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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Tour de Fat raised $30,000 for West Town Bikes!

New Belgium put on our favorite festival and raised a bunch of money for West Town Bikes. Thanks to everyone, especially the hundreds of volunteers, that joined us in Palmer Square for music, bikes, beer, local food and bemusement. The event started off with a torrential downpour that flooded a lot of the park but at 12:30 the skies cleared and people started coming out.

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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.

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Donations

We are always looking for bicycle, gear, clothing and program supply donations . You can drop them off at Ciclo Urbano any time during business hours or contact Michael Young with questions or to arrange pickup. We currently are in need of functional bikes to serve our programs.

Tax deductible financial donations to support our programs can be made here.

Riding in the winter is just about wanting to and being prepared. Donations of gloves, hats, jackets and other gear make winter riding possible for anyone, after that it's up to the person.