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Critical Mass 5/27/16.

Critical Mass 5/27/16.

There will be no Volunteer Hours Friday May 27, 2016. Please join us for Critical Mass! We’ll meet at the shop at 4pm to head down to Daley Plaza. It will be a beautiful summer cycling celebration!

Wednesday Sales Starting April

Wednesday Sales Starting April

Starting April 6th 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.

Recyclery Coffee Returns

Recyclery Coffee Returns

Recyclery Coffee is back this April! We partnered with Resistance Coffee to offer a delicious, fair-trade, organic roast. For every pound of coffee you purchase a portion will support our mission! The coffee is family farmed in Uganda and delivered by bike to your door. The process is simple. Just email and say how […]

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring!

UPDATE: ALL PAID POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY FILLED. We are looking to hire for two positions: a Bicycle Mechanic plus a Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator. Job descriptions are below. This summer we will also have paid internships for youth ages 14-19.  Learn more about our TRAIN program and apply here.   NOW HIRING Bicycle Mechanic The […]

Bike Winter Art Show

Bike Winter Art Show

This Friday, the last Friday of February, come meet us at the closing party for the Bike Winter Art Show! Make your way there by riding Critical Mass, or by any means necessary 🙂 Fridya, Feb 26 7-11pm Motor Row Gallery 2345 S. Michigan Ave

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 […]


Bike Sales
• Wednesday: 6pm-8pm
• 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
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½ block north of the Howard stop

7628 N Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60626