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Our Next Tune Up Class is on the Books!

Howdy! We’ve just scheduled our March Tune Up Class!!! Sign up for a class here! This two-part bicycle Tune Up Class will be taught by Katie and 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. Bring your own […]

Overhaul Class Scheduled!

bicycle maintenance classes

Join us for our six-session Deep Winter Overhaul Class, taught by Katie! We will be meeting Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, January 6th through February 3rd, skipping February 10th, with the final session on February 17th. You’ll learn how to disassemble, reassemble, and adjust each major mechanical system of your bicycle, week-by-week. We recommend […]

Upcoming Class at The Recyclery

Howdy! We’ve just scheduled our January Tune Up Class!!! Sign up for a class here! Tune Up Class Sunday, January 6th, 6:00-9:00 PM Sunday, January 13th, 6:00-9:00 PM This two-part bicycle Tune-Up Class will be taught by Katie and will introduce you to basic bicycle maintenance. We’ll cover tool and component terminology, fixing a flat, […]

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: