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You are invited: Open House Party, Sunday, January 31st!

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Our fundraising campaign Tailwind For Tools is coming to an end. Thank you to everyone who contributed and if you haven’t yet, you still have a chance (click here to make a contribution)! We are hosting an open house party Sunday, January 31st. We will start at 2 pm and will stay open till 8 pm. Join […]

Polkaholics and Chicago Critical Mass at Red Line Tap, Jan 29th

Prize wheel at Polkaholics show

The plan for this last Friday of January (29th) is to lead the Critical Mass ride to the Red Line Tap to see The Polkaholics play. The Polkaholics are a Chicago band that plays a high-speed collision of polka and rock ‘n roll! It’s an annual tradition for Critical Mass. Polkahlics are a hoot! We will […]

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes

We have a number of changes for 2016. We are scheduling the classes farther out in advance to help you plan better. Check out our schedule below! We also added the ability to pay a little more for the class and get a Recyclery t-shirt and Jay Ryan poster. (You pay $20 for a $38 […]

Winter fundraiser: Give a Tailwind for Tools!

Winter fundraiser: Give a Tailwind for Tools!

Everyone knows what a difference does it make to ride with a tailwind. We are looking for one too! Starting today, we are launching an online fundraiser “Tailwind for Tools”. We’ve set a high goal – $10,000! But our dreams are big too. Here is what we will do with that amount: Update our space […]

Not your church BINGO benefitting Recyclery @ Hamburger Mary’s, Novembe...

bingo for recyclery

On Sunday, November 29th at 8 PM, join us for post-Thanksgiving revelries at Hamburger Mary’s. Spend a rousing evening playing bingo with fellow bike enthusiasts!An amazing ball caller Velicity Metropolis will keep you entertained! Guess, what’s her favorite number? look for answer bellow* HamBINGO -that’s how locals call it – starts at 8pm downstairs in the dining […]

Recyclery camping retreat to Minooka 2015


We had a great bike camping trip together. Check out how it went and maybe you will join us for our next ride! Click on the picture to see a slideshow.

Kids bikes in focus! Friday social dedicated to children

kids bikes

It’s that time of the year – our events return to the shop space. It’s sad that the warmth is almost over but we have a number of great events coming up! On that note, we are hosting Kids bikes repair night! Friday, September 25th, 5 pm – 8 pm. We will be working exceptionally on […]

Bicycle mechanic job available

Bicycle mechanic job available

We’re looking for an experienced bicycle mechanic for our lead shop coordiator job. Email us a cover letter and resume with references if you are interested. Bicycle Mechanic & Shop Coordinator Position at The Recyclery Collective Description: The Recyclery Collective is hiring a full-time bicycle mechanic to fix bicycles for sale. The mechanic will work […]

Extra Wednesday Sales in September

Extra Wednesday Sales in September

For the month of September we will sell bicycles at our shop Wednesday evenings 6pm-8pm in addition to our regular Saturday 10am-noon hours. We’ve got a lot of great bikes in stock! Learn more about Used Bike Sales.

New Website

New Website

Everything looks different because this is our new website! We hope it’s organized, clear, and will help you to know about everything going on around here.


Bike Sales
• Saturday: 10am-noon
Open Shop
• Tuesday: 7pm-9pm
• Thursday: 7pm-9pm
• Saturday: 1-5pm
Spanish Open Shop
• 1st Mondays 7pm-9pm
Youth Open Shop
• Monday: 4-6pm
Volunteer Hours
• Tuesday: 12-5pm
• Friday: 5-8pm
Volunteer Orientation
• 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6pm


½ block north of the Howard stop

7628 N Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60626