Bike Friendly Windsor is Looking for Board Members!

Bike Friendly Windsor (BFW) is seeking volunteers for its board of directors. We are incorporating as a not-for-profit organization, in order to apply for government funding. Part of the incorporation process is forming a board of directors.

Board positions to be filled include: vice-chair, recruitment director, event planning director, fundraising director, and two general director positions.

Board meetings are held once a month, usually on a Saturday afternoon, and last from one to two hours.

Those wishing to find out more can attend the upcoming board meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011. The meeting will be held at the Windsor Family Credit Union branch located at 2800 Tecumseh Road East (at Drouillard Road).

“Board members don’t need to be serious cyclists,” says BFW chairperson Steve Konkle. “Our board consists of a variety of cyclists from various groups throughout Windsor Essex. We have commuters, avid road cyclists, mountain bike racers and joy riders. If you have a passion to see Windsor become more bike-friendly, then we want to hear from you.”

A little bit about Bike Friendly Windsor:

Bike Friendly Windsor was formed in January of 2010, and its goals are to represent all cyclists in Windsor and to help make Windsor a more bicycle friendly city. It is their belief that a strong cycling culture is an important aspect of any forward thinking city, and that cycling can improve the health, economy, and environment of our local community.

Bike Friendly Windsor currently has 228 members in its Facebook group, and last year they successfully held events during national Bike Month, including a cleanup of Gateway Park and a screening of the film Veer at the Milk Coffee Bar. This year, the group plans on hosting a memorial Ride of Silence through Windsor’s downtown core, as well as another film screening. Bike Friendly Windsor is also actively involved with lobbying city council for more bike infrastructure in Windsor.

Anyone interested in helping to make Windsor more cycle-friendly can email us at

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