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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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    Bicycle thief? You'd get to ride 'em after you stole them.

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    I suspect you can find delivery-type jobs in downtown Chicago.

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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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    hand?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Stil
    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.
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Stil
    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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    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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    Drive by shootings!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msheron
    Drive by shootings!
    Clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, BANG!

    Clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, BANG!

    Clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, BANG!



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