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Category: News

Bikes on their way to Malawi

With the help of our fantastic volunteers and two volunteer groups from Northwestern University and DePaul University, we were able to ship 421 bikes to our global partner Africycle last week. Learn more about the amazing work they do in Malawi.

Bicycles as tools of empowerment: 100+ bike giveaway recap

On Friday September 2nd, Working Bikes partnered with the Faith Community of Saint Sabina, Slow Roll Chicago and Inner City Muslim Action Network to provide bicycles for 108 families in Auburn-Gresham and participate in a ride/walk for peace in the community. This donation was part of Working Bikes’ larger “Cycle of Peace/Cycle of Power” program which provides … read more »

Last week’s shipping party was a success!

A shipping container with 420 bikes inside is on its way to our global partner CESTA in El Salvador right now! This is all thanks to our amazing volunteers for taking time out of their day last week to help us load the container and help further our mission globally.

Proceeds from Range Restaurant Community Night Benefit Working Bikes!

Range, a farm to table restaurants located in Lincoln Park, has chosen Working Bikes as their August Community Night nonprofit. That means we will receive 20% of the proceeds from sales on Thursday, August 18th from 4-10pm! Range started their community night series as a way to give back to local, like-minded charities and we’re thrilled to partner … read more »

Cycle of Peace event a success!

For most of the winter and spring, our amazing volunteers have been working tirelessly with one goal in mind: to repair kids bikes. On Saturday, June 25th all of the hard work paid off as we delivered and distributed 500 bikes to youth in the North Lawndale community. Families lined the sidewalks early in the morning at North Lawndale … read more »

New Store Hours!

In order to better service our customers and community, we are excited to announce that beginning April 3rd we will be open on Sundays! Our full hours will be: Wednesday/Thursday: 12pm – 7pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 12pm – 5pm  

Working Bikes Annual Meeting

We hope you can join us for our Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 4. At this meeting, we will elect our Board and Officers, and go through the 2015 Annual Report. The meeting will be held at the warehouse (2434 S Western) at 7:30pm and all are welcome.

Holiday Schedule

The Working Bikes store will be closed on the following days this holiday season: Thursday, December 24 Friday, December 25 Friday, January 1 We will be open from 12 – 4 on Thursday, December 31. As always, please call us at 773-847-5440 with any questions! Happy Holidays!

New Volunteer Program Structure!

We are excited to announce that beginning December 1st we are introducing two additional volunteer sessions to our programs! On Fridays from 12-5 we will be adding a general volunteer session that will be open to all. On Thursdays from 5-9, we will have a Women and Trans Night open to women and trans-gendered cyclists only, led by Maja Perez. Our … read more »

Closed for Thanksgiving!

Working Bikes will be closed on Thursday, November 26 in celebration of the holiday. We’ll be open on Friday, November 27 normal hours. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. May your day be merry and your bellies full!