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Blackstone Bicycle Works loses 400 bikes in a fire, needs financial help

We just learned the sad news that our nonprofit friend, Blackstone Bicycle Works, lost 400 bikes in a fire over Labor Day weekend. The Hyde Park Herald current issue has the full story.

Blackstone Bicycle Works, housed at the Experimental Station in the Hyde Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods, is one of several local youth bike education nonprofits that works hard to offer bike services and education to kids and neighbors in underserved communities.

If you are interested in making a donation online visit

Or please mail any checks to
The Experimental Station
6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637