Broadway Bike Blog

Broadway Bicycle in Cambridge is Hiring Mechanics for the 2018 Season!

 

About Broadway:

We’re a collectively run and locally owned bicycle shop that has been in operation since 1972. A subset of workers own and democratically manage the business. As a full-service bike shop, we both repair and sell new and used bikes. Our tools and space are also made available for rent, so folks can come in and fix their own bikes by themselves or with one-on-one assistance from a mechanic. In the evenings we offer classes on the topic of bicycle maintenance and repair. Several times throughout the year, we provide on location mechanical services for local business and organizations. Also we are proud to offer a $15 per hour starting wage.

Walking into a bicycle shop for the first time can be an intimidating endeavor for many, which is why Broadway strives to create a welcoming environment for all persons that come through our door.

 

Job Description:

We have open positions for bicycle mechanics, whose responsibilities will also include customer service and sales. This is full-time (~40) hours per week from February — April 2018 (start dates vary from early Feb to the start of April and full-time does not begin until April) through the end of October 2018 with the expectation that mechanics will work one and sometimes two weekend days. This is a fast paced work environment that often requires workers to jump back and forth between the roles of mechanic and salesperson many times over the course of a shift. Employees are hired “at-will” but due to the seasonal nature of the business there is a period which usually begins at the start of November when little to no hours will be available.

It is NOT a prerequisite that you have previous shop experience, only that you have a passion for bicycles and working on them. We will provide the necessary training in all aspects of the position. We encourage people of color, LGBTQIA folks and women and gender minorities to apply.

If you are interested in applying please fill out the 2018 Broadway Bicycle Application and drop it by the shop or email it to broadway [ at ] broadwaybicycleschool [ dot ] com.

Broadway Bikes supports DACA

Broadway Bikes proudly supports and operates in the sanctuary city of Cambridge, MA. Today we confirm that support by lending our voice to United We Dream and the 80,000 immigrant youth under the DACA program. Here’s how you can help:

Call your representative and two senators and ask them to co-sponsor S.1615 in the Senate and H.R. 3591 in the House to permanently protect DACA youth. This takes 2 minutes! You can use 5calls.org to quickly get your members of congress contact info and scripts. Here’s an explainer to get you started on understanding the issue and these bills.

#HereToStay #defendDACA #NoHumanIsIllegal

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Eid Mubarak!

Last Friday was the holiday Eid al-Adha, a time of celebration and reflection about love and sacrifice through the story of Abraham. For those not in the Muslim community, it is additionally an opportunity to think about solidarity and the resistance to Islamophobia. No matter your religious or spiritual beliefs, let this Eid remind us to have collective faith in our resistance and stand united against hate. To our Muslim community we say (belated) Eid Mubarak!

 

Check out The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to educate yourself about Muslim traditions, Islamophobia, and support their work.

 

Watch this 2-minute video on how to be an ally to Muslim women.