Monthly Rides | “Bike to Church” | Helmets and Waivers | Information
Whether you’re new to biking or a long-time cyclist, a member or a friend of Fourth Church, the Fourth Church Cycling Club is for you. We have fun rides throughout the year to encourage cycling and fellowship. Participate whenever and however you wish. Do you have a youngster and a child bike seat? Put a helmet on your child’s head and join the group on our ride. Whether you’ve got the bike you had in high school or a brand new road bike, join us as we celebrate creation and our commitment to its preservation.
We are called to be faithful stewards of God’s creation, and we answer that call in many ways. Those who are so inclined demonstrate their stewardship by reducing our personal dependence on fossil fuels while, at the same time, increasing physical activity for the health of our bodies.
Join us for one of our monthly rides! (Helmets and waivers are required.)
May 24, “Bike the Drive”
Active Transportation Alliance is hosting its annual MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive event this month. Cyclists will meet at the southwest corner of Jackson and Columbus Drive at 6:30 a.m. that day for a five-hour bike ride down Lake Shore Drive. To confirm your participation with Cycling Club (required), please call John Phillips 773.612.4390.
For more information about the event, click here.
July 11, Humboldt Park
The Chicago Architecture Foundation will host a biking tour of the Humboldt Park neighborhood, designed by Jens Jensen and William LeBaron Jenny. Cycling Club members will meet at Fourth Presbyterian Church at 8:00 a.m. to depart for Humboldt Park. The tour is $15 for members and free for non-members.
Sunday, August 23: “Bike the Boulevards”
Active Transport Alliance will host a Bike the Boulevards ride in August. Riders can choose from four rides and revisit some of the original routes for the Boulevard Lakefront Tour, which started in 1989. The reminiscing will continue at a post-ride festival, with music, food, and a throwback apparel contest. Register when you sign up for the May “Bike the Drive” ride and save on this historic event.
If you’d like to be on our email list for regular announcments and updates of rides as well as any last-minute change of plans due to the weather, just email us or leave your email address on the infoline. Details about when and where we’ll meet are available by checking our infoline (312.787.2729, ext. 9409) or by emailing email@example.com.
Be sure to check our information phone line—312.787.2729, extension 9409—or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get regular updates on our plans and activities.
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“Bike to Church”
Join us for “Bike-to-Church” Sunday when we’ll ride our bikes to Fourth Church and enjoy morning worship in our cycling gear. The more of us in cycling clothes, the better the promotion for the Cycling Club! Check back soon for the date of our next “Bike-to-Church” Sunday.
There are 126 bike racks in the neighborhood, most convenient to the church. A map of bike parking opportunities in the neighborhood is available online.
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Helmets and Waivers
All participants in Fourth Church Cycling Club rides are required to wear a helmet and sign a waiver.
Waivers for adults and waivers for youth and children can be downloaded and completed in advance and given to the ride coordinator on the day of the ride. These blanket waivers need only be completed once per cyclist.
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For more information about the Cycling Club, to sign up or express interest, or to volunteer to help with events and programming, email the Cycling Club or leave a message on the Cycling Club Infoline (312.787.2729, ext. 9409) and someone will get back to you.
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