Now hiring: Youth Apprenticeship

Chauncey Tudhope-Locklear, Executive Director aka CBO "Chief Biking Officer"
ChaunceyHello, I'm Chauncey. I grew up in Port Townsend and love living in Jefferson County! I have the privilege of having seen The ReCyclery begin it's journey back in 2007 as a small bike repair clinic in front of The Boiler Room ( and have watched it grow to what it is today. So many people in our community know and believe the power of bicycles can change lives. By getting people active, outside, and on two wheels, the bicycle can shift our culture in a more sustainable and holistic direction. 
         In addition to being the Executive Director of The ReCyclery, I am a Barnett's Bicycle Institute certified pro bicycle mechanic, League of American Bicyclists certified bicycle safety instructor, certified wheel builder from the United Bicycle Institute, and I have attended USA Cycling's pro race mechanic training seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I graduated in 2006 from Port Townsend High School with my AA degree from Peninsula College and I am currently enrolled in the ICF and ACE accredited life coaching program from the international Coaches Training Institute. 
 My experience in adult and youth programming, as well as the non-profit sector, goes back to when I was in high school. I have a deep passion for service and I truly believe that connecting as a community around bicycles is one of the world's greatest tools for addressing the problems of our time. 

Kris Day, Retail Shop Manager/Mechanic

Kris Day grew up in the fields and woods of New England, hiking and climbing, sailing and riding from an early age. This love of the outdoors followed him to a degree in Outdoor Education and Community Building, encouraging others to get outside and engaged.

Ready for a shift and to focus on family, home and farm, he recently stepped down as Chief of an historic sailing vessel but will still occasionally get out sailing with students. He's excited to help fix up old bicycles to get folks out on the road and trail, feeling the wind on their faces, keeping themselves active, and doing something good for the environment. With plenty of experience as a mechanic, and more as a program leader and educator, it's a comfortable fit to manage the repair shop at the ReCyclery, working alongside people of all ages and backgrounds to move toward sustainable transportation and reuse.

When not on a bike about town or out on the water, he can be found in the fields and forest of the Peninsula, foraging mushrooms, working in the garden, or leading a pack of ducks across the land.

Aliina Lahti, Volunteer, Outreach, and Membership Manager, 
 I love to bike, I love talking about biking and I see  biking as the answer to all our worldly problems: environment, obesity, depression, community connections, road rage, etc. my list could go on forever. I could solve any worldly problem with the bicycle - just ask! Biking is fun. It makes me feel good in my body and mind. I'd gladly tell you more about bikes and how you can help the world by riding one!

 Nhatt Nichols, Programs Manager

After growing up with survivalist parents and horses in north-central Washington, Nhatt Nichols was coerced into re-learning how to ride a bike at age 18. She had little idea how much it would completely impact the course of her life, and shortly after being re-introduced to two wheels she took Bike Fix's mechanic class, and spent the next 15 years working as a mechanic, bike messenger, and enriching more lives by teaching others the fine art of bike fixing. From touring to BMX, track racing to mountain biking, there is very little she has not at least attempted to do on a bicycle and is very passionate about encouraging others to try riding every and anything that is possible on a bike.  Nhatt has her MA from the Royal Drawing School in London, and when she is not out riding she can be found in the studio or writing poetry.

Zach Gayne

ZachZach is no longer new to Port Townsend, moving from Seattle more than a year ago, where he became committed to bicycle transportation and recreation as a lifestyle.  While in in the big city, he  earned a Masters of Education from Islandwood and the University of Washington.  In Seattle he worked for Tilth, managing a small farm access and training program.  He also spent some of his free time volunteering at Bike Works, which is a model for building community and educating youth about bicycle transportation.  Zach delights in re-using and re-purposing neglected bicycles and most anything else that might be headed for the landfill.  He strongly believes that bicycle transportation can allow one to form stronger connections with their human and natural communities, thereby inspiring stewardship, wonder, good health, and joy. Swing by the ReCyclery and you might have the pleasure to see Zach wrenching on bikes.

Trever Smith

Kirstie Young, Bookkeeper

Now hiring

Apprenticeship Program

The ReCyclery Apprenticeship program is a chance to build and improve your bicycle mechanic skills while learning to work in a fun and dynamic staff team. You will learn about the technical aspects of bicycle componentry and mechanics, as well as the interpersonal skills required to work in a community bike shop. We look forward to receiving your application. Thanks for considering joining our team!

How To Apply: Send email with cover letter and resume to

Intern will be responsible for:

  • assisting with tuning up and building bikes

  • assisting with shop tasks and Community Shop Days

  • educating the public on the role sustainable transportation has in our lives as well as practical appreciation of bicycles.

  • cycling and bicycle safety advocacy work

  • attending staff meetings once a week


  • Begins July 1st

  • 12 hrs/wk minimum (4 hrs every Sat)

  • 2 positions open

  • 30 hrs mandatory for first week - “Immersion Week”

  • Community-supporting project(s) offered and encouraged

  • Monthly performance reviews

  • Minimum two month commitment required

  • Internship is a volunteer position, not to be seen as “Employment”

  • Advanced internships available, depending on experience

  • Interns chosen by two step interview process


  • A fun and educational experience!

  • $200 stipend per month

  • 40% Discount on bike parts

The ReCyclery: 501c3 Non-Profit - Promoting bicycle use for a healthier and more sustainable community 
1925 Blaine St. Port Townsend, WA   360.643.1755

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