Find your next home by bike at two Active Trans events in Oak Park and Homewood.
Even if you’re not looking to purchase a home in the near future, these events promise to be fun rides, offering the rare chance to peek inside local houses.
Here are some details:
House-Hunting by Bike in Oak Park
When: June 13, 2010, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (No pre-registration needed.)
What: Take a bike tour visiting homes for sale in Oak Park. Participants use a map to take the self-guided tour.
Where: Check in at the Pasta Shoppe & Café at 116 North Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park. This is where you pick up a map of the homes that are participating.
How it works: Participants pick up one ticket at each home. If you bring back four tickets to the Pasta Shoppe after the tour, you’ll get a coupon for a local store or restaurant.
Who: Active Transportation Alliance is co-sponsoring the event with the Oak Park Area Association of Realtors and the Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
House-Hunting by Bike in Homewood
When: June 19, 2010, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What: Tour a mapped route through Homewood with other homebuyers. Maps will highlight up to five homes in a range of prices currently on the market, as well as village parks, schools and amenities. Total tour time: 2-3 hours.
Where: The tour begins and ends at the Homewood Art Festival on Martin Avenue and Ridge Road (one block east of the Homewood Metra Station - bring your bike on the train!). Homewood is located about 25 miles south of the Loop.
Who: Active Transportation Alliance and the Village of Homewood.
How it works: Real estate agents will host showings at each stop, and “score cards” will include listing information for each house so you can follow up on your favorite homes. Enjoy a hosted luncheon after the tour at the art festival.
Registration: www.activetrans.org/homewoodgreenstreets. Registration deadline is 5 p.m., June 11.