The City of Chicago, in conjunction with and to support the nonprofit Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, is once again turning one of the busiest vehicle-only thoroughfares, Lake Shore Drive, over to cyclists only during the morning of Sunday, May 27. The honorary starter for this year's event is Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champion and regular bicyclist Gary Fencik.
In its fifth year, the event closes down the fifteen miles of outer, divided expressway from 5:30 a.m. to around 9:45 a.m. -- the only day of the year that this happens. Last year, an estimated 26,000 cyclists of all levels took part in the fundraiser, which aims at funding and improving many local bicycle-oriented programmes within Chicago.
Registration is still available up until the day of the ride. For more information, visit www. bikethedrive.org