Category: Events

The Fruit & Nut Roll is Coming to Lawndale & Garfield Park

  We’ll be providing bikes for this guided tour of fruit and nut trees in the Lawndale and Garfield Park communities. Join Chicago Region Trees Initiative and Slow Roll Chicago on Saturday, August 5th at 9am to learn about the joys and challenges of growing food on trees in the middle of a city. Register here.  

Dave Gorman To Speak at August General Meeting 2017

Dave Gorman, a former Peace Corps volunteer and founder of Bikes for Lesotho, will speak at the next general meeting. Working Bikes has partnered with Bikes for Lesotho since 2014 and we’ve shipped over 2,000 bikes to community members in need. Come out on Wednesday, August 2nd to hear Dave discuss his recent trip to Lesotho, a … read more »

WTF! Night Bicycle Maintenance on August 17th

Our regular Thursday night WTF (Women Trans Femme) night is tranforming on August 17th as we partner with Women Bike Chicago to teach basic bicycle maintenance. Participants will learn how to fix a flat, on the road essentials, and other important information for bicycle care. To attend, RSVP by emailing info@womenbikechicago.org with the subject line “WTF Working … read more »

Party in the Park – Bike Giveaway and Steel Pan Band

We will be partnering with Exodus Projects this upcoming Saturday to give away bikes to registered participants at Smith Memorial Park in Chicago Heights. We are excited to work with this organization and assist with their community building goals. Come join the party July 15th, 11:00am to 1:00pm.

July 2017 Shipping Party to Zambia

We will be preparing bikes to ship out to Zambia for the Mfuwe Bike Project next week. Please join us next Tuesday, July 18th from 3pm until sundown and/or Wednesday, July 19th, 12pm to 5pm. As usual, we will be packing up bikes at our warehouse at 2434 S. Western Avenue. Hope to see you there.

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 CHulbertTroop18EagleProject@gmail.com