Tag Archives: Events

Bike Week grants inspire events around the city

Jul 16, 2018 | by Julia Gerasimenko

Active Trans was thrilled to be able to offer financial support to bring Bike Week into additional communities throughout Chicago this year. Thanks to financial support from Google, Active Trans provided four grants to community groups so that they could host Bike Week encouragement and educational events. The North River Commission -- serving the Albany Park, Irving Park, North Park and Mayfair communities -- held several educational and encouragement events while partnering with local bike shops, Bikes N Roses and Tailwind Cycles. NRC was able to borrow a bus bike rack from the CTA so that folks could practice securing their own bikes to the front of a CTA bus rack without the added stress of holding up a crowded bus....

Have fun. Enjoy the ride.

Apr 30, 2018 | by Active Trans

Chicago’s biggest cycling event is back and better than ever for its seventeenth year! This year, MB Bike the Drive will be held on Sunday, May 27. Enjoy nearly 5 hours of car-free riding on the city’s scenic Lake Shore Drive, which will be closed to all auto traffic for the event. A post-ride festival including live music, giveaways and breakfast (pancakes, anyone?) will take place from 8 a.m. to Noon in Butler Field. This unique event is open to riders of all ages and skill levels, making it a perfect event for the family. And if you're a seasoned cyclist looking for a challenge, you can snag a special bib at packet pick-up to become a 30 Mile Challenge participant and...

Small group rides offered this summer

Apr 30, 2018 | by Active Trans

Do you love scenic bike rides but wish you could stop to learn more about the hidden gems Chicagoland has to offer? New for summer 2018, Active Trans brings you Pedal Chicagoland, our small group ride series! We will take you through some of Chicagoland’s most treasured spots via bike at a casual, no-drop pace. These one-of-a-kind experiences are open to cyclists of all skill levels. Check out the available group rides below: Visit some of Chicago’s most interesting and spectacular water fountains Date: Sunday August 5, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Guide: Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike Chicago, Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains and other books. You’ll learn the unique stories of these fountains within the broader history of Chicago, while enjoying...

Expedia to be honored at 2018 Awards Reception

Feb 13, 2018 | by Active Trans

Chicago is still entrenched in the grip of winter. But Todd Scales is already thinking about the summer. The director of technology of the Android team at Egencia, which is an Expedia company, is hard at work planning bicycling activities and events that he hopes will not only strengthen the bicycling culture at Expedia, but also get employees pumped about the Bike Commuter Challenge, Active Transportation Alliance’s annual biking competition in June.To honor the hard work of Scales and his colleagues, Expedia will be receiving Active Trans’ Business Leadership Award at our 2018 Awards Reception on March 7. As coordinator of the Bike Expedia affiliate group in Expedia’s Chicago office, Scales volunteers his time to manage the company’s bicycling programs, including participation...