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.

Cleanest donation

Phil Wood hand cleaner

What happens when our hands are cleaned with generic cleaner made from various petrochemicals? You know the feeling then you need to wash bike grease and dirt away after perfecting your trusted two-wheeler during one of our Open Shop times.

With the traditional hand cleaner, skin gets itchy and dry, and not even clean I should say. Additionally this thing is not very environmentally friendly so we decided to search for some alternatives.

You all might know Phil Wood and their superior hubs and bottom brackets but few of us have ever tried their hand cleaner.

Same here, at The Recyclery – previously we had no experience with Phil Wood’s 100% natural and biodegradable hand cleaner.

Apparently not only it is environmentally and skin friendly but equally important it works, leaving our hands shiny and clean.

After testing it we were hooked and now we are excited to share that great folks at Phil Wood & Co. (Thanks, LeRoy!) donated a batch of their amazing cleaner to our educational shop!

Stop by and we promise you – your hands will be clean even after working on the dirtiest bike in the world!

Phil Wood hand cleaner

May and June Classes

We have two upcoming classes–one Tune-Up and an Overhaul. Please note that the Overhaul dates are different than originally posted. Also, there is a discount on the tune-up for all mothers for Mothers’ Day. 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: Discount for Mothers!
May 4 & 11
Sunday afternoons 2-5pm
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. Only $65 for all moms because May 11 is Mothers’ Day!

Overhaul Class
May 11 – June 15
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.