CHICAGO – To encourage families to enjoy healthy outdoor activities and build community relationships, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago and state Sen. Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, are inviting residents to their “Bike Across America Without Leaving the District” later this month.
“The challenges we have faced as a community over the last year have kept many of us indoors more than we would like,” said Hurley. “Our community bike hike is a great opportunity to build comradery with neighbors and spend a few hours participating in a healthy activity.”
Hurley is partnering with Cunningham to host a “Bike Across American Without Leaving the District Bike Hike” on Saturday, Aug. 21. Hurley’s district is home to streets named after American cities such as Troy, Albany and Sacramento. Each participant will receive a passport that will be stamped when they reach one of the four stops along the route. Cyclists who join Hurley and Cunningham for their bike hike will travel to locations within the district that share their name with places across the United States. Residents interested in participating should meet at McKiernan Park located at 10714 S. Sawyer Ave. in Chicago at 10:30 a.m. The bike hike, which will last around an hour, will conclude with a bike raffle and healthy snacks will be provided.
“Biking together as a group will bring neighbors together, and this event gives residents a chance to share their thoughts and concerns about issues that impact us every day,” continued Hurley. “I encourage residents to join us at this free family fun event and participate in this healthy outdoor activity.”
For more information, contact Hurley’s constituent service office at 773-445-8128 or RepFranHurley@gmail.com.