Thursday, August 28, 2014

Four Star Bike & Chow comes to Beverly and Morgan Park

This year's Four Star Bike and Chow ride happens on Sunday 9/7 and it's coming to Beverly and Morgan Park.  There are 4 routes to choose from, ranging from 12 to 62 miles.  The 2 longer routes will visit our neighborhood.  Not familiar with the concept?  It's a neighborhood tour highlighting parks and a selection of local foods.  Each rest stop along the way features a different food.  Challenge yourself and have some fun.  Registration is open until the start of the event.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

95th St. construction

I made a discovery a little while ago that was good news-bad news.  The good part: they're finally repaving 95th St. through Beverly (probably Vanderpoel to Leavitt, not sure of length of project).  The bad part: they have the westbound lanes closed NOW as they work, so traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction on the south side of the median.

If you need to reach a business along 95th today, allow yourself extra time for traffic and/or creative navigation.  Traffic approaching the construction zone is likely to be extremely slow.  Better yet, walk there or ride your bike, approaching from a side street. 

If you are going somewhere near, but not ON, 95th, I'd suggest avoiding 95th totally.

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting on 8/20

If you're interested in events and stewardship on the Major Taylor Trail, please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday 8/20 at Ridge Park fieldhouse, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For those who aren't familiar with our group and what we do, we are a non-profit advocacy group working to improve and maintain the Major Taylor Trail and promote its use. We have an active working relationship with the Chicago Park District, Forest Preserve District of Cook County and other non-profits and government agencies. We organize volunteer workdays, bike rides and other events.

In the past year, we've done 4 tree planting projects with the Openlands TreeKeepers program: near 87th Street and between 124th and 127th. We'd love to have your ideas and help with future events and projects.  Please join us!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

4 Star Bike & Show on 9/7


Experience the perfect combination of riding carefully created routes, sampling delicious cuisine like tacos, hot dogs, chicken and waffles and more, and enjoying a tasty post-ride Revolution Brewery beer at the Four Star Bike & Chow on Sunday, September 7.

Choose 12-, 22-, 40- or 62-mile route options on Chicago’s South Side. Not sure about riding on streets with traffic? Participants of the 12-mile route can also sign up for Safe City Cycling and learn how to ride confidently and safely on city streets. 

Recruit your friends, co-workers and family members to participate . Save on your registration when you sign up in groups
Stay for lunch at the post-ride festival at the field at Circle Memorial Grove on the UIC campus (Taylor & Morgan Streets).  Picnic with your fellow riders, enjoy music and camaraderie.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Dan Ryan Woods workday on Saturday morning 8/9

Join Friends of the Forest Preserve at Dan Ryan Woods this Saturday, August 9 from 9:00 am-noon
 for their monthly volunteer workday.  Tools, gloves, and training provided. Wear  boots or sneakers are recommended, as the conditions are a bit muddy.  
Meet at the Dan Ryan Woods East parking lot (2 blocks west of Damen on the north side of 87th Street).  Please contact Benjamin Cox at 773-398-1178 or benjamin@fotfp.org for more information.

non sequitur Friday

Friday, August 1, 2014

non sequitur Friday

A live performance by a notable talent



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail community ride CANCELLED

UPDATE: Ride is cancelled due to likelihood of thunderstorms.

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail are having a community bike ride on Sunday 7/27, starting 2 p.m. at Ridge Park.  Please click here for more details.