Working Bikes Cooperative

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Working Bikes Cooperative information

Chicago , USA
2434 S Western Ave
+1 773 847 5440
Getting there
Metro: Pink Line to Western
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Opening hours
noon-7pm Wed & Thu, to 5pm Fri & Sat
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This nonprofit group trawls local landfills and scrap yards for junked bikes, then brings them back to its warehouse and refurbishes them. Half get sold in the storefront shop; proceeds enable the group to ship the rest to developing countries. It’s a great deal – you’ll get a sturdy, well-oiled machine for the bargain price of about $100.

If you're planning on renting a bike for more than a few days, consider buying one of the co-op's two-wheelers instead. When you’re finished, you can donate it back.