Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Elgin Bike to Work Week - June 11-18

Below is a list of Elgin Bike to Work Week events between June 11-18 (all events are free unless noted)

Click here to download Elgin Bike to Work Week Printable Poster

Saturday 6/11
9:00 am–Noon

Bike Donation Drive - The BPAC will collect bikes at the Centre and then send them to Working Bikes Cooperative, where most will be repaired and sent to areas/countries in need of bikes for transportation.

Sunday 6/12
6:00 am–3:30 pm

Bike for Life Ride in rural Kane County - A fund raiser for school bike racks. Fee involved. Register at

Monday 6/13
6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Local historian, Jerry Turnquist, will lead a bike tour through the Elgin Historic District. Meet at Old Main, 360 Park Street.

Tuesday 6/14
6:00 pm

Join a bike fitness class for a 90-minute ride on the Fox River Trail. Meet at the Centre.

Wednesday 6/15

Celebratory lunch for bike commuters at noon on Walton Island, sponsored by the Elgin Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Rain date is Friday, 6/17. Reservations are required. Call 847 931 6788

Wednesday 6/1
7:00 pm

The Bicycle Garage will conduct a bike education/repair clinic at the Gail Borden Public Library.

Thursday 6/16
7:30 am

Breakfast ride with the Mayor - Meet in front of City Hall and ride for 30 minutes before stopping for coffee at Ravenheart Café in Downtown Elgin.

Thursday 6/16

The Bicycle Garage will conduct a bike education/repair clinic at the Harvest Market in Downtown Elgin.

Friday 6/17
6:45 pm

Matt Wilhelm, X-Games Medalist will perform a BMX trick bike show at the “old library” parking lot in downtown.

Friday 6/17
8:00 pm

Watch the movie “Chasing Legends” in The Centre ballroom.

Saturday 6/18
Noon–5 pm

Avoid the traffic in the area of the boat races by biking to the event and securing your bike at the bike corral sponsored by the BPAC. Donation requested.


- Bike to the Gail Borden Public Library and get $5.00 worth of late fees waived and a coupon for a free drink with a purchase from Chicago Gourmet Cafe.

- Visit the bike display at GBPL, including a typical commuter bicycle outfitted by Main Street

-Bikes and history of biking in Elgin presented by the Elgin Area Historical Society.

- Take advantage of the new bike loan program at the Eastside Recreation Center. Call Aaron at 847-888-1989 for details

- Free showers at the Centre for bike commuters.

- Attend any event and get a free water bottle, sponsored by Elgin BPAC, Elgin Community Network and The Bicycle Garage

- Locate the BPAC sponsored “Thrones of Summer” decorated chair along the bike path.

Please contact Paul Bednar, BPAC staff coordinator at 847-931-6788 with any questions, or go to for more information.

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