Tour Dunning On Two Wheels Saturday To Rejoice Neigborhood’s New E-Bike Divvy Stations
DUNNING — A family-friendly bike trip this weekend round Dunning will get residents out to benefit from the neighborhood whereas celebrating the expansion of the Divvy bike-rental system to the Far Northwest Facet.
The Tour Da Dunning, organized by residents and biking advocates, will happen 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday beginning on the west facet of Shabbona Park at Cornelia and Sayre avenues. The 8-mile trip will take contributors on bike routes that join widespread locations in Dunning.
As a part of the Divvy enlargement, 11 e-bike stations might be put in in Dunning within the coming weeks, mentioned Mike Claffey, Chicago Division of Transportation spokesperson.
Phil Garofalo, one of many occasion organizers, mentioned the primary station is up and working at Steinmetz Excessive Faculty, 3030 N. Cellular Ave.
A daily bike owner, Garofalo mentioned the bike trip will assist residents see bicycling as one other mode of transportation that may be protected and act as a useful connector in attending to close by prepare stations, particularly for commuters.
“I see the [Divvy] bikes prompting extra biking in the neighborhood,” Garafolo mentioned. “It’s a terrific space for biking. It’s sort of a disgrace there are usually not extra cyclists round.”
Riders can deliver their very own bikes Saturday, however Divvy may also present bikes, together with its electric-powered bikes.
With the Steinmetz station put in, the Dunning Divvy stations are additionally coming to those intersections and parks:
- Harlem Avenue and Roscoe Avenue
- Hiawatha Park
- Merrimac Park
- Shabbona Park
- Meade Avenue and Addison Avenue
- Harlem Ave and Grace Avenue
- Harlem Avenue and Irving Park Street
- Plainfield Avenue and Irving Park Street
- Oketo Avenue and Addison Avenue
- Panama Avenue and Grace Avenue
- Narragansett Avenue and Faculty Avenue
Portage Park may also obtain two Divvy stations at Central Avenue and Roscoe Avenue and Lengthy Avenue and Irving Park Street as a part of the enlargement.
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