Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fox River in Elgin

Bike path under the Highland Ave. bridge.
View from the south side of the Highland bridge.
Walton Island
The flag sculpture at the north end of Walton Island.

A low quality video of the power of the water coming over the Kimball Street Dam. I didn't think a still shot would do this justice so I used the video mode.

Downtown Elgin Top 10 - June 20 - 29, 2008

Downtown Elgin Top 10 List - June 20 - June 29, 2008

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Downtown Mixer

Thursday, June 19, 5pm - 7pm
Martini Room, 161 E. Chicago St.

Join us after work this Thursday, as we celebrate David A. Noyes & Co.'s 100th anniversary at a swanky new networking scene in Downtown Elgin! Grab a few friends and come down to the Martini Room for some casual mingling, free noshing, "speed networking", inspired drink specials at the cash bar, and great raffle prizes, including a Palm Z22! The drawing will be at 6:30pm and you must be present to win:) For more info call 847.488.1456.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cycling in the News

As gas prices go up, so do the number of cyclists.
Recent news:

Mayors’ Conference to consider biking resolution
from Planning Livable Communities

Bicycling in the news...
from Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Barrington Hills cracking down on cyclists
from Daily Herald

Plans are underway for a Bike to Work Week in Elgin. It is scheduled for August 4th through the 8th and follows FoxFireFest and the Elgin Cycling Classic. Everyone is encouraged to ride their bikes to the fest where the Elgin Community Network(ECN) sponsors a bike corral.

Remember to obey the rules of the road and please wear a helmet, Lt. Bob Bedard of the Elgin Fire Department demonstrates what can happen when you don't on Elgin Today at 6:35 into the segment. Here is a link to the League of Illinois Bicyclists for more safety tips.

You don't have to wait until August to use your bike as a means of transportation. Take a ride down to Harvest Market on Thursdays from 10 am to 6 pm. Ride downtown for lunch, coffee or a visit to the post office. Use the downtown map for other ideas.

So pump up the tires, grease the chain and wipe the cobwebs off. It's time to save some gas, get some exercise and enjoy the community.