Category: Events

June 2017 Shipping Party to Uganda

Join us for a shipping party on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27 and 28. We are in collaboration with Abercrombie & Kent to ship bikes to the Bwindi Bike Project in Uganda. Shipping party hours are Tuesday from 4pm-sundown and Wednesday from 12pm-5pm at our lovely warehouse at 2434 S Western Avenue. No need to RSVP.

May 30 – Shipping Container to VBP Sierra Leone

We’ve confirmed a shipment to the Village Bicycle Project in Sierra Leone. Join us for our shipping party on Tuesday, May 30, from 4 p.m. to sundown and Wednesday, May 31, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We will still have our regularly schedule volunteer sessions for both days. For inquiries regarding the shipping party or volunteering … read more »

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  

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