Berwyn Bikes & Bungalows
This event is open to all ages, but is recommended that individual riders be of at least 11 years of age.
Riders must come with bikes that are ready to ride. Please make sure that tires are inflated and holding air, and that chain and gears are operating smoothly and brakes are working. Staff from Dan’s Bike Shop will be on site to give bikes a basic mechanical check, and we will make every attempt to address any mechanical issues in the brief time allotted before departure. However, our qualified mechanics may be forced to declare a bike unfit to participate if the bike is found to be unsafe to ride.
In addition to providing their own bikes, all riders are urged to wear safety helmets and to bring drinking water.
There will be two routes this year:
- a longer, self-guided bungalow belt ride (approximately 25 miles) north to the Portage Park neighborhood in Chicago and back; check in and depart from 8:30 – 9 a.m.
- a family ride (approximately 6 miles) through south Berwyn neighborhoods. Check in starting at 9 a.m. for guided group rides departing promptly at 10 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.
Rides depart from and return to the Cigars and Stripes Parking lot, where there will be a post-ride celebration for all.