The Recyclery Collective

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment


7628 N PAULINA STCHICAGO, IL 60626 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Recyclery Collective is an educational bike shop that promotes sustainability by giving access to tools, skills and opportunities for collaboration. Our Vision: We envision a diverse, resilient neighborhood filled with knowledgeable, self-reliant cyclists.


The Recyclery Collective is an educational bike shop. Major decisions are made by a collective that meets twice a month. Recyclery volunteers have the satisfaction transforming used bikes into a sustainable form of transportation for those in need. We get to work with youth, promote cycling, and have a positive impact on the neighborhood. We also share mechanic skills and learn together. We carry out our mission through a variety of programs:

  • Open Shop: Use our tools to fix your own bike with the instruction of Recyclery mechanics. We strive to provide an open, respectful and collaborative atmosphere free of mechanical elitism.
  • FreeCyclery and Volunteer Hours: We donate bicycles to refugees, people experiencing homelessness, and low-income families.
  • Youth Classes: We teach youth bicycle maintenance, riding safety, environmental awareness, and work ethics.
  • Overhaul & Tune-Up Classes: We provide bike mechanics classes for adults.
  • Bike Sales: We sell bicycles every Wednesday and Saturday. Your purchase keeps a used bike running and funds our educational programs.


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