Category: News

Working Bikes Visits Mexico City for World Bike Forum

Photo credit: Cesar Meza In April, Working Bikes staff members Cesar Meza, Brian Vargas, and veteran volunteer Waymond Smith attended the 6th Annual World Bike Forum in Mexico City, also known as Foro Mundial De La Bicicleta 6. Brian has shared a few words from his experience: First and foremost, a huge thank you to all of … read more »

Evanston Bicycle Club Awards $3,000 Grant to Working Bikes

Photo credit: Evanston Bicycle Club Working Bikes successfully applied for a grant from the Evanston Bicycle Club (EBC). As stated in our grant application to EBC, Working Bikes will use these funds to help enhance our local donation program to get bikes in the hands of children, refugees, veterans, the homeless and others who need bikes in … read more »

May Shipping Container Destined for Zambia

Our 5th shipping container of 2017 is going to the Chipego Bike Shop in Zambia. Join us for the shipping party on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, starting at noon at 2434 S. Western Avenue. We’ll see you there!

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

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 »