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Bike to Work Week Brings Fashion, Fun, and Free Stuff

Bike to Work Week
Biking to Work. Image by Rob__ via Flickr

Bike to Work Week is  June 11-17 and if you join in, don’t miss the very cool Bike Pit Stops along popular bike routes in Chicago. Don’t just ride in and ride out. Stop at one of the Bike after Work parties at area cafes and restaurants. Perfect spots to end the workday, car-free. Follow @activetrans on twitter during Bike to Work Week for more details on the tweetup group rides.

Here is the schedule of events:
Thursday, June 9

  • Bike Chic, Commuter Fashion Show: 12 p.m. at Daley Plaza

Saturday June 11 – Friday June 17

Monday, June 13

  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 a.m. at 1337 N. Wells (Wells at Evergreen), co-hosted by Village Cycle Center
  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 a.m. at Roosevelt & Blue Island (SE Corner), co-hosted by Rapid Transit University Village and Po Campo
  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 a.m. at 2457 West Division (Wells at Campbell, SE corner), hosted by Ciclo Urbano
  • “Biking the Boulevards” Viewing Party: 6 p.m. at 1800 N. Clybourn, Goose Island Brewpub

Tuesday, June 14

  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 a.m. at North Shore Channel Trail at Foster, co-hosted by On the Route Cycles and Swedish Covenant
  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 a.m. at Clybourn/Halsted/Weed, co-hosted by REI and Chainlink
  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 a.m. at 3201 S. Halsted (Bridgeport), co-hosted by Blue City Cycles and Nana Restaurant
  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 a.m. at 1520 E 57th St, hosted by Café 57, University of Chicago, and Blackstone Bicycle Works
  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 2313 North Milwaukee Avenue, hosted by Café Mustache and Boulevard Bikes
  • “Bike it Everywhere, Chicago” with Greg Borzo: 12 p.m. at Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington St – meet the author of Where to Bike Chicago
  • Bike after Work: 5-8 2016 West Roscoe and 2055 West Roscoe, hosted by Roscoe Village Bikes, The Village Tap, and Goose Island Brewery – special for bikers with special for bikers with helmet, lock key, or Bike Commuter Challenge team card

Wednesday, June 15

  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 a.m. at the Polish Triangle, co-hosted by Copenhagen Cyclery, Rapid Transit Cycles, WPBC, CNT, and I-GO
  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 Lincoln/Clark/Wells (near Green City Market), co-hosted by Dutch Bikes, Orbitz, CLIF Bar, and Coldwell Banker
  • Bike after Work: 5-8 p.m. at 3420 West Grace Street (@Elston), hosted by The Abbey Pub, Get a Grip Cycles, and Goose Island Brewery – special for bikers with helmet, lock key, or Bike Commuter Challenge team card
  • Loop Bike Tour: 6 p.m. check-in at Buckingham Fountain, ride begins at 6:30 p.m(RSVP required. Visit for more details and to RSVP)

Thursday, June 16

  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 a.m. at South Lakefront Trail at the Field Museum, co-hosted by The Trek Store, the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium
  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:30-9 a.m. at North Lakefront Trail/Fullerton Ave, co-hosted by Performance Bike, Nature Museum, and CLIF 2Mile Challenge
  • Bike Pit Stop: 6:00-9:00 1534 N. Wells St., Chicago. Free smoothie samples and bananas. Enter to win dinner cruise for two. Sponsored by Entertainment Cruises and Fresh Choice Chicago.
  • Movies in the Park, Breaking Away: dusk at Grant Park (Columbus and Balbo)

Friday,  June 17th

  • Bike to Work Day Rally: 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Daley Plaza
  • Bike to Work Tweetups: 7 a.m. at four Caribou Coffee locations, 7:30 a.m. ride to Rally in Daley Plaza:
    • 3240 N. Ashland
    • 811 W.  Maxwell
    • 3025 N. Clark St.
    • 600 N. Kingsbury
  • Get a free medium coffee with purchase of a breakfast item, 7 a.m. -10 a.m., at any Chicago Caribou Coffee location when you show your helmet, lock key, or Bike Commuter Challenge team card
  • Bike after Work: 5:30-8 p.m. at ING Direct Café, 21 E. Chestnut, co-hosted by ING Direct and Goose Island Brewery.

The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel. The organization builds a movement around active transportation, encourages physical activity, increases safety and builds a world-class transportation network. Formerly the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, the Active Transportation Alliance is North America’s largest transportation advocacy organization, supported by more than 6,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 35 full-time staff. For more information on the Active Transportation Alliance, visit or call 312.427.3325.

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