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Nearly five children are hit by people driving every day in Illinois while walking or biking within one block of a school.

Bike Week: Make biking better

Whether you’re using your bike to get to the store, your job, or just to get some exercise, it’s a healthy move both for you and the planet!

While Covid-19 has paused so much of our lives, biking can still serve as a healthy tool for our communities.


Get involved

Bike Week is a great to learn about mobility justice and racial justice. Here’s a great list of resources we’ve compiled.

Did you know that Active Trans provides resources and training for residents in Chicagoland so they can improve walking, biking, and transit in their communities?

If you want to learn how you can get more bike trails, bike lanes, and other safe places for biking in your community, get involved with our Bike Walk Every Town.

Bike Walk Every Town is a skills-building program that includes tools, resources, and a six-step approach to making change happen. And best of all, it’s free.

A good place to start is this online tutorial, and more about Bike Walk Every Town can be found here.

Check out our suburban advocacy page for resources, tips, tools, webinar recordings, and more.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for ways to make our streets safer and more inviting, check out this Active Trans pop-up project.

 

Need a place to park your bike?

Have a plan for biking to work in Chicago, but not sure if there’ll be enough space for you to park and lock your bike? Here’s how to request a bike rack for your workplace. 

 

Chicagoland biking community

Here are just a few of the bike-related organizations active in the Chicago area. Check out our page of links devoted to local resources

Ride Illinois League of American Bicyclists
Major Taylor Cycling Club of Chicago Black Girls Do Bike
Bikes ‘n Roses West Town Bikes 
Working Bikes Women Bike Chicago
Blackstone Bikes The Recyclery
Chicago Family Biking

Right now is a great time to support local community bike shops. Learn about their work and the challenges they are experiencing during the pandemic. 

Join the movement

All of the work Active Trans does is made possible by people like you. Please consider becoming a member of Active Trans.