Four-Star Bike Tour offers fun routes for every rider, plus a new scavenger hunt option

Sign up before July 29 and save $3 on registration for the Four-Star Bike Tour, Chicago’s longest running bike ride. This thrilling summer biking event takes place on Sunday, August 26.

Four-Star Bike Tour offers four new great routes, a scavenger hunt with prizes (12-mile route only). After your ride, there’s a post-ride festival where you can pick up lunch and refreshing Goose Island beer.

Sign up for the 12-mile route and join a scavenger hunt on the ride! Compete in the scavenger hunt as an individual or put together a team. Complete the activities, challenges and trivia questions to win prizes (how about a new bike?) Scavenger hunters are encouraged to break out their Chicago-related costumes. We expect to see hot dogs, Blues Brothers, gangsters, characters from a John Hughes film and Chicago Bears, among others. Prizes will be given for the best costume and best team costume. Groups of 10 or more adults pay $25 each (a $5 savings).

Not sure about riding on streets with traffic? Participants of the 12-mile Chicago Ramble can also sign up for Safe City Cycling, an education opportunity that will teach participants to ride more confidently and safely on city streets. Participants learn from a traffic safety expert and ride the route in a small group.

Participants choose their fully-supported route:

  • Chicago Ramble & Scavenger Hunt (12-miles) (Safe City Cycling option extra)
  • Boulevard Jaunt (22-miles)
  • Chicago & Beyond (35-miles)
  • Ultimate Neighborhood Ride (62-miles)

Mechanical support is offered, volunteers to point the way, rest stops and water stops to ensure you enjoy your ride with us.

When you sign up for the Four-Star Bike Tour, you’ll be glad to know that your registration fee supports the Active Transportation Alliance’s efforts to make cycling, walking and public transportation easier and safer in Chicagoland.

Event registration includes a ride T-shirt, rest stop access and entry into the post-ride festival with live entertainment, food and beer.

For more information and to sign up, visit http://www.fourstarbiketour.org/.

The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel. The organization builds a movement around active transportation, encourages physical activity, increases safety and builds a world-class transportation network. Formerly the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, the Active Transportation Alliance is North America’s largest transportation advocacy organization, supported by more than 6,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 35 full-time staff.

For more information on the Active Transportation Alliance, visit www.activetrans.org or call 312.427.3325.