Did You Know?

Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Thanks Wheeling Wheelmen

Bike clubs are a major source of support for the Active Transportation Alliance.  The relationship works like this: Bike clubs want more folks to join them on their clubs' rides.  Active Trans works on behalf of all cyclists—including bike clubs—to make safe places to ride a priority for decision-makers at all levels of government.  Safer and more fun places to ride means more members for the bike clubs.  Bike clubs also help Active Trans prioritize the advocacy issues in their communities.

At the beginning of the year, many bike clubs are deciding which organizations to support.  Active Trans is fortunate that many clubs choose to recognize our work on their behalf by making a donation.  Just this week, we received a $1,000 donation from the Wheeling Wheelman.  A huge thank you to the membership of the Wheelmen! 

The Wheelmen are in good company.  This past year we received donations over $100 from: Arlington Heights Bicycle Association, Downers Grove Bicycling Club, Schaumburg Bicycle Club, McHenry County Bicycle Club, Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club, Bicycle Club of Lake County, Folks On Spokes, Evanston Bicycle Club, Elmhurst Bicycle Club, Blue Island Bicycle Club/School District 130.

Please ask your bike club to make a donation to further Active Trans’ work to get more people on their bikes.

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Don't forget about the Bike Club Council. We meet quarterly to discuss bike club concerns and needs. Please contact me for more information.