Did You Know?

Roughly every three days, one person biking or walking is killed by someone driving a car in the Chicago region.

Footprints lead to Flossmoor Brewery after work


 Biking to work has it's own rewards. Today, one of the awards is beer.

Footprints invites you to the Bike After Work Happy Hour at Flossmoor Station Brewery today, 5-7:30 PM. The station, at 1025 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor [get map], is also the Metra station, and has plenty of bike & car parking. If you come by horse or hang glider, you're on your own.

On hand – Southland bike and racing clubs. Lots of good looking and friendly Southland bike riders [the best kind of bike riders]. Happy hour food. A quarter barrel of Zephyr Golden Ale [courtesy of Flossmoor Station]. And the famous Footprints coaches, ready to help you put more biking and walking into your daily life. 

We'll give stuff away, put on fix-a-flat and commuting tips demonstrations, and drink beer – Flossmoor Station was judged to be the Best Small Brew Pub Brewer in America at the Great American Beer Festival. The root beer is good too.

To get in: show us your ActiveTrans member card, wear a bike ride or club jersey or T-shirt, or show us your helmet, a bike lock/key, or that you love biking, or want to love biking but came to find out more.

Find your own way, or join the Footprints coaches at the Homewood or Olympia Fields Metra stations at 5:45 PM, and they'll lead you in. [If it's storming, safety before fun – they'll likely drive or train to the station.]

Look for me there. I'll be the one drinking beer.