Did You Know?

Bus riders account for more than 20 percent of people using Lake Shore Drive every day while taking up a fraction of the space that cars do.

A day of volunteering: what’s the impact?

width=300Volunteering is a fun way to be part of MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive on Sunday, May 25.

But did you know your volunteerism has a direct impact on Active Trans’ success? Each volunteer is a part of something larger.

Let’s take a look at how our volunteers fit into the bigger picture of Active Trans’ work.

Great volunteers = great events
Over 600 pre-event and day-of-event volunteers help the Active Trans staff produce MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive. Volunteers distribute registration materials, fix flat tires, pass out refreshments at the rest stops, cheer on riders and set up an amazing post-ride festival in Grant Park. Volunteer support makes it all come together into one memorable biking event.width=300

Great events = fundraising
Over 20,000 people participate in MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive – all supported by our volunteer team. Proceeds from these registrations provide essential funding for our advocacy work.

Fundraising = great results for Chicagoland
Buoyed by volunteer support and event proceeds, Active Trans works to make Chicagoland a better place to walk, bike and take transit – in other words, a better place to live.

Here are just a few of the things we do around the region:

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Help expand the region’s network of protected bike lanes    Bus Rapid Transit advocacy
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Bike safety education and outreach   Trails advocacy

What’s the impact of volunteering?
All these project wins are made possible by our volunteers’ contribution of time, talent and hard work. Be part of this special group. Six hours goes a long way to make Chicago a more livable city in which to bike, walk and take transit.

Join us. Be part of the movement. Sign up to volunteer today.