Bike Club participants at the shop are getting bicycles ready for Three Kings Day. These bicycles will be gifted to youth in the area and is one way the Bike Club builds community. They have 60 bikes done so far and will be giving them away on Friday the 6th at the Humboldt Park Field House. The Three King Winter Fest march starts in front of Ciclo Urbano at 3pm and heads west down Divison Street to the Field House.
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.
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.
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.
Afterglow was our Cyclocross Programs last race of the season and it's right here in Humboldt Park. Put on by our good friends at Chicago Cuttin Crew. An ultra laid back race that is great for first timers. If you are interested in cyclocross racing and have any questions contact Mikey at 312-656-1953 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This race was good for all skill levels, and for many people, it's the only race they do all year.