Share

Did You Know?

Only 11 percent of Chicagoland residents ride transit to work.

A Spoketacular event in Bronzeville

The Bronzeville Bikes Spoketacular event last Sunday was a big success.

The event included information on bike safety, a bike tour, a bike sale for refurbished bikes, a bike donation program and an ice cream social.

The highlight of the event was watching kids get their bikes fixed at no charge at the Bronzeville Bike Box, which is a 20-foot shipping container located in a formerly vacant lot at 51st Street and the CTA Green Line.

The bike box provides bicycle repairs, rentals and merchandise for people biking in Bronzeville.

Active Trans was delighted to participate in the event, which was part of Bronzeville Bikes' effort to make Bronzeville a community where bicycles are a key tool for fun, transportation and commerce. 

The Bronzeville Bike Box is looking for bike donations and helping hands.

It's open Friday, 2 p.m.– 7 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Check out the Bronzeville Bikes website for info about other events, including regular bike rides leaving from the bike box.