May Membership Month Challenge!

Posted by Administrator on May 16, 2016 in Membership

Membership helps fund our advocacy, education, events, and encouragement work — join today!

May is Bike Month around the country and Membership Month at Bike Easy. So, for the second half of the month, we’re having a contest to support better biking!

Our goal for this month is to sign up 300 new or renewing members — can you help support our work by engaging your neighbors, friends, and family?

Hmmm, Maybe… But WHY?

We’re a volunteer-driven nonprofit with a very small staff and the dues our members pay help fund our advocacy efforts, our education programs and workshops, as well as our events and rides that get more people on bikes.

If you can help us, we’ll be better able to help you! And of course, we’ll support you in your efforts to bolster Bike Easy’s. Here are some easy talking points for membership recruitment, and you can contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) anytime to get pointers and support in your efforts to help build the Bike Easy membership base.

As a gesture of our thanks we have a few things to offer:

Prizes!

  • The person who signs up the most members will receive a $100 gift certificate from Mike the Bike Guy on Magazine. Also, we’ll compliment you around the office. A lot.
  • Each person who signs up five people for an annual membership will win an annual membership for themselves (which will include a 2016 t-shirt for the Bicycle Second Line), a Bike Easy pint glass, plus a lot of enthusiastic high fives and respect.
  • Each person who signs up two people will get a celebratory Bike Easy pint glass. High fives and respect too, of course.

Just send your friends and family to our membership page https://web.charityengine.net/default.aspx?tsid=3138 and have them credit you in the Donor section that says “May Membership Challenge Referred By…”

Here’s what we offer you throughout the year:

ADVOCACY

We represent the concerns of people who ride bikes at public hearings and planning meetings; we testify on legislation; we comment on plans for upcoming projects, and we organize campaigns that win.

Can’t make it to a public meeting to voice your support or concern for a bike-related matter? We can! The staff of Bike Easy represents our members where it matters, making sure the interests of bicycle riders are heard by city officials and other community stakeholders.

Our work results in bike lanes, bike racks, bike-friendly legislation, better transit access for bicyclists, fun events, and an ever-increasing number of people who ride bike.

Cool, huh? Join us today!

EDUCATION

Our popular education programs give kids and adults the confidence to ride. Last year alone we taught over 1,400 students to ride bikes safely and this year we’re on track to do the same. We offered 20 workshops for adults, educating over 300 across Greater New Orleans in mechanics, safe riding, and the benefits of bicycling as transportation. This last weekend, we helped train the next generation of bicycle instructors to keep up with the growing demand for bicycle safety education.

EVENTS AND ENCOURAGEMENT

Through our signature Bicycle Second Line ride and other events like the recent Bike to Work Week, we get people on bikes. Bike to Work Week in 2016 had over 400 riders participating for the first time! Increasing the number of people riding bikes improves safety, normalizes riding, and makes it more fun for everyone.

That’s Why

That’s why we want you (and your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers) to become a member — to help make all of this possible. Our membership gives us the financial and political power to work effectively towards better bicycling in Greater New Orleans. And Bike Easy Membership is an investment in the movement working to make biking better for everyone in Greater New Orleans.

The best way to join is as a sustaining member with a monthly donation of $10 or more. We’re also looking for the people who value this work to support us starting at just $35 / year for an individual, $60 / year for a couple, $120 / year for a family of four (non-related / same address is okay).

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