Events

Bike Week Rally

What’s more impressive than one person on a bike? Hundreds of people on bikes! Join us Thursday, June 21 at Daley Plaza for the Bike to Work rally. There will be free giveaways from our sponsors, bike-themed entertainment, educational programming and maybe even a guy making balloon animals. Visit activetrans.org/bikeweek for more information.

 

Pit Stops

Meet the folks behind the Active Transportation Alliance and B2WC! Grab a cup of Dark Matter Coffee, Clif Bars, and cool sponsor gear. Not a morning person? Meet up with fellow riders and grab a beer after work at one of our Bike Away events.

Join or renew your Active Trans membership and participate in daily challenges to be entered to win even more sponsor prizes. Can you believe how many prizes we have?!

Monday, June 18

  • Field Museum - 1400 S Lake Shore Dr (7:00am-9:00am)
  • REI Lincoln Park - 1466 N Halsted St (4:30pm-6:30pm)

Tuesday, June 19

  • Timbuk2 - 1623 N Damen Ave (5:00pm-7:00pm)

Wednesday, June 20

  • Keating Law Offices - 825 N Milwaukee Ave (5:00pm-7:00pm)

Thursday, Jun 21

Monday, June 25

  • Wallach Fountain - 55th St and Lakefront Trail (7:00am-9:00am)
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center - 500 W Madison St (7:00am-9:00am)

Wednesday, June 27

  • Polish Triangle - Milwaukee Ave and Division St (7:00am-9:00am)

Thursday, June 28

 

Community Events

Saturday, June 16 

Friday, June 22

  • Morning Commute Rally with Bike Ambassadors and Bikes n Roses - 4747 N. Sawyer (7:00am-9:00am)
    • Attendees will enjoy breakfast snacks and refreshments, and they will receive a complimentary reflective safety band. In addition, Bikes N’ Roses’ staff will provide bike maintenance services, as needed. The City of Chicago Bike Ambassadors will be requested to provide recommendations for efficient and safe bike routes to/from people’s work which will compliment their many bike resources and brochures. Bikes N’ Roses will provide up to 40 safety vests for rent for Bike Week to encourage newer bike commuters to feel safe.

Saturday, June 23

  • 3rd Annual Community Bike Ride with We Keep You Rollin' - 13134 S. Vernon (10:00am-3:00pm)
     
  • Open Shop Night at Bikes N Roses (Adults Only 21+) - 4747 N. Sawyer (7:00pm-9:00pm)
    • ‚ÄčAdults can “BYOBike” and use the shop’s tools to gain bike maintenance practice and skills, not to mention they can BYOBottle for a fun, adult biking evening 

Thursday, June 28

  • Evening Commute Rally with Bike Ambassadors and Tailwind Cycles - 3140 W Montrose Ave (5:30pm – 7:00pm)
    • Attendees will receive reflective safety bands and will be able to practice putting their own bikes on the front of a CTA bus rack. Since the CTA supplies this sample rack for educational purposes, this will allow bikers to be comfortable using the bike racks with practice - without the fear of holding up the bus! For those who participate in ATA's Bike to Work Challenge, enter a chance to win a bike lights or bike gear. At 7:00pm, attendees will meet at a local, bike-friendly bar for food and drinks, and bike resources will be available for take-away. Specials will be available to Bike Week participants by showing their reflective arm band and/or helmets to further promote safety.