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 4 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. Before participating, all riders must register online and sign a liability waiver on the park district's website at www.parkfun.com/event/fahrrad. Helmets are encouraged. Beginners and riders with training wheels are advised not to participate.
Schaumburg businesses and organizations are being encouraged to form teams of four and participate in the 5th 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 https://bit.ly/2023BusinessBikeClassic. 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 Student Bike Classic where individual students record cumulative cycling mileage completed during the month of June. This contest is open to elementary, middle, and high school students residing in Schaumburg. To participate, individuals must submit the Student Bike Classic registration form on the village's website at https://bit.ly/2023StudentBikeClassic. Cumulative results will be ranked, and prizes will be awarded to the top students in the elementary, middle, and high school tiers.
The village is bringing back Bike to Work Day to promote Schaumburg residents, agencies, and colleagues to bike to work on Wednesday, June 21st. A random drawing will take place for participants who post a photo tagging the village's social media channels and using the hashtag #schaumburgbiketoworkday. 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 www.schaumburg.com/bikeevents, dial 311 in the village or contact Rachel Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.schaumburg.com/biking.