Employment Opportunities

Work and play with bicycles on 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: 

Service Manager* - Learn more here.

Head Mechanic/Assistant Service Manager* - Learn more 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.

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.

Full Time Customer Sales Hero -  Minimum 1 year bike store sales experience a must.  Must have a friendly, outgoing personality.  Must ride a bicycle.

Part Time Summer Bicycle Assembler - Experience preferred.  This position will be responsible for building bikes, bike checkovers, accessory installs and occasional quick repairs.  This person will also help out on the sales floor when needed.  A friendly, outgoing personality preferred.  Must ride a bicycle.

Part Time Summer Customer Sales Hero - Experience preferred, but an outgoing, friendly personality and an active, athletic background could win us over.  Must ride a bicycle.

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.   

*If applying for Service Manager or Head Mechanic/Assistant Service Manager positions please email resume and cover letter to christian@latitude45.com.

Personal Information

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Work Preferences

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Previous Work Experience & Education

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Please highlight any experience with fitness equipment (treadmills, home gyms, ellipticals, etc.), cross country skis or snowshoes.
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(Please tell us about your last 2 jobs and briefly explain your responsibilities there. MUST INCLUDE THE START AND FINISH DATES OF EMPLOYMENT)

Bicycle Knowledge (optional questions)

We hire quality people eager to learn. Feel free to ignore the questions in this section if that's you. Scroll to the bottom and click the Submit Form button. Sometimes, however, we have positions requiring bicycle experience. These optional questions are an opportunity to show what you know.

1. Alivio
2. Deore
3. XTR
4. Deore LX
5. Deore XT
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Thank You!

Thanks very much for filling out and submitting an application. We'll be in touch if you qualify for a position with us. (Be sure to click the Submit Form button below so that we receive your application.)