Active Trans, Blackstone Bicycles, The Bicycling Ambassadors, and xXx Racing - AthletiCo were all present yesterday afternoon to make Back of the Yards Bike Day a huge success.
At 4pm amid warm temperatures and bright sunshine, scores of area children began trickling into Sherman Park to find the main roadway in front of the field house blocked off, and received warm greetings from all of the volunteers. They were treated to free helmets and bike maintenance, a cycling and pedestrian safety game, and two bike races, officiated by XXX Racing team members.
As well, park district staff were on hand to set up the event and serve hot dogs, popcorn, and soda. District 9 bicycle officers attended to provide safety for all in attendence.
Kids meandered from table to table...