Category: Miscellaneous

Don’t Sell It – Why You Should Donate Your Bike

Why donate your bike? We know you could re-sell it, gift it to a friend, or even just throw it away, but we hope you’ll donate your bike to Working Bikes instead. And here are 3 reasons why you should:   1) It will change the life of someone in need – Working Bikes can use the bicycles … read more »

120 Volts DC Bike Generator Parts List

Even though it’s DC, this generator can be used to power AC appliances such as compact fluorescent lamps, tube fluorescent lamps, sewing machines, blenders, coffee grinders, food processors, juicers etc. The appliances can be found at resale shops for less than $10. If it works it will not damage the appliance (famous last words). We caution not … read more »

May 11 – Kane County Recycling Event

Kane County will be collecting Bikes for Working Bikes on Saturday May 11, from 8AM to 2PM. Located at 540 south Randall rd., St. Charles. For more information, click here.

May 11 – SCARCE Addison Park

SCARCE will be collecting bikes for Working Bikes on Saturday May 11, from 10AM to 1PM. For more information, click here.

Working Bikes at Windy City Rollers Derby

On Saturday April 20, Manager Paul Fitzgerald appeared during the half time show of the Windy City Rollers Derby to receive a check for $500. The Fury, one of the home teams in the league, had selected Working Bikes to be their charity beneficiary for the 2013 season. As Fitzgerald graciously received the check and spoke about … read more »

May 4 – River Grove Recycling at Triton College

Bicycles will be collected for Working Bikes at Triton College from 9AM to 1PM. Located at 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL 60171. For more information, click here.

May 4 – SCARCE River Forest Recycling Extravaganza

Bicycles will be collected for Working Bikes at the United Methodist Church from 8AM to 1PM. 7970 Lake street in River Forest. For more information, click here.

May 4 – SCARCE Oak Brook Recycling Extravaganza

On May 4, from 9:30AM to 12:30PM, bicycles will be collected for Working Bikes at Oak Brook Public Library parking lot, located at 600 Oak Brook road. For more information, click here.

May 4- Oak Brook

  Oak Brook Public Library:  600 Oak Brook Rd   9:30am – 12:30pm In addition to bicycles the following will be collected to recycle; electronics, American flags, books, eyeglasses, hearing aids, keys, musical instruments, yarn, clothing buttons, rulers, working sewing machines, wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, LP records, license plates, men’s neckties, manual typewriters, office equipment, extension and power cords, … read more »

May 4 – Itsaca Recycling Event

  May 4, from 8:00 AM until noon, Itasca residents can once again get rid of a wide range of unwanted materials in an environmentally good way. The Village of Itasca, the Itasca Police Department, Itasca Public Works, SCARCE, Creative Recycling and Fellowes are jointly sponsoring our annual GREEN Day event. The event will take place in … read more »