Category: Press and Media

April 2015 – Working Bikes Featured in Chicago Ideas Week Local Look Blog

On April 13, 2015 Working Bikes was featured in Chicago Ideas Week’s blog the Local Look. The Local Look seeks to take “an inside look at the organizations that define our communities.” You can read the complete interview here on the Chicago Ideas Week website.

March 2015 – Working Bikes Featured in South Side Weekly

The South Side Weekly focused on Working Bikes in their recent article Wheels to the People by reporter Emeline Posner. The story covers Working Bikes’ history and mission, as well as our place in South Side Chicago’s growing cycling community. Posner writes: “When the numbers show that Working Bikes donates one bike within Chicago for every six shipped overseas, it becomes … read more »

February 2015 – Working Bikes in Scholastic News

Back in November 2014, Scholastic News Kid Reporter Ysabelle Buenavista visited Working Bikes and one of our bike drives, hosted by Eagle Scout Tristan Osterhues. Ysabelle wrote an awesome article about what she learned, which you can read here on the Scholastic website!  

October 13, 2014 – Photo Essay: Optum Pro Cycling and Working Bikes

Working Bikes was featured in a great photo essay on the Optum Pro Cycling website, excerpted below and viewable here. “On October 7th, Optum Pro Cycling teamed up with Plus One Health Management and Working Bikes to assemble 49 Diamondback Viper youth bicycles for distribution to underprivileged youth in the Chicago area. The bicycles reached their new … read more »

September 22, 2014 – Prentice teacher organizes bike drive for developing countries

View the video here, from NBC Channell 12 News in Prentice, WI. Prentice High School teacher Quan Bahn organized a bike drive at two local high schools in September 2014.

September 2014 – Amy Little Featured in Northwestern Magazine

Working Bikes co-founder Amy Little was recently featured in the Alumni Life section of Northwestern University’s Northwestern Magazine, discussing her role in the creation of Working Bikes. You can view pictures of Amy in our shop and read the full article, “Amy Little, Full Cycle”, here.

July 30, 2014 – Bike Thieves Use Fake IDs to Steal from Nonprofit and Bike Shops

CBS Chicago’s Mason Johnson features Working Bikes in an article about a slew of robberies at bike shops during July 2014. View article here.

May 23, 2014 – Bronzeville Bike Giveaway in Chicago Tribune

Working Bikes manager Paul Fitzgerald makes an appearance in this Chicago Tribune video piece about our collaboration with the T.A.G. Foundation to donate 500 bikes to Bronzeville youth.

May 14, 2014 – Drop Off Location in Ames Tribune

Nevada, Iowa resident Richard Atwell has been collecting bikes for Working Bikes for about 8 years, amassing 6,500 bikes total in that time. In the past month, Atwell and a team of volunteers that includes Don Hale, Bill Ward, Bob Collins, Jay Barker, and Mike Potter have donated 275 bikes total to Working Bikes, all of which were driven … read more »