ChainLinks at Lollapalooza for Its Second Year
ChainLinks will be returning as a LollaCares participant for Lollapalooza 2018 to promote bike safety, sustainability and the mission of ChainLinks to more than 300,000 fans that patronize the festival which takes place August 2nd-5th in Grant Park.
ChainLinks and the LollaCares organization are partnering to support Lollapalooza’s effort to be more than a music festival. Whether it’s becoming more environmentally conscious, registering to vote or saving a life through a bone marrow match, LollaCares brings together the best of the world’s organizations and puts them in front of 300,000+ festival fans each year in Chicago to bring awareness to worthwhile causes. Fellow LollaCares partners this year include the Obama Foundation, Everytown for Gun Safety, Amnesty International and others. As an undergraduate student-run business at Loyola University Chicago, the opportunity to work with some of the nation’s best nonprofit and activist organizations is an experience that is unmatched.
In line with the LollaCares mission, ChainLinks aims to promote sustainability and clean transportation during Lollapalooza weekend and beyond. By providing demonstration repairs, education on bike safety and maintenance, the staff is able to engage fans with the benefits of bicycle transportation in Chicago. ChainLinks will also give discounts on products to fans through sustainable e-coupons to encourage both new cyclists and seasoned cyclists to continue riding, even after the weekend is over. By engaging cyclists of all experience levels, ChainLinks can reach more Lollapalooza fans and encourage sustainability across the entire city of Chicago and even those who travel around the country to attend Lollapalooza.
ChainLinks is the nation’s first student-run bicycle shop, established in 2011. Operating as a not-for-profit organization, ChainLinks strives to promote sustainability through clean bicycle transportation while engaging with the community at volunteer events. The staff continues to maintain a specialized rental fleet while providing bike maintenance services to the greater Chicago area.