Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Chicago Calling—Bicycles and the Arts

Active Trans is pleased to be a partner for the bicycle portion of the fifth annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival. The evening entitled Bicycles and the Arts will take place on Friday, Oct. 1 at the Happy Dog Gallery in Wicker Park ($7 suggested donation).

Enjoy bicycle-themed painting and sculptures; a reading from John Greenfield's new book Bars Across America: Drinking and Biking from Coast to Coast; a musical performance paying homage to when Frank Zappa taught Steve Allen how to play a bicycle as a musical instrument; and much more.