Updates & Announcements
Our two-part bicycle Tune Up Class is taught by an experienced Recyclery crew mechanic. 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. These classes will be held the Sunday evenings of October 14th and 21st, 6-9PM. Cost for the two session course is $75.
With this purchase you can add The Recyclery t-shirt and Jay Ryan poster for only $20 – half the regular […]
Have you ever wanted to bike, camp overnight, and just keep going? Join us Saturday, September 22nd at 6:00pm for a presentation on bike touring from Mary Ann Thomas, who has bicycled across North America and India. She will share stories from the road, demystify logistics and costs, and help you figure out how to make your dream bike trip happen.
Mary Ann Thomas is the queer brown daughter of Indian immigrant parents, a travel nurse, bike tourist, and writer. […]
We’ve just scheduled our next Overhaul Class!
Our six-session Fall Overhaul Class will be taught by Martin. Classes are Sunday afternoons 2-5 PM. You’ll learn how to disassemble, reassemble, and adjust each major mechanical system of your bicycle, week-by-week. We recommend taking the Tune Up Class before this one, if you have never fixed a flat.
Bring your own bike to the class to work on as we go along. We do not have storage, but we try to make sure it’s ridable by the […]
Every 4th Sunday 6pm-9pm, The Recyclery co-hosts WTF (Women | Trans | Femme) Open Shop Night in collaboration with Women Bike Chicago and CommunityCave Chicago. This program is led by WTF mechanics from both Women Bike Chicago and The Recyclery, with CommunityCave helping to create a intentionally inclusive space for our trans and gender expansive community members.
WTF Night is for people who identify as women, trans/nonbinary, or femme. Participants learn new skills, get practical help with their own bikes, […]
If you’ve been awaiting the scheduling of our next Tune Up Class, wait no more! Get ’em while they’re hot, y’all!!!
This two-part bicycle Tune-Up Class will be taught by Max, and 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.
Bring your own bike to the class and tune it up as we go along. We do not have storage, but we try to […]
The Recyclery Collective is an educational bike shop that promotes sustainability by giving access to tools, skills, and opportunities for collaboration.
We envision a diverse, resilient neighborhood filled with knowledgeable, self-reliant cyclists.
Collaboration: We create opportunities for people of all backgrounds to work, share, and learn together to support a practical form of transportation.
Social Justice: We provide tools and resources to empower underserved populations and nurture community leaders.
Ecological Sustainability: We encourage the mindful use of resources and promote cycling as a part of building more resilient communities.
Celebrating Everything We Do: We like to have fun while working hard to make bicycles and mechanics accessible.
The Recyclery is a 501c3 non-profit. All major decisions are made by a quorum of collective members at a twice-a-month meeting. Decisions are made by consensus and the collective is open to anyone willing to put in the time and effort to fulfill collective entry requirements. A few staff members are paid for administrative tasks, fixing bikes for sale, and teaching classes. Regular volunteers fix bikes that we give away and help during Open Shop.
The Recyclery is grateful for all the support we receive from the wider community. We’d especially like to thank the Evanston Bicycle Club, Evanston Community Foundation, Reba Place Fellowship, and all of our bike-loving friends: