Submitted by Jalal Williams on Tue, 10/11/2016 - 13:41
A group of teenagers in the western suburbs just enhanced their bicycling knowledge and received their very own bicycles in the process when they completed the inaugural Youth Earn A Bike Program from Greenline Wheels. Greenline Wheels is a nonprofit managed by Active Trans that promotes bicycling as a sustainable and affordable form of transportation and offers bike education programs.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:48
We were saddened to hear the news of the recent death of Phyllis Harmon, a vital figure in promoting bicycling -- not just in Chicagoland, but in the entire nation.
Among her many honors were getting inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, having a trail named after her in Wheeling and getting inducted to the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation Hall of Fame (CBF changed its name to the Active Transportation Alliance in 2008.)
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:21
Have you ever wanted to participate in a bike race but didn’t feel like you were at the competitive skill level?
Look no further. On September 25, join us in the northwest suburban Bartlett to participate in an event that is the first of its kind!
The Kickstand Classic Bike Challenge is a chip timed race for riders of ALL skill levels, on all kinds of bikes.
Riders will get to choose between three waves that suit different riding skill levels, as well as how far they want to ride: 10, 14.5, or 19 miles.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:44
Curious about what Active Trans is working on in your community? Now you have an easy way of finding out through our new In Your Community quarterly e-newsletters, which launched this week.
The e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 15:31
Last year, Active Trans worked with hundreds of members and supporters throughout the City of Chicago to develop our vision for the future of biking in the city, called Bikeways for All.
This summer we’re building off of that work and compiling all the best practices and priorities for improving biking in Suburban Chicago.
Our Suburban Bikeways for All report will lay the foundation for the future of our bikeways advocacy in our region’s diverse suburban communities.
Submitted by Jason Jenkins on Fri, 07/01/2016 - 16:47
Started in spring of 2014, Kids on Wheels is the Active Transportation Alliance’s flagship bike safety educational program for school-aged children in the Chicagoland.
While we know that safe bicycling is best taught through doing, often we have found that schools are unable to commit to sustained programming as a result of the logistical challenges inherent to putting students on bikes.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 06/14/2016 - 13:08
Protected bike lanes (PBLs) are for more than just Chicago and directly-adjacent suburbs.
Aurora, welcome to the (growing) club!
On May 13, the City of Aurora officially opened a half-mile of curb-protected PBLs on River St.
The new bikeway serves those biking for transportation and closes the last major gap in the 60+ mile Fox River Trail network.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 17:24
Hundreds of people enjoyed the spring weather over the weekend for the Village of Brookfield’s inaugural Bike Brookfield event.
The event -- which included a kids ride, a 5K/10K community ride and an after party with live music and raffle prizes from area businesses -- drew people from all parts of the community and all ages, along with visitors from nearby suburbs and Chicago.
Submitted by Jalal Williams on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:00
Active Trans and Greenline Wheels just wrapped up a new two-week on-bike education program for students at Oak Park/River Forest High School.
The program was partly the result of input from concerned residents and teachers in the OPRF community.
The program’s goals are to:
Submitted by Jean Khut on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00
Active Trans’ Safe Routes for Healthy Kids campaign focuses on making walking and biking to school better for kids across the state of Illinois.
We work with parents, students, teachers and other allies to champion improvements to the state’s Safe Routes to School program.
From communities across Illinois, everyone has a story to tell.