Saint John Bike Share Program

Saint John Cycling assists the Cresent Valley Bike Share Program. We provide leadership to one of the sites, as well help promote this great group helping to make cycling accessible to those you could use it most. 

 

The Program is seeking a Bike Technician to repair bikes donated to the program.

Program funding is through the Youth Employment Program of the NB Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL).

This program provides Funding at 30 hours per week at minimum wage for 6 months. The intent is to provide work experience helping the participant to move on to a more permanent job.

The Saint Bike Share Program’s purpose is to further the Active Transportation / Bicycle Culture of the Saint John area – this general goal is for practical transportation as well as recreation. Of overall importance is making active / alternative transportation more readily available to all residents, and particularly in Crescent Valley and other Priority Neighbourhoods where vehicle ownership is low.

The program is operated from the Crescent Valley Resource Centre although the focus is city-wide. The program has a steering committee and engages volunteers to help with the program, including some bike repair experts who help mentor the bike technician.

To date the program has provided nearly 500 reconditioned bikes to residents, primarily in priority neighbourhoods.

Bike Technician Job description:

  • Interest in cycling
  • no extensive experience in bikerepair/maintenance is needed as training will be provided
  • interest in pursuing a mechanical technology area is an asset..
  • Repair bikes donated to the program. Ensure they are in safe condition.
  • Carry out training with local bike repair experts.
  • Work with CVRC staff to keep track of bikes and helmets given to recipients in the neighbourhoods.
  • Carry out “Tune-Up Tuesdays” or similar (perhaps multiple days) where neighbourhood people drop in to get advice and help on their bikes with problems.
  • Keep bike shed in good condition for ongoing repair work.
  • Coordinate with CVRC staff and Bike Share Committee regarding bike parts, tools, etc. required to maintain output.
  • Provide good public relations with neighbourhood residents, and those who need work on their bikes

A key intent is to continue to provide on one or more afternoon weekly drop-in opportunities for youth and others to come and get advice on repairing their own bikes, or help with repair of donated bikes. When possible, we hope to have a weekend session.

Qualifications for the PETL program:

Age: 18-29
Graduated from High School
Not currently enrolled in school

Process:
Interview by CVRC/Bike Program volunteers

130 MacLaren Blvd.
Saint John, NB E2K 3G3
Tel: 506.693.8513
Fax: 506.693.1513

crescentvalleyresourcecentre@gmail.com

Mon-Fri: 9:am – 4:30pm

register with PETL YEP at

1 Agar Place, P.O. Box 5001
Saint John, NB E2L 4Y9
Telephone (506) 643-7258
Fax (506) 643-7443