We would like to extend a special thanks to the many organizations that have helped make Blackstone Bicycle Works a success in reaching out to Woodlawn kids.


  • The Resource Center: making Chicago a national leader in recycling industry and sustainable practices.
  • Chicagoland Bicycle Federation: promoting cycling as a healthy way of life across the metropolitan area.
  • Local Initiative Support Corporation/New Communities Program: supporting grassroots efforts to benefit underprivileged urban neighborhoods.
  • Chicago Public Schools


  • Anonymous Foundation
  • Illinois Humane Society
  • Michael R. Malec McKenna Memorial Fund
  • LISC/NCP Woodlawn
  • LISC/Americorps
  • Northern Trust Centennial Fund for the Education of Children
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Springboard Foundation
  • Donald P. and Byrd M. Kelly Foundation
  • McGraw Foundation
  • MAXIMUS Foundation
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Chicago Hospitals


  • Tati Cycles
  • Ald. Willie Cochran
  • Major Taylor Cycling Club
  • Working Bikes Cooperative
  • Andy Gregg's Bicycle Furniture
  • Chicago Critical Mass
  • Mayor Daley's Bike Ambassadors
  • University of Chicago Velo Club
  • The Rat Patrol
  • West Town Bikes