Berwyn Bikes & Bungalows

Join the City of Homes Organization (Facebook) and the Berwyn Active Transportation Committee (Facebook) for a family friendly bike ride on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

[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.

Check in at the Cigars and Stripes parking lot, 6715 W. Ogden Ave. (between Wesley Ave. and Euclid Ave.), Berwyn, Illinois 60402.

Rides depart from and return to the Cigars and Stripes Parking lot, where there will be a post-ride celebration for all.

We also encourage donations to the Fund for Justin Carver, a bicyclist injured in December while riding in Berwyn on his way home from work. The driver who hit him only had minimum coverage car insurance, which will not cover his medical bills, let alone his lost income. Money donated will help cover his medical bills and his family’s short-term expenses.

Bungalow Belt Ride

This is a past event.

Family Ride, Group One

This is a past event.

Family Ride, Group Two

This is a past event.

Family Ride, Group Three

This is a past event.