Working Bikes is building a new cycling culture in southern Africa with Bikes for Lesotho (B4L). According to B4L founder Dave Gorman, “I had been a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho 25 years ago and had returned twice since then. In all that time, I had never seen even one bike! Combined with that, I’d read in … read more
In our effort to redistribute bikes and assist in transportation equity, Working Bikes provides bicycles globally and locally. Our local donation program is aptly named the Cycle of Power along with a kids’ component called Cycle of Peace. In these programs, bicycles are donated to referred individuals as well as large groups through partnering organizations, typically in … read more
On Tuesday, June 6, Working Bikes paid a visit to WBEZ to provide tune ups for its employees and be a part of Worldview’s annual Bike Commuter Challenge kickoff. Paul sat in with Worldview host Jerome McDonnell, Ron Burke of the Active Transportation Alliance, and Studio Gang architect John Castro for their respective segments on the hoopla … read more
Photo credit: James Paneral On Tuesday, May 16, Working Bikes hosted our second On the Table dinner. On The Table is an event sponsored by Chicago Community Trust, in which thousands of Chicago area residents pull up a chair at gatherings around the city to discuss the future of our communities while sharing a meal together. Working Bikes used … read more
Last week, many hardworking volunteers helped us pack in 576 bikes in a container headed towards Lesotho; 432 of those will go to deserving kids. It would take most of them one hour on foot just to get an education. Bikes will give them the ability to get to school safely and efficiently. Learn more about the amazing … read more
Working Bikes partner, Bikes for Lesotho, was featured in the Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. fall newsletter. During Bike to Work Week in June, CBBEL pledged a portion of their miles commuted to Bikes for Lesotho. You can read the complete newsletter here.
In spring 2015, geographers Simon Batterbury and Ruth Lane visited Working Bikes as part of a trip to community bike shops around the world. Batterbury and Lane are compiling their research on their blog, Bike Workshops Research, which caught the attention of Australian community radio station 3CR. Click here to hear Batterbury speak on 3CR Radio about Working Bikes … read more
On Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Working Bikes was featured on local television channel WCIU’s morning show, You and Me This Morning! To view the segment, click here.
On Monday, June 29 Working Bikes was featured on WTTW’s popular news show, Chicago Tonight. Here you can view the segment, New Lives for Old Bikes, and read a web story about one of our local donation bike recipients.
Working Bikes was thrilled to be featured in April’s “green” issue of the Chicago Parent Magazine. You can read the article in print, or check it out online here.