By Sara Lugardo
With summer coming to a close, the upcoming sports seasons are rapidly approaching. Whether it’s for recreation or an adult’s league, many people enjoy a variety of different sports. Also, many children enroll in after-school sports activities affiliated through their school, park district or local YMCA. With the increasing costs of sports goods, it can be extremely beneficial to look toward alternatives like used sports equipment.
Play It Again Sports
3939 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Play It Again Sports offers new, used and discounted sports gear for a variety of different sports. Here you can find equipment catered to all sizes from adults to children. Play it Again also buys back gently-used sports gear, offering cash or trading for in-store equipment. This is great for trading in seasonal equipment to get ready for the next sports session or for children growing out of old equipment. Whether it be baseball, softball, lacrosse, hockey, golf, snow sports, football, soccer, water sports, disc golf or wheeled sports equipment you seek, Play It Again will have it.
Working Bikes Cooperative
2434 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
Working Bikes Cooperative is a not-for-profit organization that takes in gently-used bicycles for sale or charity. It also provides repairs to older bikes, restoring them to their original status. Each year, Working Bikes restores and gives away 5,000 bikes locally and internationally. This is an organization that puts its sales to a good cause. It is a worthwhile organization to purchase your used bicycles from or donate the bicycles you no longer have use for.
Blackstone Bicycle Works
6100 S Blackstone Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Blackstone Bicycle Works is a youth education program in the context of a full-service bike shop. There are new and used bicycles and cycling gear available to purchase. Specialty orders can be made for those looking for specific bicycle parts. Blackstone also offers quality used parts and refurbished bicycles. Most used bicycles range between $90 to $300.
Klee’s Golf Shop
10436 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
If you enjoy the sport of golf, you know that it can be an expensive pastime. With the cost of playing and the equipment to boot, this leisurely activity can add up. Luckily, Klee’s Golf Shop offers a variety of used golfing equipment for purchase. Whether you’re looking for just clubs or other equipment, Klee’s has you covered. It provides a variety of used golfing equipment from bags to accessories.
2340 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Fitness Experts has a variety of new and used fitness equipment as well as bicycles. Whether for triathlon training or simply recreational cycling, it has everything for strength training, cycling, general fitness or home usage. Fitness Experts offers commercial-grade fitness equipment that cannot be found at most other sporting goods stores. This is a great find for those looking for quality, used equipment at an affordable price.
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Sara Lugardo is a Korean American who thrives in writing about Asian community news in Chicago. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication and is currently working on her Master’s. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.