Category: News

Retail store closed on Easter, 2017

Working Bikes’ retail shop will be CLOSED this Easter on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Our regular store hours are: Tuesday/Thursday, 12-7 p.m. Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

First Bikes for Lesotho shipment of 2017

Our volunteers and staff helped ship 639 bikes to the Kingdom of Lesotho, which means more kids will get the chance to get a bike of their own. Learn more about our global partner Bikes for Lesotho and the work they do with kids who were orphaned and with the the country’s local bike community.    

Getting the ball rolling for international shipping in March

Last week, we shipped 412 bikes internationally to Jordan all thanks to our global partner Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy and our volunteers and staff. Learn more about what will happen to the bikes once they reach Jordan. Interested in volunteering with us? Drop us a line at volunteer@workingbikes.org.

Working Bikes celebrates another year of growth

Working Bikes has grown tremendously since we were founded in 1999, which is reflected in our 2016 Annual Report. Learn more about our most groundbreaking year yet and the faces behind our organizational growth.

On our way to shipping more bikes in 2017

Working Bikes had our first international shipment of 2017! All of our great volunteers, staff, and board members showed up on a surprisingly warm Saturday, January 21st, and packed 481 bikes, which went to Africycle in Malawi. Stay tuned for our next international shipment!

Paul Fitzgerald named Civic Leadership fellow

Paul Fitzgerald, general manager at Working Bikes, was accepted as a fellow at the Civic Leadership Academy, a leadership development program at the University of Chicago. Paul was 1 of 30 people chosen out of 150 applicants. We’d like to congratulate Paul and wish him luck throughout his 6-month fellowship!

New staff updates in the new year

Working Bikes is always excited to see our staff members grow within their roles and take on new challenges. We are pleased to announce the following promotions, effective January 1, 2017. Please join us in wishing them well in their new positions! Service & Retail Manager Cesar Meza-Duron has assumed the role of managing our service department and … read more »

Bikes for Lesotho is a labor of love

In 2012, I was troubled when learning that the estimated number of orphans in the Kingdom of Lesotho had reached 100,000.  I was a Peace Corps volunteer there from 1989 to 1992 and returned a couple times since then, seeing the growth of HIV/AIDS to the extent that it now afflicts an estimated 30% of the adult population. … read more »

Three reasons to celebrate with Working Bikes

As we approach our year end, everyone at Working Bikes would like to extend a fond thank you to our staff, volunteers, donors, customers, clients, and friends. With a week to go, we’ve already donated more than 9,100 bikes to would-be cyclists from around the globe and in our own backyard. Celebrating 17 years of Working Bikes … read more »

We’ll miss you, David!

Since February 2014, David Nasca has been an integral part of our mechanic team. He has rebuilt countless bikes with an impossibly high standard of both form and function. While we’re sorry to see him go, we’re excited to hear about his new work with Crucial Detail! Thanks, David!