BICYCLE TOUR GUIDES NEEDED
We are hiring bicycle tour guides for summer 2022
Salary Range: $19-$22 CDN/hour
Type: Full-time temporary, approximately 12 weeks starting last week of May.
Location: Orillia area, Ontario, Canada. Some travel and overnight stays required within central Ontario.
- Must be eligible to work in Canada
- Must have valid driver’s license
- Must be a strong cyclist
- Must have current first aid certificate
- Basic roadside bike mechanic skills preferred
- Experience leading tour groups preferred
- Adventure travel industry experience (especially cycling) preferred
Description: Enthusiastic cyclist required to co-lead single and multi-day bicycle tours and provide vehicle support in central Ontario throughout the summer of 2022. Humdinger Bicycle Tours offers self-guided and guided tours in Ontario’s cottage country, aiming to provide small groups of 4-10 cyclists with an excellent experience. Guide must be prepared to cycle with the guests or drive support vehicle. On guided tours, two guides work together to ensure the health and safety of guests by organizing rest and nutrition stops, making decisions about route changes if necessary based on road or weather conditions, providing basic mechanical assistance, and ensuring cyclists are comfortably installed at accommodations each evening. Training provided to ensure guides are knowledgeable about routes, historic and tourist sites, cultural and geographic facts, and cafés and restaurants.
- Collaborate closely with other team members to ensure trips run smoothly
- Assist with pre-tour preparations and post-tour clean up
- Develop a rapport with guests
- Ongoing communications with guests regarding tour itineraries, guest needs, etc
- Bicycle set up and mini tune-ups as necessary
- Informal assessment of guest’s fitness levels and riding abilities
- Lead rides and drive support vehicle and sometimes trailer
- Ensure comfort and safety of guests during guided trips
- Set up and clean up of some meals and snacks
- Ensure adequate supplies each day of tour, replenish as necessary
Apply: Send resume and cover letter saying why you would be great for this job to info[at]humdingerbicycletours.ca
Attention Sara McEwen.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thanks for your interest in Humdinger Bicycle Tours!