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Thanks to our generous donors, Active Trans is able to carry out our important work throughout the Chicago region.

May is Chicago Bike Month

 

 

Throughout the month of May, Chicago Bike Month provides an opportunity to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try.

The month-long event, which is presented by FK Law, gives Chicagoland residents the opportunity to support the movement for better biking in their community.

 

WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING?

Chicago Bike Month will include

    • A series of group rides throughout the city, including the Ride of Silence on May 17
    • A series of “celebration stations” — pop up biking hang outs where you can meet fellow riders and Active Transportation Alliance staff.
    • Bike to school events
    • Bike repair clinics
    • A film screening
    • The Bike Commuter Challenge

 

SIGN UP FOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE’S BICYCLE COMMUTER CHALLENGE

Starting May 13, the Challenge is a month-long biking competition in which Chicagoland organizations compete to see who can earn the most points by riding their bike.

It’s free to participate! Just sign up, ride your bike, and watch the points roll in.

 

GET SUPPORT FOR YOUR OWN BIKE MONTH EVENT

If you’re part of a group that is thinking of organizing a bike-related event during Chicago Bike Month, you might be inspired by reading through this extensive list of event ideas.

Also, Active Transportation Alliance is thrilled to offer a series of mini-stipends to support advocacy work and community-based events that celebrate biking during Bike Month — and beyond.

If you’re putting on a Bike Month activity, share it with us and we’ll post the event here or link to it.

 

LEARN MORE

During Bike Month and beyond, consider supporting our non-profit community bikes shops. These shops not only provide affordable repairs and sell used bikes, but they also play an essential role in promoting how cycling helps create prosperous, healthy, and equitable communities.

Also, Chicago Family Biking offers an extensive list of family-oriented bike rides taking place throughout Chicagoland in coming months.

Looking for some tips that will make your Chicagoland biking trips safer and easier? Here’s a good place to start.   

Here are a couple of good articles for people new to biking from our long-time sponsor, REI:

And be sure to check out Active Trans’ massive list of links and resources to help you learn more about walking, biking, and using transit in the Chicago region.

Check back to learn about all the activities and how to get involved in creating a better region for biking.

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