The Recylery’s WTF open shop (women, trans, femme) is going on a hiatus.  The Collective and shop volunteers launched this program in the summer of 2017 with great enthusiasm. We teamed up with Women Bike Chicago and CommunityCave Chicago to increase the participation and leadership of women, trans, and gender-nonconforming persons in our bike community and in cycling/mechanics in general.

In recent months, we’ve seen program attendance shrinking.  Because of this, the Collective has decided to pause this program.  We may restart our WTF Open Shop if community interest in it increases. 

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