Friday, March 29, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Ridge Park workday on Sat. 3/30 - POSTPONED

Due to a dismal weather forecast from Thursday thru Saturday, this workday is postponed.

Stay tuned for an update about a new date.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Whistler Woods habitat restoration workday Sat. 3/16

It's great to get outdoors. Volunteers are needed this Saturday 3/16 from 10 am to 1 pm for a habitat restoration workday - brush cutting and bonfires.  Snacks and water will be available. (3rd Saturday of the month is the regular day.)

Hiking boots or other boots or shoes that offer good support and traction are a good idea. When you arrive, look for volunteers along the lefthand side of the main parking lot, near the end of the parking lot. If you have work gloves, bring them, otherwise gloves will be available.  

How to get there:   Whistler Woods is just east of 13400 S Halsted in Riverdale.

By bike: if you're coming from the north, ride the Major Taylor Trail south until it ends in Whistler Woods and continue to the parking lot to find the volunteers.

By car: take Halsted to Forestview (13400S) - parking lot is the first left turn after you turn east onto Forestview.

From I-57, exit at eastbound 127th, then turn right on Halsted, then continue to 13400S and follow the directions above.

From I-94, exit at westbound 130th.  Continue past the viaduct, right (northbound) on Indiana, then continue left on 127th. Follow the directions above.

By transit:  Pace 352 Halsted bus

non sequitur Friday

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Freinds of the Major Taylor Trail meeting on 3/18

If you're interested learning more about future events and helping to work for better conditions on the Major Taylor Trail, please join us on Monday night (3/18, 7 to 8:30 pm) at Ridge Park fieldhouse.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

new Whole Foods store needs bike racks

I checked out the new Whole Foods store at Evergreen Plaza over the weekend - nice addition. For me, it's the highlight of an otherwise lame and totally car-centric makeover of the plaza.

In spite of letters to the developer, they maxed out the parking and made no real accommodations for anyone accessing the Plaza on foot or bike. If crossing Western between stoplights is too daunting, accessing from 99th (to Campbell, Artesian or Maplewood) by bike is very doable.

Once you get there, you'll find that there are no bike racks anywhere - except right next to Starbucks. Want to help change this? Please send a message to Whole Foods and ask them to add bike racks in front of the store. Thousands of people live within easy walking and biking distance of this store, and making non-car options easier could mean less traffic and less stress in getting around.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019