Enjoy the mid-summer splendor of our neighborhood as we bike through Rogers Park in my7th Annual 49TH WARD COMMUNITY BICYCLE RIDE. The event takes place Sunday morning, July19th, at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). Registration and breakfast snacks are at 7:30 a.m. and the bike ride kicks off promptly at 8:00 a.m.
Traffic Sunday morning is light and the morning air is fresh–the perfect time for a bike ride. We’ll start the day by enjoying a light breakfast snack and then embark on an hour-long bicycle tour of the 49th Ward.
Each year we explore another part of Rogers Park and the 49th Ward. This is the first year that those who don’t have a bike, but would like to join our tour, can take advantage of the Divvy Bike Share program. Simply go to a Divvy Bike station close to your home, rent one of the Divvy bikes and ride over to my office for the tour. For a list of Divvy Bike share stations in the 49th Ward,CLICK HERE.
Our bike tour will pass by a number of the Divvy station sites, so you’ll be able to recharge your bike during the course of our tour.
Our tour will also include some of the new playgrounds our neighborhood received courtesy of the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting process and the Chicago Plays Playground Replacement Program. We’ll also ride through the site of the Celebrate Clark Street Festival. Day 2 of the festival will be taking place later that day.
Our tour will conclude at the Glenwood Sunday Market. Park your bike at the bicycle parking lot located at the Lunt entrance to the Morse Red Line stop and browse and shop at one of the best farmers markets in Chicago!
The Chicago Bicycling Ambassadors will provide a safety escort and will be on hand to answer questions about the rules of the road for cyclists.
Whether you’re a hardcore bicycling enthusiast, or simply want to spend a nice summer morning riding your bike through the neighborhood, the 49th Ward Community Bike Ride is the place to be.
I look forward to seeing you Sunday morning, July 19th!
P.S. To volunteer for the bike tour and registration, please contact Bob Fuller at Robert.Fuller@cityofchicago.org.