Baltimore Bicycle Works is a worker-owned and democratically operated, full-service bicycle shop in the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. We pride ourselves on our expert repairs, our custom bicycle and wheel builds, and fit services. We also offer the best selection of new and used bikes, accessories and parts.
About the Job
We are looking for a full or part time apprentice to join our crew, and become a worker-owner upon the completion of the apprenticeship program. Apprentices work both the retail floor and repair bicycles. We also train for “back of house” tasks including, but not limited to, ordering, media outreach, and finance. If you are excited about getting people excited about bikes, if you have ever felt stifled at work and wish you had greater influence on the organization, if you have a vision for creating a better bike shop and community, this could be your place.
What we’re looking for
Someone who loves bicycles, is excited to work in sales and service, and interested in learning and contributing to all the aspects of running a growing business. Applicants must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, democratic, and collaborative environment with a diverse clientele; able to work both independently and in teams; detail oriented; excited about growing our small business, and Baltimore’s larger bicycle community. Weekend availability, and the ability to lift 40 lbs are also requirements. Ideal candidates have previous industry experience, but we are willing to train the right candidate. Women, people of color, and members of other groups traditionally underrepresented in the bicycle industry are particularly encouraged to apply.
$11.50/hr starting wage
Holidays and Vacation
Health insurance stipend
Dental and vision plan available
Paid maternity/paternity leave
This position is designed to prepare workers to become long-term worker-owners of our business, with all the rights and responsibilities that entails.
We are excited to announce that on Saturday April 8th, 2018 we will be hosting our Second Annual Bike Swap & Social. It will be held once again at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum!
For more info or to reserve a table, head over to the swap page.
What does this Scholarship cover? This Scholarship is your opportunity to join our 6 Week Winter Bicycle Maintenance Session with the price of admission fully covered. The Winter Maintenance course is the perfect opportunity to hone your skills and develop new ones. We will be covering everything you need to know from Derailleurs to Brakes to M6 Bolts. This class is normally $300 for the 6 weeks!
How to Apply? Head over and fill out the Scholarship Application! Applications due February 14th. We will be deciding the winner on February 15th.
Follow this link here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2B8N8S
Preorder your BBW Jersey/Bib Shorts and get $5 off!
The preorder period ends Sunday 8/27.
Thanks to Ian for doing such a great job on the design!
Head to the preorder page to order the kit.
Join the Worker-Owners of Baltimore Bicycle Works August 21st at 1:00pm to see the Total Solar Eclipse. This is the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse will be visible in the States; the next time to view an eclipse like this will be April 8th, 2024! Take the Monday off, grab your bike, and ride with us to Sandy Point State Park, we will provide solar eclipse glasses to wear for this once in a lifetime event! This bike ride will be approximately 60 miles long (30 each way) and be self supported. The current weather prediction has the temperature hovering around 87 degrees. Make sure to bring your own water, snacks, and a lunch for munching! We will be utilizing the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail a Google map will be posted to the Facebook event. This will be a casual pace ride, but any extended physical activity should be planned for.
Later that day at 7:30 we are having a screening of Red Bull’s film, Blood Road. We will again have popcorn provided by the Charles Theater, but last time people brought beers and snacks to share, and that was great! (Shout out to the person who brought the chocolate covered strawberries). We will have some limited seating available, but if you want a guaranteed seat BYOLawnchair. Please feel free to read up on the movie and RSVP here.
We are also celebrating all of the students in our community with a Back to School Sale. August 19th-September 2nd take 10% all accessories (lights, locks, racks, baskets, etc.), additionally get 20% off accessories with the purchase of a brand new bicycle, and up to 50% off of select merchandise throughout the store (including some new bicycles)!
Finally, we have our last two yoga classes for our summer series. Monday, August 14th and Monday, August 28th at 6PM please join us (and our wonderful teacher Tina) to stretch out your tight, cycling muscles. $6, BYOMat, no previous experience necessary.