Category: Events

Last shipping party of the 2016

We’re having our LAST shipping party of the year! Join us and Bikes for Lesotho on Tuesday, November 29th from 12-5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 30th from 12-5 p.m. at 2434 S. Western Ave to get 500 to Africa. Learn more about the mission of Bikes for Lesotho. This shipment, following on the heels of Container #5, is possible … read more »

CESTA shipping party: empowering youth in El Salvador

Next Tuesday, November 15th at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, November 16th at 12 p.m., Working Bikes is having another shipping party for our global partner CESTA, who use bikes to empower youth in El Salvador. Join us in prepping bikes at our warehouse located at 2434 S Western Ave. In August, our hardworking volunteers and staff prepped and … read more »

Help us welcome Africycle’s Jon Voss to Chicago!

Have you ever wondered what happens when Working Bikes ships bikes overseas? Join us in welcoming Africycle’s Jon Voss on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at our warehouse located at 2434 S Western Ave in Chicago. He will discuss his work with our international partner Africycle and how transformative bikes can be for people living in … read more »

Boy Scout holding bike drive for Working Bikes

Tim Cotter, Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 626, Queen of All Saints Basilica, Chicago, will be partnering with Working Bikes for his Eagle Scout Leadership Project. Tim is conducting a bike drive on the Northwest side. If you have a bike that you wish to contribute (regardless of its current condition), please email TCotterTroop626EagleProject@gmail.com. Pickup date … read more »

Working Bikes 17th Anniversary Fundraiser

Working Bikes is turning 17 this year! Join us in celebrating our birthday on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lagunitas Taproom. There’ll be food, music, and libations! We’re dedicated to recycling previously owned bikes and using them as a vehicle for empowerment in global and local communities. Since 1999, we’ve donated over 50,000 bikes … read more »

Last week’s shipping party was a success!

A shipping container with 420 bikes inside is on its way to our global partner CESTA in El Salvador right now! This is all thanks to our amazing volunteers for taking time out of their day last week to help us load the container and help further our mission globally.

August Shipping Party!

Our dock is full and we’re ready to ship! Join us as we load a container of bikes bound for CESTA in El Salvador. The load-in will take place on Tuesday, August 16th from 2-5pm and Wednesday, August 17th from 12-5pm. As always, Working Bikes will provide food for our amazing volunteers!

August General Meeting

Join us at the warehouse (2434 S. Western Ave.) on Thursday, August 4th as we gather to discuss Working Bikes at our August General Meeting. All are welcome to join, and we encourage everyone to bring food and beverages to share at a potluck beforehand. The meeting agenda is as follows: 6:30 – 7:30 – Potluck Social … read more »

Shipping Party!

On Saturday, July 9th we will be sending a shipment of bikes, tools, and parts to Zambia through our global partner Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy. Join us as we load a container bound for the Mfuwe Women’s Bike Society located outside of South Luangwa National Park.  These bikes will be put to great use in Zambia, and we need your … read more »

July 9th Shipping Party

  Our Shipping Party on July 9th was a great event for Working Bikes! We welcomed volunteers from Saint Sabina who were celebrating the church’s 100th Anniversary by sending 800 volunteers to complete service projects across the city. We were thrilled to have some of the volunteers at the warehouse to help prep and load 444 bikes that … read more »