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Chicago Bike Week

Posted on  June 11, 2013

Celebrate Chicago’s commitment to being the best city for bicycling!

 

 

“More and more people are biking on our streets and lakefront path, whether it is to ride to work, to the store, or just for fitness,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. “Bicycling is a reliable, fast, affordable, healthy and great form of transportation that all residents, young and old, can utilize and enjoy.”

 

The City of Chicago and Goose Island Beer Company presents the 21st annual Chicago Bike Week, promoting biking as an alternative form of transportation. Running from June 10th through the 14th, Bike Week is part of Bike Chicago—a year-long celebration of Chicago’s commitment to become more bicycle friendly.

 

Chicago Bike Week is filled with free bike-themed events throughout the city that everyone can enjoy. Check them out here:

 

Spinning Alfresco presented by Lifetime Fitness

Date: Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Time: 6:30 am & 7:30 am

Location: Millennium Park, Cloud Gate. 201 E. Randolph St.

Begin your day with FREE outdoor spin classes. Space is limited and bikes will be available on a first-come, first serve basis.

 

Bike Chicago Feature Film in Millennium Park

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Millennium Park, Cloud Gate. 201 E. Randolph St.

There will be a special screening of The Triplets of Belleville, a 2003 animated comedy about a grandmother’s journey to rescue her grandson, who was kidnapped by competing in the Tour de France.

 

Near North Bike Tour

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Starts at Buckingham Fountain

Take a free two-hour tour of the Near North Side led by Lee Diamond of Chicago Neighborhood Bike Tours. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 150 participants.

 

Life Time Cycle Palooza

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Millennium Park, Cloud Gate. 201 E. Randolph St.

Join 100 fellow spinners at Life Time Cycle Palooza, the culminating event of the Spinning Alfresco classes. Again, bikes will available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Bike to Work Rally

Date: Friday, June 14, 2013

Time: 7:00 am

Location: Daley Plaza. Washington and Dearborn Streets.

The week’s festivities will finish on Friday with the Bike to Work Rally on Daley Plaza. Join thousands of cyclists for live music and free continental breakfast provided by 7-Eleven. All cyclists will receive a free t-shirt and the use of the complimentary Kickstart by Mountain Dew Free Bike Valet.

 

Want to talk with others about your cycling week? “Like” Bike Chicago on Facebook. Or follow @ChicagoDCASE on Twitter, and use the hashtag #ChiBikeWeek.

 

*Photo from www.bikewalklincolnpark.com

 

DETAILS

 

www.cityofchicago.org

 

Date: Monday, June 10, 2013 – Friday, June 14, 2013

Contact: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Phone: 312.744.3316

 

WHERE TO STAY

 

The Willows Hotel

The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904

www.willowshotelchicago.com

 

City Suites Hotel

A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL, 60657. 773.404.3400

www.chicagocitysuites.com

 

Majestic Hotel

This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499

www.majestic-chicago.com

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