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.
Schaumburg businesses and organizations are being encouraged to form virtual teams of four and participate in the third 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. Teams must register online at www.bitly.com/2021businessbikeclassic. The winning team will be awarded a trophy and the top teams and individuals will receive prizes.
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 6 from the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center Plaza, 101 Schaumburg Court. Participants will ride in a 5-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. Participants will be able to eat their lunch safely distanced on the Municipal Center grounds. Before participating, all riders must register online and sign a liability waiver on the park district's website at https://bit.ly/3tEM2Fq. Helmets are encouraged. Beginners and riders with training wheels are advised not to participate.
The public is invited to take part in the second annual Discover Schaumburg by Bike Photo Challenge. This challenge will run the entire month of June. To participate, bicyclists are asked to take as many bike-themed selfies or photos as they can at 30 specific Schaumburg locations. Photos must be submitted online on the village's website. The submission form will be available by June 1. Prizes will be awarded to the participant who submits the most photos in June. Any participant who visits at least half of the locations will be entered into a random drawing for an additional prize.
For additional information and details about Schaumburg's Bike Month events and activities, visit the village's website at www.schaumburg.com/bikeevents, dial 311 in the village or contact Patrick Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schaumburg has more than 95 miles of bike paths, 1,000 bike parking rack 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 www.schaumburg.com/biking.