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Berwyn Bikes and Bungalows Ride

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Berwyn Bikes and Bungalows Ride

Time: May 5, 2012 from 8:30am to 1pm
Location: Proksa Park
Street: 3001 Wisconsin Avenue
City/Town: Berwyn
Website or Map: http://www.cityofhomes.org/ev…
Event Type: bike ride, berwyn, architecture, social, fun, family ride
Organized By: City of Homes/Berwyn Active Transportation Committee
Latest Activity: May 4, 2012

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Berwyn Bikes and Bungalows Event Celebrates Berwyn’s Bike Routes,

Bungalow Appreciation Week

The City of Homes Organization and the Berwyn Active Transportation Committee announce the inaugural Berwyn Bikes and Bungalows bike ride event to be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The bike ride will highlight several of Berwyn’s 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 in Proksa Park, will feature a leisurely four-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. 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 memory of long-time Berwyn resident and bike advocate Bernard "Bernie" Hannigan.

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.

Visit www.cityofhomes.org/events for more information and to register.

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Comment by Anne Alt on May 1, 2012 at 8:05pm

If I wasn't leading a ride in Beverly at the same time, I'd be there.  Proksa Park is lovely, as is the area around it.  There are many beautiful homes and gardens to view.  It's a great place to ride a bike.

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