I’m exploring options to volunteer, so this page shows the skills I could apply–including cycling, leadership, writing, and web development.
My goal is to help people explore more by bike, whether that’s an extra mile or 1,000 miles.
I’ve cycled for about 9,000 miles on unsupported (pedal) bike tours, including:
- Mississippi River Trail from Minnesota to Louisiana, solo
- Trans America Bike Route from Virginia to Oregon, with a group from Adventure Cycling
- Lands End to John O’Groats in Britain (from Southern England to Northern Scotland, solo
With all the bike rides above, I found or created routes that I used on a Garmin bike GPS. I’m comfortable with using a Garmin and other navigation systems since I used to work on aircraft navigation systems in the Air Force Reserve.
- Teaching bike-touring classes for REI and Minneapolis Community Education
- Leading group rides, for the Minnesota Rovers Outdoor Club
- Hosting weekly Zoom calls, for the Minnesota Rovers Outdoor Club
I love writing about as much as cycling, which is why my bike blog is called cyclewriter.com.
- Writing instructions that introduce people to creating a bike route in Google Maps and RideWithGPS
- Writing posts in my bike-touring blog, which I’ve kept for 10 years
- Looking into options to help improve the wiki for OpenStreetMap
I hope this information helps find options for me to volunteer. Please let me know if you have questions. If you don’t have my contact information, you can contact me through LinkedIn, using the link below. If you’d like to see more of my skills, you can view my online portfolio.
Thanks for stopping by,
Steven R Malikowski, PhD