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Old 03-29-07, 07:07 PM   #1
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Jobs you can do on a bicycle?

Long time listener, first time caller!

I'm moving to Chicago to finish my degree, and I'm going to be needing a part-time job like you can't believe. What kind of jobs are there that require you to ride a bike (at least through the summer)? Do people still use bike couriers in this day and age? Sandwich delivery man? Windshield-washing hobo? Where should I start my jobhunt? Thanks BF!
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Old 03-29-07, 07:10 PM   #2
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Old 03-29-07, 07:25 PM   #3
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Old 03-29-07, 07:41 PM   #4
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I suspect you can find delivery-type jobs in downtown Chicago.
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Old 03-30-07, 11:56 AM   #5
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Appreciate it - where I grew up you needed a car to do any sort of delivery job, and I didn't know if bicycle couriers still existed.
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Old 03-30-07, 01:40 PM   #6
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Old 03-30-07, 01:43 PM   #7
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Venture capitalist - On a bike!

Cartoonist - On a bike!

Hair stylist - On a bike!

Remedial English teacher - On a bike!

I could do this all day.
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Old 03-30-07, 01:46 PM   #9
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Like a deck hand or a stage hand? I guess you could. Might be difficult to get around those tight spaced on a bi... ooooooh... I get it. *nudge, nudge*
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ya, we still exist, we are just rare..........here locally there's about 18 of us in a city with 1.1 million people
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Old 03-30-07, 02:37 PM   #12
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There are still bike messengers usually they wantyou to have lived in the area forawhile soyou knowthe best/fastest routes. also youmight try parks and rec, in some counties they have help watching the multi use paths mostly for assistance rather than policing them
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i'd recommend fighting crime, most cyclists have the flamboyant costumes anyway
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Long time listener, first time caller!

I'm moving to Chicago to finish my degree, and I'm going to be needing a part-time job like you can't believe. What kind of jobs are there that require you to ride a bike (at least through the summer)? Do people still use bike couriers in this day and age? Sandwich delivery man? Windshield-washing hobo? Where should I start my jobhunt? Thanks BF!
Work at O'hare on the bike riding around as security in lobbys and surrounding areas. Money may be alright.
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Old 03-31-07, 03:10 PM   #15
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Here are some possible positions I'd recommend for people who use bicycles. This list is for anyone else who should read it, too.

1. Bicycle Police.
2. Private Security Officer.
3. Paramedic (some cities and towns do have bicycle-mounted paramedics who carry a limited
amount of first aid equipment).
4. Bicycle Courier.
5. Deliveryperson (sandwiches, newspapers, etc).
6. Bicycle Tour Leader.
7. Pedicab Driver.
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Old 03-31-07, 03:24 PM   #16
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