Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Four Star Bike & Chow 2013

 Bike, Snack, Repeat!
 Whether you have just moved to Chicago, or you have lived here all your life, the Active Transportation Alliance's Four Star Bike & Chow event is a great way to explore the culture and streets of the city!
 There are various routes available for riders of all experience levels - 12-mile, 22-mile, 35-mile, and 62-mile routes.  Once on the route, there will be volunteers helping guide you in the right direction, and various historical landmarks, museums, parks, restaurants and other unique Chicago locations you are free to stop and explore on the way. Sites such as Oz Park, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and the Green Mill Jazz Club are all places you could stop at! All potential stops could be marked on your complementary route map.
     Each route is carefully chosen for experience levels of all types. Even if you have limited experience riding a bike, you are invited to participate in the Four Star Bike & Chow. You can even sign up for Safe City Cycling Instruction, and learn from experts how to ride in the city safely before you go!
     The routes begin and end at UIC Campus, and after finishing, you are invited to enjoy Goose Island Brew Pub Beer, have a Caribou Coffee, and talk to Active Transportation Alliance about other events!
     If you are not biking yourself, you are free to volunteer to support and help out other bikers. If you belong to a large group or organization and a large number of you volunteer, you could receive a donation to your organization! 
   Pace, The Chicago Cycling Club, UIC Office of Sustainability, and the City of Chicago are all partners helping make this event happen. Sponsors include SRAM, 93XRT, and Chicago Athlete Magazine. Food Sponsors are Arya Bhavan Indian Cuisine, The Red Apple Buffet, and Star of Siam. 
We hope to see you there!

Sign-up here and view route details here.

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