Category: Events

2nd Annual We Keep You Rollin’ Bike Ride

Date: Saturday, April 29th, 12 – 3 p.m. Location: 13134 S. Vernon Ave., Chicago, IL (Next to Golden Gate Park) Info: -Bike safety by the Chicago Bike Ambassadors at 12:30 p.m. The bike ride starts at 12:45 p.m. -Free loaner bikes and helmets for participants (25 available) -Ride on a Divvy loaner bike (15 available). Must pre-register -Learn more … read more »

Volunteer Opportunity: Uganda Shipping Party

Join us at 2434 S. Western Ave. on Tuesday, April 25th 3 p.m. and Wednesday, April 26th from 12-5 p.m. for a shipping party! Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP), our international shipping partner, is starting a new bike shop in the Bwindi region in Uganda. Working Bikes will be providing bikes to help get the shop off the ground. For questions … read more »

Chris Hulbert’s Eagle Scout Project – Donate Your Old Bikes

When: Saturday, April 22nd,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Parking lot of The Grand Food Center, 606 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL How: Bring over any bike, in any condition. We even take bike parts! Donating a bike is tax deductible, too! Questions? Email Chris at CHulbertTroop18EagleProject@gmail.com  

WTF! Night Presents Breaking the Cycle of Street Harassment

Note that this event is for women, trans, femme, and gender non-conforming folks. Working Bikes’ WTF! Night* Presents: Breaking the Cycle of Street Harassment (flyer can be found here), a screening of the Ovarian Psycos documentary and a discussion on harassment in public spaces. The Ovarian Psycos is a bike group based in Los Angeles run by … read more »

April General Meeting 2017

Working Bikes’ general meeting this month has moved to Wednesday, April 5th. We gather 6:30 p.m. for food and conversation, then start the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join. If this is your first time attending, you can learn more about our organizational by-laws. Notes from our Annual Meeting in February can be viewed here. Agenda for … read more »

2017 Sustainable Saturday in Lisle

Date: Saturday, March 18th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Benedictine University Rice Parking Lot, 5700 College Rd, Lisle, IL 60532 Event Info: The 2017 Sustainable Saturday is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Benedictine University Rice Parking Lot at 5700 College Road. (event flyer). Participants must enter off Maple Avenue, west of Benedictine … read more »

Green Living Fair 2017

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W Church Street, Libertyville, IL 60048   Event Info: Join us at the 7th Annual Green Living Fair in Libertyville to learn more about opportunities to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Educate yourself on topics including sustainable living, green shopping, gardening, organic farming, recycling, … read more »

Bikes for Lesotho shipping party

There will be an international shipping party on Wednesday, March 15th and Thursday, March 16th from 12-5 p.m., for Bikes for Lesotho at 2434 S. Western Ave. The Kingdom of Lesotho will be receiving kids’ bicycles. For questions or concerns, please contact volunteer@workingbikes.org.

Going Green Matters in Wilmette, IL

Have some old bikes that are just taking up space in your garage, attic, or basement? Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at Going Green Matters on Sunday, March 12th from 12 – 4pm at the Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Avenue in Wilmette. More information on the event: The theme is “One People, One Planet – We’re all in this … read more »

International Shipping Party, March 7 & 8

Join us for our second shipping party of the year on Tuesday, March 7th and Wednesday, March 8th 12-5 p.m. at 2434 S Western Ave. We’re partnering with Abercrombie & Kent to send bicycles to Jordan. For questions or concerns, please contact volunteer@workingbikes.org.