Category: Events

Winter Workshops Starting In 2018

Want to hone your mechanical skills? Have trouble with bottom brackets and need a little practice? Want to uncover the mystery of wheel truing? Working Bikes is very excited to offer Winter Workshops from January through March 2018. Each workshop covers a specific topic from our Bicycle Repair Checklist. Workshops are broken into 7 classes: Class 1 … read more »

Presenting Brandons’ Basics: Working Bikes Orientation

Starting in 2018 Working Bikes will offer a monthly orientation called Brandon’s Basics. So what’s the benefit of knowing Brandon’s Basics? It is a great introduction for volunteers who want to learn about bicycle mechanics. This is also a requirement for those who wish to sign up for any of our Winter Workshops. To help folks get … read more »

Bike Drive Bernard Weinger JCC Northbrook

Christmas Day Bike Drive at JCC. (better than a movie and Chinese food) Donate your used bike to Working Bikes on Mon., Dec, 25th from 9 am – 11 am at Weinger JCC in Northbrook (300 Revere Dr, Northbrook, IL). Let’s put those underused or outgrown bikes sitting in your garage or basement to good use. You can … read more »

Kids’ Bikestravaganza: 2017 Kids Bike Sale

  Join us on Saturday, December 17th from 12-5 p.m. for Kids’ Bikestravaganza!, Working Bikes’ annual holiday kids bike sale. We’ll be selling bikes for $5-$10. We believe that there shouldn’t be barriers for kids to get a bike, but sometimes it can become an obstacle for families financially. The Kids’ Bikestravaganza! aims to make bikes an accessible … read more »

Working Bikes 18th Anniversary Fundraiser

We’re another year older and thankful to still be here to help the community after 18 years. Please join us for our annual fundraiser as we celebrate the work we’ve done, honor our wonderful donors, and make new friends! Join us Monday, November 6th from 5:30p to 8:30p at Lagunitas Tap Room in Pilsen. We’re dedicated to recycling … read more »

August 2017 Shipping Party to Malawi

Our next shipping party is on Tuesday, August 29 through Thursday, August 31. This shipment is going to our partners at Africycle in Malawi. Bikes are being prepped in the dock to make the shipping party run more smoothly. Want to help? Simply come to one of our volunteer sessions.  

The Fruit & Nut Roll is Coming to Lawndale & Garfield Park

  We’ll be providing bikes for this guided tour of fruit and nut trees in the Lawndale and Garfield Park communities. Join Chicago Region Trees Initiative and Slow Roll Chicago on Saturday, August 5th at 9am to learn about the joys and challenges of growing food on trees in the middle of a city. Register here.  

Dave Gorman To Speak at August General Meeting 2017

Dave Gorman, a former Peace Corps volunteer and founder of Bikes for Lesotho, will speak at the next general meeting. Working Bikes has partnered with Bikes for Lesotho since 2014 and we’ve shipped over 2,000 bikes to community members in need. Come out on Wednesday, August 2nd to hear Dave discuss his recent trip to Lesotho, a … read more »

WTF! Night Bicycle Maintenance on August 17th

Our regular Thursday night WTF (Women Trans Femme) night is tranforming on August 17th as we partner with Women Bike Chicago to teach basic bicycle maintenance. Participants will learn how to fix a flat, on the road essentials, and other important information for bicycle care. To attend, RSVP by emailing with the subject line “WTF Working … read more »

Party in the Park – Bike Giveaway and Steel Pan Band

We will be partnering with Exodus Projects this upcoming Saturday to give away bikes to registered participants at Smith Memorial Park in Chicago Heights. We are excited to work with this organization and assist with their community building goals. Come join the party July 15th, 11:00am to 1:00pm.