‘Brake’ Out Your Bike for the 25th Annual Bike Week

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The Active Transportation Alliance is hosting the 25th annual Chicago Bike Week, which kicks off Friday.

With a commitment to celebrate being the “best big city for bicycling,” Bike Week has several free events throughout the seven days, according to the event website.

The main event is the Bike Commuter Challenge, where commuters are encouraged to work with co-workers and compete against other workplaces to see which company can get the highest percentage of employees riding to work from June 10 -17. Each workplace is to register online and track its miles each day.

Also apart of Bike Week is the New Belgium Art Bike Program and Schubas Bike Bash on June 11; Two Wheels, One City Ride on June 15; The Bike to Work Rally on June 17 and the Wrap Party on June 18.


This year, Active Trans is also introducing a free mobile app that will automatically track the miles biked during the week.

All levels of bicyclists are invited to participate on the week-long event.

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Holly's running career began in high school; after being bummed about not making the volleyball team her sophomore year, she decided to join some of her middle school friends on the cross country team. She also did track in the fall, where the 1600 m race was her niche. Since then, she has run several 5Ks, and completed her first half marathon in July 2015. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism.