West Town Bikes: News and Updates

The over-arching goals of West Town Bikes are to promote bicycling in the city of Chicago, to educate youth with a focus on under-served populations, and to foster and serve Chicago's growing bicycling community. While maintaining headquarters and a workspace in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, WTB is a city-wide service provider for youth programs in the city of Chicago.

Check out this great video of us on YouTube Access: West Town Bikes. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for your interest. If you want to contact us, email info@westtownbikes.org, call 773-772-6523 or stop by. Note that we do not put our youth programs on the calendar but you can find events, donation based classes and workshops there.

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Join us at Tour de Fat, July 11th in Palmer Square. Tour de Fat is a free event put on by New Belgium to raise money for cycling related non-profits. It is a little hard to explain since it has so many things going on. But we will try...

There is a parade, 1,000 Person Dance Contest to win a New Belgium Cruiser Bike, fashion show (Best Costumes of Tour de Fat), car for bike trade, slow ride races and craft beers. Performances by Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Reggie Watts, Superfriends Variety Hour (Death Defying comedy, Chain Saws, and Bananas), Marnie Sams Muffin Show (Kids Show), The Other One, Fire Leopard, The Kroup, Yo-Yo Time Machine, Honeymoon Cabaret and Etiquette School. The Lips Lounge is tapping La Folie, Hop Tart, Pear Ginger and Carnie's Blood. Food trucks that will be on site are Bridgeport Pasty, 5411 Empanadas, The Slide Ride, The Tamale Spaceship, Taquero Fusion, Flirty Cupcakes, Haute and Ready, DönerMen, Pork Chop and Two Italians truck. Facebook event here. Volunteer here.

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Bike Mechanics classes and Open Shops

Bikes that work correctly are more fun to ride. Keep your bike tuned up! Check out our Calendar filled with classes. Open Shop is every Tuesday and Saturday. Every Wednesday from 7PM-10 is Women and Trans Night. Contact Michael Young at 312-656-1953 or michael@westtownbikes.org if you have any questions about our classes.