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21st annual bike ride on DuSable Lake Shore Drive on Sept. 4
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Clare McDermott, Active Transportation Alliance
Emma Bolech, Fifth Third Bank
Active Transportation Alliance and Fifth Third Bank team up for 21st annual bike ride on DuSable Lake Shore Drive
20,000+ people on bikes to wrap up summer at one of the nation’s best bike rides
CHICAGO, Aug., 8, 2022 — In its 21st year, the heavily anticipated Fifth Third Bike the Drive event will once again bring out many thousands of people for one of Chicago’s best annual events on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Held by the Active Transportation Alliance — a non-profit organization dedicated to improving conditions for bicycling, walking, and transit — the event will offer several hours of bike riding along the city’s crown jewel, Lake Michigan via DuSable Lake Shore Drive.
“If you’ve never done it, you’re missing out on one of the best biking events in the nation,” said Amy Rynell, executive director of Active Transportation Alliance. “It’s such a delight to ride along the beautiful lake with people of all ages from across the city and region. And participants can feel proud that they’re supporting efforts to make biking, walking, and transit safe and easy options for getting around Chicagoland.”
Fifth Third Bike the Drive will kick off at 6:30 a.m. between Bryn Mawr Avenue and 57th Street. The event includes a pancake breakfast, post-ride festival with live music, a beer garden, and activities for adults and children at Butler Field in Grant Park from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to begin riding by 8 a.m. in order to enjoy as much of the event as possible. Register at 53bikethedrive.org.
The full route stretches 30 miles and participants are encouraged to ride as little or as much of the course as they would like. Riders who want to tackle the full route can sign up for the 30-mile challenge during registration and receive a commemorative medal.
“Fifth Third Bank is excited to bring people together for this fun and healthy event, which contributes to the vibrancy of our community,” said Mark Hoppe, Region President of Fifth Third Bank (Chicago). “This is just one of the many shared events and commitments we support.”
Pricing for participation is lower for early registrants and for youth. Details are available on the registration site. The event is also seeking volunteers who will receive a free t-shirt, a pancake breakfast, and entrance to a rooftop pizza party in the West Loop!
About the Active Transportation Alliance
The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that advocates for walking, bicycling and public transit to create healthy, sustainable and equitable communities. The organization works to build a movement around active transportation, encourage physical activity, increase safety and build a world-class transportation network. The Active Transportation Alliance has more than 20,0000 members and supporters in the Chicago region. For more information about the Active Transportation Alliance, visit www.activetrans.org or call 312.427.3325.
About Fifth Third Bank
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of June 30, 2022, the Company had $207 billion in assets and operates 1,080 full-service Banking Centers, and 2,153 Fifth Third branded ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 56,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2022, had $512 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $54 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.”
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