Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Friday, October 22

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The mission is simple: provide good, working bikes to folks who can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars on new wheels. The Working Bikes Cooperative rescues old bikes, repairs them to great condition, then sells them to Chicagoans for cheap -- anywhere from $35-$65. They also ship bikes, tools, and parts to Ghana, Nicaragua and Cuba. The Tribune ran a profile of the group over the weekend, and they've been flooded with donation offers ever since. [Trib. log-in: gapers/gapers]

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