No Volunteer Hours on Friday, August 29.

On Friday, August 29 there will be no Volunteer Hours – we will be at the Bike!Bike!, Columbus, OH.

Bike!Bike! is an international annual gathering organized by and for community bicycle projects. Some of us from The Recyclery will be there and we are looking forward to meet fine folks from all over the country who share similar passions and values.

The week will fly fast and regular Friday Volunteer hours will resume on September 5th.

Also our Tuesday Volunteer hours are happening as usual and you are welcome to help us out then!

Make Earrings at The Recyclery!

make earrings

Come make earrings from bike parts and other odds ‘n’ ends!

Sunday, August 24th
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Please make jewelry for yourself to take home and also to donate to The Recyclery so that we can sell them to raise money for our north storefront mural.

  • If you’re 12 and under make two, take home one.
  • If you’re over 12 please make three, take home one.

What to bring: a hot glue gun if you have one, beautiful beads n things, puffy paint or nail polish, earring hooks too. Most importantly, of course, yourself!!!
We will provide: bike parts galore, earring hooks, wire, one hot glue gun, pliers

Come one come all! Little ones must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.

August Classes

We have two upcoming classes–one Tune-Up and an Overhaul.  Pay and register here.

If the class is full or you want to know about future classes, subscribe to our class news list.

Tune-Up Class
August 20 & 27
Wednesday evenings 6-9pm

Our two-part bicycle tune-up class taught by Tzippy. This class will introduce you to basic bicycle maintenance. We’ll cover tool and component terminology, fixing a flat, chain maintenance, brake pad replacement, and basic shifting adjustments. Costs $75.

Overhaul Class
August 10 – September 14
Sunday evenings 6-9pm

Our six-week overhaul class taught by Froilan. You’ll learn how to disassemble, reassemble, and adjust each major mechanical system of your bicycle week-by-week. We recommend the tune-up class before this if you are not used to basic tool use and repairs like fixing a flat. Costs $180.

No Volunteer Hours on Friday, July 26. Join us on our ride to Millennium Park instead!

Tomorrow is a last Friday of the month, and we have another Friday Social Hours with The Recyclery.

Some of you will ride Chicago Critical Mass. For those who want to rest from the bikes we offer a group ride to Chicago’s great Millennium Park.

Friday, July 26 at 6.30p maestro Leonard Slatkin will conduct Shostakovich together with a Grand Park orchestra and Chorus. It is all free and weather should be kind to us.

You are very welcome to join us for a group ride to the Millennium Park. We will leave our shop on Friday, July 26 at 5p sharp. Do not forget a blanket!

July Tune-Up and August Overhaul Classes

We have two upcoming classes–one Tune-Up and an Overhaul.  Pay and register here.

If the class is full or you want to know about future classes, subscribe to our class news list.

Tune-Up Class
July 2nd & 9th
Wednesday evenings 6-9pm

Our two-part bicycle tune-up class taught by Tzippy. This class will introduce you to basic bicycle maintenance. We’ll cover tool and component terminology, fixing a flat, chain maintenance, brake pad replacement, and basic shifting adjustments. Costs $75.

Overhaul Class
August 10 – September 14
Sunday evenings 6-9pm

Our six-week overhaul class taught by Froilan. You’ll learn how to disassemble, reassemble, and adjust each major mechanical system of your bicycle week-by-week. We recommend the tune-up class before this if you are not used to basic tool use and repairs like fixing a flat. Costs $180.

Join the Recyclery for Films and Beer at Clips!

Clips Chicago

Friday, June 06, 2014
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Films Begin at Dark

Eckhart Park

In its fifth fabulous year, Clips Beer and Film Tour is a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show that’s coming to 21 cities coast-to-coast, including Chicago! New Belgium Brewing will bring their most esoteric beer offerings – up to 18 varieties on tap! – and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. And good news – 100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit The Recyclery and Alliance for the Great Lakes.

No Open Shop Thursday, May 29th

There will be no Open Shop Thursday, May 29th. Sorry! We’ll be busy preparing for our June 6th fundraiser. Friday May 30 Volunteer Hours are also canceled, but you can join us at 4pm to distribute fliers. And of course, we won’t have Volunteer Hours on June 6th, because we will all be at our fundraiser.

Please do join us at the Chicago Clips Beer and Film Tour in Eckhart Park on June 6th at 7:30pm. See the Facebook and Chainlink pages for more details.