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Closed July 3 and 4

The Recyclery will be closed on July 3 and 4 in recognition of the federal holiday. We will re-open for our regularly scheduled programs starting on Tuesday, July 5. Photo by Cassie Boca on Unsplash

The Recyclery is selling Merch

Recyclery Merch

Check out Rogers Park apparel maker TeeMart for a new round of Recyclery T-shirts and hoodies!We are partnering up with this neighborhood retailer to provide new styles. You can find the online store here, and we are hoping to have a few display pieces in the shop as well as some for purchase. BUY SOME […]

Tailwind For Tools 2022 – GOAL MET !!!

Tailwind For Tools 2022  – GOAL MET !!!

Hi Friends, Our yearly fundraiser is Tailwind for Tools. This year we had a goal of raising $6,000 to help keep the shop running strong for the coming year. We are excited to announce that we met this goal! Your donations go a long way in helping The Recyclery serve our community cyclists. Help us […]

Weekly FTWN-B Open Shop Hours

Weekly FTWN-B Open Shop Hours

FTWN-B Open Shop Hours will be Sundays from 3-6 pm This program is specifically catering to the Femme, Trans, Women, and Non-Binary members of our community. We’re aiming provide a welcoming, safe space for individuals who have historically been excluded by the bicycling community. bring in your bike and learn some repair skills from talented […]

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: