help trap heat and cover any exposed skin. We also recommend eye protection and remembering to wear your helmet! For more tips, you can check out People For Bike's Winter Bike Commuting Basics.

    Winter Bike to Work Day can be a fun challenge and potentially kick start a new habit that's great your health and the environment! We hope to see you out there riding!

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  • 50% off an Annual Heartland Pass Offer Extended!

    by Jes Slavin | Jan 16,2019
    In 2018 Heartland B-cycle doubled our size and now have 70 stations around the Omaha Metro. It was a big year for us but 2019 is going to be even bigger with the implementation of our new BCycle Electric bikes later this year! To celebrate, we decided to give 50% off Annual Heartland Passes (that's just $40 for a year of unlimited 1-hour trips) in the month of January and now we've extended the offer through February 8th!

    All you have to do to get this amazing deal is to use the promo code NEWYEAR19 on the Heartland BCycle Website or the BCycle Mobile App when signing up for an Annual Heartland Pass. The promo code will apply our 50% discount and your total at check out will be just $40! If you are already a Heartland B-cycle member, you can still take advantage of this offer as the membership will stack onto your current membership and start when your current one expires. 

    You don't want to miss all the exciting things in store for Heartland B-cycle this year! Get ready for an another amazing year for active transportation in the Metro and grab your Annual Heartland Pass today because this offer does end February 8, 2019.

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  • Heartland B-cycle Celebrates Expansion with Ceremonial First Check Outs

    by Jes Slavin | Nov 23,2018

    On Wednesday, November 21st, Heartland B-cycle celebrated our biggest expansion to date. There are now a total of 70 stations in the Omaha Metro & Council Bluffs to provide reliable active transportation and an a fun recreation option for the community.

    MCCSouth_FirstCheckOutTo celebrate, we hosted 7 ceremonial check outs which featured short remarks from critical partners, elected officials, Heartland B-cycle staff and neighborhood leaders at stations in a variety of Omaha neighborhoods to celebrate the launch of the stations in their community.  "Our expansion represents the product of years of effort and hard work by so many partners and individuals we are thrilled to celebrate with so many neighbors and neighborhoods who are getting their first taste of bike share,” said Benjamin Turner, Heartland Bike Share’s Executive Director.
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    The expansion stations connect with existing and future transit stations to provide a reliable link in Omaha’s public transportation network. “This expansion helps more people to connect to what matters in life through improved connections to Metro Transit, connecting talent to work,” said Daniel Lawse, Metro Transit Board Chair and Chief Century Thinker at Verdis Group. “And, whether you use the system or not, this partnership between the City, Heartland B-cycle and Metro Transit makes it easier for you to connect to what matters in your life.”

    “This expansion demonstrates Heartland BCycle’s commitment to the community, and to the future. These stations will help get more people on more bikes more often in Omaha,” said Morgan Ramaker, Executive Director of BCycle, LLC.  “What’s more, the expansion sets the program up for success to roll out BCycle Electric pedal-assist bikes next spring.” I

    PeteFesterson_BCycleElectricIn addition to stakeholder remarks and check outs, there were test rides of BCycle’s new electric pedal-assist bike. These bikes are currently being tested in a few BCycle cities and will be coming to Omaha in Spring 2019. The electric pedal-assist bikes match the effort of the rider making hills easierto ride and making far away locations more accessible by bike.

    To check out all of the Heartland B-cycle locations check out the map on our website or download the BCycle App. The BCycle App now gives turn by turn directions and can help you navigate between all of our stations, new & old, and help guide your Heartland B-cycle trip.

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