News & Events

  • Sign up for the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway Workday this August 29th!

    Join the Friends of Hominy Creek & Second Gear on Saturday August 29th for a socially distanced invasive species fighting workday! You can fin...
  • Dawn Chavez on Intersectional Justice - Race & Climate

    As a woman of color, Dawn Chávez is in rare company as the chief executive of a non-profit environmental organization. Since 2014 she’s served as ...
  • Check out this Guide to Used Outdoor Gear Stores!

    Second Gear is honored to be included in Always the Adventure's guide to used Outdoor Gear Stores! This is a pretty incredible list of stores all ...
  • Now Hiring!

    Second Gear is looking for an outdoor-savvy, outgoing, reliable, customer service-oriented person to join our team! Do you enjoy chatting with lo...
  • Bow Drilling Workshop with PIVOTPoint WNC!

    Visit Second Gear on Sunday, July 19th from 11 am to 2 pm to try your hand at bow drilling and learn more about our July nonprofit partner, PIVOTP...
  • Store Reopening on Saturday June 27th!

    Dear Second Gear Community,  We are excited to announce our reopening this Saturday, June 27th! On Thursday, June 18 one of our staff members rece...
  • Temporary Store Closure

    Dear Second Gear Community, We are temporarily closing our store for a deep cleaning and sanitation. This morning we learned that one of our emplo...
  • Protect our Forests by Submitting your Comment to USFS!

    The comment period for the US National Forest Service's plan for Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests is ending soon. This plan will affect the f...
  • Virtual event with GlobalBike on Zoom!

    Join us this Thursday, June 11th at 12 pm for a virtual presentation from our June nonprofit partner of the month - GlobalBike. GlobalBike i...
  • Social Distance Frisbee Toss with our Nonprofit Partner Asheville Ultimate Club!

    Visit Second Gear on Saturday, May 23rd from 11 am to 2 pm for an event with our Nonprofit Partner of the month - Asheville Ultimate Club! Want t...
  • Adair Arbor on Chalk Art, Nature, & Impermanence

    Chalkboard art, like nature, is transitory. Since it can be erased, chalk lines are fleeting like many parts of the environment: such as a wildflo...
  • Ultrarunner Pete Ripmaster on Solitude, Isolation, & Personal Growth!

     Quarantine got you down? Second Gear friend Peter Ripmaster explains how the high and lows of solitude and isolation can help you flourish. U...