ways to give

Second Cycle relies on the generous financial support of the community.


Your gift directly supports our community services and programs. The generosity of our donors allows us to more effectively achieve our mission: to educate and empower new and experienced cyclists. We appreciate any donation, no matter how big or small. Every contribution helps!


We accept several types of monetary gifts.


Monetary gifts help us expand our programming and offer more classes and services for youth and beginners. We welcome monetary donations in the following ways:

  • Donate at the shop with cash, check or credit card (and use our services while you are there!)

  • Mail a check to: Second Cycle, 1205 MLK Jr. Way Tacoma, WA 98405

  • Donate online via Network For Good. Consider making a recurring monthly donation to extend the impact of your generosity throughout the year.

  • For other types of donations, please contact our Fund Development Manager.


Consider the on-going impact of a Recurring Monthly Gift


Recurring monthly gifts multiply your impact and give the organization more stability and flexibility to fund the programs that help our community year-round. It allows us to focus on what matters: Helping people discover the joy of cycling and empowering them with skills and knowledge to maintain their bikes.

By making a scheduled monthly gift, you'll become a Second Cycle Ready Raccoon Spoke Supporter! You'll receive special monthly updates about how your gift is supporting our programs and an awesome Ready Raccoon Spoke Supporter patch.

Here are some ways that your monthly gift can add up:

$10/month ($120/year) - Covers the brake adjustment cost for a person in need every month


$25/month ($300/year) - Sponsors a free, complete bike that is given to an adult in need


$60/month ($720/year) - Employs a Summer Jobs 253 intern


$120/month ($1440/year) - Staffs the organization for one full day


$200/month ($2400/year) - Sponsors the biweekly Women/Trans/Femme Night for the summer

We accept used bikes, parts and accessories as donations.

Donations of used bikes, parts and tools are refurbished, put back into use, or recycled. Donations can be brought to our shop at 1205 MLK Jr. Way in Tacoma during our normal business hours. If you have questions about what might be accepted, or if you need pickup accommodations within the City of Tacoma, please contact our Recycle/Reuse Department.

Your gift is tax-deductible.

Second Cycle is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization.

Our federal tax identification number (EIN) is 45-2637950.

A donation receipt will immediately be emailed to all donors using our online Network For Good portal. Donors giving in-person or by mail should request a donation receipt and provide a mailing address.

2nd Cycle has an arrangement with Amazon called Smile.  When you buy something on, Smile will donate .5% of your purchase to 2nd Cycle at no cost to you.  Just click this button, log in to Amazon, select Second Cycle as your favorite charity and begin shopping.

You must begin to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) on an annual basis from your Individual Retirement Accounts by April 1 in the year following the calendar year in which you reach the age of 70 1/2. The same rules applies to SIMPLE IRAs and Simplified Employee Pensions.