Friday, March 2, 2012

Comrade Cycles: Now Open in UK Village

If the faces behind Comrade Cycles look familiar, it’s because all three comrades involved in the new worker-owned bike shop at 1908 W. Chicago Ave. in West Town’s UK Village previously cut their teeth as mechanics at other local shops, such as Wicker Park’s Rapid Transit, Working Bikes in Pilsen, Johnny Sprockets, and the Evanston-based Recyclery.

The only difference between their new gig and the previous ones, though, is that today they own and operate their own full-service neighborhood bike shop, and share profits amongst the three of them, not unlike a co-op business model. Read more.


  1. Wow, what a great business concept! I'm planning to stop in with my bike next month.

    Congratulations; I am confident that Comrade Cycles is the product of a lot of hard work and passion. Here's wishing you much success and happiness --- and a boatload of business, too!

    Eric B.
    Wicker Park