Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

Bike Glenview is a community-wide initiative & resource 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.

Glenview Trail Map

Before you hop on your bike, check out Glenview’s bike trails by clicking on the Bike Glenview Trail Map below.  You can also pick up a free paper trail map at Glenview Village Hall, Glenview Public Library, Glenview Park Center and local bike shops. The map shows existing bike routes, and paths, sidewalks along major arterials that can be used by bicycles; “Fun” routes through neighborhoods that link 20 Glenview hubs and attractions in downtown Glenview, The Glen, Gallery Park,  The Grove and more; and a tour of Glenview’s most interesting and beautiful natural areas.  Bike map signs are posted at key route locations around town to help traveling bikers.

Five Instructional Videos give you great tips on how to maintain and adjust your bike for comfortable safe riding, properly fitting your helmet, and how to use the repair tools at the Bike Station located in Little Bear Park in Gallery Park:

Love to Bike and Love to Read?  The Glenview Public Library staff has compiled lists of their favorite cycling books just for you!

Great biking events for you and your family.  Check out the complete listing below and be sure to check back frequently for newly added events.

Bike Glenview Resources

Bike Glenview Trail Map
Green Infrastructure Bike Tour Map
Top Reasons to Ride Your Bike
Bike Safety Tips
Getting Your Bike on Pace Buses

2015 Bike Glenview Events

Month of MAY – National Bike Month

Ride your bike to Park Center and show your bike helmet to the front desk staff to receive a free water bottle, Bike Glenview map and sticker.
Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Avenue

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Story Walk, “Yummy Yummy! Food for My Tummy!” by Sam Lloyd
April 12 - May 24

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Get out & Go Treasure Hunt

Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ride your bike from Gallery Park to Fuller Air Station Prairie and search for clues along the way. Earn points for answering questions about your discoveries. Start at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Click here to learn more about Get Out & Go Treasure Hunt.


Story Walk, “Pete the Cat and the New Guy” by Kimberly and James Dean
June 14 – August 2

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Glenview Farmers Market Green Table

1510 Wagner Road, Glenview, IL 60025 | 8 AM – 12 PM

July 18

The Recyclery will be accepting donation bikes which go to a great cause!
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July 25

Come out to the Farmers Market and meet:

  • Village President Jim Patterson and learn about the additional trails that Glenview is currently adding.
  • Alan Rubin, Glenview resident and owner of Glenview Cycle.
  • The Recyclery will again be accepting donation bikes which go to a great cause! therecyclery.org

Exciting News!

The Village of Glenview is moving forward on another segment of the Techny Bike Trail this spring. Starting in mid-April, construction will begin on a new bike trail that will connect the Glen Metra Train Station to the Techny Basin path. Bicyclists will then be able to travel north on the basin path, through West Fork Park, and connect to the Northbrook bike trail at the corner of Westleigh Drive and Willow Road. Existing sections of sidewalk along the route that are currently 5’ wide will be expanded to an 8’ width to allow more room for the bicycles. This work is anticipated to be completed by the start of summer.


A Bicycle Built for One: Bike History 1818–1930s

Tuesday, July 28, 7-8 PM. Next year is significant in the cycling world, marking the 150th anniversary of the first bicycle patent. Glenview resident Carey Williams, a bike historian and enthusiast, will present a history of bicycling from 1818 to the 1930s and display his collection of antique bikes. We will also wish Carey well as he prepares to leave for France, where he will be riding a velocipede from Paris to Avignon in August to commemorate the first long distance journey on two wheels. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Public Library and the Bike Glenview Initiative. Please register at glenviewpl.org/register, call 847-729-7500 x 7600, or visit the Reader Services Desk.