What if we told you that you can?
Bike Messenger1 of 15
Like being a pizza delivery person, but better, bike messengers are becoming more popular than ever. A multitude of companies offer time-sensitive delivery services for everything from documents to packages to food, and as a bike messenger, you'll get quality time in the saddle while getting the job done.
Bike Shop Owner or Employee2 of 15
What better way to spend your day than being surrounded by bikes and other cycling enthusiasts? Whether you're giving a bike fit, leading a Saturday morning group ride or selling someone the latest and greatest products, this job is ideal for the cycling obsessed.
Editor or Writer3 of 15
If you have a journalism or writing background, being a freelance or staff writer, or even an editor at a cycling publication, could be the job for you. While it doesn't directly involve riding your bike, you'll still get the opportunity to share your knowledge of the sport by writing anything from gear reviews to coverage of the world's biggest cycling events. Plus, anytime you do make it out for a ride, you can call it "research."
Race Director4 of 15
It's relatively easy for a dedicated cyclist to become a certified race director, then apply for race permits and organize races of your own. From cyclocross to multi-city bike tours, you can take your pick from a plethora of events and get your host on. While it's more of a part-time job, if you're into competitive cycling, this gig may be just right for you.
Nutritionist5 of 15
If your educational background and work experience have to do with nutrition, consider a career helping serious cyclists dial in their fueling in order to perform at their best. We all know that what you put into your body is just as important as the work you do in the saddle, and this job puts that knowledge into practice.
Pedicab Driver or Tour Guide6 of 15
If regular 'ol cycling just doesn't cut it as a workout for you anymore, try carting around two full-sized adults on the back of a specially-outfitted bike. Whether your work focuses on providing a green means of transportation for city dwellers, or acting as a tour guide for visitors looking to learn more about their destination, you're sure to develop perfectly-sculpted legs while earning extra cash.
Bike Mechanic7 of 15
If you see yourself as a handy cyclist, put your expertise to work by fixing up bikes for those who could benefit from your know-how. Whether by fixing brakes, giving valiant steeds a tune-up or even teaching classes on how to fix a flat, mechanics are an important part of the bike community. And this job doesn't just mean working in a bike shop—mechanics are in demand at races and on pro tours, as well.
Bike Billboard Rider8 of 15
Why not get paid for just riding your bike? You can do just that as a bike billboard rider. Catching steam in the ad world, bike billboards are not only greener than some other types of advertising, but they're also attention-grabbing. Hey, we know we'd do a double take if we saw a bike billboard heading down the street.
Bicycle Patrol9 of 15
If you're a law enforcement officer or looking to break into the field, why not patrol on two wheels? In addition to providing vital protection and service in your community, you'll also help set an example to motor vehicle drivers on how to share the road safely with cyclists.
Indoor Cycling Instructor10 of 15
Studios like SoulCycle and Flywheel have become all the rage, with new locations opening everywhere filled with eager participants in the thousands. If you're one of those enthusiastic fitness buffs, take your obsession to the next level and become an instructor. You'll get to spend even more time in the saddle while teaching others about cycling—minus the stress of traffic, maintenance or following The Rules.
Paper Delivery Person11 of 15
We know what you're probably wondering: Do people really still get their newspapers delivered in person? As shocking as it may be, the answer is "yes." While it's a dying practice, two-wheeled messengers (with reasonable aim) are still in demand to land papers on doorsteps for those folks who prefer to read the news in print rather than on a screen.
Cycling Coach12 of 15
As an experienced cyclist, why not pass on your years of knowledge and experience to other aspiring riders? Becoming a USA Cycling certified coach only takes a few easy steps. Once you have your license, you can start developing amateur riders and help them reach their cycling goals.
Cycling Tour Medic13 of 15
If you have duel passions for medicine as well as cycling, what better way to pair the two than as an on-site medic for cycling races, tours and other bicycle events? A truly crucial role, the tour medic keeps riders performing at their best and patches them up if scratches, cuts or road rash occur along the way.
Commute to Work14 of 15
Finally, if you're happy with the job you have (or don't want to let cycling completely take over your life just yet), add an extra splash of riding to your workday by commuting to and from your office. It takes finesse to put together the right combination of layers and bags without having to lug too much weight back and forth, but one thing is certain—you won't feel guilty about sitting at a desk all day.