If you’ve ever jumped on the back of a Pineapple Pedicab, you know full well that taking a ride is seriously fun. But have you ever thought about being behind the pedals yourself? The team at Pineapple Pedicabs is growing and we are looking for a few fresh faces to join us. Read on to discover what it’s like to be a pedicab driver in a fast-paced, fun-filled job that doesn’t feel like work at all.
Pedicab Drivers 💛Love💛 What They Do
Sure, most people can pedal a bike and many people could handle a pedicab. But some people thrive working as a pedicab driver and love their job so much that it doesn't even feel like work. At Pineapple Pedicabs, we want our drivers to love what they do! That’s why we recruit drivers who are a good fit for our team and for the kind of work required.
Of course, the human family is made up of all kinds of personalities and we love them all! We welcome people of every kind to apply for a pedicab driver job with us. In general, the people who love to drive a pedicab and find success behind the wheel are:
Outgoing, friendly, energetic, entrepreneurial, and engaging
Physically able to ride a bike and fit for long periods of exercise
Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy sunshine on their backs and wind in their faces
Open-minded and non-judgemental about all members of the human family
Interested in the art, history, and culture unique to Reno
Pedicab Drivers Enjoy 🦸SUPER🦸 Flexible Schedules
At Pineapple Pedicabs, we offer more than pick-up and drop-off services. We are a full-service tour company as well, offering a variety of pre-scheduled and coordinated tours for groups of up to ten people. That means our drivers enjoy a super flexible schedule, which helps them be fully engaged in everything else they have going on in their lives. We offer Tour Guide and Pedicab Driver positions, giving drivers the freedom to be one, the other, or both. Here’s the difference.
Pineapple Pedicabs Tour Guide
Work scheduled tours serving as a driver and tour guide to guests
Tours are typically scheduled during the day
Compensation is a set amount per tour plus tips
Pineapple Pedicabs Cab Driver aka, The Hustle
Perform some scheduled pickups and dropoffs but mostly hustling for business
Actively look for riders, promote rides, and be present in busy areas where riders need a lift
Mostly active during the evening, night, and weekend hours
Day shifts are available during the peak summer season
How Much 💰Money💰 do Pineapple Pedicab Drivers Make?
Like other service-oriented jobs, how much a pedicab driver earns often comes down to being at the right place at the right time, fully engaging with customers, and making rides tip-worthy experiences. That being said, there are a few established policies to how things work on the financial side.
Pedicab Drivers rent the pedicab for an established fee and keep ALL earnings from rides and tips
Passenger fares are generally $10-$25 per person depending on the distance and difficulty of the ride
Most of our drivers are operating 3-5 days a week, 5-10 hours a day, and averaging $400-$1000 a week
How to Become a Pedicab Driver or Tour Guide
Now that you know what a sweet gig pedicab driving can be, it’s time to talk about the steps to get you there, including a few special requirements. Pedicab drivers are responsible for delivering riders safely to their destination so every driver must:
Be at least 18 years old
Have a valid driver’s license
Have a clean driver’s record, including no DUIs for at least three years
Willing to obtain a valid Pedicab Driver license (more on this below)
If you meet the basic requirements and are interested in driving for Pineapple Pedicabs, we have a tried and true process to get you up to speed and behind the wheel.
Apply for a position online at pineapplepedicabs.com/drive-a-pedicab
Attend Try Out and Train, a full shift following a senior driver to hit the streets, learn the ropes, and make tips
Meet with owner/operator Jaime to debrief, ask questions, and establish fit
Obtain pedicab license, which is supported fully with step-by-step instructions and a payment plan for those who need assistance with the $400 license fee
Decide if you’d rather do the hustle, guide tours, or both and sign up for shifts
Tour Guides will gain knowledge and route info needed to be successful through further training and job shadowing with a senior Tour Guide.
Being a pedicab driver is not for everyone but it is great for those who want their efforts to directly influence their income, who love meeting people from all over the world, and who love to be the life of the party but wake up feeling like a million bucks.
Entrepreneurial spirits who want a taste of what it’s like to run your own business can make a great start with Pineapple Pedicabs. Contact us to get started today!