Come celebrate Two Bikes
Come celebrate Two Bikes with the Knoxville cycling community this August 30th at The Mill & Mine. The Summer Cocktail Soirée is presented by our friends and neighbors, The Old City Athletic Club. Our goal for the event is to fundraise enough to create 25 internships for underserved youth next year! Help us make it happen!
We're Throwing a Party
Instead of having another nonprofit dinner, we decided to have a party. Our Cocktail party features drinks from some of the best bars in Knoxville and the theme for our hors d’oeuvres is highbrow versus lowbrow. We're excited about what we're cooking up with a few of our close friends. Instead of a speech, this year we’re hosting games. We’d like to thank our friends at Chivo Taqueria for sponsoring our margarita blender bike. Adult strider bike short-track racing? It might be there. Need to challenge your friends on a 10 second gold sprint race? We’ve got you covered.
Benefiting The Bike School
The Summer Cocktail Soirée proudly benefits The Bike School, Two Bikes’ youth workforce development program. We're incredibly proud that this program has been supported by The United Way, City of Knoxville, and East Tennessee Foundation, but we still need your help! By supporting the Summer Cocktail Soirée, you're helping create more opportunities for underserved youth in Knoxville.
Why a Bike Shop?
The Bike School is an industry-leading paid job training program that takes place in a real work environment. The program is specifically designed to empower and equip young individuals with valuable skills in sales, e-commerce, and basic bicycle mechanics. Through a comprehensive curriculum and hands-on training, participants gain practical knowledge, fostering their personal and professional growth. Working in a bike shop has the ability to ignite a passion for young individuals to delve into the world of hands-on work. The tactile nature of bicycle mechanics and repairs provides a tangible and rewarding experience that engages their curiosity and creativity.
Teaching Future-proof Skills
The program places a strong emphasis on sales and customer service, providing participants with the essential tools to succeed in the retail industry. By engaging with real customers at the bike shop, participants develop confidence and professionalism while honing their sales skills. Additionally, e-commerce training equips young individuals with the skills to navigate the digital marketplace. Participants learn about online sales platforms, digital marketing strategies, and inventory management.