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, all Glenview Park District facilities 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.

New in 2014!

Ride A Bike – Win A Bike
May 1 – 31  Celebrating May as National Biking Month!
Everyday in May, when you ride your bike to Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. and bring your bike helmet inside you will receive your choice of a bottled water, small coffee or bottle of Gatorade at Perk Center.  And,  enter your name into a drawing for a new bicycle provided by George Garner Cyclery. Get your free drink and enter your name in the drawing as many times as you ride your bike to Park Center in May!George Garner Cyclery
Sponsored by:  George Garner Cyclery & Perk Center

Thank you George Garner Cyclery for providing the winner of Ride a Bike – Win a Bike program with a brand new bike!

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:
Tools at the Bike Repair Station (located near Little Bear Park in Gallery Park)
Adjusting Your Seat
Maintenance Essentials
ABC’s Precheck
Does My Helmet Fit?

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

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

2014 Bike Glenview Events

Story Walk, “Flying Lessons” by Gilbert Ford
Sunday, August 17 through Sunday, September 28
Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Blvd.

Story Walk, “How Rocket Learned to Read” by Tad Hills
Sunday, June 1 through Sunday, July 13
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.

Ride A Bike – Win A Bike

May 1 – 31
Everyday in May, when you ride your bike to Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. and bring your bike helmet inside you will receive your choice of a bottled water, small coffee or bottle of Gatorade at Perk Center.  And, you can enter your name into a drawing for a new bicycle provided by George Garner Cyclery. Get your free drink and enter your name in the drawing as many times as you ride your bike to Park Center in May!

Glenview Bike to Worship Weekend
May 1 – 3National Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 16

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.