Hey there. I'm Alvaro and i've been working at 2nd Cycle for 3 years. This so happens to be the longest time spent at any job I've ever had. This Bike shop has become much more than just a job for me. Its family, community, and a vessel to living a healthy life.
2nd Cycle is a hub for the community to build confidence and empowerment. Giving the public access to bicycle tools drastically removes barriers for people to learn how to fix their bicycle. Like an investment, the public can continue to learn and eventually build autonomy from the normal high costs and barriers of repairing a bicycle at a typical bicycle shop. But its so much more than bikes.
It’s about realizing the potential of bikes as a tool for personal and community empowerment, for youth development, for equity and justice. And, it's about building a healthier and more connected, resilient community.
That's why I'm so excited to help them create a dedicated space to expand programs for both youth and adults (when it is safe to do so) and double their capacity for bike donations.
Your donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Second Cycle Community Bicycle Shop, and it will help put more butts on bikes. Thats a win win!