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Illinois Bicycling Events 

 
Everyday (even in winter) a bicycling-related event is happening somewhere in Illinois. On this page you will find a (partial) list of bicycling events in our State.

Visit the "Original Illinois Bike Rides" website for a comprehensive events list from League of Illinois Bicyclist board member, Mike Bentley. You can find additional events listings on The League of American Bicyclists' Cycling in Your Area page.

    Every year, the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission teams up with several area organizations, state agencies and businesses to put out a challenge to employers in Sangamon County to encourage employees to leave their cars at home during the designated week.  The commute time is a great opportunity to get exercise, save some money and reduce negative impacts on the environment.


    "A group of riders heads out from Washington Park...as part of the Curb Your Car During Bike to Work Week Challenge." (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register)


    The Bike Commuter Challenge is the best way to celebrate Chicago's annual Bike to Work Week. The Challenge is brought to you by the Active Transportation Alliance. Active Trans is a non-profit advocacy organization that works throughout Chicagoland to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit while engaging people in healthy and active ways to get around.



  • Bike the Drive (Chicagoland)
    Hop on your bike the one day of the year when the length of Lake Shore Drive is open to cyclists and closed to auto traffic. Enjoy the striking skyline and the shimmering water of Lake Michigan as you cruise up and down the entire length of Lake Shore Drive for MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive.Bike Commuter Challenge is the best way to celebrate Chicago's annual Bike to Work Week. The Challenge is brought to you by the Active Transportation Alliance.

    On September 28th, 2012 Chicago held its 15th Anniversary Critical Mass Ride. In the picture above, participants gather at Daley Plaza.