Driving a pedicab is possible all year around in beautiful sunny San Diego. This is a great position for anyone who loves being outdoors, enjoy meeting new people, and socializing. You don’t need to quite your current job or change your life style in order to become a team pedicab driver. As an independent contractor, this flexible job will allow you to set your own schedule. We encourage college students to join our team and take advantage of earning some extra cash for their school expenses. We had many driver friends got their college and MBA degrees by paying all of their educational expenses from the money they made from pedicab job. If you are motivated, outgoing, friendly, and have a positive attitude you can become a part or full time pedicab operator.
You have the ability to earn as much money as you desire. If you work hard, are punctual and energetic you will earn more money. The more outgoing and friendly you are, the more money you will earn. Most of our drivers are operating 3-5 days a week, 5-10 hours a day and averaging $400-$1000 a week depending on the season/weather, events, and other happenings in town. Passenger fares are generally $10-$25/per person depending on the distance and difficulty of the ride. Our pedicabs are designed for the comfort and safety of the passenger and equipped with seat belts, LED lights, and sound system for music.
– Should be physically fit, in good health and capable of riding a bike for a long period of time.
– We require that all drivers complete a safety course and free training before renting the pedicab, which we offer by appointment.
– As a pedicab driver, you must understand the responsibilities of being an independent contractor and not to receive a pay check from us.
– You need to obtain a pedicab operator permit from the city of San Diego.
1- Must have a valid California driver’s license
2- Proof that you are at least 18 years old (the driver’s license is acceptable)
3- A valid City of San Diego Business Tax Certificate (business license). Location to purchase City or San Diego Business Tax License – 1200 3rd Ave. at the Civic Center Plaza, City Treasurer’s office (http://www.sandiego.gov/treasurer/taxesfees/btax/btaxhow.shtml) on the first floor. (3rd & B Street, Downtown). Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday. Phone # (619) 615-1500. Fee: Pay $52 – $76 cash, check or CC to “City Treasurer”
4- Next day after you apply for the business license: Go to Transportation Engineering Division, (http://www.sandiego.gov/tsw/programs/pedicab/oppermit.shtml) 1010 Second Avenue, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101. Pedicab office hours are from 10 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 4 pm Monday through Thursday and 10 am – 1 pm on Friday. Phone: (619) 533-3126. You’ll need two recent passport photos (2” x 2” only). Fees: Pay $91.00* by check or cash.