Celebrate Father’s Day with me as we bike the 49th Ward in our 5th Annual 49TH WARD COMMUNITY BICYCLE RIDE. The event kicks off Sunday, June 16th, 7:30 a.m., at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).
After enjoying a light breakfast snack compliments of 7-Eleven, I’ll lead an hour-long bicycle tour of the 49th Ward.
Each year we explore another part of Rogers Park and the 49th Ward. This year, we’ll enjoy some of the new bike lanes that have been introduced to the 49th Ward courtesy of my Participatory Budgeting initiative and traverse the few remaining streets that have not been torn up by Peoples’ Gas ;-). For everyone’s safety, we ask that all bike riders be at least 16 years of age.
We’ll conclude our ride in Loyola Park at the Artists of the Wall Festival. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Artists of the Wall Festival brings together neighbors of all ages to collaborate on a 600-foot lakefront mural at Loyola Park Beach (between Farwell and Morse Avenues). Coordinated by members of the Loyola Park Advisory Council, the festival is an annual celebration of community and creativity.
Whether you’re a hardcore bicycling enthusiast, or simply want to spend a nice summer morning riding your bike through the neighborhood, this is the place to be.
I am proud to have the 49th Ward Green Corps as one of the sponsors of Bike Day. Our goal of transforming the 49th Ward into the greenest community in the nation can only be accomplished by making our community more bike-friendly.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday morning the 16th!
P.S. To volunteer for the bike tour and registration, please contact Bob Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org.