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