EBC Advocacy Chairman:
Bob Hoel / (bob.hoel_at_comcast.net) / Tel: (630) 279-8510
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.
Recent Club Contributions to Advocacy Organizations and Other Donations
What Can You Do?
Join group(s) below and participate in advocacy activities.
- Attend meetings/events to show your support for biking.
- Watch for list server messages for specific information.
- Call your legislators about current cycling issues.
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
Prairie Path Cleanup Initiative
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.