Events

Giving Tuesday

Give now to support better biking, walking and public transit options in Chicagoland

Year after year, we’re at the forefront of the fight to keep pedestrians safe, make Chicago a world-class city for cyclists and improve transit service for everyone in the region.   

Hyde Park residents to address mobility problems

On a recent Saturday morning, residents of Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and members of the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference gathered to discuss making it easier to get around in the neighborhood. Active Trans was there to facilitate the meeting and provide some background on transportation planning, rules of the road and priority setting.

NW Side residents eye biking, walking improvements

Over thirty people recently attended a community forum on biking, walking and transit conditions on the Northwest side of Chicago at Cosmic Bikes in Jefferson Park. Representatives of the North Branch Trail Alliance, the North River Commission and local residents were all in attendance. 

October events on the Lakefront Trail

The Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail. See what's going on in the month of October so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.

For regular updates about the Lakefront Trail, follow our Lakefront Trail Twitter page and the #chiLFT hashtag.

Chicago Critical Mass marks 20 years

When Chicago’s Critical Mass started 20 years ago, cycling in Chicago was a different experience. 

There were few bike lanes, not nearly as many riders and rare opportunities for riders to get together and meet. 

Active Trans, then known as the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, was 10 years old and knee-deep in the effort to bring more than 4,000 bike parking racks to Chicago. 

For those who haven’t experienced a Critical Mass ride, think of it as a rolling celebration open to anyone on a bike. 

Bike race on Oct. 1 offers something for everyone

Whether you participated last year or this is your first time hearing about it, Active Trans invites you to the charming northwest suburb of Bartlett for the Kickstand Classic, a bike race for all on Sunday, Oct. 1!

This chip-timed event, which takes place on a closed road course, is open to ALL kinds of riders, skill levels and ages on ANY kind of bike. This year, kids of all ages will be able to ride in this event. 

Suburban updates from around the region

The latest suburban news on biking, walking and transit issues in your community is here!

Vision Zero Chicago Summit postponed

After announcing our first Vision Zero Chicago Summit last week, Active Transportation Alliance heard from several community leaders who were concerned the event wouldn’t be inclusive.

While our intention was always to have a strong community presence at the event and include speakers from communities of color, we didn't communicate that with the initial invitation, and didn't connect with key leaders prior to releasing the date and draft agenda.

And the winners are...

Each year for the Bike Commuter Challenge, team leaders from organizations around Chicagoland recruit their colleagues to compete in the big bike commuting event.

This year's event, presented by Freeman Kevenides Law, was held for TWO weeks, allowing more trips logged and more competition.

Midway through the challenge Active Trans with SRAM and World Bicycle Relief, hosted Rock the Rooftop, a fun party that took place on the roof of the building SRAM occupies.

Ride aims to reduce breast cancer deaths

On Sunday, September 17, you’re invited to participate in the 33rd annual North Shore Century  -- one of Chicagoland’s premiere invitational rides. 

Komen Chicago is inviting North Shore Century participants to sign up as a fundraising partners.