Vocational Training Program

A New Approach to Job Reentry

2020   Program is piloted

2021   Pilot Phase 2 AND Program Naming Contest           (details coming soon!)

2022  Program launches! 

We are a social enterprise focusing on refurbished bicycles: retail stores, repair shops, mobile repair and other business components. But we’re so much more... Community Cycles is a vocational training and transitional employment program for men and women who face barriers in acquiring a living-wage job. We work with veterans, refugees, formerly homeless, formerly incarcerated, people in recovery, and others. 

12-Month Paid Vocational and On-the-Job Training Program


Unit 1: Classroom Education

Students learn elements of small business operations:​​ 

certified bicycle mechanic, inventory management, customer service, budgeting, management, and much more


Unit 2: Practicum

Students practice what they've learned with on-the-job training ​


Unit 3: Specialization

Students choose an area of focus and take on leadership roles with philanthropic bicycle program

Upon completion, Community Cycles of California graduates are ready to enter living-wage employment with real world business skills and experiences that are applicable in a variety of environments and enterprises. They can step into that “second first job” with confidence, skills, and experience, powering their own economic independence and inspiring others in our community, too.

Donate today to support the program or sponsor a student.