Time: May 4, 2013 from 9am to 1pm
Street: 6715 W Ogden Avenue
Website or Map: http://http://www.cityofhomes…
Event Type: social ride, family friendly, bungalow, ride, , justin, carver"
Organized By: City of Homes and the Berwyn Active Transportation Committee
Latest Activity: May 7
The City of Homes Organization and the Berwyn Active Transportation Committee announce the second annual Berwyn Bikes and Bungalows bike ride event to be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The bike ride will highlight several of Berwyn’s kit homes and Chicago-style bungalow homes and seek to educate the community about new bike lanes and paths. Berwyn Bikes and Bungalows, the first event of its kind in the Chicagoland area, also will coincide with Bungalow Appreciation Week.
The family friendly event, which begins and ends at Cigars and Stripes on historic Route 66, will feature two separate rides. The first ride is a leisurely six-mile bike ride with intermittent stops to discuss the rich history of several bungalows as well as the Berwyn Active Transportation Plan, which aims to improve the city’s walking and biking environment. The second, concurrent ride, is a 25 mile self-guided tour of the Chicago area bungalow belt, stretching from Berwyn to Portage Park on Chicago’s northwest side. A post-tour celebration, including food and entertainment, will conclude the event.
Adult participants can register online at www.cityofhomes.org/events for the nominal fee of $5 or at the supporter level for $20, which includes a generous, tax-deductible $15 donation to the City of Homes organization. Children under 18 ride for free, but must register for the event. Or, you can call the Berwyn Development Corporation to register at (708) 788-8100; ask for Kurtis. Space is limited.
The Berwyn Bikes and Bungalows bike ride event is being held in support of area resident and bicyclist Justin Carver.
Berwyn is located in Chicago’s near western suburbs, approximately 20 minutes from the Chicago Loop. The City of Homes is dedicated to making Berwyn the primary destination in the Chicago area for families and individuals seeking an affordable, walkable, location-efficient and transit-oriented community.