Work in a Bike Shop: A Side Hustle for Cycling Enthusiasts

A bike Mechanic
I wrote a blog post about 10 bicycle related side hustles.  This was the 10th one. Check it out.


If you're passionate about cycling and you have some experience with bike repair, working in a bike shop is a great way to make extra money on the side. You can help customers find the right bike for their needs, sell bike accessories, and perform bike repairs.

Here are some of the benefits of working in a bike shop as a side hustle:

  • Flexible hours. Many bike shops offer flexible hours, so you can work around your other commitments.
  • Fun and rewarding environment. Bike shops are typically fun and rewarding places to work. You'll be surrounded by other cycling enthusiasts, and you'll get to help people enjoy the sport that you love.
  • Opportunity to learn new skills. If you're not already experienced with bike repair, working in a bike shop is a great way to learn new skills. You'll also have the opportunity to learn about the latest bike products and technologies.

Here are some tips for getting a job in a bike shop:

  • Start by networking with other cyclists. Talk to your friends, family, and local cycling club members to see if they know of any bike shops that are hiring.
  • Check online job boards. Many bike shops post job openings on online job boards, such as Indeed and LinkedIn.
  • Visit local bike shops in person. Stop by your local bike shops and introduce yourself to the staff. Let them know that you're interested in working in a bike shop and that you're willing to learn.

Once you've landed a job in a bike shop, here are some tips for success:

  • Be friendly and helpful. Customers should feel welcome and comfortable asking you questions. Be patient and take the time to answer their questions thoroughly.
  • Be knowledgeable about bikes and bike accessories. Be able to recommend the right bike and accessories for each customer's needs.
  • Be able to perform basic bike repairs. This includes things like fixing flat tires, adjusting brakes, and shifting gears.
  • Be willing to learn. The bike industry is constantly evolving, so be willing to learn about new products and technologies.

Working in a bike shop is a great way to make extra money on the side and to share your passion for cycling with others. By following the tips above, you can set yourself up for success in this rewarding field.

Here is my next blog post: Indoor Cycling: A Complete Guide

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