Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

Welcome to Bike Glenview, your resource to get the most out of pedaling around town.

Bike Glenview is a community-wide initiative to promote biking as a healthy, cost-effective and low-polluting way to travel around our beautiful village.

The initiative is made possible through a cooperative effort with the Village of Glenview, Glenview Park District, Glenview Library, Glenview Chamber of Commerce, and the Glenview Natural Resources Commission.

Did you know you can take your bike for a ride on a Pace Bus? Learn more…

Check out Glenview’s bike trails by clicking on the Bike Glenview Base Map tab below.

You may also pick up a paper trail map at Glenview Village Hall, Glenview Public Library, all Glenview Park District facilities and local bike shops.

Bike Glenview Resources

Bike Glenview Base Map
Green Infrastructure Bike Tour Map
Top Reasons to Ride Your Bike More Often
Bike Safety Tips

2014 Bike Glenview Events

Here is a preview of this year’s activities scheduled to get you out and pedaling around town:

Story Walk, “Bear Wants More” by Karma Wilson
Sunday, April 13 through Sunday, May 18
Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Blvd.

Bike To School Day
Friday, April 25
Lyon School & Pleasant Ridge School

May is National Bike Month!
Celebrate this month with a bike tune-up and a tour of Glenview’s great bike routes Stay tuned for fun upcoming events this month!

Glenview Bike to Worship Weekend
May 1 – 3

Deals on Wheels
Saturday, May 17, 9am – noon, OLPH parking lot, 1775 Grove St.
Sell & purchase any second-hand item with wheels (except exercise equipment).  20% of the proceeds goes to OLPH Women’s Club.

Get Out and Go Treasure Hunt
Sunday, June 1
Tyner Center @ Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie, 2400 Compass Rd.

America’s Favorite Bicycle Ride
Tuesday, June 24, 7 PM
Community Room, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road
Launched in 1973, RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is now the world’s largest, longest, and oldest bicycle touring event. Thousands of cyclists from all fifty states and dozens of countries ride across Iowa in this week-long summer festival with tens of thousands of Iowans welcoming, feeding, and sheltering this rolling carnival. Greg Borzo, author of the new book RAGBRAI: America’s Favorite Bicycle Ride and Where to Bike Chicago: Best Biking in City and Suburb , will share stories and images that reveal the essence this ride’s kaleidoscopic character. Book sale and signing.

Bling Your Bike (grades K-3)
June 27, 1-1:45 pm or 2:15-3 pm
Community Room East, Glenview Public Library 1930 Glenview Road
Celebrate biking season by decorating a cool accessory for your bike. Bring along your bike helmet to freshen it up with some crazy headgear accessories! Co-sponsored by the Bike Glenview initiative. Please register at the Youth Services Desk, 847-729=7500 x 7900, glenviewpl.org/register beginning May 30.

Bike Parade, Sponsored by: Heinen’s Grocery Store (part of the Glenview 4th of July Celebration)
Friday, July 4, 11:15 am

Harlem Ave. to Central Rd.
Children, ages preschool to 9 years, are invited to step off the parade by bringing their decorated bike to Harlem Ave. between the Glenview Dairy Bar and the Library (Just North of Glenview Road) by 10:30 am. Free, no pre-registration required. Bike helmets are strongly recommended. Participation ribbons will be presented to all children. No judging involved

 

 

 

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Green Infrastructure Bike Tour – September 8, 2013

Members of the Village of Glenview Natural Resources Commission led interested citizens on a bike tour of
Green Infrastructure Practices on the West Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River.