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4th Annual Tailwind for Tools Fun-draiser!

Last year we surpassed our fundraising goal, coming in at $5,345.00 and making it our most successful fundraising campaign 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 our educational and Freecyclery programs this holiday season. When you donate to The Recyclery, you are helping to share cycling with our community. Give us a push!

Tailwind For Tools is our annual winter fundraiser. Every year it ends with an Open House party! Our 2019 Tailwind for Tools Open House is on February 10th. Can you help us reach our $10,000 goal and have a true celebration? We will be posting a schedule of activities and events when we get closer to the date. Follow this link to learn more about last year’s finale celebration.  It was a blast!

Please consider financially supporting The Recyclery’s educational programs this holiday season. Your gifts go a long way in helping The Recyclery share cycling with our community.

Donate Here!

We love you & we need you! Your support is needed more than ever:

  • $5 donation buys a flat tire repair kit for 1 youth
  • $10 donation covers an hour of Open Shop time for the many in our community who can’t donate
  • $25 donation buys lock and a helmet for 1 youth
  • $75 donation provides 1  Tune-Up Class scholarship
  • $180 donation provides 1 Overhaul Class scholarship
  • $500 fully funds one Earn-a-Bike program for local youth

Any amount – small or large – is very appreciated and helpful 

Some workplaces offer to match your donation. Check to see if your employer has such a program. You could encourage your colleagues to donate as well!

The FUN part

The Tailwind For Tools campaign finale is on Valentine’s Day weekend (‘cause we love our Recyclery friends) . You won’t want to miss this year’s Open House party at the shop. This year we are bringing back the funky bike photo booth, bike-part-upcycling crafts, DIY screen printing, food, live music, and adding more fun activities to our all day event.

Check out event sponsorship opportunities!

November Tune Up Class Scheduled!

Join us for our upcoming two-part bicycle Tune Up Class, taught by Katie, an experienced Recyclery crew mechanic. 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.

This class will be held on the Sunday evenings of November 4th & 11th, 6-9PM. This 2 session course is only $75!

Please bring your own bike to the class to work/practice on. The Recyclery does not have storage, but we try to make sure it’s ridable by the end of each session. We recommend geared bicycles over single speeds or fixed gears. Students will be provided with hand-outs to help with learning.

Reserve your spot here, today!