Celebrate Schaumburg’s Bike Month this June with fun activities

The village of Schaumburg encourages the public to celebrate Bike Month, which is being recognized by the village in June. A variety of fun activities will be offered, including solo and group bike events.

The popular Fahrrad Tour von Schaumburg returns this June and is open to the public. The event, which is sponsored by the village of Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Park District, will kick off at noon on Sunday, June 2, from the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center Plaza, 101 Schaumburg Court. Participants will ride in a five-mile police-escorted tour, utilizing both on and off-street bike paths throughout neighborhoods and parks surrounding the Municipal Center. Immediately following the ride, a picnic-style lunch will be served. Before participating, all riders must register online and sign a liability waiver on the park district’s website at Helmets are encouraged. Beginners and riders with training wheels are advised not to participate.

Schaumburg businesses and organizations are encouraged to form teams of four and participate in the sixth annual Business Bike Classic where riders will record their bicycle mileage for all bicycling activity during the month of June. Mileage from spinning and stationary bikes is also eligible. To participate, teams must submit the Business Bike Classic registration form on the village’s website at Cumulative results will be distributed for teams in the novice, intermediate and advanced tiers (totaling up to 650 miles, 651-1,500 miles, and 1,501+ miles, respectively). The top three teams in each mileage bracket will earn prizes, and the team with the most miles in the entire competition will be presented with the traveling Business Bike Classic trophy.

New to Bike Month, the village is featuring the Family and Friends Bike Classic where riders of all ages form teams of four and record their bicycle mileage for all cycling activity completed during the month of June. All four riders must reside in Schaumburg. To participate, teams must submit the Family and Friends Bike Classic registration form on the village’s website at Cumulative results will be ranked, and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

The village is bringing back Bike to Work Day to encourage Schaumburg residents, agencies, and colleagues to bike to work on Wednesday, June 26. This event promotes bicycling as a commuting option and raises awareness for commuters who ride to and from work. No registration is required for this activity.

For additional information and details about Schaumburg’s Bike Month events and activities, visit the village’s website at, dial 311 in the village or contact Rachel Benson at

Schaumburg has more than 95 miles of bike paths, 1,000 bike parking racks and locker spaces, bicycle racks on village trolleys, bicycle parking at the Metra Station and the Northwest Transportation Center, a community-based bicycle club, and connections with each of its neighbors throughout the Chicago region. For additional information about biking in Schaumburg, visit

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