Before joining Pedal Power, we want you to know the basics. Please take a few minutes to read up on some essential points of the job before applying.
"What am I applying for?"
Pedal Power operates rickshaws (aka pedicabs). These are big tricycles used for public commute with a seated cart on the back and they are pedaled by our well trained drivers (that's you)! People rely on us as a way to get from destination to destination, or simply for just a little added fun in their day!
If you are a people person, someone who likes the outdoors, or just wants a little extra exercise in their day, this job is all for you! Pedal Power gives their employees an hourly rate pay+any tips they get on the job. We also advertise digital ads placed on the backs of the cabs and banner ads which are individually pulled by drivers.
Pedal Power is known to produce special events like holiday light tours, date nights, weddings, producing webisodes, and so much more. All in which you could have the chance to take part in!
"Is it hard to drive a pedicab?"
Yes and no. We have pedal assist motors that make our work of pedaling much easier! However, that doesn't mean we still don't pedal. We cover a lot of ground through daily use or special events in all types of Midwest weather with a hill here and there. Every day is a great day, but it isn't always physically easy. Some days there might be an obstacle. Some days might be hotter than others or it might begin to rain. When we do special events like a football game, we hustle to get as many fares as possible. You don't have to be a triathlete, but we want to ensure that you are physically safe.
It is highly rare that you may have to prop up a cab to fix a flat or some other maintenance issue. (All in which you will be taught how to do in training) If that does happen there is always help right around the corner, as you will never be working alone!
Psychologically it is also wonderful. But there are the occasional days where it is slow or it seems like everyone else is getting awesome tips. If you're tired and outside for a shift it can feel draining every now and then. Especially when we operate at tons of various hours.
"What are the perks?"
We are a professional business & we want you to be invested in what you do. We want this to be a meaningful job where you can make a difference. For you that means:
You get a pay of $15-$20 per hour+tips. At bigger events it isn't unusual to make $200 in tips alone. (Bigger the Personality = Bigger the Tips)
You can be as hands on as you want to be outside of riding. Do you want to make sales calls, help with marketing, or other admin aspects? If you are excited about what you do, what we do, there is room to be as involved as you would like.
You get the chance to be creative and share your ideas with the rest of the staff!
You will attend thorough training (basic operation, mechanical skills, sales skills, safety skills... etc.)
You will work with high end equipment. This makes life easier for you and ensures you keep making money.
You get full support and flexibility as we understand that you're human and value that.
"What do we require?"
Valid Drivers License.
Ability to ride a bike.
Eagerness to learn! Starting a new job anywhere, you should never have a fixed mindset. Here at Pedal Power we will strive to help you grow and reach the goals you desire while teaching you the skills and knowledge it takes to be apart of our team!
Sense of humor! People love laughs & whether you are a social person or not, it is always a benefit to relax and not always take things too seriously! Give rides, smile, & have fun!
Kindness. Bad behavior of any sorts towards colleagues or customers is not tolerated in this job!
Diplomacy/tact/emotional intelligence. For Pedal Power, our clients, those we advertise for, other employees, and yourself. This goes a long way for your goals.
Improvising/creativity! We love new ideas, especially in challenging times.
Leadership. We want you to have integrity.
Teamwork. Here at Pedal Power we treat our colleagues as family, that means helping each other out and working together to make our service enjoyable for everyone!
To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org
*No formal application is necessary*
What is needed in the email application
references, phone number, short bio with first and last name,
where you live, why you applied, & a bit about yourself!
Must have valid proof of Drivers License and be at-least 18+
We're eager to have you tell us why you think you'd be a good fit for Pedal Power and our team of drivers. We want to share our culture, teach you our lingo, encourage your skills and ride alongside you! We're looking forward to hearing from you soon!