Job: Bike Tour Guide – Cycle Portland

Job Title
Bike Tour Guide

Cycle Portland

Job Description
Cycle Portland is a Bike Tour and Rental company located in Old Town Portland. We provide guided rides around the city and rental bikes for those who want to explore on their own. 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 the bikes out and lead the tours from on NW 2nd Ave. This will be our 8th season leading Tours of Portland.

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.

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 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? If you think you would be a good fit, let us know. Guides start at $12 per hour with the ability to move up after a 30 day review.

How to Apply
This position is seasonal with a possibility of staying on year round. If interested please send a resume to with a paragraph about why you would be good for the position. Thank you.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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