Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 9th, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Bike Tour Guide/ Rental Shop Position
Cycle Portland is a Bike Tour and Rental company located in Old Town. We provide guided rides around the city and also out to the Columbia Gorge and Oregon Wine Country. These tours focus on different themes, including Portland History, Local Microbreweries, Food Carts, and Bike Culture. We have a full service and repair shop where we rent bikes out and lead the tours from on NW 2nd Ave.
This position includes greeting customers, preparing bikes for them to ride, leading them around the city on prepared routes while stopping occasionally to share information about Portland. This position also includes renting bikes to visitors from all over the world to explore on their own and outfitting them with maps, bike route advice, and a sweet whip to cruise the city with. We also sell bike parts and accessories, so helping patrons select what they need and ringing them up at the register is part of the job duties.
Some bike mechanical know how is required because you have to be able to adjust bikes to fit people and fix a flat if you were to get one while out on the ride.
Other requirements include Customer Service skills, retail experience, a genuine desire to work with the public, and a strong outgoing personality.
Do you like to host visiting friends by taking them around the city? Are you passionate about cycling in Portland? Are you knowledgeable about Portland enough to give directions and willing to learn more about the city? Do you have Guiding experience or a knack for storytelling/ improv?
This position is seasonal with a possibility of staying on year round.
How to Apply
If interested please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with a paragraph about why you would a be good fit for the position. Thank you.