Friday, July 10, 2009

49th ward bike day tomorrow

This Saturday 7/11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be a Pedal Party at Touhy Park, 7358 N. Paulina (across from the new Clark Street fire station), a day of fun 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
* Gift certificates
* Rider safety tips
* Children's activities

The Recyclery, Rogers Park's used bike collective, will be accepting donations of used bikes, and the Rogers Park Parents 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 Noon, it's time to enjoy an Ambassador-escorted bike ride through the neighborhood and back 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, cycling merchandise and gift certificates.

The 49th Ward Green Corps is one of the sponsors of Bicycle Day. Making our community more bicycle friendly helps to make a greener, more liveable community.

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