I am pleased to announce Alderman Joe Moore’s first annual 49th Ward BICYCLE DAY.
Join me Saturday, July 11th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Touhy Park, 7358 N. Paulina (across from the new Clark Street fire station) for a PEDAL PARTY IN THE PARK, a fun-filled day of activities focused on bicycles and bike safety.
Whether you’re a hardcore bicycling enthusiast, or simply want to spend a nice summer day riding bikes with your kids, this is the place to be. Local businesses and community organizations will offer the following:
- Bike safety checks
- Helmet fittings
- Cycling merchandise
- Rider safety tips
- Children’s activities
The Recyclery, Rogers Park’s used bicycle collective, will be accepting donations of used bikes, and theRogers Park Parent’s Group will host some kid-friendly activities for all ages. Mayor Daley’s Bicycling Ambassadors will also be on hand with a table of activities for kids and adults.
At 12 Noon we’ll mount up and enjoy an Ambassador-escorted bike ride through the neighborhood and then return to Touhy Park for a picnic lunch provided by Partners for Rogers Park!
Many thanks to Roberts Cycle, 7054 N. Clark, for providing the safety checks, helmet fittings and cycling merchandise.
I am proud to have the 49th Ward Green Corps as one of the sponsors of Bicycle Day. Our goal of transforming the 49th Ward into the greenest community in the nation can only be accomplished by making our community more bicycle friendly.
Please download a copy of the Bicycle Day poster to share with your building residents, congregation, and co-workers. The pdf is provided below, or it may be downloaded from the Green Corps page of my ward49.com website.
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday the 11th!