We’re Having a Shipping Party – Wednesday, July 1st

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., Chicago, IL 60608. Volunteers will be prepping bikes (removing pedals and turning handlebars) and wheeling them to our 40-foot shipping container. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes you won’t mind getting a bit dirty. Snacks and sweets provided!

In February 2015 Working Bikes staff member Marie Akerman and Board member Trevor Clarke visited CESTA to see the great work they are doing. You can check out some of the pictures below.

Hope to see you there!


Trainees at work in CESTA’s repair shop.


Wall decor/anatomy of a bike.


Marie and Jesus stop for the view en route to a site visit.


Students of Escuela Porvenir, who participated in a bike repair training program at CESTA in San Salvador.


Escuela Porvenir.


On the road.


Cyclists passing by.


Cyclists passing by.


Jose Alberto and his shop, Taller el Niño.

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Wilma and Victor at their shop, El Chalito.

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