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Salt Lake County, in partnership with Bike Utah, has created a county-wide Bicycle Ambassador Program. This program provides outreach and education to individual residents, communities, and businesses who are interested in ways to improve their confidence and safety when riding.
Salt Lake County Bicycle Ambassadors are a diverse group of of outgoing and knowledgeable bicyclists. They travel by bicycle, promote ridership, model responsible bicycling, and serve as a community resource for bicycle commuting support and guidance.
The ideal Bicycle Ambassador is: interested and engaged in bicycling, confident with bike handling skills and comfortable sharing the roadway, have or be interested in developing leadership skills, an outgoing personality, a team player and willing to commit time to help develop and further the
program. They would also be responsive and communicative with the coordinator and other ambassadors in a timely manner.
To build a diverse and integrated team of enthusiastic, outgoing and informed bicyclists that will educate residents, engage new cyclists, promote bicycle travel for both recreation and utility purposes and improve bicycle travel conditions. Bicycle Ambassadors foster a culture of
shared-use and mutual respect between bicycles and other roadway users in Salt Lake County to enhance the safety of our streets.
Salt Lake County’s Bicycle Ambassadors provide many services to county residents in an effort to increase ridership, promote bicycle commuting and improve bicycle safety.
Bicycle Mentorship: Bicycle Ambassadors offer bicycle commuting mentorship to Salt Lake County residents free of charge. Services include individual, personalized support for everything from equipment recommendations and route planning to first-time commuter escorts.
Community Cycling Workshops:
Bicycle Ambassadors offer workshops to the public and businesses in Salt Lake County. Bicycle Ambassadors host these workshops to train attendees in basic bicycle maintenance and bicycle commuting skills and knowledge.
Community Engagement:Bicycle Ambassadors attend community & corporate events to increase awareness of the program, recruit participants and new Ambassadors. We will also provide information about other Bike Utah programs, distribute educational resources, offer guidance
and solicit feedback from the community. This could take the form of:
Note: We are planning to broaden our scope with increased Ambassador involvement.
County residents who are 18 years of age or older are encouraged to apply to
become Bicycle Ambassadors. We strive to build a diverse team, inclusive of all
nationalities, gender, age, color, and orientation.
ideal Bicycle Ambassador would be interested and engaged in
bicycling, confident with
bike handling skills and comfortable sharing the roadway. They would have
or be interested in developing leadership skills, possess an outgoing
personality and able to engage the public in a professional, polite and
enthusiastic manner. They would be a team player, willing to commit time to
help develop and further the program and be responsive and communicative with
the coordinator and other ambassadors in a timely manner.
is the time commitment?After the initial training, a minimum of 4 hours
average per month (to equal
48 hours per year) is required to maintain your status as an active
Bicycle Ambassador. Monthly
meetings and coordinator assistance are included. Additional hours are
encouraged to further the program and to develop and maintain your skills.
Extended periods of travel and absence for other commitments may be made up
during remaining months. A willingness to help the Bicycle Ambassadors Program
meet a variety of commitments is appreciated.
Apply to be an Ambassador
Salt Lake County Bicycle Ambassadors are unpaid volunteer positions. However, Bicycle Ambassadors will have access to a variety of training, incentives and benefits including:
Equipment and Service Discounts We value you and your time. Volunteers with 20 + hours of services, can select from one of the incentives below. Those with 40 + hours of volunteer services, can choose from two of the offers below.
This program is currently in a phase of transition. Please contact Helen Peters for more details HPeters@slco.org
The first step to staying safe and having fun on the road is education and preparation. If you are unfamiliar with commuting by bicycle, please review these educational materials to help guide your through your equipment and daily ride. Have fun and be safe!