Join me Sunday as we bike the new 49th Ward in our 4th Annual 49TH WARD COMMUNITY BICYCLE RIDE. The event kicks off this Sunday, August 12th, 7:30 a.m., at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).
This year, we’ll spend a portion of our time biking through the southern part of Rogers Park that will soon join the 49th Ward under the new ward map. For everyone’s safety, we ask that all bike riders be at least 16 years of age.
We’ll conclude our ride at the Glenwood Sunday Market at Morse and Glenwood for the Market’s annualBike and Wellness Day. Bicycle parking will be available at the corner of Morse and Glenwood.
In addition to the delicious fresh produce and foods normally available at the Glenwood Sunday Market, Bike and Wellness day will extend an additional block further (south to Farwell) and include vendors and presenters with information and products for cyclists as well as anyone interested in having better health.
Bicycle presenters will include Loyola Limited’s Chainlinks, The Recyclery (accepting all used bicycle donations), the City of Chicago’s Bicycling Ambassadors, and performer Adam Gottlieb playing songs inspired by bicycles. Wellness vendors will include Heartland Health Centers, Caring Connections for Seniors, Ardent Center for Counseling, and Center on Halsted.
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.
Please download a copy of the Bike Day poster to share with your building residents, congregation, and co-workers. The pdf is provided below:
I look forward to seeing you Sunday morning the 12th!
P.S. To volunteer for the bike tour and registration or to help with the Bike and Wellness Fair, please contact Bob Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org.