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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.

Biking to the 'Bolts a huge success!

Don't miss this opportunity for a car-free night of bicycling to baseball. Cheer on the hometeam, and reduce your carbon footprint. I calculate an air pollution savings of 15.65 pounds for this 2.5 mile round trip sans-car for every cyclist who would have driven alone this distance. That's quite a savings!

From our Footprints Coach Mike Erickson

Hello Cyclists in Blog-land!
Footprints (you may have heard of us) and the Active Transportation Alliance (you know them) are hosting a family-style bicycle ride to a family-style event, small town baseball…and you're invited! The ride leaves from and returns to Food4Less, 5556 159th St., in Oak Forest at 6pm., July 23, 2009. RSVP by July 21 at 5 pm. to footprints@activetrans.org, or 312/427-3325ext.266. Bring $6 for a ticket to the ride start; the baseball game's first pitch is at 7:05 pm.

The Windy City ThunderBolts, located in Crestwood at the Standard Bank Stadium, are the only Minor League Independent Professional baseball team in the Southland, and they are playing the River City Rascals of O'Fallon, Missouri. The ThunderBolts are 2007, and 2008, back to back Frontier League Champions, and the Rascals are leading the league this year, trying to rascal the crown away from the 'Bolts.

Family or no, your family to us (cyclist travel in packs), and we are going the cycle for the 'Bolts. We will lead a 2.5-mile bike ride along the pleasant back streets of Oak Forest and Midlothian to the stadium in Crestwood. We will provide free and secure valet bike parking. You must bring the helmet, the bike, the front white light and rear reflector, $6 bucks to get into the ballpark (1/3rd off), and maybe a few singles for $1 hotdogs, chips, popcorn, and drinks.

Don't miss this opportunity for a car-free night of bicycling to baseball. Cheer on the hometeam, and reduce your carbon footprint. I calculate an air pollution savings of 15.65 pounds for this 2.5 mile round trip sans-car for every cyclist who would have driven alone this distance. That's quite a savings!

Thanks for blogging.
Coach Mike
Footprints / Active Trans

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