Chicago Bike to Work Week

June 12, 2012 5:10:37 AM PDT
Chicago marks its annual Bike to Work Week from June 11-15 with rush hour activities.

Spin Classes at Cloud Gate
Millennium Park
Today- Thursday
pre-registration required www.bikechicago.us

The week begins with Spinning Alfresco, presented by CityTarget in Millennium Park at Cloud Gate. The FREE outdoor spin classes will be held Monday, June 11-Thursday, June 14 with two classes each morning at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. All fitness levels are welcome.

Also on Monday, June 11 join other cyclists for Bike Shorts, a collection of short bicycle films from around the world, at the Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn at 6:00 p.m. The screening is presented by the Chicago Bicycle Film Festival and Goose Island Beer Company.

Grab your friends and family and head to Millennium Park for the Bike Chicago Movie in the Park beginning at dusk on Tuesday, June 12. Enjoy an evening on the Great Lawn featuring the American Classic Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. The hit 1985 comedy follows Pee-wee Herman as he embarks on a nation-wide quest to rescue his beloved, stolen bike.

Take a lunch break with the Chicago Department of Transportation's and hear about the City's exciting Streets for Cycling 2020 plan on Wednesday, June 13. The lecture begins at noon at the Chicago Cultural Center in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. Highlights include new protected bike lanes, bike sharing and much more.

Thursday, June 14 - Loop Bike Tour On Thursday, June 14, join us for a free two hour Loop Bike Tour led by Lee Diamond of Chicago Neighborhood Bike Tours. The ride will leave from Buckingham Fountain at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required as the ride limited to 150 participants. Visit www.bikechicago.us for registration and event details.

The Bike to Work Rally is the big event on Friday, June 15 at Daley Plaza beginning at 7:30 a.m. Ditch the car and choose the economic and healthy alternative by becoming a bike commuter. Join fellow cyclists, local media, cycling groups, Goose Island Beer Company and the City of Chicago on Daley Plaza (Washington and Dearborn Streets). All cyclists will receive a FREE T-shirt, breakfast and bike parking at the Sierra Mist Free Bike Valet.

Presented by the City of Chicago and Goose Island Beer Company, Bike Chicago 2012 is a celebration of Chicago's commitment to become even more bicycle friendly and environmentally conscious. After you finish your ride this summer take your taste buds for a spin with your favorite Goose Island beer at bike friendly craft beer destinations throughout Chicagoland. For more information about our beers or events visit Gooseisland.com

Bike Chicago 2012 is presented by Goose Island Beer Company in partnership with 93XRT, Sierra Mist Natural, CityTarget, Active Transportation Alliance and Chicago Transit Authority. For more information and details on bike Chicago 2011, please call (312) 744-3316, (312) 744-3370 (hotline) or visit www.bikechicago.us http://www.bikechicago.us/. Join the conversation on Facebook (Bike Chicago) or follow us on Twitter at @ChicagoDCASE, #BikeChicago2012 and #B2WW.

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents large scale and small high-quality FREE festivals, exhibitions, performances, parades, sport events, farmers markets and holiday celebrations in venues throughout the city each year. DCASE is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the arts in Chicago as well as supporting the people who create and sustain them.

Bike to Work Week Events
Spin Classes at Cloud Gate
Millennium Park
Today- Thursday
6:30am & 7:30am
pre-registration required www.bikechicago.us


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