The Queen City Bike Collective has received generous funding to focus our efforts on communication and advocacy. Our original, pre-COVID model was heavily volunteer-dependent and shop-focused. Last year, we pivoted to a greater reliance upon paid staff and are hoping for a blended staffing model, with a wider base of support, into the future.
Our efforts to expand operations – beyond the walls of our shop – are beginning to bear fruit, with the FixIt station project, the bike community SWOT analysis, and the absorption of Bike Manchester (see announcement below).
Meet our new staff:
Tammy is bringing fresh energy and passion to the team! With a background in urban planning, she has been a strong bicycle advocate and non-profit leader over the past ten years. She is excited to help QC Bike Collective grow in a sustainable manner.
Marlee is an experienced communications specialist & nonprofit professional. Her favorite thing to do is tell stories — through words, images, videos, or experiences — that make the world a better place. She believes in community-based solutions rooted in sustainability and justice.
Bike Manchester Merges with QC Bike
QC Bike Collective and Bike Manchester have accomplished a lot together over the years. We are excited to announce that QC Bike will be carrying on the Bike Manchester torch as we combine resources to get more people biking in Manchester.
QC Bike Collective performed a SWOT (Strengths | Weaknesses | Opportunities | Threats) analysis of the Greater Manchester bike community in Fall 2020. More than 33 individuals representing 13 organizations participated, including members of Bike Manchester, QC Bike Collective, BWANH, and more. The SWOT analysis brought several items to light that informed the decision between Bike Manchester and QC Bike Collective, including the opportunities to improve communication and collaboration between cycling stakeholders, and to strengthen our collective missions.
Bike Manchester has been an outstanding leader in making Manchester more bicycle friendly, and we are honored and excited for the opportunity to continue their mission.
NEW Monthly Newsletters
As part of our improved communications strategy, we will be sending out monthly newsletters that may include news, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. You are currently in our database because you have shown interest in the Queen City Bike Collective by visiting the Shop, purchasing or donating a bike, or volunteered with us. If you would NOT like to receive monthly updates from us, no hard feelings. You can unsubscribe by clicking here.
We look forward to growing with YOU!