Quality used bikes in Chicago can be hard to find, but we know where to look. And while new bikes are wonderful, they're expensive, and we're always looking for ways to save a dime at some of our favorite shops. Budget-minded cyclists can find top-notch brands, along with all kinds of bike accessories at these local stores.
Where to find used bikes
Since 2004, West Town Bikes in Humboldt Park has offered bike-mechanic workshops, youth programs for underserved populations and special events for community members. Stop by the retail shop (Ciclo Urbano) to browse its selection of new and used bikes and accessories or get your bike serviced.
Buy a bike from this Pilsen shop and you’ll be giving to a good cause. The organization behind this storefront rescues and refurbishes bikes to distribute them to people in need all over the world. You’ll find a range of styles and brands (Schwinn, Diamondback) here, along with new and used accessories, hard-to-find parts and gear.
This educational bike shop is a nonprofit that promotes sustainability by providing tools, skills and opportunities for local cyclists to collaborate with each other. To buy an affordable, high-quailty used bike (Scwhinn, for example), visit the shop on Saturday mornings.