Although May is National Bike Month, Chicago likes to continue the celebration as long as possible. Starting tomorrow, the Active Transportation Alliance’s Chicago Bike Week starts, with various cycling events throughout the week.

Help celebrate the Number One Bike City by participating!

Calendar of events

Friday, June 16: The Chicago Bike to Work Rally, presented by Freeman Kevenides Law Firm, will run 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. at Daley Plaza. Here, sponsors will have giveaways, and cyclists can enjoy bike-themed entertainment and educational programs.

Friday, June 16 – June 30: The Bike Commuter Challenge is two weeks long this year! Get your coworkers together and get riding! Compete against hundreds of Chicagoland organizations for prizes.

Challenge Pit Stops:

  • Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22: Commuter Challenge Morning Pit Stops (various locations).
  • Tuesday, June 20: Bike Commuter Challenge Happy Hour Pit Stop at Timbuk2, 1623 N. Damen, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 21: Bike Commuter Challenge Happy Hour Pit Stop at Revolution Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie, 5:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, June 19: Slow Roll Chicago’s Juneteenth Ride, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23: ABUS Instagram Contest with The Chainlink for Bike to Work Week 2017. ABUS and The Chainlink are celebrating Bike to Work Week and the Bike Commuter Challenge in Chicago with an Instagram contest!

Thursday, June 15: Wine & Workshop — Basic Maintenance by Tailwind Cycles and The Chainlink, special workshop to get your bike ready for Bike to Work Week/Commuter Challenge!, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Tailwind Cycles, 3140 West Montrose.

Thursday, June 22: The Chainlink’s Ferris Bueller Scavenger Hunt Benefitting World Bicycle Relief, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Chicago.  

Friday, June 23: celebrate Active Trans’ Bike Week at the official Rock the Rooftop Party presented by World Bicycle Relief and SRAM; 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., SRAM Rooftop located at 1000 W. Fulton Market. Please RSVP. 

Saturday, June 24: Bicycle Commuting Basics — workshop will cover benefits of bike commuting, essential gear, safety & responsibility, dressing for success and how to get started, REI Lincoln Park, 1466 N. Halsted, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

 Thursday, June 29: An evening of conversation and mobilization around improving the Milwaukee Avenue corridor in Wicker Park and Bucktown at Arc’teryx, 1620 N. Damen, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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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 shorter distance races and two half marathons. Her goal for 2017 is to try a triathlon, and eventually do the Chicago Marathon. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism. Working at Chicago Athlete, Holly has been able to explore photography a lot more, which is one of her main hobbies. She enjoys taking photos at endurance races, and is also passionate about nature photography and portraiture.

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