Folks on the Meet up list might be interested -- I came across this when looking for where to vote on tuesday:
Boston Seeks New Members For Its Bicyclist Advisory Board
10/30/2008 - Released by Mayor's Office For more information contact Nicole Freedman
The City of Boston is currently soliciting members of the bicycling community to join the Boston Bicyclist Advisory Board and help make Boston a world-class bicycling city. The Board provides advice on bicycling-related issues to the Director of Bicycling Programs and other City staff. Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in substantial work projects.
Ideal board members bring the widest variety of perspectives on bicycling and its potential to improve urban life in Boston together in a constructive and cooperative manner. Interested bicyclists who live, work, or do business in Boston are encouraged to apply. Connections to other relevant community groups and institutions are considered a strong plus.
Application for board memberships consists of a short letter describing the potential member's interest in joining the board, along with his or her relevant experience, affiliations, and contact information. Applications should be sent by electronic mail (strongly preferred) or postal mail to:
Nicole Freedman Director, Boston Bikes One City Hall Square, Rm 932 Boston, MA 02201 (617)[masked] [address removed]
The deadline for the receipt of applications is November 7, 2008.
There are clearly many bicycling/fitness groups out there!.....So, what makes this group different?
Here's one members testimonial from our 2009 Nantucket Trip:
“ One of the best weekends of this summer. Words can't summarize my experience. Absolutely wonderful people with a great sense of humor. Time just flew by. Thanks, Rob for organizing this event and WE ( I take the liberty of every one that attended here) truly appreciate your time & thoughtfulness. Simply put it we had a BLAST; Thank you again and look forward few more meet ups before the season ends. ”
Karan: 2009 Nantucket Trip Participant
Organizer Rob Fox writes: "I've participated in so many other biking/fitness groups over the years where it seems like the main goal is to just get to the finish first. In our group, we are not only out to get a good fitness ride in (average pace 12-15 mph) but I like for people to leave our rides feeling like they just made a bunch of great new friends! Join us! We're a fun group and we love cycling!!"
If you join us, please bring your sense of humor and desire for adventure because, yes it's true, we even get lost sometimes :-) as we explore new routes together? It keeps things exciting!
We usually wrap up the ride with a bite to eat or an ice cream somewhere in the vicinity of the ride's end point.
Feel free at anytime to write me with any questions that you have!