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The Chicago region’s current hub-and-spoke transit system leaves nearly half a million Cook County residents stranded in transit deserts.

Help your favorite charity raise money

Do you know of a non-profit organization interested in reaping the rewards associated with throwing a special event without having to pay out the expenses of throwing a special event? If so, they should consider becoming a charity partner for MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive!

In exchange for registering riders who are committed to raising funds for their charity team, Active Trans offer charity partner members discounted registration rates, marketing benefits and a home base at the post-ride festival.

But don’t take it from us. Here’s what Lisa Marie Adams, associate director at the American Diabetes Association, has to say about her organization’s partnership with Bike the Drive.

“Having a team participate in Bike the Drive has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the American Diabetes Association over the years, and provides a fun and unique opportunity for our riders to celebrate their support while making it easy on the ADA staff to coordinate!”

So please spread the word among the charities you know and love. And don't forget, bike rentals are available for anyone who needs one.