Bike the Ridge

Bike the Ridge

Join us on Sunday, September 27, 2015 for the Annual Bike the Ridge ride! Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic between Howard and Church Streets.

bike the ridgeBicycles 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 27, 2015 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).


BikeTheRidgeKickoff_web0694.jpgYou 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 2014 Bike the Ridge Sponsors!

Bike the Ridge is sponsored by the City of Evanston and made possible by support from Ridgeville Park DistrictPresence 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