Spring Has Sprung! Here Come the Bike Drives!

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, and cleaning out an attic, basement, or garage. For Working Bikes, this means spring is chock-full of “bike drives.”

Bike drives accounted for approximately 30% of the bikes we collected in 2013. We’re hoping this year’s drives are just as fruitful, and would love to have your support! Check out the list below for information about bike drives and other spring events near you. If you’d like to host a bike drive of your own, or have any questions about events, email info @ working bikes . org

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***Note – SCARCE stands for School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education, one of our local partner organizations, which you can learn about here.


Saturday, March 22 – Sustainable Saturday at Benedictine University, Lisle – 9am-12pm

Saturday, March 29 – Little 500 Qualifications – 8am-6pm.

Wednesday, April 2 – Activism Expo at Dundee-Crown – 6:30am-3:00pm

Saturday, April 12 – SCARCE Elmhurst College Bike Drive

Saturday, April 12 – SCARCE Wheaton Bike Drive – 9am-12pm

Saturday, April 12 – Lemont Earth Day and Recycling Drive – 9am-1pm

Friday, April 18 – Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium

Saturday, April 19 – NW Indiana Earth Day, Valparaiso – 9am-4pm

Saturday, April 19 – Schaumburg Recycling Event – 10-3pm

Saturday, April 19 – Journey World Fair (Girl Scouts) – 10am-2pm

Thursday, April 24 – Bell School  Family Fine Arts/Green Night 6-8pm

Saturday, April 26 – SCARCE Glendale Heights Bike Drive – 8am-12pm

Saturday, April 26 – SCARCE Oak Brook

Saturday, April 26 – SCARCE Glen Ellyn Bike Drive

Saturday, April 26 – Carol Stream Bike Drive

Saturday, April 26 – Deerfield Whole Foods Bike Drive – 11am-3pm

Sunday, April 27 – St. George Church Bike Drive

Sunday, April 27 – Party for the Planet, Brookfield Zoo – 11am-6pm

Sunday, April 27 – Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church, Palatine

Friday, May 2 – Northeastern University Nest Fest

Saturday, May 3 – SCARCE Itasca Bike Drive

Saturday, May 3 – Park Ridge Earth Day

Saturday, May 3 – Plainfield Spring Environmental Expo

Saturday, May 3 – SCARCE Oak Brook Library Bike Drive

Saturday, May 3 – SCARCE River Forest Bike Drive

Sunday, May 4 – Algonquin Rotary Bike Drive

Sunday, May 4 – Congregation Solel Bike & Blood Drive, Highland Park – 9:30-1:00

Saturday, May 10 – Addison Park District Bike Drive

Sunday, May 10 – Northbrook Whole Foods

Sunday, May 10 – Performance Bike Store Lombard, Bike Drive

Saturday, May 17 – Homer Glen Bike Drive

Saturday, May 17 – SCARCE/Woodridge Rotary Bike Drive

Saturday, May 31 – Wayne Township Bike Drive