Author Topic: Working on a bike tour.  (Read 1759 times)

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Offline smokingflowers

Working on a bike tour.
« on: April 01, 2011, 03:57:51 am »
Does anyone have an idea on how to get a job working on bike tours?

Offline Tourista829

Re: Working on a bike tour.
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 06:56:28 am »
There was this one guy that brought his lawn mower with him and cut lawns.  ;)

Offline DaveB

Re: Working on a bike tour.
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 09:02:43 am »
That's an awfully open-ended question.  What skills do you have?  I expect someone who is a good carpenter, electrician, plumber, etc. could get temporary work at various towns along the way.  Writers have been known to write and submit stories and articles as they travel.  Any retail sales experience that could get you seasonal work in a shop?


Offline indyfabz

Re: Working on a bike tour.
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 10:21:45 am »
Working while touring or working for a bike touring company?

Offline smokingflowers

Re: Working on a bike tour.
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 12:14:56 pm »
I'm sorry, that question is very vague, I mean working for a bike touring company.

Offline Tandem4Rider

Re: Working on a bike tour.
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 12:49:44 pm »
http://www.outdoorindustryjobs.com/bicycleindustry-resources.asp

No personal experience in this realm.  This is where I would start.

Offline valygrl

Re: Working on a bike tour.
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 04:12:59 pm »
Or take the Adventure Cycling leadership class, that's how you get a job with them.

Offline dfege

Re: Working on a bike tour.
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 11:17:10 pm »
Try Cycle America (cycleamerica.com).  They advertise of bike tour staff on their website.

Offline windrath

Re: Working on a bike tour.
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 05:22:07 pm »
Contact Cycle America.  They conduct supported cross country bike rides each summer and always look for staff.  The staff usually numbers round 10 and is involved for the entire cross country ride.  Jobs range from van drivers to routers to chefs.

I was a router for a summer.  Although you don't get paid, you get to ride every other day and you get your food and camping paid for.  Not a bad way to spend the summer and see the country.  Their cross country route is similar to the Northern Tier and quite enjoyable.

Good Luck.

Offline mherke

Re: Working on a bike tour.
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011, 01:00:19 am »
I know REI store has bike tours.  REI has good employee benefits as well.