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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.

Bring Bike Month 2024 to your community!

Want to build more excitement for biking in your community?

Last year, dozens of grassroots groups and towns celebrated Bike Month with fun bicycle-related events and activities.

These groups infused their communities with the joy of biking through activities like community bike rides, social gatherings, and cookouts.

Now you have the opportunity to do the same!

Active Transportation Alliance is delighted to again offer a series of mini-stipends to support advocacy work and community-based events that celebrate biking during Bike Month in May 2024 — and beyond.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

This funding opportunity will award 10-15 stipends of $150 dollars each to advocates and organizations in the City of Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.

Applicants are encouraged to organize inclusive community events or activities that help showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to give biking a try.  

Examples of events you could organize: 

Applicants are encouraged to create inclusive events that involve building community support for biking. Get creative and consider using this extensive list of events and activities for inspiration.

 

WHO CAN APPLY

Any individual, group, or organization based in the City of Chicago or the Chicago suburbs is eligible to apply, regardless of 501c3 status.

Due to the small size of the stipend, we ask that all resources be spent on direct expenses (e.g. materials, printing, food, etc.) and not staff time or salaries.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please complete this online application form no later than Monday, April 22, 2024.

Winning applicants will be asked to report back to Active Transportation Alliance about the event.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Maggie Czerwinski at maggie@activetrans.org.