Community Ambassador Program

Red Bike is expanding to three new neighborhoods – Walnut Hills, Avondale, and Evanston – and we want to work with you to celebrate bikeshare and biking in your community. We are launching a new Community Ambassadors program rooted in equity, connection, and opportunity.  

This program allows us to partner with existing neighborhood organizations to build community support for bikeshare and biking by creating fun and engaging bike rides + events, for residents to participate in and learn more about bicycling.  

Interested in becoming a Community Ambassador and connecting your neighborhood with bikes? 

Red Bike seeks passionate, community-focused nonprofit organizations serving the Evanston, Avondale, and Walnut Hills neighborhoods to be our first cohort of Community Ambassadors. We are looking for folks who are excited to get outside, ride bikes, and spread the joy of biking in their communities. 

Community Ambassadors work to break down barriers to bicycling in their neighborhoods and promote fun and safe bicycling by organizing community bike rides. Organizations that partner as Community Ambassadors must be willing to gain the skills necessary to educate community members about Red Bike, bike infrastructure, bicycle safety, and bike riding opportunities.  

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, March 31, 2023  


  • Applicants must hold a leadership role with a non-profit organization  
  • Organization must have strong ties in at least one of the following neighborhoods: Evanston, Avondale, or Walnut Hills 
  • Must be available during riding season 2023 + 2024 
  • April – October 2023/2024 


  • Attend a Red Bike Orientation event (in-person) 
  • Attend a Ride Leader Training (in-person) 
  • Attend + table at the Red Bike station launch event in your neighborhood 
  • Host, plan, recruit, and promote five (5) community bike rides  
  • Neighborhood canvassing to inform community of new Red Bike stations 
  • Attend/Volunteer at a community bike event: Learn to Ride Clinics, Pop-up Repair, Community Ride, Station Launches, etc. 
  • Monthly 1:1 Meeting with Red Bike (virtual) 
  • Participate in three (3) cohort meetings (virtual + in-person) 
  • Interim Impact Update  
  • Final Impact report 
  • Connect Red Bike within the neighborhood and promote bicycling events + rides 
  • Follow, engage, and promote messaging from Red Bike on social media 

* This should be around 60 hours of work in total across two riding seasons 2023/24 


  • $3,000 Stipend (unrestricted funds for your organization to use however you would like) 
  • 2 Annual MoBo Bicycle Co-op Memberships 
  • 2 Annual Red Bike Memberships 
  • Invitation to join the TriState Trails Active Transportation Coalition 
  • Opportunity to help guide, grow, and advocate for bikeshare/bicycling in your neighborhood 


  • Feb 21 – March 31: Application Window 
  • March 22 – 31: Application Review + Selection 
  • April 2023: Grant Award Notifications + Meetings  
  • May 2023: Orientation + Ride Leader Training  
  • June 2023 – October 2024: Rides, Events, and Meetings 
  • October 2023: Interim Impact Report due 
  • April 2024: Cohort Regroup Meeting + Refresh Ride 
  • October 2024: Cohort Closing Celebration (in-person) 
  • September 2024: Final Impact Report due  

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, March 31, 2023