Dear Prospective Participant,
Thank you for your interest in participating in a Bike & Build program! We are very excited for you to join us in 2021, and want to share some important details before you progress through this application.
1. This application is the Volunteer, Awareness, and Advocacy Program (VAAP). You will select which specific program placement you're applying for at Step 3, Program Selection. If you are trying to apply for a Community Ride, please visit our website for event signup links.
2. VAAP is open to young adults between the ages of 18-29 at the time of their program start date. For an 'all ages' option, please see our Community Rides.
3. After you finish this application and are enrolled, you will need to download a series of agreement and waiver PDFs to print, sign, and upload to the account you create through this online application.
4. In order to participate in a Bike & Build program, you must carry personal medical insurance for the duration of your selected program.
You can expect this online application to take 30 minutes. If you have any questions about the application or our programs in general, please email us at [email protected]
Erik Wright, Program Director (he/him)Casey Eisenreich, Director of Operations and Development (she/her)Lauren Hamilton, Director of Outreach and Communication (she/her)
Bike & Build does not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression and wants to consider the needs of all our participants. Please consider this question optional and reach out to us if you'd like.
Cycling is an inherently dangerous activity that can result in serious injury or death. You should know, understand, and own responsibility for the risks inherent in what you are about to do.
Bike & Build is hiring exceptional young adults to serve as Team Leaders to produce and run our Hub events. Team Leaders work with Bike & Build’s central office from the winter through the completion of our trips to recruit and support trip participants, facilitate Bike & Build's Affordable Housing Curriculum, coordinate fundraising efforts, plan trip logistics, and lead the event during the summer. They receive a small stipend for their efforts. For more information on the Leadership role, view the job description here. If you're interested in taking on this role, let us know below.
You may also apply as a participant, in the case that you're not selected as a Team Leader. If you are not hired we won't tell your Team Leaders or teammates that you applied.
Drag and sort your desired VAAP Placements in the order of your preference. If you're unable or unwilling to participate in a particular placement you can remove it from the list.
Please answer the following questions to give us an idea of why you're interested in participating in a Bike & Build program. If you'd like to copy these questions and answer them in a separate document to give yourself more time, you can click "Save and Continue" to log back into this application at a later time.
Please answer each question within a 300-word limit.
Bike & Build strives to make our programs accessible to all, but recognize that the financial requirements may present barriers to participating. Therefore, we offer financial assistance to those who qualify. We will work closely with each participant to determine funding before disbursing specific financial packages. Find out more about financial assistance.
We are committed to raising the stories and voices of those most impacted by housing inequalities and also those most under-represented within cycling. In 2021, Bike & Build is offering full program funding to those who self identify as people of color, people of transgender and non-binary gender identity, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals with long-lasting or chronic illnesses, and others who feel they are under-represented. Find out more about our grant program.
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