Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Arlington, VA
Bikes: A "Dynamic" Runabout chainless drive commuter bike.
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Hi rdewire! I'm also new here, but I've lived in Arlington, VA for more than a year now.
I would talk to the people who own/work with Revolution Cycles. I bought a bike there last year at the shop near the Clarendon metro stop, and those guys know cycling. At least the last time I was in there they had a sheet on the door (old school style
that said they were hiring an assistant manager/bike technicians, etc. They are really nice there, so I'd check it out.
Even if you don't want to do retail long-term, that might be a good option to get some $$ coming in while you look for something more permanent. Also, if you have that cycling certification, you could even just talk to some of the local bike shop owners to see if they know anyone that is hi
They might even hire people to work as bike coaches. My point is, the bike shop owners in the DC metro area are really well-networked...so even if you aren't looking for a job at a bike shop, it couldn't hurt to introduce yourself and see if they know anyone in the industry that is hiring.
Also, since you have a background in Crim. Justice have you considered looking for a job w/ a government agency of some type? That might be worth checking out, since you'll be in the heart of it here.
Also, welcome! Arlington is a great place to live, with excellent biking routes and trails. I think you'll like it here!