As noted on the site…
Now in it’s 22nd year, Bike Chicago began as a one day rally and quickly expanded to a week, a month, five months and now a year long celebration of Chicago’s commitment to become more bicycle friendly and environmentally conscious.
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the full week of Bike To Work Week events in Chicago this past week, June 9-15.
As if you need any more incentive, riders coming to the Rally can get a free t-shirt at the Bike to Work Week Rally beginning at 7:30 am. I snagged a sneak peak a this year’s shirt (which folks had the chance to vote on via an online poll earlier this spring).
In addition to the competition revved up among workplaces in Chicago’s local Bike Commuter Challenge, Chicago’s Commissioner of Transportation Gabe Klein will announce the winner of the first ever PSA Video Contest. (We’ll update this post to let you know which of the four finalists is announced as the winning video.)
In celebration of Bike Chicago 2012 and Bike To Work Week, The City of Chicago is hosting a public service announcement (PSA) video contest to help spread the message that bicycling is a fun, healthy and environmentally-friendly form of transportation, recreation and sport….. Videos will be judged on creativity, cohesion with the Bike it Everywhere, Chicago!theme, quality of the production and overall impression. This contest and the Bike Chicago program presented by Goose Island are in conjunction with the Bicycle Film Festival Chicago, The Chainlink and Active Transportation Alliance.
The City of Chicago expects about 1,500 people at this morning’s Rally. The City wants to remind cyclists that it will have a bike valet available all day too (so you’re bike will be safe and no searching for a free bike rack while you enjoy the bike fun).
Cyclists commuting north of the city should stop by the Bike Pit Stop in the City of Evanston this morning. Cyclists commuting from the southwest side of the city can swing by the Bike Away from Work pit stop at the Blue Island Metra station this evening on their way home starting at 5 p.m.