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Bike, eat, repeat…full menu announced!

Released: August 5, 2013

Contact: Ethan Spotts
312.427.3325 x287
312.919-1423 mobile


Bike, eat, repeat…full menu announced!
Four-Star Bike & Chow offers great bike routes touring the North Side and the North Suburbs with Chicago cuisine samples at rest stops

Active Transportation Alliance invites you to experience the perfect combination of riding great biking routes, sampling delicious cuisine like pierogies, samosas, spring rolls or BBQ sliders and enjoying a tasty post-ride Goose Island beer at the Four-Star Bike & Chow ride and festival on Sunday, August 25.

The four bike routes, designed for all riders, feature bike-friendly streets and trails on Chicago’s North Side and North ‘Burbs. Choose 12-, 22-, 35- or 62-mile route options and enjoy delicious Chicago food samples at our rest stops.

Every participant will receive a punch card to redeem for three delicious samples along their route.

Samosas from Arya Bhavan: What sets these samosas apart is that they are baked, rather than fried, and the dough is made using organic unbleached flour. The samosas will be filled with potatoes, green peas and Indian spices.

Pierogies from Red Apple Buffet: Riders will be able to try three different kinds of pierogies: sauerkraut and mushroom, potato and cheese and meat. The pierogies will be lightly fried so they are slightly crisp on the outside and easy to eat on the go.

Thai food from Star of Siam: Riders will enjoy samples of Chicago’s famous Thai cuisine: vegetarian spring rolls, shrimp steamed shumai and chicken potstickers.

BBQ pork mini-sliders from The Smoke Daddy: Have a BBQ pork slider with meat that smoked in-house with homemade sauce from one of Chicago’s top BBQ joints.

What food is on what route?
12-mile: Arya Bhavan, Smoke Daddy, Star of Siam
22-mile: Smoke Daddy, Red Apple Buffet, Star of Siam
35-mile: Arya Bhavan, Red Apple Buffet, Star of Siam
62-mile: Arya Bhavan, Red Apple Buffet, Star of Siam

Not sure about riding on streets with traffic? Participants of the 12-mile route can also sign up for Safe City Cycling, an education opportunity that will teach participants to ride more confidently and safely on city streets. Participants learn from a traffic safety expert and ride the route in a small group.

Each fully-supported route features wonderful views and destinations:

  • 12-mile – Chicago’s lakefront, Lincoln Park, Nature Museum (Safe City Cycling option extra)
  • 22-miles – Wrigley Field, Oz Park, Chicago River, Kinzie protected bike lane
  • 35-miles – Uptown, Graceland Cemetery, Rogers Park, North Shore Channel Trail, Chicago Boulevards 
  • 62-miles – the Ultimate Neighborhood (and ‘Burbs) Ride – Chicago Botanic Garden, North Shore, Evanston

We offer mechanical support, volunteers to point the way, rest stops and water stops to ensure you enjoy your ride with us.

When you sign up for the Four-Star Bike & Chow, you’ll be glad to know that your registration fee supports the Active Transportation Alliance’s efforts to make cycling, walking and public transportation easier and safer in Chicagoland.

Event registration includes a ride T-shirt, rest stop access and entry into the post-ride festival with live entertainment, food and beer.

For more information and to sign up, visit

The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel. The organization builds a movement around active transportation, encourages physical activity, increases safety and builds a world-class transportation network. Formerly the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, the Active Transportation Alliance is North America’s largest transportation advocacy organization, supported by more than 7,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 35 full-time staff. For more information about the Active Transportation Alliance, visit or call 312.427.3325.