Frank Lloyd Wright Ride 2009

by bike and roll c... | 08/12/2009

Come enjoy the charm, beauty and architectural character of the near western suburbs of Chicago. The Oak Park Cycle Club and the Oak Park Area Convention & Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce that Wright Ride 2009 will take place on Sunday, August 16, 2009.

Why Wright?
The Wright Ride is named for one of Oak Park's most famous citizens, Frank Lloyd Wright, who spent the first 20 years of his 70 year career here, building numerous homes that still stand in the community, including his own. He lived and worked in the area between 1889 and 1909. His earliest work can be found here, including the Winslow House in neighboring River Forest. Oak Park boasts many examples of the very first Prairie Style houses, as well as Wright's world-renowned Unity Temple, which was built between 1905-1908.

Ride the City

by bike and roll c... | 07/27/2009

Ride the City helps you find the safest bike routes possible in New York, Chicago, or Austin. Check it out: http://www.ridethecity.com/chicago

McDonalds L.A.T.E Ride

by bike and roll c... | 07/10/2009


Join up to 10,000 bicyclists on Saturday night/Sunday morning July 11/12 for McDonald's L.A.T.E. Ride, hosted by and benefiting Friends of the Parks. Enjoy a 25-mile ride through Chicago's neighborhoods and along the lakefront. Cycle past skyscrapers, hear "Opaah!" in Greek Town, cruise through the North Side, wave to onlookers, and watch the sun rise over Lake Michigan. Plus, enjoy tons of snacks at the rest stop and breakfast back at Buckingham Fountain. Visit the website for more information: http://www.lateride.org