As a mom of multiple kids, the only thing I have more of than old car-seats in my garage is bikes. Kids grow so fast that they need new bikes every year. What’s a parent to do not only with all the old bikes but also to save money as their kids grow on bikes? We’ve rounded up some great options for you to recycle bikes both by trading them in and up for other bikes or for parts.
Bike Resale Events in Lake County
Resale is recycling! You donate your old items and you get new ones, give your old items to someone else to be new to them. It’s one of our favorite ways to go green. The following cities are hosting bike resale events, you don’t need to have a bike to sell to participate, just stop by on the sale date and get a new to you bike for a great deal!
April 6 Adler Park Bike Resale
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Adler Park Lodge, 1500 North Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Have a bike to sell? You can drop off April 5 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sale accepts only Cash or Checks. Contact the Recreation and Sports Department at (847) 918-7275 for more information.
April 13 Antioch Bike Resale
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Antioch Parks and Recreation Department, 806 Holbek Drive, Antioch
Have a bike to sell? Drop-off at the gym Thursday, April 11 or Friday, April 12. The sale will accept and feature bikes, bike accessories, helmets, scooters, and jogging strollers. Call (847) 395-2160 for more information.
Bike Recycling in Lake County
Bikes are worth way more than the metal and plastic pieces that make them. Parts can be reused on other bikes and into new bike machines that can help global communities with basics such as pumping water. The Working Bikes Cooperative out of Chicago rescues discarded bicycles and refurbishes them. They use them in bikes and other ways to help empower local and global communities. The following Lake County Bike Shops serve as drop-off locations for Working Bikes Cooperative:
- Village CycleSport
203 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington
- Trek Bicycle Store
1925 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park
- The Cyclery
575 Ela Rd., Lake Zurich
- Libertyville Cyclery
740 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
- George Garner Cyclery
1111 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook
- L.L. Bean
100 W. Higgins Rd., South Barrington
- Main Street Outfitters
513 S. Main St., Wauconda
Learn more about Working Bikes Cooperative and follow them on Facebook.
Know about a recycling or resale event we missed? Tell us about it in the comments and we will add them!
Lake Bluff Hub and Cycle buys and sells used bikes