Friday, May 12, 2017

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting on Mon. 5/15

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail will meet on Mon. 5/15 at Ridge Park fieldhouse (1817 W 96th St.), 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

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, Openlands and other non-profits and government agencies. We organize volunteer workdays, bike rides and other events.

We'd love to have your ideas and help with future events and projects. Please join us! Everyone is welcome.

non sequitur Friday

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dan Ryan Woods habitat restoration workday on Sat. 5/13

It's great to get outside. Come out and volunteer at Dan Ryan Woods this Saturday 5/13 from 9:00 am-noon for Friends of the Forest Preserves' monthly habitat restoration workday. Tools, gloves, and training provided. If you have work gloves you like, bring those. Wearing hiking boots or work boots is recommended.

Meet at the 91st St. parking lot (just north of the 91st St. Metra station).  Please contact Larry Unruh at 708-752-2623 or Benjamin Cox at 773-398-1178 or for more information.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bike the Drive

Have you signed up for Bike the Drive yet? It's not too late.  It's happening on Sunday 5/28 and you can still register. It's an event for all ages, and you can choose the distance you want to ride. Click here for more info.

Lake Shore Drive will be closed to car traffic, so it's just for bikes starting at 5:30 a.m.  It's worth getting up early to see sunrise over the lake. Come on out and ride!

This event is a major fundraiser supporting the work of Active Transportation Alliance, our local advocacy group for better conditions for walking, biking and public transit.

Women Bike Chicago event on Sat. 5/6

Do you know about Women Bike Chicago? It's an organization of women who ride, offering events to encourage women to ride. It's about community, skills, knowledge and fun.

The annual Day of Dialogue and Demonstrations is a key piece of that missions and it's happening this Saturday at Dvorak Park in Pilsen.

Event info here

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

save the date - Beverly/Morgan Park house tour on Sunday 5/21

BAPA's annual house tour is always a treat. This year's event is happening on Sunday 5/21 from noon to 5 p.m. with a new start location - Ridge Park.

The houses on this year's tour will include two designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and a tiny house. More info here.

Have you considered doing the tour by bike? It's an easy way to travel between sites. Having a cable plus U-lock or a chain is a good idea, since most sites don't have bike racks.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, and available online at or at the BAPA office, 1987 W. 111th St., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To buy tickets in advance, click here.