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Local Host -Self-Guided Bike Tours


Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike, Lifestyle, Outdoor

Job Categories: Customer Service, Operations, Outfitter- Adventure Travel Staff

Company Type: TravelandTourism

State: CA

City: Sonoma & Napa

Country: United States

Required Experience: 0 - 1 year

Contact Name: Chris Skilling

Job Type: Seasonal Part Time

Salary: $15.52 - 23.55/hr

Required to Relocate: No

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: Yes

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 50+ miles

Job Description & Requirements

Vermont-based bicycle tour operator VBT Bicycling Vacations seeks a part-time “bicycle local host” for the Self-Guided bicycle program in Napa & Sonoma


  • enjoy meeting people
  • regional knowledge -energy, enthusiasm, attention to detail
  • valid driver’s license, clean driving record
  • able to lift and carry bicycles up to 50 lbs.
  • basic bike maintenance skills or cyclist helpful but not required
  • Paid training provided


  • 5-night/6-day program with up to 15 dates (2-12 guests per date) throughout 2021 season, runs Sunday through Friday
  • Sunday full-day in-person commitment (till 4 p.m.), then Monday-Friday, you are compensated for being “on-call” by telephone, and in-person only for high-level emergency
  • Paid training provided
  • Own transportation required, including space for up to 12 bikes

“Self-guided local host” job description:

  • access client-facing documents from VBT’s on-line web portal
  • bike handling: pre-trip: prep bikes at bike operator storage and post-trip: clean & return to storage
  • get bikes from VBT storage in Santa Rosa to inn in Napa and back to storage from inn in Bodega Bay
  • conduct welcome meeting/bike fitting/Ride with GPS intro (~90 mins) w/ clients on a Sunday -provide “on-call phone support” to guests for a total of 5 days -handle emergencies by phone, and or in extreme circumstances in person (usually rare, compensation provided)

Weekly payment depends on the number of clients per date.  2 guests: $745 4 guests: $880 6 guests: $930 8 guests: $980 10 guests: $1080 12 guests: $1130

Contact: Letter of interest to Chris Skilling, VP of Worldwide Product,

About Country Walkers and VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

Join Country Walkers and VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, an award winning, worldwide, active travel company based in Vermont.