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Nosh and bike with the Active Transportation Alliance

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“Bike, eat, repeat.” The Active Transportation Alliance sponsors “Four-Star Bike & Chow,” a biking smorgasbord across the city and suburbs with stops for pierogies, samosas, spring rolls, BBQ sliders and Goose Island beer on Sunday, August 25.

Four bike routes of different lengths, designed for riders at all levels, feature bike-friendly streets and trails on Chicago’s North Side and northern suburbs, with treats along the way.

Participating restaurants include Arya Bhavan, an Indian restaurant in West Rogers Park, Red Apple a Polish buffet in Avondale, Star of Siam, a Thai spot in River North and Smoke Daddy, a barbecue joint in Wicker Park.

Choose from 12-, 22-, 35- or 62-mile routes. Every rider will receive a punch card to redeem for three food samples along the route. Participants in the 12-mile route can ride with “Safe City Cycling,” a small group led by a traffic safety expert who will teach how to ride confidently and safely on city streets. All the routes feature fine views along the way, and the Alliance will provi8de mechanical support, volunteers to guide the way and rest and water stops.

Registration fees, $35 in advance ($15 for youth), $45 on ride day, support the Active Transportation Alliance and its efforts to make cycling, walking and public transportation easier and safer in Chicagoland. Participants get a t-shirt, rest-stop access and entry into the post-ride festival with live entertainment, food and beer.