Category: Events

Volunteer With Us at the Chicago Volunteer Expo

  Working Bikes will be at this year’s Chicago Volunteer Expo. Join us on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 10AM – 4PM at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum located at 2430 N. Cannon Drive. If you’re interested in helping us table the event, contact Trevor at trevor@workingbikes.org or Maja at maja@workingbikes.org. More information on the event: There … read more »

Donate a bike in Oak Park on Februrary 18th!

Do you have old bikes in your garage? Are you looking for a reason to give them away? Bring them to Kevin Corotis’s Eagle Scout Project Bicycle Drive! When: Saturday, February 18th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Beye Elementary School, 230 N Cuyler Ave. in Oak Park. How: Bring over any bike, in any condition. We even take … read more »

Come join us at the Winter Bike Swap 2017

  What is it? For the eighth straight year, Chicago area cyclists will be able to come together to browse and buy bikes, bike parts, bike clothes and accessories as well as discover a wide variety of companies, non-profit groups and organizations with bicycle related services. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce cyclists to your shop, … read more »

Working Bikes Annual Meeting 2017

Join Working Bikes at our annual meeting on Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. located at 2434 S. Western Ave. We will be presenting our annual report and celebrate our 2016 achievements. Also on the agenda is the membership approval for five of our nine board members–Phil Kaplan, Peter Travnicek, Trevor Clarke, Regina Murphy, and Ald. Brian Hopkins–for … read more »

Join us for the first shipping party of 2017!

  During the holiday season our dependable volunteers prepped shipper bikes and now they’re ready to go overseas to communities in need of reliable and durable transportation. Our first shipment is destined for Malawi in partnership with our friends at Africycle. The shipping party officially starts on Friday, January 20, and continues through Saturday. We invite you to … read more »

Highland Park’s 8th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service

Join us at the Highland Park Recreational Center, 1207 Park Ave W, on Monday, January 16 from 10 AM – 2 PM as Highland Park celebrates the life  of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the 8th annual day of service and celebration. This multi-generational community event will be held to honor Dr. King’s life devoted to social … read more »

Join us for our annual 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 holiday … read more »

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 »