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.
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.
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
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!
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