When one of our students was
having trouble getting to school because of transportation issues, Counselor Andrea Owen
looked for solutions and came up with getting the student a bike. Thanks to Linda Dieckhoff, another counselor, and her
connections with a not-for-profit bike shop in Tacoma – Second Cycle –
we were able to get our student that bike at no cost! Ms. Owen contacted Noah and
Travis at Second Cycle and they jumped right on it. Ms. Owen set a
time with Travis to bring our student, Jared, down and get him fitted for his new bike, so it
was field trip time. On the way to Second Cycle the counselor and Jared stopped at the
Puyallup Fire Station where Jared was fitted with a bike helmet which they gave
to him free of charge. Ms. Dieckhoff picked up Jared’s bike this weekend and it is
waiting in the counseling office to be delivered to Jared.
Second Cycle is a non-profit organization which works with youth and adults in need to
educate them and provide them bikes at little or no charge. They are also a
full service bike shop in addition to providing space and tools in the shop for
individuals --again at little to no charge depending on need.
Puyallup Digital Learning wants to thank Second Cycle for helping us with one of our most pressing issues--transportation.