- Halloween Festivities
- Black History Month
- CommUNITY Picnic
- Day In The Life
- Ethnic Arts Festival
- Green Living Festival
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Kits and Cats
- Lakeshore Arts Festival
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Starlight Movies & Concerts
- Streets Alive! Festival
Bike the Ridge
Join us on Sunday, September 28, 2014 for the Annual Bike the Ridge ride! Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic between Howard and Church Streets.
Bicycles are not allowed on Ridge Avenue at any other time, so come out and enjoy this non-competitive, City-sponsored special event!
The ride will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic from Howard to Church Streets. This event is limited to those on non-motorized bicycles only (motorized bicycles or skateboards are not allowed).
You are invited to join the official start of the ride at 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Howard Street. You may bike Ridge Avenue from Howard Street to Church Street and back again or anywhere in the middle. Children under age 18 are required to wear bike helmets per City of Evanston ordinance.
Ride in Style
Children are encouraged to decorate their bicycles in advance and then show them off.
Expect to enjoy a wide range of family-friendly events and bicycle-related activities (such as free bike registration), plus visits from food truck visits. Details will be posted on this page closer to the event date.
Non-bicyclists can walk along the sidewalks of Ridge Avenue and support the bicyclists.
Thank you to our 2013 Bike the Ridge Sponsors!
Bike the Ridge is sponsored by the City of Evanston and made possible by support from Ridgeville Park District, Presence Saint Francis Hospital, McGaw YMCA, Wiener and Still Champion (supplier of free meal coupons for volunteers), Wellness Revolution, Heaven Meets Earth Yoga Studio, Bike Doc, The Pony Shop, Wheel & Sprocket, Bike and Roll Chicago, The Recyclery, Local Fire Union 742, Whole Foods Market/Evanston South, Krave Ice Cream and Hummingbird Kitchen.
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Holiday Bash and Tree Lighting
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- Evanston Children's Theatre to Stage "The Hobbit" Nov. 21-23
- "The Nutcracker on Ice" Celebrates 40 Years of Holiday Merriment December 12-14
- Celebrate the Season at Downtown Evanston's Holiday Bash and Tree Lighting on Small Business Saturday Nov. 29