Chicago Bike Week

 

Looking for a great excuse to get your butt on a bicycle? The 28th annual Chicago Bike Week, taking place June 21-28, provides the perfect opportunity.

The event is presented by Freeman Kevenides Law Firm and produced by the Active Transportation Alliance. We’ve got a great lineup of events for the week.


June 14-28: Bike to Work Challenge

The most anticipated part of Chicago Bike Week is the two-week-long Bike to Work Challenge — when rivalries take hold among workplaces throughout Chicagoland as they vie for the top position in their category. This year’s challenge is presented by Keating Law Offices. Workplaces compete by earning points and getting the most employees riding to work during the week (a bike commute can mean a full or partial bike trip). Be sure to stop in at one of our pit stops during the challenge. 


June 21: Chicago Bike Week Rally

Join hundreds of other bike commuters as they gather on the morning of June 21 from 7:00am -9:00am for the Bike Week Rally in Daley Plaza, presented by Freeman Kevenides Law Firm. Come enjoy free giveaways from our sponsors as well as bike-themed entertainment and free Bike Week t-shirts for all. You’ll also get a chance to thank your state elected officials, who recently passed a capital plan that for the first time ever includes $50 million annually for walking and biking projects.


June 27: Divvy Birthday Celebration on the Lakefront

Join us 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for appetizers and some suds from Revolution Brewing as we celebrate Divvy’s 6th birthday at the gorgeous Theater on the Lake. Officials from Divvy will be on hand to toast the occasion and share more about their work to bring equitable transportation to the city, including exciting outreach on the South and West Sides! Active Trans enthusiastically supported the expansion plan, which will allow Divvy to expand to all 50 wards by 2021, adding 175 stations and 10,500 docked and dockless e-bikes. Registration is $15, which includes one drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit the Active Transportation Alliance.

Community Events

The North River Commission is partnering with Tailwind Cycles and City of Chicago Bicycling Ambassadors to provide bike safety instruction and bike tune ups on June 16 and 22.

Sunday, June 16: North Park Community Market,10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5515 N. Kimball Ave.

Saturday, June 22: Horner Park Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2741 W. Montrose Ave.,

Saturday, June 22: Spin 4 Peace Community Bike Ride — Garfield Park Community Council, noon – 4 p.m., ride will begin and end at Tilton Park, 230 N. Kolmar Ave. in West Garfield Park. Partners include Working Bikes, Chicago Park District, Vision Zero Chicago, and Divvy.

Saturday, June 22: South Shore Neighborhood Bike Ride — hosted by the South Shore Windsor Park Bicycle Cooperative, 2619 E. 76th St., 1p.m – 4 p.m., The ride will stop at the South Shore Nature Sanctuary, Rainbow Beach, and the now-defunct South Chicago Velodrome. Time TBD.

Saturday, June 22: 4th Annual Legacy Community Bike Ride — We Keep You Rollin’ Health and Wellness Group, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 13134 S. Vernon Ave. See far South Side sites like the Little Calumet Underground Railroad project vision area, Cal Sag Trail, and the Beaubien Woods Boat Launch.

Monday, June 24: Bicycle Tour of Chicago’s North and Northwest Regions, 6 p.m., 4550 W Sunnyside Ave. The tour will allow participants to observe and experience connectivity challenges where highways and train tracks create physical barriers for people bicycling and walking. Begin and finish the ride at Mayfair Park. The route will be approximately 8-10 miles at a slow/medium pace. Please bring your helmet. RSVP to Romina Castillo (romina@musecommunitydesign.com) by Friday, June 22.

Friday, June 28: Bike Commuter Safety Training – Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 2915 N Leavitt St, A bike commuter safety training aimed toward youth 12 years and older in the 1st ward. The training will teach youth proper bike street commuting practices. The training will conclude with a small bike ride along the Chicago River, stopping at future sites for the proposed Chicago River Trail, focusing at the Lathrop Homes development, Clark Park, Horner Park and Lincoln Yards.

TBD: Divvy Workshop — West Town Bikes, 2459 W. Division St. The Divvy Youth Street Team is partnering with LUCHA, an affordable housing advocacy organization, to host a workshop on using Divvy and the Divvy 4 Everyone program with people on the West and South Sides.