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.
This video captures the story of a summer project at West Town Bikes, where a group of interns learned about urban planning in order to design a bike friendly neighborhood that is more accessible to young people. Free Spirit Media put a lot of work into the video. Their skills and guidence in production, recording and editing made The Circuit look great. Free Spirit Media provides education, access, and opportunity in media production to over 500 underserved urban youth every year and we greatly appreciate their partnership.
The Build A Bike class takes place here at West Town Bikes in our workshop. This class is 8 weeks long meeting for 3 hours once a week. The suggested minimum donation is $200 and payment arrangements can be made. WTB is a non-profit service provider, if the minimum donation can net be made please get in touch with us and we will work something out. We don't want a financial hurdle preventing people from participating. If a class is missed, arrangement can be made at Open Shop. BAB is meant to be taken in order and entirety.