The city of Chicago promotes bike culture through a celebratory week of biking once a year, but did you know various suburbs also celebrate Bike to Work Week, as well?
Here are just a few of the efforts to encourage more biking in suburban communities during Bike to Work Week.
The Village of Lombard, which has participated in Bike to Work Week since 2005, uses a unique approach to get more of the village employees to ride their bikes or walk to work during the week.
Employees are given playing cards based on their daily mileage, and the person who acquires the best 5-card hand wins a gift certificate for $50 to a local business.
“It’s fun and creates a bit of competition,” says David P. Gorman, Assistant Director of Public Works...