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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 mechanics
  • volunteer and fix up bikes for our Freecyclery program
  • hang out with fellow FTWN-B bike riders

This program will be led by our new staff member Kingston! Please make sure to give Kingston a warm welcome next time you see them in the shop.

We have a weekly facebook event for the program that you can find here.

We ask for people who don’t identify as FTWN-B to come to our general Open Shop Hours every Sunday from 10 am – 2 pm instead.

Shop Closed for Snow – Feb 2 & 3

Hi Everyone,

To keep our staff and volunteers safe, we have decided to cancel all public facing programs for Feb 2 – Feb 3. Stay warm and safe, can’t wait to see everyone soon!

The Recyclery Collective

Winter Holiday 2021 Updates

Happy Winter Solstice and New Year everyone! Here are some updates from the shop.

Holiday Closure

We are closed to the public from December 24 through January 2. Our first Open Shop of the year will be on January 9, dependent on COVID recommendations from the city and state

We hope you have a wonderful few days and look forward to seeing you again when we reopen to the public.

Classes for the New Year

We are so excited to bring you more classes! Students and instructors must be vaccinated, and all present must commit to wearing masks throughout class.

Intro Tune Up Class

This class will introduce you to basic bicycle maintenance. We will cover tool and component terminology, fixing a flat, chain maintenance, brake pad replacement, and basic shifting adjustments.
Saturday 1/22 & 1/29, 10 AM – 1PM.

Overhaul Class

Through this course 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.Please bring your own bike to the class. This course will be held Saturdays 10 AM – 1 PM, 2/5 through 3/12.

Fall 2021 Updates

We hope you’re all doing well as we transition into colder weather!

Fall 2021 Updates -- Just Checking In!

Upcoming Holiday Hours:

We are closed for Thanksgiving; Wednesday the 24th through Sunday the 28th of November. Normal hours will resume starting Monday, November 29.

COVID Safety:

We have an important announcement. As we move Open Shop inside for the winter we are extending our vaccination requirement to patrons. We ask that ✨ALL PATRONS BE FULLY VACCINATED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN OPEN SHOP ON SUNDAYS.✨ For the safety of all participants, patrons working alongside others for a prolonged period of time should be taking the same precautions as our staff, collective members, and volunteers.

Please be prepared to show your vaccination card on Sundays. The Recyclery requires everyone in the shop to be fully vaccinated and masked at all times. Please help us stay safe while providing the community with an important resource.


Now, on to lighter news🎉…The Recyclery has successfully resumed teaching a limited amount of bicycle maintenance classes! Tune-Up and Overhaul Classes are offered on our Big Cartel site, fall classes are full, but stay tuned for announcements on our upcoming winter sessions! Email [email protected] to receive announcements.

Social Fun:

The Active Transportation Alliance is hosting the online Bicycle Film Festival – Chicago, which will be screening films online from Nov. 19th-28th. If you are interested in attending, you can find out more information or get tickets here: