Check out The Recyclery’s 2017 Annual Report. It is exciting to see our improvements, accomplishments, and the new programs started in 2017. This year’s report includes a description of The Recyclery Collective’s strategic planning process. Give it a look!
Updates & Announcements
Our next W.T.F. Night is Sunday, January 28th!!!
Every 4th Sunday 6pm-9pm, The Recyclery hosts W.T.F. (Women, Trans, Femme) Night in collaboration with Women Bike Chicago. This program is run by W.T.F. mechanics from both Women Bike Chicago and The Recyclery. W.T.F. Night is for people who identify as women, trans, or femme. Participants learn new skills, get practical help with their own bikes, and contribute to the Recyclery’s Freecyclery program. W.T.F. Night is a time for leaders and participants alike […]
We’ve just scheduled our deep winter Tune-Up class!
This two-part bicycle Tune-Up Class will be taught by Tzippy 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. These skills are so necessary for winter cyclists!
Bring your own bike to the class and tune it up as we go along. We do not have storage, but we try to make sure it’s ridable by […]
Tailwind For Tools is our annual winter fundraiser. Every year it ends with an Open House party! Can you help us reach our $5000 goal and have a true celebration?
Over the years we have crafted an enticing program for any age and interests – from bike fixing to arts & crafts, to community panels. Every year we greet over a 100 guests who beat the snow to spend time with their community.
The Open House party will be held on Sunday, […]
Sunday, December 10th, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Come out of the cold and into the warmth to help us create a bundle of cozy fleece balaclavas! We will have all necessary materials on hand, but feel free to bring your own snazzy fleece/fabric, favorite scissors, or snacks to share, if you like. Most importantly, bring yourself and your crafty friends!
This event is FREE! and open to all ages. Anyone under 12 must come with an adult. Attendees encouraged to create […]
Our third annual Tailwind for Tools winter fundraiser is here! Last year we set a goal of $5000 and came very close to reaching it. We came in at $4,257.74, making it our most successful fundraiser yet.Thanks to the generosity of our friends, we were able to sponsor more youth rides, train more young adults, give away more bikes, inaugurate new programming, and continue serving the Howard area community in Rogers Park.
Please consider financially supporting The Recyclery’s educational programs […]
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: