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Winter Fun-draiser Campaign Kickoff!

winter fundraiser

Our fifth annual Tailwind for Tools winter fundraiser is here! We’ve really come to like launching on Halloween and ending around Valentine’s day ❤ Last year was incredibly successful – we raised over $12,500! Your generosity helped us sponsor more youth rides,  donate hundreds of bikes, inaugurate even more youth programming, and continue serving the Howard area community in […]

Special Bike Sale at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Garrett Bike Sale

When? Wednesday, October 2nd, 10 AM – 2 PM Where? Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 2121 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201 What? Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has partnered with The Recyclery this fall to bring low cost bikes to their students. All bikes are refurbished by professional mechanics, prices range between $150 and $300, most are around $200. […]

About The Recyclery

Our Mission

The Recyclery Collective is an educational bike shop that promotes sustainability by giving access to tools, skills, and opportunities for collaboration.

Our Vision

We envision a diverse, resilient neighborhood filled with knowledgeable, self-reliant cyclists.

Our Values

  • 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.

Our Structure

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.

Our Support

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: