Do you love bicycling? Have you ever thought about becoming a representative for better bicycling to everyone you meet? Would you like to be an accredited official envoy for bicycling?  Well, now you can be with a great volunteer opportunity offered by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT), which is hosting another Bicycle and Pedestrian Ambassador training program on Thursday, January 24, at 6:30 pm at the FCDOT offices.

The Ambassador Program aims to make Fairfax County a safer place for active transportation and recreation by encouraging and education adults and children to walk and bike.

Ambassadors are expected to volunteer 10 hours annually and the only qualifications are that the volunteers must be able to ride a bike and be 18 or older. The training program prepares the volunteers teach and promote safe cycling and walking practices in a fun and positive way. It also provides the Ambassadors the skills needed to assist Fairfax County residents with basic bike maintenance issues in the field or at events.

Ambassadors can choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities depending on personal interest and experience, to include giving hands-on presentations on a variety of bike and pedestrian related topics; providing in-the-field education and assistance as needed; handing out materials at local events; and modeling good bicycle and pedestrian behavior at all times.

If you or someone you know might be interested in this volunteer opportunity and have questions, please contact Nicole Wynands at FCDOT at 703-877-5625 or [email protected].

If interested and ready to commit, you can sign up here. The FCDOT offices are at 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, in Fairfax.

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