Bike Tour: Discover Northerly Island and the South Loop with Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies Program

WHAT:  Come one, come all for a free Bike Tour of Chicago’s Northerly Island and the South Loop, led by faculty from the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt.

WHEN:  Friday, September 7, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Meet at 4:00 p.m. in front of Roosevelt’s new Wabash Building, 425 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605.

Open to Roosevelt students, faculty, staff, and the general public.  For more information, write to: dbhunt@roosevelt.edu

Join us for a fun and entertaining bike tour through Chicago!  We’ll do a leisurely 7-10 mile ride (depending on weather/wind) exploring Northerly Island, Burnham Park, and the South Loop, with short stops to point out sustainability initiatives, the city’s history, and fun spots to explore.  The ride will be led by Professors Brad Hunt and Michael Bryson of the Sustainability Studies Program.

Sights will include the pedestrian-friendly Museum Campus, the plans for an ecologically diverse habitat at Northerly Island, the old Meigs Field terminal, new additions to Burnham Park, urban renewal in the Near South, the historic Motor Row district, the historic Prairie Avenue District, and the new bike lane on Wabash Avenue.

Don’t have a bike?  No problem, rent one for $20 at Chicago Bicycle Rentals at 310 S. Michigan Avenue.  Arrive 15 minutes early to get your bike.  No more than basic bike riding ability required.

Northerly Island

Northerly Island

Bike Lane on Wabash

New buffered bike lane on Wabash Avenue

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