March 5, 2012 – Chicago Conservation Corps Blog


Working Bikes was featured in the Chicago Conservation Corps Blog on March 5, 2012. To read an excerpt of the post, see below. To read the article in its entirety, visit the blog here.

“Working Bikes Cooperative is a non-profit organization in Chicago devoted to the motto: Reduce Reuse Recycle. They collect neglected bikes and tune them up to reuse & sell. The revenue is used to ship the remaining bikes to different corners of planet earth so that a poor person in TanzaniaGuatemala, or Peru can get to work and make money to feed his family.

Stored in a warehouse, they appear as a sea of bikes. There are old bikes, and older bikes. Rusty bikes, and dirty bikes. Bikes without wheels, and bikes with banana seats. Some bikes are blue, others have a white basket. Everywhere you look…bikes, bikes, bikes…”