Thankfully nobody confused The World Naked Bike Ride with Bike to Work
Week, which kicked off Monday and lasts all week.
your chance to get out on your bike as well as join a week long party
sponsored by several locations around the city and The Active Transportation Alliance.
Stations along popular bike routes in Chicago and at suburban Metra
stations give bike commuters a much-deserved pat on the back with free
coffee and goodies. The full schedule of Bike Commuter Stations
is listed below and can be found by clicking here.
Bike After Work parties at area cafes
and restaurants are perfect spots to end the workday. See below
for details on the Bike After Work parties.
Chicagoland companies will go helmet-to-helmet to see who can get the
highest percentage of employees to bike to work this week. This
year's competition has more teams than ever and include the likes of
Google, United, Office of Sen. Dick Durbin, CTA and WTTW. See a
list of all the companies online by clicking here.
So leave the car at home, grab your
helmet and hop on your bike, it's good for you, for the environment
and there will be plenty of people joining you this week. Who
knows, it might catch on?
2010 Bike to Work Week celebration details.
Wednesday, June 16-
6:30-9am at the Polish Triangle.
6:30-9am at Lincoln/Clark/Wells (near
Green City Market)
5:30-8:30am at Highland Park Metra
6:30-8:30am at Lisle Metra
6:30-8:30a.m. at Palatine Metra
6:30-8:30am at Downers Grove
6:30-8:30am at Bartlett Metra
Thursday, June 17
South Lakefront Trail at the Field Museum,
6:30-9am at North
a.m. at Arlington Heights Metra
5:30-8:30am at Fountain Square,
6:30-8:30am at Villa Park Metra,
6:30-8:30am at Lombard Metra
5:30-8pm at Deja Brew, 5219 W 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL,
co-hosted by Oak Lawn Bike Psychos
5:30-8pm at Beggar's Pizza, 15600
Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, IL, co-hosted by Friends of the Calumet-Sag
5:30-8pm at Cilantro, 18755 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, IL, hosted by
Folks on Spokes and Goodspeed Cycles. This includes a bike cruise
hosted by Goodspeed Cycles.
5-7pm at ING Direct Café, 27 E. Chestnut,
Chicago, IL, hosted by ING Direct, Active Trans and Goose Island
Friday, June 18
7:30am-7pm Mayor Daley's Bike to Work Day Rally at Daley
5:30-8:30am at Skokie CTA, co-hosted Turin Bicycle
6:30-8:30am at Elmhurst Metra, co-hosted by Elmhurst Bicycle Club
5-8:30 pm TGIF Bike to Work Week Celebration at Turin
Bicycle (1027 Davis St., Evanston). Free event includes light
refreshments and raffles.