River Forest Police Department Donates Bicycles

August, 16, 2019

From left to right: Traffic/Evidence Analyst Dave Pisciotto, CSO Michael Raymond, BK Elmore of Working Bikes, Det. Sgt. Justin Labriola, Chief James O'Shea, Wheels and Sprocket owner Erik Krzystofiak, and Crime Prevention Officer Ben Ransom.

Yesterday, the River Forest Police Department assisted Working Bikes with the loading of 45 discarded bikes into their work truck. Under Village Ordinance, the discarded bikes were donated to the non-profit group.

Working Bikes is a non-profit organization based in Chicago, but its reach goes much farther than Cook County’s borders. Founded in 1999 by Lee Ravenscroft and Amy Little, the organization continues to grow from its humble beginnings. Working Bikes has been refurbishing bicycles to donate to people in need in Chicago, while also providing bicycles for communities around the world. In addition, Working Bikes donates to individuals and partner organizations in Chicago, providing transportation to people in homeless transition, refugee resettlement, and youth empowerment programs. Working Bikes donates over 6,500 bicycles each year to its international and local partners. The Village of River Forest is honored to assist them with their mission.