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Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting

Position / Placement: Block Captains

On August 12, 2018 the RDABC will be hosting the first ever Cyclovia event in Red Deer.
We are very excited to offer this new event for Red Deer. This is an “Open Streets” event where streets in the downtown core will be temporarily closed (4 hours) to car traffic, so that people of all ages and abilities may use them for any non-motorized activity, including battery assisted wheeling (e-bikes and scooters, etc.).

The event includes three (3) satellite stations (East Hill, Dawe and Clearview) where participants will be provided with safe and beautiful routes to the city core to enjoy a car free experience in downtown Red Deer. In addition to the open streets in the core, there will be a variety of activities, including, but not limited to: food trucks, open restaurants and cafes, active living association booths, bicycle repair demos, bicycle helmet fitting demos, bicycle shop booths, etc.

The main goal for the event is to promote and increase awareness for cycling and walking as an acceptable and safe mode of travel for recreation and commuting on public streets.


Position description:

  • On a bicycle, oversee all volunteers within a segment of the downtown open streets route. 
  • Assist with vendor site location.
  • Encourage people to move into the roadway and off of the sidewalks when the program begins.
  • Routinely check on Barricade Attendants and offer biology breaks.
  • Ensure there are enough volunteers for that segment and that they are fulfilling their responsibilities
  • As the end of the program nears (in 30, 20, 15, 10, 5 minutes), advise participants and volunteers, and ensure once it is officially over that participants move back onto to the sidewalks
  • Each Block Captain should have a volunteer map of the route segment for which they are they are responsible.
  • Be prepared to address any issues that might arise within their segment of the route.
  • Contact event Manager if any issues arise.

Qualifications and/or Skills: 

  • Clear communication skills.
  • Ability to provide direction and constructive feedback to others.
  • Confident in cycling.


  • Opportunity to take a leadership role in the event
  • Practice communication skills
  • Be part of a unique event in Red Deer.


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Contact Information

Organization: Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting
Contact Person: Elizabeth Hagell
Phone Number: 403-341-5914
Email Address: rdcyclovia2018(at)

Opportunity Details

Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting
Volunteer Position
Red Deer, AB
May 16, 2018

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