Bike the Ridge Returns Sunday, September 28

Evanston’s premier biking event, Bike the Ridge, will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic between Howard and Church Streets. Bicycles are not allowed on Ridge Avenue at any other time, so come out and enjoy this non-competitive, City-sponsored special event!

You are invited to join the official start of the ride at 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Howard Street. During the event, you may bike on Ridge Avenue anywhere between Howard Street and Church Street. Children under age 18 are required to wear bike helmets per City of Evanston ordinance.

This event is limited to those on non-motorized bicycles only (motorized bicycles or skateboards are not allowed). Non-bicyclists can walk along the sidewalks of Ridge Avenue and support the bicyclists.

A wide variety of free activities will take place along the route, including Ridgeville Park District’s “Fall Frenzy” with live music; bike registration, repairs and decorating; and quadcycle rides. Free snacks and water will be available and you may purchase lunch or treats from food trucks.

This year, an expanded Health and Wellness Corner will be located at Grey Park, Ridge Ave. at Main St. Stop by for a massage by Wellness Revolution, join a yoga class from Heaven Meets Earth Yoga Studio, or work out in an exercise class by CrossFit E-town.

Volunteers are needed; please register at volunteerevanston.org or call 847-859-7833. For more information, please call/text the City of Evanston at 847-448-4311.

This event is sponsored by the City of Evanston. It is made possible by support from Ridgeville Park District, Presence Saint Francis Hospital, McGaw YMCA, Wiener and Still Champion (supplier of free meal coupons for volunteers), Local Fire Union 742, Wellness Revolution, Heaven Meets Earth Yoga Studio, Bike Doc, Wheel & Sprocket, Bike and Roll Chicago, Whole Foods Market/Evanston South, Krave Ice Cream and Hummingbird Kitchen.

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