Blackstone Bicycle Works
Blackstone Bicycle Works is a youth education program of the Experimental Station. In the context of a full-service bike shop dedicated to promoting ecological practices and empowering youth, Blackstone teaches mechanical skills, job skills, and business literacy to boys and girls from the underserved Woodlawn neighborhood and Chicago's broader south side.
- Full-service Bicycle Repair (see pricelist)
- Refurbished Bicycles (various styles, in the range $90-$300)
- Accessories: Helmets, Locks, Pumps, Lights, etc. (see pricelist)
- New Bike Parts (We can also special order for you.)
- Quality Used Parts (for DIY projects)
Location & Hours
Bike shop phone number: 773-241-5458
Retail Shop Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1pm - 6pm
Saturday Bike Sale: Saturday, 10am-1pm
Saturday Shop Hours: 1pm - 5pm
PLEASE NOTE SUMMER 2013 SCHEDULE: Blackstone Bikes will be CLOSED June 25th-28th and then OPEN for a bike sale from 10am-2pm on Saturday June 29th. The bike shop will be CLOSED again on July 4th and 5th (Thursday and Friday), but OPEN again on the 6th of July for the Saturday bike sale. In August, Blackstone Bikes will be CLOSED from Tuesday the 27th to Saturday the 31st.
We are located in the Experimental Station, 6100 S Blackstone, in the Woodlawn neighborhood just south of Hyde Park, the University of Chicago, and west of South Shore, Museum of Science and Industry, and the Lakefront. Enter through the large gate on Blackstone Ave., immediately south of the building.Map
Blackstone Bicycle Works Youth Education Program is open to all youth age 9-16, and is free of charge. During the CPS School Year, the program runs Tues-Fri, 4pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. During the Summer, it runs Tues-Sat 9:30am-4pm. Youth and their guardians must complete the registration forms before participating. Stop by the shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the forms. Learn more here.