Position: Public Programs Instructor

Reports to: Operations Manager

Salary: $30 – $40 an hour depending on previous bike education experience.  

Classification: Part-time, non-exempt, seasonal. 

Hours: Approximately 3-6 weekend hours per week from April – November 2023, with the possibility of extending to future seasons. This is not a remote position: in-person, public-facing work is required.


Organization Overview: Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to transform lives and communities through bicycling. We accomplish this through free educational programming, dynamic public events, expansive outreach, and consistent collaboration with community and government organizations. Best known for producing North America’s largest bike ride—the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, a ride for 32,000 cyclists through all five boroughs of New York City on 40 miles of car-free streets—Bike New York also organizes regional rides, small community rides, and one of the nation’s most-attended bike shows, Bike Expo New York. Proceeds from these events fund our free bike education classes for kids and adults throughout New York City. 


Job Description: We are seeking instructors who can teach adults and kids at locations around the five boroughs during weekends. Bike New York offers free classes that teach adults how to ride a bike, basic bike handling and traffic safety skills, and leads rides in city parks and on protected city streets. Bike New York also works with schools and local organizations to offer learn to ride classes for kids. We provide curricula, training, and a fleet of bikes and helmets for our adult classes, and necessary supplies for our off-site kids’ learn to ride classes. There will be paid training before the programming begins centered around expectations, policies, and curricula overview. 


Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Teaching Bike New York’s Learn to Ride program to adults and children who don’t know how to ride a bike
  • Teaching Bike New York’s “Bike Handling Skills” class to adults who already know how to ride a bike, as preparation to taking them out on group bike rides 
  • Leading safe, smooth, and well-functioning adult group rides off site, on bike paths and on streets and protected bike lanes
  • Managing a fleet of up to 35 bikes and helmets, ensuring that equipment is in place before each day starts, stored securely when not in use, and performing minor maintenance or alerting Bike New York staff to bigger mechanical issues


  • Be an experienced, enthusiastic cyclist who is passionate about sharing the joys of cycling with others
  • Previous teaching experience a plus
  • Flexibility in working with unpredictable conditions
  • Successful candidates will need to have a background check and become CPR certified.
  • Bilingual applicants encouraged

Please send resumes and letters of interest to: jobs@bike.nyc. Include “Public Programs Instructor” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or walk-ins.


Bike New York is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.