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MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive Traffic Alert

Released: Monday, May 20, 2013 

Contact:
Ethan Spotts
Mobile 312.919.1423
ethan@activetrans.org

Media covering the event on-site should contact Ethan Spotts for broadcast vehicle access passes and event details in advance.

TRAFFIC ALERT

MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive Traffic Alert

The Active Transportation Alliance reminds Chicago residents and visitors that Lake Shore Drive will temporarily be open only to bicyclists this Memorial Day weekend for the 12th annual MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive.

On Sunday, May 26, Lake Shore Drive will close to car traffic at 5:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m., from Hollywood Avenue south to 59th Street. Cars will be able to access the Museum Campus via 18th Street and Navy Pier via Illinois Street. Get all the important details at www.bikethedrive.org.

Anyone interested in covering the event on-site should contact Ethan Spotts in advance for broadcast vehicle access passes and event details.

Reporters and photographers wanting to ride the event should contact Ethan Spotts in advance and must check in at the Volunteer Tent (northeast corner of Columbus Avenue and Jackson Boulevard) to sign a waiver and get rider numbers and wristbands to officially be part of the event.

For broadcast vehicle access passes, please contact Ethan Spotts.

Approach event through Congress Circle (Michigan Avenue and Congress Avenue)

Show traffic control aids your vehicle pass

Call 312.919.1423 to arrange for volunteers to guide your vehicle safely through participants.

Please drive slowly and carefully as you enter event.

Trucks will park on the sidewalk on Jackson Boulevard (southeast corner). Be cautious while entering.

Crew should check in at the volunteer tent (across the street, northeast corner of Columbus Avenue and Jackson Boulevard).

 

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 on the Active Transportation Alliance, visit www.activetrans.org or call 312.427.3325.

MB Financial Bank is a locally-operated financial institution that has been delivering competitive personalized service for over 100 years to businesses and individuals who live and work in the Chicago metropolitan area. MB has nearly 90 locations throughout the Chicagoland area. MB Financial has approximately $10 billion in assets. MB Financial Bank is a subsidiary of MB Financial, Inc., a financial services holding company which is traded on the NASDAQ as MBFI. Information about MB Financial Bank can be found at www.mbfinancial.com.

 

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