2017 Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon

Mark your calendars for the 30th Anniversary of Pedal for Peace! Bike with us to raise funds for groups supporting health, education, and community organizing in Latin America and in Chicago. This is a great way to make a positive contribution to our global community! 

To make this special anniversary year even more successful, there are a few changes in the event:

1) All bikers must pre-register online hereThis will facilitate the process on the day of the event and help us better plan for the fiesta. There will be an option for those who want to mail in a check to CRLN rather than pay online.

2) There will be a late fee if you register after September 9, so register soon! All Pedal for Peace expenses are paid before the event, and this will help provide income to offset these costs. Even with a late fee, this is the least expensive event fee in town!

3) We are in conversation with Working Bikes about doing a bike collection for them in return for their putting on a demonstration of how bikes can be used at the 2017 Pedal for Peace. Working Bikes collects and used bicycles and exercise bicycles to donate them to partner organizations in Central America and other regions of the world. There, the bikes or their parts are used to generate electricity, pump water, and even power appliances.

Main fiesta, program and north starting point: Lincoln Park, Grove 13 -- grassy area west of the Barry Ave. underpass to the Lakefront Bike Path. Look for the Pedal for Peace tables and flag banner by the path near the underpass.

Alternate starting point: Dog Water Fountain at east side of the 55th St. underpass to the Lakefront Bike Path

Time: 1:00-5:00pm

See the attached project descriptions and information and pledge sheet to start collecting donors to support your ride, or click here for an online fundraising tool you can use to invite people to donate using social media.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 13:00 to 17:00