Sunday brings us the Third Annual Bike the 25th Ward ride with Alderman Danny Solís, who has been a voice in favor of bicycle infrastructure in Chicago the past few years. It starts at 9 am, leaving after snacks at 10 am, at Harrison Park in Pilsen just near the Mexican Fine Arts Museum. The past couple of rides have been fun, well attended, and last year not only the Alderman but also the Commissioner of Transportation Gabe Klein rode along and chatted with people. The 25th Ward includes Little Italy, Chinatown and Pilsen, so it's a fun place to see by bike. We wrote about it last year too. Come on down to our neighborhood and check it out.
Here's the information link to the 25th Ward website
"This year’s 6 mile, leisurely ride features the new 18th Street protected bike lane and winds through the great neighborhoods of the 25th Ward – Pilsen, Chinatown, University Village and Little Italy. All ages are welcome to participate in this FREE event!There will be free kids bike helmets, bike safety tips from the Bike Ambassadors and healthy snacks. Join us for this family-friendly event!"
We recommend: Bathrooms at Harrison Park. Good food at the Maxwell St Market stalls, basement of San Pio church, and many great inexpensive restaurants near the ride.