Second Cycle is a community–funded service that relies on the financial support of the community. Your purchases help support us in our mission to educate and empower new and experienced cyclists.

Your generosity helps support our programs and allows us to be more effective in our service to the community.  We appreciate any donation, no matter how big or small. Every contribution helps!

We accept several types of donations. Monetary donations help keep the lights on and help us expand our programming and offer more classes and services for youth and beginners. Donations of tools, parts and used bikes are recycled and put back into use.

We welcome monetary donations in the following ways:

  • Stop by the shop and donate with cash, check or credit card (and use our services while you are there!).

  • Send a check to Second Cycle - address 1205 MLK Jr. Way Tacoma, WA 98405.

  • Donate online via Network for good either a one-time gift or a monthly donation.


We take all bicycles. You can even run your own bike drive for us! Second Cycle is always looking for donations of bicycles and parts to drive our programs. Please contact us with questions about donating.



In order to minimize our exposure and the public's, we will not be taking volunteers at this time. If you want to get on the list of those to be contacted after restrictions are lifted please feel free to fill out the below form. 



Overview: The open shop volunteer assistant is there to support and assist the Open Shop Mechanics. This involves helping with the shops daily tasks such as cleaning, sorting donations, stripping bikes for parts, and other projects. This position is good for people that are just starting to get into bikes, folks who want to learn more about bikes, get a hands-on learning experience, or want an outlet to help those in need in their community. Volunteer Assistants will acquire basic bike skills and learn proper tool handling. The position is intended to teach and inspire the community who will, in turn, help 2nd Cycle operate smoothly and efficiently.


Essential Job Functions

  • Assist the 2nd Cycle staff with the shop’s daily tasks

  • Help to keep the used parts bins of the shop well stocked

  • Maintain a clean and organized environment for the community and 2nd Cycle staff to work in


List of duties may include but are not limited to the following

  • Strip bikes for parts

  • Sort donations

  • Clean and organize the shop

  • Fill cleaning and lubrication bottles

  • Take out trash and metal recycling

  • Clean bathrooms

  • Wipe down counters

  • Sort small parts

  • Vacuum and sweep

  • Check and pump up the sale bike tires

  • Organize the bike storage room

  • True wheels for sale

  • Help with special projects (ex: installing storage fixtures, hanging signage, etc.)


Qualifications / qualities / requirements

  • Must be 16 years old to participate

  • Person must be comfortable using hand tools and lifting up to 40lbs

  • (Appreciated but not required) previous experience working on bikes

  • Takes direction well and completes tasks in a timely manner

  • Persons who are invested in or feel aligned with the mission of the shop

  • Availability to attend the volunteer orientation and work a minimum of 3 hrs/month

  • Abide by the safety and regulations of 2nd Cycle and the volunteer handbook



  • Hands-on mechanic advice and training

  • Help grow the Tacoma cycling community

  • Free 2nd Cycle tee shirt (minimum 10hrs volunteering)

  • End of the year volunteer party

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2nd Cycle relies on the financial support of our community. Your in-shop purchases
support our mission to educate and empower our community's cyclists. Your financial donations support our youth programs and so much more.


Every contribution helps and is greatly appreciated!

© Second Cycle, 2017
1205 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
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