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Bike the Ridge – Sun. Sept. 25

BikeTheRidge2011_0746web.jpgThe annual Bike the Ridge event will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic between Howard and Church Streets. Bicycles are not allowed on Ridge Avenue at any other time, so come out and enjoy this non-competitive, city-sponsored special event!

You are invited to join the official start of the ride at 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Howard Street. You may bike Ridge Avenue from Howard Street to Church Street and back again or anywhere in the middle. Children under age 18 are required to wear bike helmets per City of Evanston ordinance. This event is limited to those on non-motorized bicycles only (motorized bicycles or skateboards are not allowed).

More information here.

Streets Alive – Sun. Sept. 13

All are invited to bike, walk, run, scooter or skate freely down Main Street as part of Evanston Streets Alive! on Sunday, September 13, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For the second year in a row, a mile of Main Street between Hinman Ave. and Robert Crown Center will be closed to motor vehicles and open to fun activities for all ages. The free “open streets” event includes four of the City’s nine aldermanic wards (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th) and spans two parks, a lively business district and a major transit hub.

This year’s Streets Alive! theme is “Just Move – Walk, Run and Bike to a More Sustainable Life!” The goals of the event are to inspire healthy, green transportation and to help everyone visualize new ways to use public space.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Streets Alive! back to Main Street for the second year in a row,” said Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. “Streets Alive! allows community members to celebrate and explore our beautiful public streets and spaces while enjoying all things Evanston.”

This year, Streets Alive! has partnered with the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) to bring the Evanston Green Living Festival to the event. Located on Main Street between Ridge and Asbury Avenues, the Green Living Festival will feature a large number of businesses and local organizations exhibiting their sustainable products, services, and ideas; alternative transportation and energy demonstrations; and much more.

Also new to Streets Alive!, Latino Resources and the City of Evanston will host the Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration at Main Street and Ashland Avenue in front of Washington School. The celebration will include live music, art, food, dancing, games and more.

Other free activities at Streets Alive! include a climbing wall, street soccer, a bike rodeo, a kids’ bike ride, an Explore Evanston bike tour, an imagination playground, a chalk art contest, dancing, drumming, live music, an interactive art project, a hula hoop festival, bike instruction, food trucks and much more.

“Streets Alive! is a great way to showcase the uniqueness of Evanston and bring neighbors together to enjoy a wonderful weekend,” said state Rep. Laura Fine.

Streets Alive! is presented by environmental nonprofit Citizens’ Greener Evanston and the City of Evanston. Major sponsors include First Bank & Trust, the Evanston Bicycle Club, Homefield Energy, Archer-Patterson Family Foundation, WinSol Power, Natural Awakenings, Evanston Community Television (ECTV), The Autobarn of Evanston, Collective Resource, and Evanston RoundTable. To become an event sponsor, please contact Streets Alive! Coordinator Natalie Watson at evanstonstreetsalive@gmail.com.

To learn more, visit evanstonstreetsalive.org or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents in Evanston may simply dial 3-1-1.

Evanston Kidical Mass – Sun. Oct. 26

KidicalMassCome try out your Halloween costume at Evanston’s Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride, our last ride of the year. Join Kidical Mass for a slow, easy-going, fun, group ride focused on kids of all ages and families that will tour Evanston.

Gather at Washington Elementary at Florence & Main near the playground at 10:00 for a 10:30am departure.

This ride is free and open to the public.

The Evanston ride will happen on the last Sunday of each month – rain or shine! But if it’s really rainy, we’ll keep it short.

RIDE GUIDELINES
* Please wear helmets and ride safely.
* Rides are typically 3-4 miles at a 5-6 mph pace, roughly 1 hour with stops.
* Rides are suitable for children who have progressed beyond training wheels.
* Younger children are welcome on trail-a-bikes, child trailers and child seats on their parent’s bike.
* Festive dress and decorations encouraged.
* It is expected that all kids bring a parent or guardian with a bike.

Washington Elementary School
914 Ashland Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60202

Bike the Ridge – Sunday, Sept. 28

Join us on Sunday, September 28, 2014 for the Annual Bike the Ridge ride! Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic between Howard and Church Streets.

bike the ridgeBicycles are not allowed on Ridge Avenue at any other time, so come out and enjoy this non-competitive, City-sponsored special event!

The ride will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic  from Howard to Church Streets. This event is limited to those on non-motorized bicycles only (motorized bicycles or skateboards are not allowed).

Evanston Kidical Mass – Sun. Aug. 31

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Evanston Kidical Mass – Sunday, June 29

Evanston-Kidical-Mass-June-29th-emailJoin Kidical Mass for a slow, easy-going, fun, group ride focused on kids of all ages and families that will tour Evanston.Gather at Washington Elementary at 10 AM, Depart by 10:30 AM

Invite your neighbors!
This ride is free and open to the public.

The Evanston ride will happen on the last Sunday of each month – rain or shine!

RIDE GUIDELINES

  • Rides are typically 3-4 miles at a 5-6 mph pace, roughly 1 hour with stops.
  • Rides are suitable for children who have progressed beyond training wheels.
  • Younger children are welcome on trail-a-bikes, child trailers and child seats on their parent’s bike.
  • Festive dress and decorations encouraged.
  • It is expected that all kids bring a parent or guardian with a bike.

Find us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoKidicalMass

Any questions feel free to contact Lindsey- lindzeyrose@gmail.com

 

Bike the Ridge – Sun. Sept. 29

BiketheRidgePull out the bikes and park the cars. Bikes rule when Bike the Ridge returns Sunday morning, Sept. 29th. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. bicyclists can bike a 2-mile stretch of Ridge Avenue, from Howard Street to Church Street, a road normally closed to bicycles. Please join Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl at 9 am. at Howard and Ridge as she kicks off Bike the Ridge. Bikers are welcome to start at either end of the ride or join in anywhere along the route. Along the route, riders and walkers can visit with a variety of clubs and organizations, which will be located in parks along Ridge.

Visit http://www.cityofevanston.org/festivals-concerts/bike-the-ridge/ for more information.