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Bike Advocacy

Southwest siders face all sorts of barriers to cycling in our neighborhoods, from streets that end abruptly at factories or freight lines to a lack of bike- and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure. But riding in our communities is  possible, and we’re hosting monthly community bike rides to prove it. We’re planning family-friendly routes that stick to the side streets and only cross major streets like Archer at lights or stop signs. Join us from March through November 2023 for a season of rides in Archer Heights and West Elsdon.


april 1
curie park

Our next ride kicks off from Curie Park, near the corner of 49th and Archer. Join us Saturday, April 1 at 10am!

win a free adult bike!

From March-November 2023, SWC will be giving away one free adult bike per month, courtesy of our friends at Working Bikes. To enter our monthly raffle, visit and fill out our brief entry form. Winners will be notified the Monday before our monthly Saturday bike ride. Bikes will need to be picked up at our monthly community bike ride—and winners are encouraged to join us on the ride!

Pssssst...interested in a kids’ bike instead? Email for more info.


Can’t make one of our monthly rides? No worries - we’ve mapped out our routes so you can ride safely and comfortable whenever you have the time. Remember, all of our routes are family-friendly and accessible, which means they stick exclusively to the side streets and only cross major streets at a traffic light or a stop sign. Enjoy!

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