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The Bike Club Holiday Party will be on Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 pm at the Brick House Tavern on Butterfield. [Read more…]
A Mayoral Proclamation!
WHEREAS, the bicycle is an economical, healthy, and environmentally sound form of transportation for those who ride by choice, or by economic or other necessity; and
WHEREAS, the bicycle is also an excellent tool for exercise, recreation, and enjoyment of the Village’s scenic beauty; and
WHEREAS, most bike riders and motorists receive little formal education on the laws and safety techniques governing roadway interactions between motor vehicles and bicycles; and
WHEREAS, increased knowledge of such interactions will improve safety for both bike riders and motorists; and
WHEREAS, the League of Illinois Bicyclists is conducting a “Mayor’s Bicycle Safety Challenge,” in which Illinois towns encourage residents to learn relevant safety techniques and laws through interactive quizzes at www.BikeSafetyQuiz.com for Adult Bicyclists, Child Bicyclists, and Motorists;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Martin T. Tully, Mayor of the Village of Downers Grove, do hereby proclaim May 31 – June 6, 2015, as BICYCLE SAFETY WEEK in the Village of Downers Grove and urge all residents to join me in taking the quizzes at www.BikeSafetyQuiz.com.
Dated this 2nd day of June 2015 at Downers Grove, Illinois.
Again this year as the club takes part in the world-wide remembrance of fellow cyclists who have been killed in collisions, the Downers Grove Police will lead the procession.
May 20th, Wednesday, 7:15 PM
Arrive before 7:15 meeting on the sidewalk on Mochel Drive in front of the Lemon Tree
At 7:15 personal stories of loss will be shared.
At 7:30 the police escort will lead riders to Main Street, south to Maple Ave., and
west to Carpenter, north to Grove and back to Fishel Park.
The evening will conclude at Emmett’s.
The club has submitted a request for an event permit anticipating 50+ riders.
Last year, by way of comparison, over 250 cyclists rode in Bloomington. Let’s have
a strong turn out. Bring a friend….let’s top 50.
Questions? respond to the sender.
click : “Ride of Silence:: Home – ‘0 words spoken – A million powerful memories” for the Ride of Silence web site
Founders Day Family Bike Ride
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Sponsored and led by the Downers Grove Bicycle Club
- Registration starts at 10AM
- Ride starts at 10:30 AM
- Southwest corner of Fishel Park
- 8 mile easy pace
Children on two wheelers and tots in Burleys are welcome! We will ride through Maple Grove and Gilbert Park and then across the tracks looping through northwest Downers past historical sites.
Questions: Bill Chalberg 630-915-4933
Would you like to volunteer to help guide this ride? Call Bill!