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Advocacy

Bike to Work Week

Every Spring, in coordination with the Active Transportation Alliance and the DuPage County Trail Development, the Club has rallied at the Elmhurst and other city Metra stations to encourage people to bike to their local Metra station rather than drive a car. "Goodie" bags are distributed to those demonstrating that they have biked in. The bag contents change every year, usually including maps and other bicycle related materials.

Bike to Metra volunteers


 

Recent Club Contributions
to Advocacy Organizations
and Other Donations


EBC Advocacy Chairman:
Bob Hoel
(bob.hoel_at_comcast.net)
Tel: (630) 279-8510



What Can You Do?

  1. Attend meetings/events to show your support for biking.

    • Watch for list server messages for specific information.

  2. Call your legislators about current cycling issues.

  3. Join group(s) below and participate in advocacy activities.



Community Outreach

Members of Elmhurst Bicycle Club and the Chicago Area Tandem Society team up with WDSRA (Western DuPage Special Recreation Association), NEDSRA, and SEASPAR to provide tandem bicycle outings for visually impaired riders. At the start they adjust the tandems and helmets for proper fit.  The routes vary for each ride and include the Illinois Prairie Path, the Great Western Trail, and the Morton Arboretum.
2016 Blind Stoker Ride Schedule

Impaired vision stoker ride.



Thanks to the initiative of Betty Bond, Marge Ricke and Baltimore Ortega, the Elmhurst Bicycle Club has made a commitment to keep a section of the Illinois Prairie Path clean. The adopted 1.1 mile stretch runs from Monterey Avenue in Villa Park east to Pioneer Park in Elmhurst. Regular clean up projects will be scheduled as needed. Thanks to the members who participated in the first clean up on April 11, 2015, many of which are shown in the photo below.

Adopted trail clean up.
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