Basic Bicycle Repair DIY How-to Courses for the People of Chicago

Pedal to the People, Chicago’s own mobile bicycle service is geared toward teaching others the simple steps of bicycle maintenance & repair.

Pedal to the People

How to wheel true. Part of the Homesteading Series at the ReBuilding Exchange

Have you ever gotten your chain stuck due to a sticky derailleur in freezing temperatures? Would you like to feel empowered to perform your own bicycle repair?

Adam Clark, Certified Bicycle Technician from the United Bicycle Institute has the skills to show you what you need to know to take the tools into your own hands with confidence!

Identify pivot points on a bike. Discover the many ways to make a tire flat & find how simple it is to fix! Break down bicycle jargon into comprehendible terms.  And, get your hands dirty!! 

(Don’t worry, we have Super Soap).

Hands on classes begin in January, 2013! Hosted at the Ribcage.

Stay tuned for specific dates, course out-lines & more exciting news.

Sign Up Here!!


The Ultimate Question, Answered!!

Shop Mama, Carly, met an Equity Investments Lawyer last week while out at a bar. (Go figure!) Once she gained an understanding of what “equity investments” meant, she grasped the opportunity to gain some knowledge.

She asked, What do you look for when deciding whether or not to invest?

The gentleman answered.  I ask one question every time. 

Will you share with me that question, Sir? Shop Mama, replied.

Of course, he said…

And now, That we’re back at work and have had plenty of time to think it through. Here, ladies & gentlemen is the Answer to the Ultimate Question!! (42)

–  (trumpets) –

Pedal to the People is a convenient bicycle service. We ride to you!!

We provide general repair and emergency care.

We build custom bikes & trailers. We spread knowledge through our maintenance and repair classes. Provide access to accessories of all kinds and only to quality parts that we believe in. We also do fleet maintenance.

Our customers are everyone. Utilitarians, dog-walkers, bicycle commuters & would be cyclists.

  • Over half of our clientele are women, of all ages.
  • 80% of our customers live alone without families.
  • Over 50% of the people whose bikes we service live in condo buildings and high-rises.
  • Our primary demographic has proven to be entrepreneur’s who either work from home or in an office.
  • We frequent city-centric areas or northernly neighborhoods.

People choose our business because our service is unique.

We work on their turf and on their time.

The alternative simply takes more effort and is less interesting.