"BEST PLACE TO GET YOUR BIKE FIXED, GET A TOUR, AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS"
- South Side Weekly
BRONZEVILLE BIKES envisions a Bronzeville in which bicycles are a key tool for fun, transport, and commerce, where every household has a bike and a trike, where business runs on bikes, and where residents and visitors alike use bikes to commute and connect.
In 2013, we launched our popular "Celebrate Bronzeville" Rides, focusing on the themes of Art & Architecture, History, and Sustainability.
In 2014, we launched the Bronzeville Bike Box, a 20-foot shipping container repurposed to fill a need for accessible and affordable bike sales and express repair services.
In the Summer of 2015, we began our first "SisterCycles" women teaching women bicycle repair and maintenance class.
Bronzeville Bikes has received recognition from both the Metropolitan Planning and the Active Transportation Alliance for our efforts to increase the value of biking in the Bronzeville neighborhood and beyond.
We work in conjunction with several partners including:
3rd Ward Office
Blackstone Bicycle Works
Chicago Community Loan Fund
Illinois Institute of Technology
Red, Bike & Green
University of Chicago Community Service Center
Urban Juncture, Inc.
West Town Bikes