Run for a Seat on the Board of the Wisconsin Bike Fed!

Wisconsin Bike Fed Board of Directors
Did you know that the Wisconsin Bike Fed is governed by a shadowy Board of Directors so exclusive, so cloaked in secrecy, there is no way you could possibly enter into its ranks?

Hey, that’s not true at all! Our Board is a friendly, fun-loving and diverse group committed to advancing the Bike Fed’s vision of making Wisconsin one of the best places in the world to ride a bike. And there is a really simple way to join our Board: run for a seat!

That’s right, it’s Board election season at the Wisconsin Bike Fed. Every year our membership elects four candidates to our Board. Maybe you should be one.

Let’s play Q&A:

Q: What does our Board of Directors do? 

A: Our Board helps the Bike Fed strategically grow its reach and advance its agenda as Wisconsin’s statewide leadership voice of bicycle advocacy and education. Board members help the Bike Fed forge alliances, plan strategy, open doors to new opportunities, and grow its financial base.

Q: What time commitment is expected of Board members?

A: Board members are expected to make a handful of evening meetings per year, in person or by phone; to take a couple days off per year for Board retreats and similar events; and to be active participants in Board committees, discussions, and occasional projects. Board members are also expected to be goodwill ambassadors, attending Bike Fed events and participating in Bike Fed programs and activities.

Q: Do I have to live in Madison or Milwaukee to serve on the Board? 

A: Trick question! A special shout-out to those outside the Madwaukee corridor – we really want our Board to better represent the regional diversity of our great state. Run for Board. Seriously, please run!

Q: How do I run for a Board seat? 
A: Easy – just nominate yourself by completing this online nomination form by midnight Central time on Monday, November 10.
Let’s bold that: the deadline to nominate yourself as a candidate for the Board is Monday, November 10th, midnightCentral time.

Any questions? We’ve got one: what are you waiting for?

Submit your Application Now »

About Peter Gray

A committed bicycle commuter and recreational cyclist, Peter is a the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bike Fed. He is also chair of Madison’s biggest annual one-day fundraising bike ride event, Bike For Boys & Girls Club. Peter works as Director of Executive Search (translation: he’s a recruiter) at The QTI Group. Clients have gotten used to seeing him arrive for meetings with windblown helmet-hair. On weekends, his wife and their 3 kids join him for adventures and errands by bike – sometimes joyfully, sometimes grudgingly. And of course, he has a bunch of bikes. Most are vintage rescues he lovingly restored. Don’t get him started!

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