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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

bike racing Thursday 7/24

Beverly's annual evening of criterium bike racing is happening on Thursday 7/24. For the 2nd year, it will feature both a women's race and a men's race. The women's race starts at 4:40 p.m. and the men's race starts at 6:30.

The festival area at the start/finish (107th & Longwood) will feature live music and food & drink by local folks, including a special craft beer - a collaboration between Horse Thief Hollow and Argus Brewery.

Bring your lawn chairs and come on down! Each race is for category 1 & 2 racers, the highest levels of skill and speed. This will be an action packed evening. Come out and cheer the racers on!

Friday, July 18, 2014

non sequitur Friday

Variations on a theme: "Besame Mucho"

The original version, sung by Consuelo Velasquez.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting TONIGHT 7/16

If you're interested in events and stewardship on the Major Taylor Trail, please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday 7/16 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!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

farmers market this Sunday

Our Beverly farmers market happens tomorrow and every Sunday into the fall, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at 95th and Longwood Drive. Come on down for fresh produce, bread, meat, cheese, plants, flowers and more.

115th & Western update

FYI - This Tuesday 7/15 will see a permanent change to Morgan Park traffic patterns, when access to eastbound 115th St. from Western will be closed to traffic for construction of the Morgan Park Sports Center.

Friday, July 11, 2014

non sequitur Friday

Three takes on a Motown classic

Monday, July 7, 2014

Jazz on the Hill 7/10

from the BAPA newsletter

Chicago State University President Wayne D. Watson and 19th Ward Ald. Matt O'Shea invite community residents to enjoy Jazz on the Hill, a free concert and light refreshments,Thurs., July 10, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the CSU Presidential Mansion, 10400 S. Longwood Dr. The concert will feature multiple musical acts including CSU student musicians.