May is National Bike Month, and FFC is partnering with local Chicago neighborhood bike shops for special club events like bike tune-ups, helmet safety clinics, road safety seminars and more! Check out our list of partners below, as well as the special promotions happening at our FFC locations.

Looking to purchase a new bike for summertime in Chicago or need some new bike accessories? Support these local businesses, and we’ll see you on the lakefront trail this summer!

Kozy’s Cyclery

With three locations in the city, Kozy’s Cyclery has been serving the Chicago community for more than 75 years. In addition to their large selection of bicycle brands, Kozy’s also sells clothing and accessories and has a full repair and service department.

Visit Kozy’s Cyclery in Near North (near Erie and Wells), Northwest Side (near Milwaukee and Pulaski) and Lakeview (near Halsted and Waveland), and be sure to check out these fun events happening in our clubs in May!

Related: How I Went From A Spin Bike To A Road Bike At FFC

Saturday, May 29 at 8 AM at FFC West Loop: Join us for a trainer-led fun ride! Kozy Cyclery will be coming to pre-check bikes for some fine tuning.  Come back to the club after the ride for our after party on the outdoor pool deck with discounts available at the Splash Bar for participants! Looking for more info? Contact Ryan at roswald@ffc.com.

Saturday, June 12 at 2 PM at FFC East Lakeview: Get your bike ready for the summer with a bike tune-up from Kozy’s at FFC Lakeview! Looking for more info? Email Liz at esilberman@ffc.com.

Saturday, June 19 at 2 PM at FFC Lakeview: Get your bike ready for the summer with a bike tune-up from Kozy’s at FFC Lakeview! Looking for more info? Email Liz at esilberman@ffc.com.

Partnership with FFC Gold Coast: FFC members receive 10% off at Kozy’s Near North location. Want more info? Contact Larry at lduncan@ffc.com.

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Working Bikes

Working Bikes is a full service Chicago bike shop that provides community members and neighbors with affordable refurbished bicycles, accessories, and repair services. For more than 20 years, Working Bikes has been repairing, restoring and redistributing bicycles and helping folks both reduce their carbon footprint and become more active.

Working Bikes, located at 2434 S. Western Ave, organizes bike drives and recycling events and relies on donations from our community members. For more information on how to get involved, please visit their website. Plus, check out this event happening at FFC South Loop!

Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30 PM at FFC South Loop: Join us in club for a seminar on Every Day Bike Maintenance presented by Working Bikes! Looking for more info? Contact Sherry at ssteele@ffc.com.

Wheel & Sprocket

Wheel & Sprocket was founded in Wisconsin in 1973 and has now expanded to the Chicagoland area with two locations: one in Evanston and one in Oak Park. In addition to their bike selection, Wheel & Sprocket also offers repairs and maintenance, hosts events and offers resources for local cyclists. For National Bike Month, Wheel & Sprocket is partnering with FFC Oak Park. See details below!

Partnership with FFC Oak Park: FFC members can enjoy a 10% discount on cycling shoes at Wheel & Sprocket. Members will need to show their FFC check-in barcode to redeem. Promotion runs through June 2021.

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Safe Kids

Safe Kids is a worldwide nonprofit organization that works to help families keep their kids safe and injury-free. Head over to their website for safety tips, safety laws and a number of other resources like safety checklists and guides. FFC is working with our local chapter of Safe Kids to host a free Bike Helmet event in honor of National Bike Month.

Saturday, May 22 from 9 AM – 12 PM at FFC Elmhurst: Join FFC Elmhurst and our local chapter of nonprofit organization Safe Kids for a Bike Helmet Safety Check. New bike helmets will be complimentary on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Scott at sl@ffc.com for more information.

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Post written by FFC Contributor Natalie Casper.