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2024 EVANSTON RIDES!

Get ready to pedal into 2024 as part of Downtown Evanston's new collaboration with the Evanston Transit Alliance and Chicago Family Biking/Evanston Kidical Mass. From May through October, we're bringing you two fantastic series of monthly bike rides that promise fun, fitness, and a whole lot of community spirit! The adult rides will be led by Evanston Transit Alliance, and the family rides will be led by Chicago Family Biking/Evanston Kidical Mass. All of the rides will either start, end, or pass through some part of Downtown Evanston. All rides are free, but please register for any dates that you plan to ride so that we can get an approximate head-count. Helmets are required on all rides.
For questions, please email info@DowntownEvanston.org.
PLEASE CHECK BELOW FOR DETAILS ABOUT EACH RIDE.

Downtown Evanston is easily accessible by bike, bus or train! If you're driving into Downtown Evanston with your bike for one of the adult rides, we recommend parking in the Sherman Plaza Self Park garage--it's only a block away from Fountain Square.
More information about parking.

THANKS TO OUR 2024 SPONSORS:
Evanston Community Bank & Trust
Hagerty Consulting
TruFit Personal Training Studios
Evanston Parks & Recreation
Gearhead Outfitters

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Family Ride | Saturday, June 29, 10:00AM

Family Ride | Saturday, June 29, 10:00AM

Kidical Mass is a hyperlocal family-friendly bike ride that is perfect for meeting neighbors, riding with kids as cargo, and for new two wheeled riders (training wheels not recommended). Bring the little ones and join us for a bike ride tailored for all ages and skill levels, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. We'll cruise through Evanston's charming streets, creating lasting memories, and promoting a love for cycling among the next generation. Like the Tuesday evening adult rides, these family excursions are free of charge—just bring your helmets and let's roll! REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

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Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, July 2, 5:30PM

Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, July 2, 5:30PM

Join us for an invigorating bike ride designed just for adults. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just dusting off your old bike, these rides are perfect for all skill levels. Explore the beauty of Evanston and the North Shore, meet fellow biking enthusiasts, and discover the hidden gems of our community. Best of all, these rides are entirely free, so grab your helmet and join us! Please bring a bike light to be sure you get home safely. REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

  • Start: This ride will leave from Fountain Square at 5:30PM (please arrive early to get situated)
  • Route Description: West to North Branch Trail, and then North (approx 2 hours & 30 minutes / 20 miles)
  • End: This ride will end with an optional happy-hour at Bat 17 in Downtown Evanston
    • If you pre-register for this ride and join us for the happy-hour at Bat 17, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Gearhead Outfitters!

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Family Ride | Saturday, July 27, 10:00AM

Family Ride | Saturday, July 27, 10:00AM

Kidical Mass is a hyperlocal family-friendly bike ride that is perfect for meeting neighbors, riding with kids as cargo, and for new two wheeled riders (training wheels not recommended). Bring the little ones and join us for a bike ride tailored for all ages and skill levels, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. We'll cruise through Evanston's charming streets, creating lasting memories, and promoting a love for cycling among the next generation. Like the Tuesday evening adult rides, these family excursions are free of charge—just bring your helmets and let's roll! REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

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Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, August 6, 5:30PM

Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, August 6, 5:30PM

Join us for an invigorating bike ride designed just for adults. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just dusting off your old bike, these rides are perfect for all skill levels. Explore the beauty of Evanston and the North Shore, meet fellow biking enthusiasts, and discover the hidden gems of our community. Best of all, these rides are entirely free, so grab your helmet and join us! Please bring a bike light to be sure you get home safely. REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

  • Start: This ride will leave from Fountain Square at 5:30PM (please arrive early to get situated)
  • Route Description: West to Skokie Valley Trail, and then South (approx 2 hours / 15 miles)
  • End: This ride will end with an optional happy-hour at Bat 17 in Downtown Evanston
    • If you pre-register for this ride and join us for the happy-hour at Bat 17, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Gearhead Outfitters!

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Family Ride | Saturday, August 31, 10:00AM

Family Ride | Saturday, August 31, 10:00AM

Kidical Mass is a hyperlocal family-friendly bike ride that is perfect for meeting neighbors, riding with kids as cargo, and for new two wheeled riders (training wheels not recommended). Bring the little ones and join us for a bike ride tailored for all ages and skill levels, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. We'll cruise through Evanston's charming streets, creating lasting memories, and promoting a love for cycling among the next generation. Like the Tuesday evening adult rides, these family excursions are free of charge—just bring your helmets and let's roll! REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

  • Start: This ride will leave from Raymond Park at 10:15AM (please arrive at 10:00AM to get situated)
  • Approx. Distance (1-Way): 1.6 miles
  • Destination/Theme: Lighthouse Beach/Lawson Park (last chance before the beach closes for the season)

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Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, September 3, 5:30PM

Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, September 3, 5:30PM

Join us for an invigorating bike ride designed just for adults. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just dusting off your old bike, these rides are perfect for all skill levels. Explore the beauty of Evanston and the North Shore, meet fellow biking enthusiasts, and discover the hidden gems of our community. Best of all, these rides are entirely free, so grab your helmet and join us! Please bring a bike light to be sure you get home safely. REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

  • Start: This ride will leave from Fountain Square at 5:30PM (please arrive early to get situated)
  • Route Description: North on lakefront to Sheridan, return on Green Bay Trail (approx 1 hour & 20 minutes / 15 miles)
  • End: This ride will end with an optional happy-hour at Bat 17 in Downtown Evanston
    • If you pre-register for this ride and join us for the happy-hour at Bat 17, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Gearhead Outfitters!

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Family Ride | Saturday, September 28, 10:00AM

Family Ride | Saturday, September 28, 10:00AM

Kidical Mass is a hyperlocal family-friendly bike ride that is perfect for meeting neighbors, riding with kids as cargo, and for new two wheeled riders (training wheels not recommended). Bring the little ones and join us for a bike ride tailored for all ages and skill levels, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. We'll cruise through Evanston's charming streets, creating lasting memories, and promoting a love for cycling among the next generation. Like the Tuesday evening adult rides, these family excursions are free of charge—just bring your helmets and let's roll! REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

  • Start: This ride will leave from Raymond Park at 10:15AM (please arrive at 10:00AM to get situated)
  • Approx. Distance (1-Way): 1.3 miles
  • Destination/Theme: Baker Park

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Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, October 1, 5:30PM

Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, October 1, 5:30PM

Join us for an invigorating bike ride designed just for adults. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just dusting off your old bike, these rides are perfect for all skill levels. Explore the beauty of Evanston and the North Shore, meet fellow biking enthusiasts, and discover the hidden gems of our community. Best of all, these rides are entirely free, so grab your helmet and join us! Please bring a bike light to be sure you get home safely. REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

  • Start: This ride will leave from Fountain Square at 5:30PM (please arrive early to get situated)
  • Route Description: TBD (approx ? hours & ? minutes / ? miles)
  • End: This ride will end with an optional happy-hour and live music out front of Bat 17 in Downtown Evanston
    • MORE DETAILS TO COME!

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Family Ride | Saturday, October 26, 1:30PM

Family Ride | Saturday, October 26, 1:30PM

Kidical Mass is a hyperlocal family-friendly bike ride that is perfect for meeting neighbors, riding with kids as cargo, and for new two wheeled riders (training wheels not recommended). Bring the little ones and join us for a bike ride tailored for all ages and skill levels, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. We'll cruise through Evanston's charming streets, creating lasting memories, and promoting a love for cycling among the next generation. Like the Tuesday evening adult rides, these family excursions are free of charge—just bring your helmets and let's roll! REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

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Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, June 4, 5:30PM

Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, June 4, 5:30PM

Join us for an invigorating bike ride designed just for adults. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just dusting off your old bike, these rides are perfect for all skill levels. Explore the beauty of Evanston and the North Shore, meet fellow biking enthusiasts, and discover the hidden gems of our community. Best of all, these rides are entirely free, so grab your helmet and join us! Please bring a bike light to be sure you get home safely. REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

  • Start: This ride will leave from Fountain Square at 5:30PM (please arrive early to get situated)
  • Route Description: Channel Trail South (approx 2 hours & 20 minutes / 15 miles)
  • End: This ride will end with an optional happy-hour at Bat 17 in Downtown Evanston
    • If you pre-register for this ride and join us for the happy-hour at Bat 17, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Gearhead Outfitters!

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Family Ride | Saturday, May 25, 10:00AM

Family Ride | Saturday, May 25, 10:00AM

Kidical Mass is a hyperlocal family-friendly bike ride that is perfect for meeting neighbors, riding with kids as cargo, and for new two wheeled riders (training wheels not recommended). Bring the little ones and join us for a bike ride tailored for all ages and skill levels, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. We'll cruise through Evanston's charming streets, creating lasting memories, and promoting a love for cycling among the next generation. Like the Tuesday evening adult rides, these family excursions are free of charge—just bring your helmets and let's roll! REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date. SEE PHOTOS FROM THIS RIDE

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Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, May 7, 5:30PM

Adult Social Ride | Tuesday, May 7, 5:30PM

Join us for an invigorating bike ride designed just for adults. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just dusting off your old bike, these rides are perfect for all skill levels. Explore the beauty of Evanston and the North Shore, meet fellow biking enthusiasts, and discover the hidden gems of our community. Best of all, these rides are entirely free, so grab your helmet and join us! Please bring a bike light to be sure you get home safely. REGISTER HERE so that we know how many riders to expect on this date.

  • Start: This ride will leave from Fountain Square at 5:30PM (please arrive early to get situated)
  • Route Description: Evanston Loop (approx 2 hours / 10 miles)
  • End: This ride will end with an optional happy-hour at Bat 17 in Downtown Evanston
    • If you pre-register for this ride and join us for the happy-hour at Bat 17, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Gearhead Outfitters!

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THANKS TO OUR 2024 SPONSORS:

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Evanston Community Bank & Trust

Evanston Community Bank & Trust

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Hagerty Consulting

Hagerty Consulting

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Trufit Personal Training

Trufit Personal Training

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Evanston Parks & Recreation

Evanston Parks & Recreation

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Gearhead Outfitters

Gearhead Outfitters

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