May is Bike Month

Highland Park is hosting a Bicycle Fair on May 16 from 10 am – 12 pm at the Highland Park Metra Station, southeast parking lot. Join me for a pre-fair community bike ride at 9:15 am. The family friendly fair will include a children’s bike rodeo, Biking 101 workshops, maintenance clinics, helmet checks, and more.  Working Bikes will be there to collect bicycles that you want to donate. Other activities happening in celebration of National Bike Month include:

May 4, 10:30-11:30 am: Senior Cycling Presentation hosted by Trek at the Police Department Training Room. This event is free and registration is not required.

May 5: Bike to School Day. Information is here.

May 6, 10 – 11:30 am: Senior Bike Expo at Trek Highland Park, 1925 Skokie Valley Road. Try innovative bikes, including recumbents and 3 wheelers, as well as new accessories to make your ride more comfortable. Register by emailing Laura.

May 12, 9 – 11 am: Bicycle Repair Clinic. Register by May 7. Learn how to handle simple bicycle breakdowns with confidence, including; 1) changing and repairing a flat tire, 2) re-engaging a dropped chain, and 3) creating a survival kit with basic items to keep you rolling. Trek Highland Park, 1925 Skokie Valley Rd. Register by emailing Laura.

May 21, 1 pm: Senior Ride, contact Laura by May 15 for information and to register. This ride is appropriate for people of all abilities ages 50 and up.

May 2 Recycling Event

Go Green Highland Park is collecting eyeglasses, trophies, shoes (paired), keys, pens, crayons, empty toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes and panty hose on May 2 between 7 am and 1 pm at the HP Recycle Center, 1180 Half Day Road. The City will be accepting electronics and styrofoam, as well as clothing and textiles. Please bring items sorted by category, to help keep the drop off running smoothly. If you’d like to help, or want to learn more about Go Green Highland Park, contact them here.