Cycle Alaska

View of the channel outside the shop
All Smiles and Glaciers
Dredge Lakes Trail system
Guides being guides!
Route along the Bike and Brew tour
Chapel by the Lake
Happy Guests and Guides on a rainy day!
View from the Bike and Tram route

Nothing Has Potential for Adventure Like a Bike!

Cycle Alaska is a full-service bike shop and tour company. We have been rooted in the Juneau community for more than 24 years. Cycle Alaska has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops by the National Bike Dealers Association 6 years in a row! We take pride in our employees and in our work.

Juneau, Alaska is located on the beautiful Gastineau Channel, surrounded by gorgeous mountains!

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About Cycle Alaska

Here at Cycle Alaska, we believe that teamwork is what helps us to meet our mission of “creating great memories for our guests and employees”. With smaller tour sizes, you get a chance to talk with guests one on one creating a personalized Juneau experience.  Your time here in Juneau will be memorable. The sight of an eagle on wing reaching for a salmon, the slow meander of a porcupine or beaver moving from one meal to the next, or the faint pink hue of alpine glow resting on the snow covered summer peaks make your summer stay here in Juneau unique.  Every day provides a different experience here in Alaska’s capital.

The Employee Experience

At Cycle Alaska it is important to us that you enjoy your experience working and living in Juneau. We structure our tour season in a way that provides our Guides with two days off in a row.  This allows you to make plans and enjoy your time off exploring around Juneau and the outer area. There is so much to do and see here, and we love being able to see new people go out and explore. It is awe-inspiring even to the people that have called Juneau home for years. 

Our staff is what creates a positive and fun loving working environment. Our guides range in age from 15 to 75, and all have vibrant enthusiastic personalities! Working with such a wide variety of people helps to cultivate the wonderful work environment here at Cycle Alaska.

Ideal Candidate

Cycle Alaska is always looking for fun, outgoing, enthusiastic, and positive personalities to share our love of Alaska with our guests. These are important pieces to being a successful guide. Positivity and enthusiasm can go a long way into providing our guests with memorable trip. 

Juneau Alaska is located in the Tongass National Forest which is a temperate rainforest that receives on average 60+ inches of rain a year. Yet it is this abundance of rain that is what makes it a beautiful lush green forest, cascading waterfalls, and flowing glacial rivers.   It is important that you know what you are getting into. Know that we provide our guides with rain gear that makes these rainy days a pleasure cruise. 

Our ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, be a self-motivated team player, flexible with schedule changes, and prioritize punctuality. If you possess these character traits, you belong here working with us.

Room and Board

Cycle Alaska does not provide housing for employees, however, we are happy to share and pass along any housing opportunities we know of, as well as answer any questions you may have in your search for housing. We keep all tour guides aware of housing opportunities that may appear before your arrival.  

When looking for residence, distance from the shop can be something to consider. Housing on Douglas Island or downtown Juneau is just a short walk or ride to the shop, and living there gives you a spectacular panoramic view of Mount Roberts, Mount Juneau, and Jumbo Mountain. If looking for some peace and quiet away from the city, Mendenhall Valley provides stunning views of Mendenhall Glacier, Thunder Mountain, and the surrounding mountain aretes. 

The best resources for finding housing are Facebook group: Juneau Rentals and Housing, as well as Craigslist.

Employee Perks

  • We have a full range rental fleet that is available to be used by our guides when not being rented out. Whether you want to go out for a road cruise, or go for a trail ride to Herbert Glacier or down Eaglecrest, we will work with you to get you out to have fun.

  • An outdoor enthusiast's paradise, living in Juneau provides its residence with ample opportunities for cycling, trail running, hiking, kayaking, foraging, and fishing some of the most productive salmon waters in the southeast at the height of the salmon spawn. 

  • We work with other tour operators doing industry trades which allow our employees to go on their tours at no cost (some may have a small fee for food/drink). You may have an opportunity to go on a whale watch tour, zipline or maybe even experience a Glacier trek! 

  • Outside of the recreation opportunities, our employees receive a discount on all in shop parts and accessories. Discounts on bikes are available after a minimum working length of time.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Arriving in Juneau can be as unique as living here for the summer. Take the Inside Passage via The Alaska Marine Highway which takes travelers through glacial cut fjords and orcas filled waters. A journey that takes two days of travel from Bellingham gives the traveler the perfect chance to intimately experience the Alaskan Southeast. 

If you are looking at bringing a car to Juneau, loading up in Bellinghams is easy, but if you are looking for a summer road trip, travel through Canada to Skagway or Haines takes you through some of the most beautiful country North America has to offer. 

No car, No problem. Juneau is a bike friendly city that provides protected bike lanes between Mendenhall Valley and downtown Juneau. Juneau also provides public transportation that makes commuting around town easy. 

Finally, if living downtown is more of your pace of life, Cycle Alaska is a quick walk from anywhere downtown.

For Fun

Juneau is an all-around adventure town! With over 250 miles of hiking trails, you're sure to stay busy trying to find your favorite one. With almost all of them being multipurpose trails, you can hike, run or bike, and expect to see trail dogs. Juneau is a pup-friendly place! 

If you prefer water for your recreational activities, bring your kayak with you (rentals may be available) and get out on the Mendenhall Lake, Auk Lake, or Auk Bay. All of which provide unparalleled views. Out on the ocean exploring gives you opportunities to see sea lions, humpback whales, and the 15,000 bald eagles that call Juneau their home waters. Maybe drop a line in the water and catch yourself some dinner. Juneau's waters carry 5 major salmon species. 

Juneau also has a great rock climbing gym downtown for you to tackle routes and meet other climbers. There are also a couple outside climbing areas. While it can be limited in the variety of rock type, Sea Cliffs gives the sport climber with some of the most spectacular climbing views in the area. 

Juneau also has public forest service cabins that can be rented out for the night, as well as plenty of areas to go camping for the night or make a beach fire. The perfect place to catch the Big Dipper and the North Star. 

Juneau may seem like just an outdoor enthusiasts paradise, don't worry there are plenty of opportunities to take in some city life. With fantastic restaurants, a vibrant downtown, and summer nights that never seem to end, you can spend your evenings walking the boardwalk and exploring.  There are also two indoor pools, three libraries, two movie theaters, a performing arts theater, yoga studios, three gyms, four local breweries, a local distillery, and many cafes to hang out in.

Plenty of things to keep you busy and having fun around town!

How to Apply

To apply for positions please email a cover letter and resume to Caleb Hart (caleb@cycleak.com), Cycle Alaska's Operations Manager


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