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Work and play with bicycles next to the water in beautiful Northern Michigan!

THE COMPANY:

Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness has been selling fun for over 18 years in beautiful Northern Michigan.  

  • We are community focused, working extensively with trail development and youth riding programs
  • Staff members love working here – our retention rate is unheard of in the industry, with the average staff tenure being 8+ years
  • We believe in work-life balance – consistent 2 days off in a row
  • Our growth is often staff driven – your creative ideas will be heard and valued

THE LOCATION:

Latitude 45 is located on the pristine shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay.   Petoskey, Michigan is a wonderful community that triples in size during the warmer months as one of the best tourist destinations in the Midwest.  We have great cycling in the spring, summer and fall, as well as awesome snow to play in during the winters. 

  • Home to renowned road, mountain, gravel and bike path cycling
  • Three of the best ski resorts in the Midwest are within 20 miles
  • Award winning school system and a regional college
  • Rated one of the safest cities in Michigan
  • A vibrant artist scene
  • On average a very active community that cares about protecting our environment
  • Over 30,000 acres of protected lands available to explore within a half hour drive
  • One half hour away from Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula

Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness is an equal opportunity employer.

 

THE POSITIONS:

Full Time Summer Customer Sales Hero -  Bike store sales or retail sales experience preferred.  Must have a friendly, outgoing personality and love to help people.  Must ride a bicycle.  Responsible for selling bikes and accessories like clothing and helmets.  This position splits time between working in our rental operation and working in sales.  Seasonal position Spring until Labor Day (or when return to school if college student).  Able to access full employee purchase benefits 2 weeks after starting! APPLY HERE

Part Time Yearround Bicycle Assembler - Experience preferred, but we can teach you if mechanically experienced.  This position will be responsible for building bikes. This person could help out on the sales floor when needed if desired.  A friendly, outgoing personality preferred.  Must ride a bicycle.  Working 1-2 days per week for 7-8 hour days year round.  Great option for retired cyclists looking to work 1-2 days per week in a great atmosphere and get access to amazing employee pricing.  Able to access full employee purchase benefits as soon as you work 80 hours!  APPLY HERE

Part Time Summer Rental Team Hero - This is the perfect position for the high school student that loves bikes and working with people to start out at the shop.  An outgoing, friendly personality is important and you must ride a bicycle.  You would be working in our rental operation next to the main store.  In the mornings, you work with a team leader to organize all rentals and then in the afternoon you work in a self supervised environment cleaning and tuning the bicycles.  At the end of the day the team leader helps close the facility.  The team leader is a radio call away for any issues that may come up.  Rentals require reservations and you will learn to process rentals online.  No cash handling.  This job would be 2-4 eight hour shifts per week from June-Labor Day.  Able to access full employee purchase benefits as soon as you work 80 hours!  APPLY HERE

Full Time Summer Bicycle Mechanic - 1-2 years mechanical experience preferred.  This mechanic will be completing basic tunes, quick repairs, bike checkovers, accessory installs and bike builds.  A friendly, outgoing personality preferred.  Must ride a bicycle.  Seasonal position Spring until Labor Day (or when return to school if college student).  This position can also be tailored for the teacher looking for a fun summer position providing 30+ hours of scheduled work per week.  Able to access full employee purchase benefits 2 weeks after starting!  APPLY HERE

Part Time Summer Bicycle Mechanic - One year bike shop mechanical experience preferred. This mechanic will be completing basic tunes, quick repairs, bike checkovers, accessory installs and bike builds.  A friendly, outgoing personality preferred.  Must ride a bicycle. Seasonal position Spring until Labor Day (or when return to school if college student).  This is the perfect position for a teacher looking for a fun summer position providing one to two 8 hour shifts per week.  We can further work around some summer vacation plans.  Able to access full employee purchase benefits as soon as you work 80 hours!  APPLY HERE

Part Time Summer Sales Helper - This is a great starting position for 14 years olds looking for their first summer job.  One day per week for 4 hours, this job will involve cleaning, restocking, airing tires and learning how the bike shop works!  The Sales Helper works independently while completing a shift task list.  Able to access full employee purchase benefits as soon as you work 80 hours!  APPLY HERE

You can apply online by answering the questions below and click the Submit Form button at the bottom to forward this application to us.  This is the best way to apply. 

 

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Previous Work Experience & Education

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Thank You!

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