SATURDAY AUG 21, 2021:
IT'S A PARTY AND YOU'RE INVITED!
This summer marks the 10th anniversary of Second Cycle getting serious about this bike project and becoming an official organization.
Help us celebrate this milestone with a community bike ride and open-house fundraising event at the shop on August 21st!
Community Bike Ride Around Hilltop
Similar to our monthly Slow & Social rides: we'll ride in a group at a casual pace. Costumes and bike decorations are encouraged. We're bringing a train horn and a boombox. This is a free activity and open to anyone without prior registration. Ride starts and ends at 1205 MLK Jr Way.
Open-House Fundraiser Celebration at the Shop
This is your chance to explore our expanded shop and support our programming! An afternoon full of family-friendly activities including music by DJ Ninjakat, youth-powered Mocktail Bar, a giant piñata, tasty snacks, silent auction, crafts and a weird-bike obstacle course. At 3pm a special memorial ceremony will be held dedicating the new youth classroom to Gerod Byrd, former Second Cycle board chairperson and long-time volunteer.
While a purchased ticket is not required, your financial support helps us offset celebration costs and fund programming. Thanks for your support!
This will be held on the same day as Summer Splash, an open-streets neighborhood celebration led by Hilltop Action Coalition and Hilltop Business Association. It's going to be a great day on the Hill that you won't want to miss.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
SLO + SOCIAL GROUP RIDE
(first Saturday of the month during the summer)
Saturday September 4, 2021 - Gather at 6pm, Roll out at 6:30pm
Cyclists of all ages and experience levels encouraged to attend
(under 18 will need a parent/guardian to sign them in)
Rides are about 5-6 miles roundtrip, starts and ends at the shop
Ride at your own risk!
BIPOC Community Ride
(second Thursday, monthly)
Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 6 PM PDT – 8 PM PDT
Come out for a BIPOC community-focused event where we will ride through the streets of Tacoma. These rides are free events. Bikes will be provided to those in need for the duration of the ride. Helmets and masks required. No one gets left behind on these rides and they are led and swept by POC 2nd Cycle Staff. These rides are ridden as a casual pace, you should be able to hold a conversation with the rider next to you.
The mission of these rides is to create space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the bicycle community and industry while dismantling the barriers that keep folx from participating in the activity/sport.
The vision is to create access, community, and a movement of uplifting each other, through the joy of riding a bike.
Ride starts and ends at the shop.
BIPOC Open Shop Night
(fourth Thursday, monthly)
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6 PM PDT – 8 PM PDT
2nd Cycle is a safe space for BIPOC folx to learn bike maintenance and safety. While other bike maintenance classes (and cycling in general) are usually white-dominated and have enrollment fees, this gathering will be free to folks that are melanated.
Pull up to our shop to fix and tune up your pedaling machine! These are free events with the exception of new or used parts required to get your bicycle fixed or tuned up. This reoccurring event will be facilitated by POC 2nd Cycle mechanics that will assist you with any bike-related needs! If no assistance is needed, then wrench on!
Our goal for this event is to build community and relationships with BIPOC bike riders to make them feel confident to ride and fix their bikes more often.
We hope to learn that providing safe space for those directly marginalized through indirect means, such as gentrification & racial wealth gap, fosters inclusive community and a voice to those usually not given a voice in this industry or sport.