Category: Events

Kids’ Bikestravaganza: 2017 Kids Bike Sale

  Join us on Saturday, December 17th from 12-5 p.m. for Kids’ Bikestravaganza!, Working Bikes’ annual holiday kids bike sale. We’ll be selling bikes for $5-$10. We believe that there shouldn’t be barriers for kids to get a bike, but sometimes it can become an obstacle for families financially. The Kids’ Bikestravaganza! aims to make bikes an accessible … read more »

Working Bikes 18th Anniversary Fundraiser

We’re another year older and thankful to still be here to help the community after 18 years. Please join us for our annual fundraiser as we celebrate the work we’ve done, honor our wonderful donors, and make new friends! Join us Monday, November 6th from 5:30p to 8:30p at Lagunitas Tap Room in Pilsen. We’re dedicated to recycling … read more »

August 2017 Shipping Party to Malawi

Our next shipping party is on Tuesday, August 29 through Thursday, August 31. This shipment is going to our partners at Africycle in Malawi. Bikes are being prepped in the dock to make the shipping party run more smoothly. Want to help? Simply come to one of our volunteer sessions.  

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 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 »