- Halloween Festivities
- Black History Month
- CommUNITY Picnic
- Day In The Life
- Ethnic Arts Festival
- 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 25, 2016 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 25, 2016 between 9 a.m. and 1 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).
PLEASE NOTE: Residents along Ridge Avenue will not be able to use their driveways between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on September 25. If residents plan to use a car, they should park it on a side street before 8 a.m. that morning.
You are invited to join the official start of the ride at 9 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.
There will be live music featuring the Evanston School of Rock, food trucks, free bike helmets while supplies last, and bike repairs, bike registration, and bike decorating. Most activities will take place at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St.
Non-bicyclists can walk along the sidewalks of Ridge Avenue and support the bicyclists.
These are the terrific 2016 Bike the Ridge Sponsors!
Bike the Ridge is sponsored by the City of Evanston and is made possible by support from Ridgeville Park District, Presence Saint Francis Hospital, McGaw YMCA, Local Fire Union 742, Wheel & Sprocket, Bike and Roll Chicago, and Northshore University HealthSystem.
Administration and Public Works Committee Meeting
Planning & Development Committee - CANCELLED
City Council/Budget Discussion
Age Friendly Task Force Meeting
- Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Levy Center October 30
- Free Public Art Workshop with Indira Freitas Johnson October 20
- "The 43" Exhibit to Open at the Noyes Gallery on October 21
- 2016 Mayor's Award for the Arts Nominees Announced
- Celebrate Evanston's Vibrant Arts Community at the 3rd Annual "A Bright Night for the Arts" October 6