The Recyclery teaches youth bicycle maintenance, riding safety, and environmental awareness.

Youth Open Shop

Youth Open Shop is currently on hiatus, as we hire a Youth Outreach Coordinator, and wait for Chicago Youth vaccination rates to rise.

When we return Youth Open Shop is for young people ages 11-21 to fix their own bikes and help us recycle donated bikes while learning bicycle repair. As they build their mechanics skills, participants may begin to assist other youth who come to the shop. Youth may earn themselves a bike or earn credit toward used bike parts and accessories. Please contact us for a parent permission slip if you’d like your child to participate:

Bike Club

Partnering with local youth organizations, participants learn about safe commuting skills while on group rides and maintenance skills in our shop. Check out our former Bike Club blog.

Job Training and Youth Internships

Older youth learn advanced mechanics and work ethics through our internships. We collaborate with local youth organizations to connect with potential interns. Placements are flexible based on the skills and interest of the youth.