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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 […]

Fall 2021 Updates

Fall 2021 Updates

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

Halloween Fun Ride

Halloween Fun Ride

To celebrate Halloween and enjoy the pleasant weather, several collective members, volunteers, and community members took a ride through the Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Uptown neighborhoods. We stopped by a few cemeteries and visited a few folks along the way, including our friends from the P.O. Box Collective and a final stop at R Public […]

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: