May 18, 19 – Chicago Greenfest


Greenfest Poster

Working Bikes will be at Chicago’s Green Festival, at Navy Pier this May 18-19! Celebrate community with the largest, most diverse and most trusted place for learning, shopping, networking and having fun. The festival will feature favorites, including the organic, vegetarian and vegan food court; the Sierra Club Green Cinema; eco-fashion exhibits; hands-on DIY workshops; live music; an organic beer and wine garden; inspiring keynote presentations and a nationally renowned Green Marketplace featuring products and services from local and national green and sustainable businesses and organizations.

Known for its rich and inspiring keynote presentations, workshops, demonstrations, fashion shows, musical performances and interactive fun, Chicago Green Festival is not to be missed!

Enjoy a weekend packed with local, national and internationally acclaimed social and environmental authors, leaders, experts, advocates, celebrities and cultural icons. Eat, shop, listen, learn, network and dance the weekend away as you connect with your community at Chicago Green Festival.

Working Bikes has also been selected as a semi-finalist by the Green Festival for their
Green Grant. If we win the $5000 grant it will be used on 1) parts and service
to refurbish 50 donated bicycles that will be gifted to nonprofit partners in the
community and 2) educational programming to enhance the capacity of at least 20
volunteers and community members to refurbish bicycles.

It is really easy to vote online, just go to the website and there will be a link on the home page to vote for Working Bikes as the finalist for the Green Grant. You can vote once a day beginning Monday May 13. You may also vote in person at the Green Festival at Navy Pier May 18-19. Any volunteer for Working Bikes can go to Will Call, mention Working Bikes and get a complimentary admission. Please come and support us and don’t forget to vote
early and often.