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Past Events

Working Bikes 17th Anniversary Fundraiser Event Date: September 12, 2016

Working Bikes is turning 17 this year! Join us in celebrating our birthday on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lagunitas Taproom. There’ll be food, music, and libations! We’re dedicated to recycling previously owned bikes and using them as a vehicle for empowerment in global and local communities. Since 1999, we’ve donated over 50,000 bikes … read more »

Last week’s shipping party was a success! Event Date: August 23, 2016

A shipping container with 420 bikes inside is on its way to our global partner CESTA in El Salvador right now! This is all thanks to our amazing volunteers for taking time out of their day last week to help us load the container and help further our mission globally.

August Shipping Party! Event Date: August 11, 2016

Our dock is full and we’re ready to ship! Join us as we load a container of bikes bound for CESTA in El Salvador. The load-in will take place on Tuesday, August 16th from 2-5pm and Wednesday, August 17th from 12-5pm. As always, Working Bikes will provide food for our amazing volunteers!

August General Meeting Event Date: July 29, 2016

Join us at the warehouse (2434 S. Western Ave.) on Thursday, August 4th as we gather to discuss Working Bikes at our August General Meeting. All are welcome to join, and we encourage everyone to bring food and beverages to share at a potluck beforehand. The meeting agenda is as follows: 6:30 – 7:30 – Potluck Social … read more »

Shipping Party! Event Date: July 9, 2016

On Saturday, July 9th we will be sending a shipment of bikes, tools, and parts to Zambia through our global partner Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy. Join us as we load a container bound for the Mfuwe Women’s Bike Society located outside of South Luangwa National Park.  These bikes will be put to great use in Zambia, and we need your … read more »

July 9th Shipping Party Event Date: July 9, 2016

  Our Shipping Party on July 9th was a great event for Working Bikes! We welcomed volunteers from Saint Sabina who were celebrating the church’s 100th Anniversary by sending 800 volunteers to complete service projects across the city. We were thrilled to have some of the volunteers at the warehouse to help prep and load 444 bikes that … read more »

Summer Events! Event Date: June 14, 2016

It’s summer in Chicago and once again our calendar is full of exciting events! Check out all of our upcoming bikes drives, green fairs, music festivals, and community rides. We hope to see you out there! Questions? Email events@workingbikes.org.

Working Bikes June General Meeting Event Date: May 18, 2016

The Working Bikes June General Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2nd from 7:30-9:00pm. Anyone is welcome to attend, and as always we invite everyone to join us for a potluck beforehand at 6:30pm. June General Meeting Agenda: 6:30pm – Potluck Begins 7:15pm -Special Screening of Student Film 7:30pm – Meeting Begins Approval of April General … read more »

Upcoming Events! Event Date: April 14, 2016

With Earth Day quickly approaching, our calendar is full of exciting events in the city and surrounding suburbs. Check out our events calendar and come see us (or donate a used bike) at an event near you! Questions about events? Email us at events@workingbikes.org.

Shipping Party! Event Date: February 3, 2016

We’re having a Shipping Party! Join us today (May 3rd) from 4:00-7:00pm and tomorrow (May 4th) from 12:00-5:00pm as we load a container bound for our partners at CESTA in El Salvador. As always, food and beverage will be provided!

Holiday Bike Sale Recap Event Date: December 22, 2015

The cold couldn’t keep away the crowds last Saturday for our annual Holiday Kids Bike Sale! In our opinion, there’s no better gift than a new set of wheels and we were happy to see so many junior cyclists lined up around the block eager to get a colorful bike for the holidays. Thank you to all of … read more »

December 19 – Kids Bike Sale Event Date: December 11, 2015

The holidays are officially here and that means it’s time for our annual Holiday Kids Bike Sale! On Saturday, December 19th we will be selling bikes for just $5 – 10 each. Buying a bike for a child can become an obstacle to those in need, so our sale aims to make bikes an accessible holiday gift for low … read more »

December 3 – December General Meeting Event Date: December 1, 2015

It’s time for our last General Meeting of the year! We hope you can join us on Thursday, December 3 from 6:30 – 9:30 at the warehouse, 2434 S. Western Ave. All are welcome to attend. At the meeting we will discuss upcoming events and exciting news about our new volunteer program structure. Feel free to bring … read more »

We’re Having a Shipping Party! – Wednesday, November 18 Event Date: November 19, 2015

We’re having a shipping party! On Wednesday, November 18th we’ll be loading a container of kids bikes for our partner, Bikes for Lesotho and we’d love to have your help. To volunteer, join us on Wednesday, November 18 from 12-5pm at the warehouse, 2434 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608. As a volunteer you’ll be prepping bikes (removing pedals … read more »

Sweet 16 Anniversary Party Recap Event Date: November 16, 2015

Our Sweet 16 Anniversary party was a great success thanks to our many supporters! On October 20th, over 200 guests celebrated with us at Lagunitas Brewery enjoying good company, delicious beer and food, and great music courtesy of Environmental Encroachment.  The event raised around $8,000 which will help us continue our mission of donating bikes to those in … read more »

October 24 – Make A Difference Day Event Date: October 24, 2015

Donate your used bikes, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at Winnetka’s Make a Difference Day event on Saturday, October 24th from 9am-12pm. This year’s event will be at the Indian Hill Train Station parking lot, located at Green Bay Road and Winnetka Avenue in Winnetka. For a list of all the items you can donate check out the Make a … read more »

Join us for our Sweet 16! Event Date: October 20, 2015

Join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 as we celebrate our Sweet 16 with good food, music, and brews! The party will be at the Lagunitas Brewery Taproom from 5:30-8:30pm. Click here for tickets and sponsorships!  

October 17 – 47th Ward Recycling Event Event Date: October 17, 2015

  The 47th Ward will be collecting used bikes at their Fall E-Recycling & Plant Exchange on Saturday, October 17th! Drop off your used bikes and parts with us from 10am-1pm at the ward’s Streets and Sanitation Yard, 5333 N. Western Ave.

October 3 – Winfield Township Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: October 3, 2015

  Donate your used bicycles, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at the Winfield Township Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, October 3, 2015. To participate, come to the Winfield Township Road District Facility at 30W575 Roosevelt Road in West Chicago 60185 between 9am-12pm.

September 26 – Saint Tarcissus Green Fair & Recycling Day Event Date: September 26, 2015

Donate used bicycles, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at the Saint Tarcissus Green Fair and Recycling Day on Saturday, September 26. The event will run from 9am to 3pm at Saint Tarcissus School, 6040 W Ardmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60646.

September 26 – Wolf Lake Festival Bike Drive Event Date: September 26, 2015

Donate your used bikes, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at the Wolf Lake Festival. More details TBA!

September 26 – Hanover Park Recycling Event Event Date: September 26, 2015

Donate used bikes, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at the Hanover Park Recycling Event on Saturday, September 26. The event will be held from 9am to 1pm at the Hanover Park Metra Station, 1975 W. Lake Street, Hanover Park.

September 19 – Burr Ridge Recycling Event Event Date: September 19, 2015

Donate used bicycles, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at Senator Christine Radogno and Representative Jim Durkin’s Recycle Event in Burr Ridge on Saturday, September 19 from 9am-1pm. The event will be held at Burr Ridge Middle School, 15W451 91st Street in Burr Ridge. 

September 19 – Downers Grove Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: September 19, 2015

Donate your used bicycles, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at the Downers Grove Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, September 19 from 8am to 1pm. The event will be held at 5101 Walnut Avenue, Downers Grove, Illinois. Hope to see you there!

September 18 – Heller Nature Center Autumn Fest Event Date: September 18, 2015

We’ll be tabling and collecting donations at the Heller Nature Center Autumn Fest in Highland Park on Friday, September 18. Join us at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035, between 4-7pm to celebrate the bounty of the season with crafts, games, nature walks, live animals, hayrides, a campfire, a pumpkin hunt and more. Kids can … read more »

Shipping to Ghana – Wednesday, September 16 Event Date: September 15, 2015

We’d love to have your help on Wednesday, September 16 from 12-5pm as we load a container of bikes for the Village Bicycle Project in Ghana. The “shipping party” will be at our warehouse, 2434 S. Western Ave. Please wear close toed shoes and clothes you won’t mind getting a bit dirty!   Thanks!

September 13 – Old St. Pat’s Bike Drive Event Date: September 13, 2015

On Sunday, September 13, Old St. Patrick’s Church is having a bike drive! Swing by St. Pat’s, located at 700 W. Adams Street in Chicago, anytime between 8am-12pm to donate your used bikes, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes.

September 13 – Evanston Green Living Festival Event Date: September 13, 2015

Join us at the Evanston Green Living Festival, part of the Evanston Streets Alive event, on Sunday, September 13! We’ll be tabling and collecting bike donations at the festival from 1-6pm. The festival will be on Main Street in Evanston, between Ridge & Asbury Aves. Streets Alive will be taking place on Main Street between Hinman Ave and … read more »

September 11-13 – Riot Fest Event Date: September 13, 2015

Going to Riot Fest this year? Bike to Douglas Park and park your ride with Working Bikes! FREE bike parking will run from 10:30am to 10:30pm. While you’re there, keep your bike happy with a small selection of repairs and maintenance services for sale. For more info about Riot Fest, click here.

September 12 – Arlington Heights Recycling Event Event Date: September 12, 2015

Donate your used bikes, bike accessories, and gear to Working Bikes at Senator Matt Murphy, Representative David Harris, and Representative Tom Morrison’s Recycling Event on Saturday, September 12. We’ll be collecting donations from 9am to 12pm at Recreation Park at 500 E. Miner Street in Arlington Heights.

August 9 – Naperville Rotary Ride & Bike Drive Event Date: August 9, 2015

On Sunday, August 9th donate your used bikes, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at the Naperville Rotary Ride. Bikes will be accepted at Commissioners Park for the duration of the Rotary Ride, from 6am through noon. Call 773-847-5440 for more information.

August 6 – August General Meeting Event Date: August 5, 2015

he next Working Bikes General Meeting will be Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the warehouse, 2434 S. Western Ave. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which you can read more about in our organizational bylaws. It’s a great chance to catch up on Working Bikes happenings and upcoming events. Our schedule for this month’s meeting … read more »

Lollapalooza! Event Date: August 2, 2015

Working Bikes will be exhibiting for the fourth year in a row at Lollapalooza from Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2. Our table will be on Green Street, a section of the music festival devoted to environmental initiatives. We’ll have our record-playing, globe-spinning bike machines out, so if you want to take a spin, learn more about Working … read more »

August 1 – Hanover Township Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: August 1, 2015

On Saturday, August 1st bring your used bikes, parts, and accessories to the Hanover Township Recycling Extravaganza! Working Bikes will accept donations from 8am-1pm. The event is located at 250 S. IL Route 59, Bartlett, IL 60103.   For more information go to the Hanover Township’s website, here.  

July 25 – Bughouse Square Debates Event Date: July 26, 2015

Join us on Saturday, July 25 at the Bughouse Square Debates in Washington Park! Enjoy food, check out the lively debates, and visit with Working Bikes and other community groups tabling from 12-4pm. Afterwards, swing by the Newberry Library’s book fair across the street for some recycled reads!

We’re Having a Shipping Party – Wednesday, July 1st Event Date: July 1, 2015

We’re having a shipping party! To ring in July we’ll be loading a container of bikes, tools, and parts for our friends at CESTA in El Salvador, and we’d love to have your help! To volunteer, join us on Tuesday, June 30 from 5-9pm and/or Wednesday, July 1st from 12-5pm at the warehouse, 2434 S. Western Ave., … read more »

June 28 – Buffalo Grove Green Fair Event Date: June 28, 2015

On Sunday, June 28th donate your used bicycles, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at the 4th annual Buffalo Grove Green Fair. You can bring items for donation to Mike Rylko Community Park at 951 McHenry Road anytime between 8am-12:30pm.   Click here to learn about other items you can donate at this event.

June 27 – Gail Borden Library, Rakow Branch Bike Drive Event Date: June 27, 2015

Swing by the Rakow Branch of the Gail Borden Library in Elgin on Saturday, June 27th from 9am-12pm to donate your used bicycles! Last year we received 25 bikes at this bike drive. We’re hoping for 26 in 2015! The Rakow Branch is hosting the bike drive as part of its Bike, Walk, Move Week. For more information on this and … read more »

June 20-21 – Wicker Park Green Music Festival Event Date: June 21, 2015

Join Working Bikes at the Wicker Park Green Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 20th and 21st! We’ll be tabling on Milwaukee Ave. alongside our community partners, Carhartt. Swing by the Working Bikes-Carhartt tent to take a spin on our pedal powered bike machine, donate your used bicycle(s), give your current bike a quick safety check, or … read more »

June 20 – Flossmoor Recycling Event Event Date: June 20, 2015

Donate your bike in Flossmoor this weekend! Working Bikes will collect donations of used bikes, parts, and accessories at the Flossmoor Bike Recycling Event on Saturday, June 20th. The event will be held at the Flossmoor Village Hall parking lot, 2800 Flossmoor Road, from 11am-1pm.   For more information, visit the event page here.

June 13 – Schubas Bike Bash Event Date: June 13, 2015

  In the spirit of spring, Schubas will celebrate Chicago’s greenest form of transportation with their fourth annual Bike Bash. On Saturday, June 13th from 12–4PM, local shops will be on-hand to perform tune-ups, demos and workshops in Schubas’ parking lot. They will also host a bike drive to collect donated bikes and parts for Working Bikes.   This … read more »

June 13 – Kane County Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: June 9, 2015

On Saturday, June 13th donate your used bikes, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at the Kane County Recycling Extravaganza. The event will be held at 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles, IL from 8am to 12pm.

June 6 – 606 Opening Ceremony Event Date: June 6, 2015

Working Bikes will be tabling and spinning some pedal-powered tunes at the opening ceremony for the much-anticipated 606 bike trail on Saturday, June 6. Opening weekend celebrations will take place throughout The 606 on Saturday, June 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and conclude on Sunday, June 7th with a pancake breakfast from 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. … read more »

June 6 – Bike Niles Fest Event Date: June 6, 2015

Donate your used bikes, parts, and accessories at the third annual Bike Niles Fest on Saturday, June 6. Celebrate the joy of biking and make a commitment to bicycle safety at this FREE family event! This year Niles’ first marked bike path will be unveiled. Entertainment, games, food, prizes, and vendors will be on hand from 9:00 … read more »

General Meeting on Thursday, June 4th Event Date: June 4, 2015

The next Working Bikes General Meeting will be Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the warehouse, 2434 S. Western Ave. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which you can read more about in our organizational bylaws. It’s a great chance to catch up on Working Bikes happenings and upcoming events.   Our schedule for this month’s … read more »

June 6 – Wauconda Township Recycling Event Event Date: June 1, 2015

Working Bikes will be collecting used bikes, parts, and accessories at the Wauconda Township Recycling Event on Saturday, June 6th. Bring your items to donate to 505 W. Bonner Road in Wauconda from 9am and 12pm.

May 30 – Wayne Township Recycling Event Event Date: May 30, 2015

  Have a bike to donate? On Saturday, May 30 swing by the Wayne Township Reuse and Recycle Event to drop off bikes, parts, and accessories. The event is at 27W031 North Ave. in West Chicago, and goes from 9am-12pm.

May 16 – Warrenville Bike Rodeo Event Date: May 16, 2015

Donate your used bikes, parts, and accessories at the annual Warrenville Bike Rodeo from 9:00-noon Saturday, May 16 in City Hall parking lot on Stafford Place. In addition to donating your bike, bring your bike and helmet to ride our bike rodeo course, get a safety inspection for your bike from Journey Cycle and BMX, get your … read more »

May 16 – Oak Brook Community Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: May 16, 2015

Donate used bicycles, accessories, and parts to Working Bikes at the Oak Brook Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the Oak Brook Public Library. While you’re at it, clear out some extra storage space by recycling additional items listed on the flyer below!

May 16 – Woodridge Rotary Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: May 16, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to noon, the Woodridge Rotary Club will hold the 6th Recycling Extravaganza at Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park, 8301 Janes Ave., Woodridge. You can donate your used bicycles, parts, and accessories, along with many other items listed here on the event webpage.    

May 13 – Working Bikes Slow Roll Ride Event Date: May 13, 2015

Ride with us! Grab your bike and join Working Bikes and Slow Roll for a ride around our community on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00pm. This May, Slow Roll is hosting a 4-part ride series, Showing Love to Community Bike Shops. Ride with Blackstone Bicycle Works on Wednesday 5/6, Working Bikes Wednesday 5/13, West Town Bikes 5/20, and all together … read more »

May 9 – Fourth Presbyterian Church Bike Drive Event Date: May 9, 2015

Working Bikes will be collecting donations of bikes, parts, and accessories at Fourth Presbyterian Church’s Bike Drive on Saturday, May 9th from 10am to 1pm. Bring your used or new items to donate!   Fourth Presbyterian Church is located at 126 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611. Please bring your donations to the entrance off of Delaware.

May 9 – Bike Drive at Lombard Performance Bikes Event Date: May 9, 2015

Working Bikes will be collecting used bikes, parts, and accessories at Performance Bicycle Lombard’s bike drive on Saturday, May 9 from 11am-1pm. Bring your old bike to donate; stay to learn a bit about Working Bikes happenings and to have your current ride washed and lubed by a local Boy Scout troop.

May 9 – Mayfair Library Workshop Event Date: May 9, 2015

Join us at the Mayfair Branch of the Chicago Public Library on Saturday, June 9 from 11am to noon to learn a bit about bike maintenance and safe cycling.   The Mayfair Branch is located at 4400 W Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630.

May 9 – Día de los Dandelions Bike Drive Event Date: May 9, 2015

  Working Bikes will be tabling and collecting donations at Día de los Dandelions: A Family Picnic & Flower Festival on Saturday, May 9th from 4-9pm. Join us at Calumet Park to welcome spring with an evening of family-friendly outdoor activities. Donations of bikes, parts, and accessories welcome!  

May 2 – Wildwood Nature Center Earth Day Event Date: May 2, 2015

  Park Ridge residents, come to the Wildwood Nature Center Earth Day celebration this weekend to speak with eco-friendly vendors and enjoy live music. Working Bikes will be collecting bikes left over from the Pedals for the Parks Bike and Trike Exchange at the end of the day.

May 2 – Going4Green Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: May 2, 2015

Donate your used bikes, parts, and accessories at the River Forest Going4Green Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, May 2. The recycling extravaganza at the River Forest United Methodist Church (7970 Lake Street, River Forest) from 8am-1pm. For more information visit the event webpage, here.

May 2 – Itasca Green Day Recycling Event Event Date: May 2, 2015

The Village of Itasca is hosting another Green Day collection event this year on Saturday, May 2nd, from 8:00 am until noon, at the Itasca Commuter Parking lot on West Irving Park Road inItasca. The location is across the street from the Itasca Bank and Trust, located at 308 W. Irving Park Road.   Bring your used … read more »

April 26 – LL Bean Bike & Boat Weekend Event Date: April 26, 2015

Donate your used bicycles, parts and accessories at a bike drive at the LL Bean South Barrington store during their Bike and Boat Weekend. Working Bikes will be collecting donations at at the store from 10:30am-1:30pm on Sunday, April 26.   LL Bean South Barrington is located at 100 West Higgins Road, South Barrington, IL 60010. If you have any … read more »

April 25 – Arlington Heights Spring Sweep Event Date: April 25, 2015

April 25 – Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: April 25, 2015

Donate used bikes, accessories, and parts to Working Bikes at the Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, April 25 from 8am to 1pm. You can bring the items you wish to give to the Glen Ellyn Village Commuter Parking Lot at Duane and Lorraine streets, just west of the library. For more information about the event and … read more »

April 25 – Glendale Heights One-Stop Reuse & Recycling Depot Event Date: April 25, 2015

On Saturday, April 25 Working Bikes will be accepting used bikes, parts, and accessories at the Glendale Heights One-Stop Reuse & Recycling Depot. Swing by 300 Civic Center Plaza from 8am-12pm to donate your items.  

April 20 – UIC EcoJam & Bike2Campus Week Event Date: April 20, 2015

Working Bikes will be tabling at UIC’s annual Earth Day event, EcoJam. Learn a bit about Working Bikes’ mission, volunteer sessions, and retail shop, while taking in live music and trying out sustainability-themed activities.   We’ll also be supporting “pop up pit stops” for UIC cyclists during Bike2Campus Week, which you can learn more about here. If … read more »

April 19 – Party for the Planet Event Date: April 19, 2015

Working Bikes will collect used bikes, accessories, and parts at the Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet on Sunday, April 19 from 9:30am-3:30pm. For info on how to participate in the recycling event, read here. Recycling will take place in the zoo’s main parking lot at 31st Street and First Avenue! You can read more about the … read more »

April 18 – Deerfield Whole Foods Earth Day Event Date: April 19, 2015

Working Bikes will accept donations of used bikes, accessories, and parts at the Deerfield Whole Foods’ annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18 from 12-3pm. Participants who donate a bike will receive a $5 Whole Foods gift card! Stop by and sample products from eco-friendly vendors or bring the kids over to the café to make Earth … read more »

April 7-19 – Recycle Your Bicycle Monee Event Date: April 19, 2015

Donate your bicycle from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m, April 7 through April 19 at the Monee Reservoir, located at 27341 Ridgeland Ave. You can find more information about how to donate on the Will County Forest Preserve website, here.

April 18 – Lemont Earth Day & Recycling Event Event Date: April 18, 2015

Working Bikes will collect used bikes, parts, and accessories at the Lemont Earth Day and Recycling Event on Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm in the Lemont Metra Parking Lot at 101 Main Street. To learn about other items you can donate or recycle, go to page 5 of the Lemont Village Newsletter, here.

April 18 – Northwest Indiana Earth Day Event Date: April 18, 2015

If you’re in northwest Indiana now is your time! We’re having a bike drive near you on Saturday, April 18 as part of the Northwest Indiana Earth Day event in Porter County. From 9am-4pm we’ll be collecting used bikes, parts, and accessories, and demonstrating one of our interactive bike machines. As an added bonus, the first 20 … read more »

April 18 – Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: April 18, 2015

Donate your used bikes, parts, and accessories to Working Bikes at the Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, April 18. The Extravaganza will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Elmhurst College’s Alexander Blvd. parking lot. To facilitate traffic flow, vehicles must enter at Prospect Avenue and Walter Street. Email any questions about the Recycling Extravaganza … read more »

April 18 – Women Bike Chicago Day of Dialogue Event Date: April 18, 2015

Join our friends from Women Bike Chicago at their 6th annual Day of Dialogue and Demonstration on Saturday, April 18! Activities include: Bike Maintenance: Two sessions about basic bike maintenance taught by female bike mechanics. The morning class will cover how to fix a flat, and how to patch a tube, and how to use C02 bike pumps. The afternoon … read more »

April 18 – Schaumburg Recycling Event Event Date: April 18, 2015

Working Bikes will collect used bikes, parts, and accessories at the Schaumburg Recycling Event on Saturday, April 18. The event is from 10am-3pm at 524 E. Schaumburg Rd. You can learn more in the flyer below, or on the Village’s webpage, here.

April 11 – Wheaton Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: April 11, 2015

Donate your bikes, parts, and accessories at the Wheaton Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, April 11! From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the commuter parking lot at Liberty Drive and Carlton Avenue will be transformed into a maze of cars with drop-off stations and volunteers ready to unload your stuff. For more information visit the event page, here.

March 21 – Sustainable Saturday Lisle Event Date: March 21, 2015

March 19 – Avery Coonley School Bike Drive Event Date: March 19, 2015

Just in time for Spring cleaning! On Thursday, March 19, the Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, Illinois will be partnering with Working Bikes to collect old bicycles, as well as bike parts and accessories. Avery Coonley School is located at 1400 Maple Avenue in Downers Grove, IL 60515. Donors can drop off their bikes at the school parking … read more »

Holiday Kids Bike Sale a Success! Event Date: December 17, 2014

On Saturday, December 13, 2014 we decked some bikes with Christmas lights, filled our front counter with bowls of mini candy canes, and put on our Santa hats for the Working Bikes Holiday Kids Bike Sale. This annual event aims to make kids bikes accessible holiday gifts for low income families. Over the course of a couple months our … read more »

December 13 – Holiday Kids Bike Sale Event Date: December 13, 2014

Tis the season for sledding, not cycling? We think not! On Saturday, December 14 from 12:00-5:00, parents can purchase bicycles for their kids for just $5-10 each. This sale aims to make kids bikes an accessible holiday gift for low income families. If you know of an organization whose members would benefit, please feel free to email or … read more »

December 10 – Last Shipping Party of the Year! Event Date: December 10, 2014

On Wednesday, December 10, Working Bikes will load a container for our partner, the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technology (CESTA), in El Salvador. We need your help! To help out at the last “shipping party” of 2014, swing by the Working Bikes warehouse at 2434 S. Western Ave. in Chicago anytime between 12 and 5pm. As a volunteer you’ll be wheeling bikes … read more »

November 16 – Envisioning A Green World Transformed Event Date: November 16, 2014

Interested in urban farming, DIY projects, zero waste initiatives, responsible travel & shopping, health & well being, and community advocacy? Join us on Sunday, November 16 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for the 3rd annual Envisioning a Green World Transformed. Walk away with the resources to transform your lifestyle, and opportunities to take action in Chicago. Tickets include … read more »

November 15 – SWANCC Educational Expo Event Date: November 15, 2014

SWANCC is hosting an Educational Expo and Trashy Fashion Show from 10 am – 3 pm on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Oakton Community College (1600 E Golf Road, Room 1600, Des Plaines).   Residents can learn about waste reduction practices (reduce – reuse – recycle) and how special materials are processed after municipal collection by talking … read more »

November 15 – Recycle Your Bicycle Glencoe Event Date: November 15, 2014

Go Green Glencoe invites you to drop off those extra bikes cluttering your garage on Saturday, November 15th from 9 to noon at the Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road. Working Bikes is partnering with Go Green Glencoe for this recycling event. The drop off point is in the front parking lot along Green Bay Road at the park … read more »

November 1 – Green Living Expo Event Date: November 1, 2014

Join us on Saturday, November 1 from 10am to 3pm at the McHenry County College Green Living Expo. Learn about topics like energy savings, composting, local food options, bird watching and connecting with the local eco-community. Donate your used bikes and recycle old batteries while you learn about ways to live a more eco-friendly life.   Admission is … read more »

October 25 – Make a Difference Day Event Date: October 25, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting used bicycles at The Volunteer Center‘s Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 25. Donate your unwanted bicycle to Working Bikes from 9am to 12pm at the Indian Hill Train Station parking lot, located at Green Bay Road and Winnetka Avenue (111 N. Green Bay Road in Winnetka, Illinois).   For more … read more »

October 25 – Addison Fall Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: October 25, 2014

Bring your used bikes, parts, and accessories to the Addison Community Recreation Center parking lot at 120 E. Oak St. in Addison on Saturday, October 25th from 10am to 1pm. Support Working Bikes and clear out your storage at this event, featuring electronics, lightbulb, paper, and an array of other recycling vendors.   Check out the event flyer here for … read more »

October 24-26 – Chicago Green Festival Event Date: October 17, 2014

Working Bikes will be at Chicago’s Green Festival, at Navy Pier on Friday-Sunday, October 24-26, 2014! 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; eco-fashion exhibits; hands-on DIY workshops; live music; an organic beer … read more »

October 14 – Working Bikes’ 15th Anniversary Party & Fundraiser Event Date: October 14, 2014

Tickets available now! Click here to view ticket prices and sponsorships.     A big thanks to our sponsors:               

October 11 – Bike DIY & Bike Drive at Bezazian Library Event Date: October 11, 2014

Join us at the Bezazian Branch of the Chicago Public Library on Saturday, October 11 from 10 to 11AM to donate a bike and learn a bit about bike winterization, maintenance, and safe cycling. Learn more about the event here.   Bezazian Library is located at 1226 W. Ainslie St. in Chicago.

October 11 – Des Plaines Public Library Family Science Expo Event Date: October 11, 2014

Donate your used bikes at the Des Plaines Library Family Science Expo!    

September 27 – Saint Tarcissus Green Fest Event Date: September 27, 2014

On Saturday, September 27 Working Bikes will be collecting bikes and tabling at the Saint Tarcissus Green Fest. The festival will be held at Saint Tarcissus School, 6040 W. Ardmore from 9:00am-3:00pm. The event will include electronics recycling, document shredding truck, crafts and games for kids, and a “recycled items art” building contest. There will also be demonstrations about worm composting, … read more »

September 27 – Evanston Green Living Festival Event Date: September 27, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting bicycles at the Evanston Green Living Festival on Saturday, September 27 from 9am to 3pm. The Evanston Green Living Festival is an annual event that was started to encourage individuals to make meaningful changes to their everyday life that will reduce their personal carbon footprint. The festival promotes this green lifestyle by providing a venue where local green vendors, exhibitors, and speakers … read more »

September 20 – Lombard Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: September 20, 2014

On Saturday, September 20, 2014 we’ll be collecting bikes at the Lombard Recycling Extravaganza. Join us at the Lombard Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave. from 9am to 1pm. Working Bikes accepts bicycles of any size and condition, as well as parts, accessories, and tools. See flyer below for more event information.

September 20 – McHenry Outdoors Festival Event Date: September 20, 2014

Join us on Saturday, September 20 from 3-7pm for the McHenry County Outdoor Fest: A Celebration of Green Healthy Living. The festival will take place at Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area, 1520 Crystal Lake Road in Cary, Illinois.   Come out for a pick-up game of basketball or bags and stay for the food, sample local brews and enjoy live … read more »

September 20 – Downers Grove Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: September 20, 2014

We’ll be collecting bicycles at the Downers Grove Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, September 20. The event is located at the Village of Downers Grove Public Works Facility, 5101 Walnut Avenue. To donate a bike to Working Bikes, swing by between 8am and 1pm. Vehicles must enter the Recycling Extravaganza site from Curtiss Street, via northbound Walnut Avenue or Belmont … read more »

September 19 – Heller Nature Center Autumn Fest Event Date: September 19, 2014

Join us on Friday, September 19th from 4-7pm at the Heller Nature Center’s Autumn Fest.   Celebrate the bounty of the season with a falconer show, live reptiles, a campfire, crafts, games, nature walks, hayrides, a pumpkin hunt and much more! Food will be available for purchase. Donate to the fourth annual Working Bikes bike drive or fifth annual food drive … read more »

September 15 – UIC Transportation Fair Event Date: September 15, 2014

Working Bikes will be tabling and collecting bike donations at the UIC Transportation Fair on Monday, September 15. Students, join us at the University of Illinois at Chicago Quad from 10am-2pm to learn a bit about Working Bikes, cycling, public transportation, and other sustainability/mobility-related organizations.   You can learn more about the Transportation Fair on UIC’s website, here.

September 14 – Green Metropolis Fair Event Date: September 14, 2014

Working Bikes will be tabling and collecting bike donations at the Green Metropolis Fair on Sunday, September 14. The Green Metropolis Fair is a free, family-friendly event centered around sustainability. Highlights include harvest/garden workshops, home workshops, spirituality sessions, health and wellness discussions, a food market with local vendors, craft demonstrations and author signings. Family friendly activities include a … read more »

September 13 – Arlington Heights Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: September 13, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at Senator Matt Murphy and Representative David Harris’ Recycle Event on Saturday, September 13th. The recycling event will take place at Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St. in Arlington Heights. Come drop off your used bicycles, wheelchairs, sewing machines, crutches, and other items between 9am- Noon. For more information visit Senator Murphy’s website or call (847) 776-1490.

September 13 – North Branch Trail Grand Opening Event Date: September 13, 2014

The long-anticipated link between the Green Bay Trail and the North Branch Trail, this multi-use path passes through the Garden’s McDonald Woods and Turnbull Woods, which is part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. In partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Forest Preserves of Cook County, the Garden has created this beautiful, safe, … read more »

September 6 – Sen. Murphy & Rep. Morrison’s Palatine Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: September 6, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at Senator Murphy and Representative Morrison’s recycling event on Saturday, September 6. The recycling event will take place in the Bank of Palatine parking lot at 1 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine. Come drop off your used bicycles, wheelchairs, sewing machines, crutches, and other items between 9am- Noon. For more information visit … read more »

September 3 – WBEZ Global Activism: Student Startups Event Date: September 3, 2014

One of the biggest trends in service work is students starting their own non-profit organizations and following their passion to make a positive impact. Working Bikes may not have been started by students, but since our founding we have benefited from the support of hundreds of Boy Scouts, youth groups, and other students who volunteered at our warehouse or collected … read more »

August 29-September 1 – Pavilion Sponsor at African Festival of the Arts Event Date: September 1, 2014

Looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend? Consider riding to the 25th annual African Festival of the Arts at Washington Park. Boasting more than 300,000 attendees, it is the largest neighborhood festival in Chicago. This year’s theme, Cultural Connection, is an opportunity to celebrate, promulgate and educate the general public about the shared rich cultures of … read more »

August 30 – Carhartt Store Bike Drive & Bike Check-up Event Date: August 30, 2014

On Saturday, August 30, Working Bikes will host a bike check-up and bike drive at the Carhartt outerwear/workwear store in Wicker Park. See steps below to participate. Step 1: Bring a bike, bike gear or parts, or a suggested donation of $10 to support Working Bikes’ bike donation, education, and volunteer programs here in Chicago. Step 2: Bring a bike … read more »

August 27 – We’re Having A Shipping Party! Event Date: August 21, 2014

We’ll be packing bikes for FUSAL in El Salvador on Wednesday, August 27 and could use your help! Swing by the Working Bikes warehouse at 2434 S. Western Ave. in Chicago anytime between 12pm and 5pm to help load bikes into a 40 foot shipping container. You’ll be relaying bikes to the truck, removing pedals, and turning handlebars so we … read more »

August 16 – Unísono Festival Event Date: August 16, 2014

On Saturday, August 16, Working Bikes will host an information table at Unísono Festival, a a music and cultural festival celebrating community empowerment through diversity, education, and social justice. The festival runs from 12pm-10pm at 18th and Loomis. You can visit us at the Working Bikes tent between 12-3pm. Unísono is an annual music and cultural festival … read more »

August 10 – Naperville Rotary Bike Drive Event Date: August 10, 2014

On Saturday, August 10, the Naperville Sunrise Rotary Club will hold a bike drive at Crone Middle School between 9am and 3pm. The bike collection is in conjunction with the club’s Rotary Ride, a 21, 41, and 62 mile recreational ride. You can donate used bikes, parts, and accessories in any condition at this bike drive. Crone Middle School … read more »

August 9 – We Are Hip Hop Festival Event Date: August 9, 2014

This summer Working Bikes hosted 10 youth apprentices through the City of Chicago’s One Summer Chicago Youth Employment Program and in partnership with ElevArte, a community art studio here in Pilsen. To celebrate the end of the program, the teens will be helping out at We Are Hip Hop festival on Saturday, August 9 from 1:00-6:00pm at Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton … read more »

August 9 – 25th Ward Community Ride Event Date: August 9, 2014

Join Working Bikes and other community members for the first annual 25th Ward Night Ride on Saturday, August 9. The ride starts at 8:00pm, but come early to top off those tires and raise that seat a bit. Check-in/bike check-ups start at 7:00pm at Juarez High School Plaza, courtesy of Working Bikes volunteers.

August 7 – General Meeting Event Date: August 7, 2014

The next Working Bikes General Meeting will be Thursday, August 7 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the warehouse, 2434 S. Western Ave. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which you can read more about in our organizational bylaws.   Our schedule for this month’s meeting is as follows: 6:30-7:30 pm – Potluck Social – Please bring a dish, … read more »

August 1-3 – Lollapalooza Event Date: August 3, 2014

In early August, Working Bikes will be exhibiting at Lollapalooza music festival for the third consecutive year. Our table will be in Lolla Cares, a section of the music festival devoted to causes like voting, the environment, and volunteerism. We’ll have our record-playing, globe-spinning bike machines out, so if you want to take a spin, learn more about Working Bikes, … read more »

July 25 – Oregon Manifest Bike Design Reveal Party Event Date: July 25, 2014

On Friday, July 25 Oregon Manifest, a nonprofit design-focused bike advocacy organization, will unveil a new bike created for its Bike Design Project by Chicago firm Minimal. The unveil will take place at a beer and bike party at Minimal, 939 West Lake Street, from 6-9pm. All proceeds from beer sales will be donated to Working Bikes, and a few of … read more »

July 20 – Go Pilsen Market to Garden Ride Event Date: July 20, 2014

Join us on Sunday, July 20 from 2-5 pm as we ride to the Roots and Rays garden in Pilsen. The ride is sponsored by Go Pilsen, a community organization that encourages Pilsen residents to explore their neighborhood and city – by foot, bike, bus, train, and shared car. Meet at the 18th Street Community Market at Halsted & 18th and ride … read more »

July 19 – Ragbrai Expo Event Date: July 19, 2014

Working Bikes volunteers Waymond Smith and Sam Rifkin will represent Working Bikes at the RAGBRAI Expo on Saturday, July 19th from 12-9pm in Rock Valley, Iowa. Waymond and Sam will share information about Working Bikes’ mission and our donation collection points in Iowa City and Nevada, Iowa. RAGBRAI, or The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is an annual … read more »

July 13 – Tour d’Henriot Event Date: July 13, 2014

On Sunday, July 13 we’ll be supplying bike parking once again at Henriot Champagne‘s Tour d’Henriot. Tour d’Henriot is a private annual fundraiser for Working Bikes in which Chicago restaurants team up to compete in a short “bike scavenger hunt” around the city. Teams often dress up, and make snack stops along the way. This year’s Tour d’Henriot will leave … read more »

July 12 – Tour de Fat Event Date: July 12, 2014

Working Bikes and our power-generating bike machines will be at this year’s Tour de Fat on Saturday, July 12 in Chicago’s Palmer Square. Tour de Fat is a traveling fundraiser and festival held by New Belgium Brewing Company in 12 cities across the U.S. Gather up your friends, family, and neighbors and come enjoy eclectic entertainment and stellar … read more »

June 25 – Village Bicycle Project Shipping Party Event Date: June 25, 2014

  We’ll be packing bikes for the Village Bicycle Project in Ghana on Wednesday, June 25 and could use your help! Swing by the Working Bikes warehouse at 2434 S. Western Ave. in Chicago anytime between 10am and 2pm to help load bikes into a 40 foot shipping container. You’ll be relaying bikes to the truck, removing … read more »

June 22 – Buffalo Grove Green Fair Event Date: June 22, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at the Buffalo Grove Green Fair at Mike Rylko Community Park at 951 McHenry Rd. on Sunday, June 30 from 8:00am to 12:30pm.   Bring your unwanted bicycles and stay for educational demonstrations, crafts, games, and other activities. Learn more about composting, rain barrels, prairie restoration, and recycling. Our friend Jerry … read more »

June 21 – Alderman Cardenas 12th Ward Bike the Boulevard Event Date: June 21, 2014

Working Bikes will be tuning up bikes at the 12th Ward’s 10th Annual Bike the Boulevard event on June 21. The ride runs from 9am-2pm, beginning at the Home Depot Parking Lot at 4555 S. Western Blvd. Held by Alderman George Cardenas, the ride winds through a portion of the city’s boulevard system. The ride also features … read more »

June 19 – Timbuk2 Ride From Work Party Event Date: June 19, 2014

Members of the Working Bikes team will be attending bike-accessory brand Timbuk2’s Bike From Work Party & Night Ride on Thursday, June 19 from 6-8pm, with the ride beginning around 8:30pm. Timbuk2 will be selling $5 metal Chicago-themed pint glasses, whose proceeds will benefit Working Bikes. Timbuk2 is located at 1623 N. Damen Ave.   Highlights include: * … read more »

June 14 – Kane County Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: June 14, 2014

Working Bikes will collect used bikes, parts, and accessories at the Kane County Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, June 14th from 7:30am-12:30pm. The Kane County Recycling Extravaganza will be located at 540 S Randall Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174.

June 14 – Schubas Bike Bash Event Date: June 14, 2014

  Working Bikes will be collecting bikes and tabling at Schubas Bike Bash once again this year! Join us Saturday, June 14 from 12-4pm at Schubas (3159 N Southport Ave. in Chicago) to learn a bit about local bike organizations, give your bike a basic tune-up, and enjoy some bbq and brews. Bring a bike to donate … read more »

June 1 – Olmsted Society Sustainability Event in Riverside Event Date: June 1, 2014

On Sunday, June 1 Working Bikes will be tabling at the Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside’s event Sustainability: Then & Now. The day will feature home tours and educational demonstrations about sustainable living practices.

Saturday, May 31 – Flossmoor Village Bike Drive & Shredding Event Event Date: May 31, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes, parts, and accessories in any condition at the Flossmoor Village Bike Drive and Shredding Event on Saturday, May 31. The event runs from 11am-1pm.   You can bring your items for donation or recycling to the IJP School Parking Lot, located at the intersection of Flossmoor Road and Douglas Avenue. The … read more »

Saturday, May 31 – Wayne Township Reuse/Recycling Event Event Date: May 31, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting used bikes, parts, and accessories in any condition at the 8th Annual Wayne Township Reuse/Recycle Event on Saturday, May 31 from 9am-1pm.   You can bring your items for donation to: 27W031 North Avenue West Chicago

Sunday, May 25 – Bike the Drive Event Date: May 25, 2014

Working Bikes will be tabling at the Active Transportation Alliance’s Bike the Drive on Sunday, May 25. Look for us at the post-ride festival in the Big Top–the bike advocacy organization area–to say hi and learn a bit about what we do!   Bike the Drive runs from 5:30-10:15am, with the post-ride festival running from 8am-12pm. The … read more »

April 26 – Oak Brook Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: April 26, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting used bicycles in any condition at the Oak Brook Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, April 26. The event will run from 9am to 12pm. Bring your bikes for donation to: Fullersburg Woods 3609 Spring Road Oak Brook, IL 60523   Read more about the event here.

April 26 – Glendale Heights One-Stop Recycling Depot Event Date: April 26, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting used bicycles in any condition at Glendale Heights’ One-Stop Recycling Depot on Saturday, April 26. The event will run from 8am to 12pm. Bring your bikes for donation to: Glendale Heights Public Works Parking Lot 1615 Glen Ellyn Road Glendale Heights, IL 60139 Read more about the event here.

April 26 – Deerfield Whole Foods Earth Day Event Date: April 26, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting used bicycles in any condition at the Deerfield Whole Foods store’s Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 26. The event will run from 11am to 3pm, and anyone who donates a bike will receive a $5 gift card! The Deerfield Whole Foods is located at 760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, Illinois 60015. Read … read more »

April 26-27 – St. George Bike Drive Event Date: April 26, 2014

St. George Church in Tinley Park will hold its bi-annual bike collection for Working Bikes on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27th.   St. George is located at: 6707 W. 175th St. Tinley Park, IL 60477   Stay tuned for more details!

April 27 – Party for the Planet Event Date: April 23, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting bicycles, parts, and tools at Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet on April 27 from 12:00-6:00pm. Read more about it on their event page, here.

Join Us For Our April General Meeting Event Date: April 4, 2014

The next General Meeting is set for Thursday, April 10th, from 7:30-9:00pm. As usual, friends of Working Bikes are welcome to come to the warehouse at 6:30 for an hour of snacking and socializing. If you can, please bring something tasty to share with the group. The General Meeting will begin promptly at 7:30.  Spring is right around … read more »

March 29 – Little 500 Qualifications Bike Drive Event Date: March 29, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting bike donations and tabling at the qualifications for Indiana University’s Little 500 on March 29 in Bloomington, Indiana. The Little 500 or “Little Five,” is an annual race founded in 1951 by Howdy Wilcox Jr., then director of the Indiana University Student Foundation. Wilcox modeled the race on the famed Indianapolis 500 car race. Cyclists … read more »

March 22 – Sustainable Saturday in Lisle Event Date: March 22, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting bicycles, wheelchairs, crutches, and sewing machines at Benedictine University’s Sustainable Saturday. The Village of Lisle, DuPage County, School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE), Creative Recycling Systems (CRS) and Benedictine University encourage area residents to bring their electronics and other waste items to “Sustainable Saturday in Lisle” from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 … read more »

Spring Has Sprung! Here Come the Bike Drives! Event Date: March 20, 2014

After a long and grueling winter, we think it is finally safe to say, spring is here! (Sure, it may snow again, but what’s a Chicago spring without a little wintry precipitation?) For many of us, March, April, May, and June are months filled with spring cleaning projects–shaking out carpets and rugs, replacing storm windows with screens, … read more »

March 9 – Going Green Matters Wilmette Event Date: March 9, 2014

On Sunday, March 9 Working Bikes will collect bicycles, bike parts, and tools at Going Green Matters. Going Green Matters is a free, annual environmental fair in Wilmette reaching more than 1,000 participants. People interested in living more sustainably will have a chance to learn more about topics such as saving energy at home, transportation choices, green landscaping, … read more »

March 4 – Northwestern Global Health Resource Fair Event Date: March 4, 2014

On March 4, Working Bikes will speak with students about our volunteer opportunities at the 6th annual Northwestern University Global Health Resource Fair. The fair will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Wildcat Room of the Norris University Center in Evanston. The fair is designed to help students learn about volunteer and internship … read more »

February 15 – Chicagoland Bike Swap Event Date: February 15, 2014

We’ll be selling assorted used parts and accepting bike donations at the annual Chicagoland Bike Swap on Saturday, February 15. Proceeds from the event benefit Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition, Chicago Bike Winter, and Break the Gridlock. General admission is $5. Come on by to say hi and browse the bike goods! For more information, visit the event’s Chainlink page, … read more »

February 8 – Crown Point Bike Swap Event Date: February 8, 2014

Working Bikes will be collecting bike donations and will have assorted parts for sale at the 13th Annual Midwest Oldschool Show & Swap in Crown Point, Indiana. Event admission and parking free. Food and drinks for sale. Come to pick up some discounted gear, to donate your bike to Working Bikes, or simply to admire bikes from … read more »

February 6 – Annual Meeting Event Date: February 3, 2014

Working Bikes Annual Meeting! Thursday, February 6, 2014Dear Friends, Kick the snow off your boots, shake the cold out of your fingers, and mark your calendars!  The Working Bikes Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 6th, from 7:30-9:00pm. The Annual Meeting is our most important of the year for a few reasons: we’ll review the activities of 2013, vote on open Board member seats, and set our sights on a busy 2014!   … read more »

January 23 – Comedy Sportz Charity Event Date: January 23, 2014

On Thursday, January 23 ComedySportz will feature Working Bikes as their charity partner. A generous 20.14% of proceeds from the evening’s show will be given to Working Bikes. If you’ve been meaning to see some improv, consider catching the show on the 23rd! ComedySportz is the longest running short-form improv comedy show in Chicago, now in its … read more »

January 18 – Chicago Bike Winter Swap Event Date: January 18, 2014

Working Bikes will have a table at the 2014 Chicago Bike Winter Swap at Harper College on Saturday, January 18 from 9:30am-3:30pm. The Swap features 30,000 square feet of new and used gear on post-holiday discount. Save on road, hybrid, cyclocross, commuter, kids, mountain, single speed, recumbent, and track bikes. Or browse through a selection of components, … read more »

Upton’s Breakroom Fundraiser Event Date: December 16, 2013

We’re excited to announce that on Sunday, December 15 and Monday, December 16, Working Bikes will receive 10% of all sales at Upton’s Breakroom as part of the cafe’s 12 Charity Days of December event.   Upton’s Breakroom is a cafe in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood operated by Upton’s Naturals, a Chicago-based producer of cruelty-free vegan food, … read more »

December 14 – Kids Bike Sale Event Date: December 14, 2013

Tis the season of sledding, not cycling? We think not! On Saturday, December 14 from 12:00-5:00, parents can purchase bicycles for their kids for just $5-10 each. This sale aims to make kids bikes an accessible holiday gift for low income families. If you know of an organization whose members would benefit from this sale, please feel … read more »

December 5 – Working Bikes General Meeting Event Date: December 5, 2013

The next Working Bikes General Meeting will be Thursday, December 5 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the warehouse, 2434 S. Western Ave. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which you can read more about in our organizational bylaws.   Our schedule for this month’s meeting is as follows: 6:30-7:30 pm – Potluck Social – Please bring a dish, … read more »

October 18-November 29 – Dominick’s Bike Drive Event Date: November 29, 2013

The Chicago area grocery store, Dominick’s, will be holding its fourth annual bike drive for Working Bikes from October 18 through November 29. To donate your bike simply drop it off at your nearest Dominick’s store. See the Dominick’s Bike Drive flyer here.

November 17 – Lakeview Bike Drive Event Date: November 13, 2013

On Sunday, November 17, Olgi Freyre, Jessica Curry, and the Lakeview Whole Foods are hosting a bike drive from 11am to 3pm in the Lakeview Whole Foods parking lot at 3300 N. Ashland in Chicago. The bike drive was inspired by a series of unfortunate and fortunate events earlier this fall. In October, Olgi’s bicycle was stolen … read more »

November 2 – McHenry College Green Living Expo Event Date: November 2, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at the McHenry College Green Living Expo on Saturday, November 2nd from 10am to 3pm. Featuring eco-friendly vendors, prizes and more, the Green Living Expo is an excellent opportunity to learn about sustainable living practices. The Expo will be held in the McHenry College gym, located at 8900 US Highway 14 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, … read more »

November 2 – Senator Connelly Recycling Event Event Date: November 2, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at Illinois State Senator Michael Connelly’s recycling event on Saturday, November 2nd at Jefferson Junior High School in Naperville from 9am – 12pm. Jefferson Junior High is located at 1525 N Loomis St  Naperville, Illinois, 60563.

November 2-3 – Skelebration with Redmoon Theater Event Date: November 2, 2013

On Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, kids can take a Working Bikes bike for a spin around the magical indoor playground at Redmoon Theater’s family-friendly fall event, Skelebration.   Skelebration will allow parents and children to interact for two hour-blocks with young live musicians, to play in Redmoon’s indoor park of swings and roller skates … read more »

October 26 – Indian Prairie Public Library Bike Drive Event Date: October 26, 2013

We will be collecting used bicycles at the Indian Prairie Public Library Recycling Event on Saturday, October 26 from 9am to 1pm. The library is located at 401 Plainfield Road, at the intersection of Plainfield and Clarendon Hills Roads in Wayne County, Illinois.   You can read more about this event here.  

October 26 – Addison Park District Event Date: October 26, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting used bicycles at the Addison Park District Fall Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, October 26. Bikes will be collected in the parking lot of Community Park at 120 E. Oak Street in Addison, Illinois from 10am to 1pm.   Collection items include electronics, cell phones, eye glasses, American flags, medical equipment, bicycles, documents to … read more »

October 26 – Make a Difference Day Bike Drive Event Date: October 26, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting used bicycles at The Volunteer Center‘s Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 26. Donate your unwanted bicycle to Working Bikes from 9am to 12pm at the Indian Hill Train Station parking lot, located at Green Bay Road and Winnetka Avenue (111 N. Green Bay Road in Winnetka, Illinois).

October 26 – Northbrook Junior High Bike Drive Event Date: October 26, 2013

On Saturday, October 26, Northbrook Junior High and the Northbrook Rotary Club will be collecting bicycles for Working Bikes. The bike drive will go from 9am to 12pm in the Junior High parking lot. Northbrook Junior High is located at 1475 Maple Ave. in Northbrook, Illinois, 60062.

October 26-27 – DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church Drive Event Date: October 26, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting donated bicycles at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, October 26 AND Sunday, October 27, from 9am to 12pm on both days. The DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 1828 S. Old Naperville Road, Naperville, Illinois, 60563. Bikes will be collected in the parking lot. If you have any questions, … read more »

October 26 – Sustain Jefferson Drive Event Date: October 26, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bicycle donations at the third annual Skills for Simple Living Fair, hosted by Sustain Jefferson.   Learn how to tie knots, stretch like a pro in a yoga pose, make herbal personal care products, identify Wisconsin birds, check your car’s pesky check-engine light and a host of other skills for self-reliance on Saturday, … read more »

October 19 – 47th Ward Fall Clean-Up Day Event Date: October 19, 2013

We will be collecting bicycles donations at 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar’s Fall Clean-Up Day on Saturday, October 19th. Donate your used bicycles, crutches, wheelchairs, and sewing machines from 8am to 2pm at 5333 N. Western Avenue in Chicago. Enter off of Western; driveway on the north side of the building. The recycling truck and collection area will … read more »

October 13 – Northbrook YMCA Bike Drive Event Date: October 13, 2013

Donate your bike to Working Bikes at the Northbrook YMCA on Sunday, October 13 from 10am to 2pm. The bike drive is being organized by high school student Jonah Fialkow as part of a community service project. The Northbrook YMCA is located at 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook, Illinois, 60062.

October 10 – Working Bikes General Meeting Event Date: October 10, 2013

The next Working Bikes General Meeting will be Thursday, October 10 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the warehouse, 2434 S. Western Ave. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which you can read more about in our organizational bylaws.   Our agenda for this month’s meeting is as follows: 6:30-7:30 pm – Potluck Social – Please bring a … read more »

October 5 – Ottawa Recycling Drive Event Date: October 5, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bicycles at Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin’s Recycling Day on Saturday, October 5. The event will run from 9am to 12pm in the Woodward Memorial Parking Lot located at 300 Woodward Memorial Drive, Ottawa. For more information about how you can donate at this event, read more on Senator Rezin’s website, here.

September 28 – Des Plaines Library Science Expo Event Date: September 28, 2013

Working Bikes will be exhibiting at the Des Plaines Library Science Expo on Saturday, September 28th. If you’ve never seen our bike machines (What? Bike machines?) be sure to swing by! More details to come.

September 28 – Downers Grove Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: September 28, 2013

We’ll be collecting bicycles at the Downers Grove Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, September 28. The event is located at the Village of Downers Grove Public Works Facility, 5101 Walnut Avenue. To donate a bike to Working Bikes, swing by between 8am and 1pm. Vehicles must enter the Recycling Extravaganza site from Curtiss Street, via northbound Walnut Avenue or Belmont … read more »

September 28 – Hanover Park Recycling Event Event Date: September 28, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bicycles at the Village of Hanover Park Environmental Committee Recycling Event on Saturday, September 28th from 9am to 1pm. To donate your used bicycles, crutches, wheelchairs, or sewing machines, stop by the Metra Station commuter lot at 1975 W. Lake Street in Hanover Park. You can read more about the event here.

September 28 – Evanston Green Living Festival Event Date: September 28, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bicycles at the Evanston Green Living Festival on Saturday, September 28 from 9am to 3pm. The Evanston Green Living Festival is an annual event that was started to encourage individuals to make meaningful changes to their everyday life that will reduce their personal carbon footprint. The festival promotes this green lifestyle by providing a venue where local green vendors, … read more »

September 28 – Bike Drive at Lincoln Park Whole Foods Event Date: September 28, 2013

Fit a bike donation into your weekend errands! Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at the Lincoln Park Whole Foods on Saturday, September 28. Shop for groceries and drop off your unwanted bicycles at the Lincoln Park Whole Foods on Saturday from 11am to 3pm. The store is located at 1550 N Kingsbury Street in Chicago.

September 25 – Bronzeville Nights Event Date: September 25, 2013

On Wednesday, September 25, park your bike on Working Bikes racks at Bronzeville Nights: Bike Edition. Join Quad Cities Development Corporation, Bronzeville Bikes and the Active Transportation Alliance as they transform 47th St. into a bike-friendly playground with live music, art, food, shopping and more.   Ride your bike to the event and take advantage of free … read more »

September 22 – Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Rotary Club Bike Drive Event Date: September 22, 2013

The Algonquin–Lake in the Hills Rotary Club is sponsoring a bicycle collection for Working Bikes and is cosponsoring the 6th annual Pedal for PADS Bike-a-Thon to help raise money for homeless services through Pioneer Center’s McHenry County PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) on Sunday, September 22. Community residents have two ways to participate in this great community event! … read more »

September 22 – Bike the 25th Ward Event Date: September 22, 2013

Working Bikes volunteers will be serving as ride marshals and otherwise helping out at Alderman Solis’ 4th Annual Bike the 25th Ward on Sunday, September 22. The ride starts at Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood Street, and runs from around 9am to 11am. This leisurely ride winds through the great neighborhoods of the 25th Ward – Pilsen, Chinatown, University … read more »

September 21 – SCARCE Wheaton Event Date: September 21, 2013

On Saturday, September 21, Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at a SCARE recycling event in Wheaton, Illinois. Donate your used bikes, sewing machines, crutches, or wheelchairs between 9am and noon! The event will be held at Cantigny Park, 1 S. 151 Winfield Road in Wheaton. The entrance is just south of Roosevelt Road. For more information, visit the … read more »

September 21 – Lombard Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: September 21, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at the Lombard Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, September 21. The event runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Lombard Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave. in Lombard, Illinois. For more information about this event and other items you can recycle, read the event flyer, posted on the DuPage County Green Initiatives page.

September 21 – Senator Murphy’s Recycling Event Event Date: September 21, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at Senator Murphy and Representative Harris’ recycling event on Saturday, September 21. The recycling event will take place at Recreation Park at 500 E. Miner St. in Arlington Heights. Come drop off your used bicycles, wheelchairs, sewing machines, crutches, and other items between 9am- Noon. For more information visit Senator Murphy’s website or … read more »

September 20 – Highland Park Autumn Fest Event Date: September 20, 2013

Celebrate the bounty of the season at the Highland Park Autumn Fest on Friday, September 20. The annual Autumn Fest features a falconer show, live reptiles, a campfire, crafts, games, nature walks, hayrides, a pumpkin hunt and much more! Food will be available for purchase. Working Bikes will be collecting bicycle donations at this event. For each … read more »

September 14 – Senator Murphy’s Recycling Event Event Date: September 14, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at Senator Murphy and Representative Morrison’s recycling event on Saturday, September 14. The recycling event will take place in the Bank of Palatine parking lot at 1 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine. Come drop off your used bicycles, wheelchairs, sewing machines, crutches, and other items between 9am- Noon. For more information … read more »

September 8 – Independence Park Farmer’s Market Event Date: September 8, 2013

Come donate a bike, ride one of our bike machines, and learn more about Working Bikes’ mission at the Independence Park Farmer’s Market, Sunday, September 8 from 9am to 1pm. While you’re there, don’t miss the fresh and seasonal foods available from some 35 vendors. Music and family entertainment includes bluegrass musicians, the Indy Park Jammers, who … read more »

Beats and Bikes Event Date: September 7, 2013

Stop by Working Bikes on Saturday afternoons from August 24th through September 21st and you won’t just hear the usual clicking of derailleurs and swish of spinning wheels. DJs Itzi Nallah, Sound Culture, Dookieblaster, DJ Family Car, and DJ Limbs will add music to the usual cacophony, performing in our new series, Beats and Bikes. Visit the warehouse … read more »

August 31 – Whole Foods Northbrook Bike Drive Event Date: August 31, 2013

Fit a bike donation into your weekend errands! Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at the Northbrook Whole Foods’ 6th Anniversary celebration. Shop for groceries and drop off your unwanted bicycles at the Northbrook Whole Foods on Saturday, August 31st from 11am to 3pm. The Whole Foods is located at 840 Willow Road, Northbrook, IL 60062.  

August 17 – Sheboygan Earthfest Bike Drive Event Date: August 17, 2013

Calling all Wisconsinites! Working Bikes is partnering with Earthfest and ReBike for the third consecutive year to host a bike drive on Saturday, August 17 at the Sheboygan Earthfest. For the past 23 years, the Sheboygan Earthfest has brought people together around the idea of caring for our planet. With four stages of workshops and entertainment, over 70 vendors, … read more »

August 10 – Greenline Wheels Bike Drive Event Date: August 10, 2013

Greenline Wheels bike rental store in Oak Park will be hosting a bike drive for Working Bikes on Saturday, August 10 from 9am to 6pm. Greenline Wheels is located at 105 S. Marion St. in Oak Park, Illinois. In exchange for your donation, Greenline Wheels will give you a coupon for 10% off one bike accessory. You’ll … read more »

August 17 – Paz En Mi Barrio Block Party Event Date: August 8, 2013

Since the early 1970s, Universidad Popular has become known as a place where community residents come to learn with, by, and from one another. They serve over 150 people per day in the Little Village and Chicago Lawn neighborhoods of Chicago. Join Working Bikes and others at the Universidad Popular’s Paz En Mi Barrio Block Party and Fundraiser. The … read more »

August 2-4 – Lollapalooza Event Date: August 3, 2013

Working Bikes will be exhibiting for the second year in a row at Lollapalooza from Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. Our table will be on Green Street, a section of the music festival devoted to environmental initiatives. We’ll have our record-playing, globe-spinning bike machines out, so if you want to take a spin, learn more … read more »

August 3 – Elmhurst Green Fest Event Date: August 3, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at the Elmhurst Green Fest on Saturday, August 3 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The Green Fest is free and located at Wilder Park, 175 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126. The Elmhurst Park District Green Fest is an annual event that promotes environmentally safe practices, products and companies. The fest features guest … read more »

August 3 – Hanover Township Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: August 3, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at the Hanover Township Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, August 3 from 8:00am to 1:00pm. The event will be at 250 S. Route 59 in Bartlett, IL 60103. For more information about the event and what materials can be recycled, read here.

July 21 – Bike Drive at Lincoln Home National Historic Site Event Date: July 21, 2013

The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is to host a Bike Collection on behalf of Working Bikes this upcoming weekend. On Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Lincoln Home National Historic Site will be hosting a bike collection on behalf of Working Bikes. The location of the event will be in the bus parking lot, on the north … read more »

July 20 – Westwood College Recycling Drive and Student Art Exhibit Event Date: July 20, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at the Westwood College Recycling Drive and Student Art Exhibit on Saturday, July 20th 8am-3pm. Held by the Westwood College DuPage Student Service Organization, the event is at Westwood College’s DuPage Campus, 71st St. and Newport Dr. Woodridge, Illinois, 60517.   This is an excellent opportunity to combine service and creativity. You can recycle … read more »

July 13 – Tour de Fat Event Date: July 13, 2013

Working Bikes and our power-generating bike machines will be at this year’s Tour de Fat on Saturday, July 13 in Chicago’s Palmer Square. Tour de Fat is a traveling fundraiser and festival held by New Belgium Brewing Company in 12 cities across the U.S. Gather up your friends, family, and neighbors and come enjoy eclectic entertainment and stellar … read more »

June 30 – Buffalo Grove Green Fair and Bike Drive Event Date: June 30, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at the Buffalo Grove Green Fair at Mike Rylko Community Park at 951 McHenry Rd. on Sunday, June 30 from 8:00am to 12:30pm. Bring your unwanted bicycles and stay for educational demonstrations, crafts, games, and other activities. Learn more about composting, rain barrels, prairie restoration, and recycling. For more information about … read more »

June 25 – Elgin Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Bike Drive Event Date: June 24, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bicycle donations at the Elgin Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Bike Drive on Tuesday, June 25. The bike drive runs from 1:30 – 6:30 PM at The Centre, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120. The event is part of Elgin’s Bike to Work Week. For more information, visit the Bike to Work Week … read more »

June 22 – 12th Ward’s 10th Annual Bike the Boulevard Event Date: June 22, 2013

Working Bikes will be tuning up bikes at the 12th Ward’s 10th Annual Bike the Boulevard event on June 22. The ride runs from 9am-2pm, beginning at the Home Depot Parking Lot at 4555 S. Western Blvd. Held by Alderman George Cardenas, the ride winds through a portion of the city’s boulevard system. The ride also features … read more »

June 14-22 – The Urban Operating System Event Date: June 13, 2013

Working Bikes will be one of several community organizations featured in The Urban Operating System, an exhibit celebrating the energy and imagination of people who make Chicago a better place to live, work and play in. The exhibit, part of the 13th annual Version Fest, examines projects that serve the common good and connect people to services available … read more »

June 28-30 – Milwaukee Ave. Arts Festival Event Date: June 7, 2013

Donate your unwanted bikes, try out one of our fun bike machines, and learn more about Working Bikes’ mission at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. The festival runs Friday from 5-10pm, Saturday from 12-10pm, and Sunday from 12-10pm in Logan Square on Milwaukee Ave. from Kedzie to Diversey. The festival features over 50 visual artists, two music performance stages, … read more »

June 29 – Naperville Recycling Event Event Date: June 7, 2013

Drop off your unused bicycles at Washington Junior High School, 201 N. Washington St., in Naperville on June 29 between 9am and noon. Senator Michael Connelly is sponsoring the Recycling Event. For more information on the event and items that can be recycled, see Senator Connelly’s flyer.

June 23 – Independence Park Farmer’s Market Event Date: June 7, 2013

Come donate a bike, ride one of our bike machines, and learn more about Working Bikes’ mission at the Independence Park Farmer’s Market, Sunday, June 23 from 9am to 1pm. While you’re there, don’t miss the fresh and seasonal foods available from some 35 vendors. Music and family entertainment includes bluegrass musicians, the Indy Park Jammers, who … read more »

June 21-23 – MREA Energy Fair Event Date: June 7, 2013

Working Bikes will be hobnobbing with Wisconsinites at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair June 21-23. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about Working Bikes and hundreds of other groups devoted to renewable energy at one of the United States’ largest energy fairs.   Each year the MREA Energy Fair transforms rural Central Wisconsin into the global … read more »

June 15 – Above the Pavement: A City Fair Event Date: June 7, 2013

Check out Working Bikes on Saturday, June 15 from 1-7pm at Above the Pavement: A City Fair. Above the Pavement is a one day mini festival, and part of  Version 13, an annual festival highlighting projects and people that engage public interest and promote the cultural use of public space. Above the Pavement will take place in Bridgeport … read more »

June 9 – Tour de Cure Event Date: June 7, 2013

Working Bikes will be at the Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora this weekend for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. Our volunteers will be on hand to offer basic bike check-ups and to share information about Working Bikes with  Tour riders. Tour de Cure is a one-day ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone: occasional riders, families … read more »

June 8 – Schubas Bike Bash Event Date: May 31, 2013

Winter has finally released its death-grip on Chicago. In the spirit of spring, Schubas will celebrate Chicago’s greenest form of transportation: bicycles. On Saturday, June 8th, local shops will be on-hand to perform tune-ups, demos and workshops in Schubas’ parking lot. Schubas will also be hosting a bike drive to collect donated bikes and parts for Working … read more »

June 8 – Wayne Township Reuse & Recycle Event Event Date: May 31, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at the 6th Annual Wayne Township Reuse & Recycle Event on Saturday, June 8 from 9am-1pm. The event is a drive through event. This year they are collecting electronics, cell phones, inkjet/laserjet cartridges, car/sump batteries, bicyles in any condition, eye glasses, pet items (in fairly good condition), and tattered American flags. New … read more »

June 1 – Wauconda Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: May 31, 2013

Working Bikes will be collecting bikes at a recycling event in Wauconda, IL this Saturday, June 1st from 9 to noon. The event takes place at 505 W. Bonner Road, Wauconda, IL 60084 if you’d like to stop by and donate a bike or two! More event information: http://www.waucondatownship.com/

May 26 – Bike the Drive Event Date: May 25, 2013

Working Bikes will be at the Active Transportation Alliance’s annual Bike the Drive fundraiser this Sunday, May 25. The ride, which stretches from one end of Lake Shore Drive to the other, goes from 5:30-10:15am. We’ll be fixing bikes at the Bryn Mawr Ave. service station from 5:30-9:45am. You can also catch us at the festival after … read more »

May 18 – Warrenville Bike Rodeo Event Date: May 18, 2013

Come support Warrenville and Working Bikes at the Warrenville Bike Rodeo! We will be collecting bikes on Saturday May 18, from 8AM to noon, at The Warrenville City Hall parking lot – 28W701 Stafford place, Warrenville. For more information, click here.

May 18, 19 – Chicago Greenfest Event Date: May 15, 2013

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; … read more »

May 18 – Recycling Event at Lyon’s Township HS Event Date: May 8, 2013

This year, on the morning of Saturday, May 18th, the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WSCCI) is again partnering with Lyons Township High School to host an annual electronics recycling event. The WSCCI would like to expand the number of items accepted for reuse and recycling and would love for Working Bikes to be a … read more »

June 9 – Chicagoland Tour de Cure Event Date: May 8, 2013

Register. Ask a Friend. Start a Team. Stop Diabetes. Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013 Start Location: Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora Event Manager: Jennifer Sloan and Lisa Poppe Adams Email: jsloan@diabetes.org Phone: 1-888-DIABETES, x6573 Take the Ride of Your Life! Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It’s a life-changing event. A day full of … read more »

June 8 – SCARCE Wayne Township Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: May 8, 2013

Come donate your bike at the Wayne Township Reuse and Recycling Event! 27W031 North Ave., West Chicago. Saturday June 8, from 9AM to 1PM. For more information, click here.

May 18 – Woodridge Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: May 8, 2013

SCARCE will be collecting bikes for Working Bikes on Saturday May 18 from 9AM to noon, at Christ the Servant Catholic Church on 8700 Havens Drive, Woodridge. For more information, click here.

May 11 – Kane County Recycling Event Event Date: May 8, 2013

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 Event Date: May 8, 2013

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 Event Date: May 3, 2013

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 Event Date: May 3, 2013

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 Event Date: May 3, 2013

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 Event Date: May 3, 2013

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 Event Date: May 1, 2013

  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 Event Date: April 30, 2013

  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 »

April 27 – Whole Foods Northbrook Bike Drive Event Date: April 23, 2013

Earth Month Celebration Saturday April 27, 12:00PM to 3:00PM Join us for our annual Earth Day Celebration! We will be at Whole Foods Northbrook, so you can donate a bike and receive a $5 gift card from Whole Foods. Bring in a pair of shoes to donate to Soles4Souls, enjoy samples from eco friendly vendors, participate in … read more »

April 20 – Shaumburg Earth Day Recycling Event Event Date: April 20, 2013

April 20th Schaumburg Earth Day Recycling Event. Update – 28 bikes collected.

April 20 – SCARCE Lisle Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: April 20, 2013

Saturday April 20th SCARCE Lisle Recycling Extravaganza. Update – 7 bikes collected.

April 20 – Working Bikes stands with The Fury! Event Date: April 17, 2013

Join Working Bikes at the UIC Pavilion on April 20, as we support the Fury for the final bout of their regular season, before playoffs get underway! The Fury and Double Crossers kick off the night at 6 pm – don’t miss this knockdown derby action. Things will heat up at 7:30 p.m. when the Hell’s Belles … read more »

April – 27 SCARCE Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: April 9, 2013

8AM to 12PM SCARCE Glen Ellyn Recycling event. For more information, click here.

April 27 – SCARCE Glendale Heights Recycling Extravaganza Event Date: April 9, 2013

Bike will be collected for Working Bikes at the SCARCE event in Glendale Heights. For more information, click here.

April 27 – Village of Lemont Earth Day Recycling Event Date: April 9, 2013

Saturday April 27 from 8AM to 1:00PM at the Lemont Metra Station. For more information, click here.

April – 22 Green Exchange Earth Day Event Event Date: April 9, 2013

Come celebrate Earth Day in the Green Exchange! 5pm – Workshops Begin // You Are Beautiful Art Exhibit Opens 7pm – Concert featuring Rebecca Loebe of NBC’s The Voice in the Greenhouse Loft   EVENING WORKSHOPS/SPEAKERS (full list coming shortly) Homebrewing 101 with Ale Syndicate Brewers (Included in Ticket Price) Get to know your brew a little … read more »

April 21 – Wholefoods Deerfield Earth Day Event Event Date: April 4, 2013

Wholefoods Deerfield Earth Day Event. Update – 19 bikes collected.

The Beauty of Bikes Event Date: April 4, 2013

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