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Bungalows, Power Stations, Bakeries and Other Highlights From Bike Tour of Roscoe Village and Northcenter

By Patty Wetli

Roughly 20 cyclists gathered behind the fieldhouse at Revere Park (2509 W. Irving Park Rd.) on Saturday morning, the starting point for an architectural and historical bike tour of Northcenter. (For the purpose of the tour, “Northcenter” refers to a larger area designated by the University of Chicago, stretching from Montrose to Diversey and Ravenswood Read the Rest…

Oldest Neon Sign in Chicago and Other Highlights From Northcenter Bike Tour

By Patty Wetli

Roughly 20 cyclists gathered behind the fieldhouse at Revere Park (2509 W. Irving Park Rd.) on Saturday morning, the starting point for an architectural and historical bike tour of Northcenter. Little did the riders know they had already arrived at the first point of interest. The site of a former brick factory, the park once Read the Rest…

Take a Two-Wheeled Tour of Northcenter

By Patty Wetli

To look at it now, you’d never know that Northcenter was once an industrial hub, home to laborers who toiled in the factories and clay pits along the North Branch of the Chicago River. For a glimpse of the neighborhood’s past and the way it evolved over the past century, join Chicago Neighborhood Bike Tours Read the Rest…

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