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Working Bikes

Address

2434 S. Western Ave.

Neighborhood

Little Village / Pilsen

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: 11am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: Closed

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available

Description

Working Bikes is a nonprofit that refurbishes discarded and donated bikes, then sells them affordably to local users or ships them to other countries where cheap bikes are needed. It is housed in a former borax factory. The upper and lower floors are a veritable museum of bicycles, jam-packed with bikes of unusual sizes, makes, or models. There are even a few pedal-powered contraptions that do things like pump water or play records.

Visitor Experience

Volunteer docents will offer regular tours of the spaces not normally accessible to the public in small groups. Visitors must wear masks at all times and maintain social distancing.