Thousands Pedal Along Lake Shore Drive for Bike the Drive

More than 20,000 cyclists signed up for the event

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    Thousands of cyclists took over Lake Shore Drive Sunday for the annual fundraising event Bike the Drive.

    Thousands of bikers pedaled down Lake Shore Drive Sunday, taking over the major roadway for nearly five hours as part of the annual Bike the Drive fundraiser.

    More than 20,000 cyclists signed up for the event, organized by the Active Transportation Alliance, nearly matching the number of riders who pedaled in last year’s ride.

    Thousands Bike the Drive

    [CHI] Thousands Bike the Drive
    More than 20,000 people showed up to this year's MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive. It's the annual event that shuts down Lake Shore Drive to motorists and allows bicyclists to own the road in the morning.

    The event, considered by riders as the one day where bikers reign on Lake Shore Drive, closed nearly 15 miles of the roadway to cars from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m., according to the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management.

    Bike the Drive, organized by the Active Transportation Alliance, boasts “five hours of car-free riding” for novice and veteran bikers alike.

    NBC Chicago Team Pedals for Bike the Drive

    [CHI] NBC Chicago Team Pedals for Bike the Drive
    “A station that rides together, glides together,” said NBC Chicago's Mike Adamle.

    Proceeds from the event, sponsored by MB Financial Bank, will fund projects to make biking and transportation safer in the Chicagoland area and provide opportunities for economical transportation.
     

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