Once a year, people on two wheels own Lake Shore Drive during the MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive! See a sunrise over Lake Michigan, hear the birds chirp and enjoy the iconic views of Chicago’s skyline as you experience the best of the city by bike. You may cycle as little or as long as you’d like of the 30 mile course. Touted as one of the nation’s premier cycling events, people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join!
This year’s event will feature three rest stops along the route and a post-ride festival with food, live music and an Ultimate Skyline Selfie Station to prove you Biked the Drive!
The event benefits Active Transportation Alliance which is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun. Active Trans is supported by more than 7,000 members and 1,000 volunteers.
Sign up today at www.bikethedrive.org.
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Active Trans is recruiting volunteers for 2013 MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive, Sunday, May 26.
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MB Financial Bank renewed its title sponsorship of the Active Transportation Alliance's signature fundraising event, Bike the Drive, for 2012 and 2013 with an option to extend the sponsorship an additional year to 2014.
MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive is one of the nation's largest--and most loved--car-free bike rides. Each year on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, more than 20,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities ride Lakeshore Drive, Chicago's iconic roadway along Lake Michigan. Participants enjoy an unparalleled view of Chicago's lakefront and a memorable day of camaraderie with their friends, family and many thousands of other bicyclists.
"As part of our 100-year anniversary celebration, we are renewing our commitment to this wonderful bike ride. We're proud of our title sponsorship of Bike the Drive," said Mitch Feiger, president of MB Financial Bank. "We look forward to continuing to support the important work carried out by the Active Transportation Alliance."
"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with MB Financial Bank, a local company that has proven its dedication to healthy and safe transportation," said the Active Transportation Alliance's Executive Director Ron Burke. "We couldn't ask for a better sponsor to support our event. Because of sponsors like MB Financial Bank, we're able to work in more Chicagoland communities, making them safer and more inviting for people to walk, bike and use transit."
Join 93XRT and Active Trans on Friday, May 13, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., at the Craftsman Experience, 233 W.
Join 93XRT and the Active Trans on Friday, May 13 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Craftsman Experience, 233 W. Huron, Chicago, for an MB Financial Bike the Drive pre-event party.
Enjoy complimentary beer from Goose Island and learn how to easily build a bike stand at home from the experts at Craftsman Experience.
While you're there, you can register for the main event, MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive, which happens on Sunday, May 29.