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Bike Camp Trains Next Generation of Riders

By Patty Wetli

This week, the tennis courts at Revere Park (2509 W. Irving Park Rd.) are alive with the sound of skidding tires instead of thwacking balls, having been transformed into a cycling course for Bike Camp while a group of young riders practice their turn signals, emergency braking and other critical skills. “We’re getting them ready Read the Rest…

Celebrate Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club 80th Anniversary at Benefit for Capital Campaign

By Patty Wetli

For 80 years, the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, 2501 W. Irving Park Rd., has been “the place where everybody plays” (“everybody” including girls since 1991). From athletics to after-school tutoring, the club provides programming that supports a child’s physical, emotional, cultural and intellectual development. Now NBGC is asking the community to return the favor. Read the Rest…

Sunday: Pawar-Led Bike Ride

By Patty Wetli

Kicking off a series of themed bike rides, Ald. Ameya Pawar, who frequently cycles to his office, will lead a free two-wheeled tour of the 47th Ward on Sunday, Oct. 2. The leisurely 6.6-mile, two-hour ride will spotlight green initiatives throughout the ward, hitting all of the major parks, exploring existing bike lanes and highlighting Read the Rest…

This Week: NBGC Carnival

By Mike Fourcher

Wedged between Revere Park, Campbell Ave. and the WGN studios on Bradley Place is a vast parking lot that plays host to the annual Neighborhood Boys And Girls Club Family Fest & Carnival. It kicked off last night, runs through Sunday evening and is exactly what you think a carnival should be like. Full of Read the Rest…

Bike Tour of Northcenter This Sunday

By Mike Fourcher

Perhaps it seems silly to jump on a bike just to check out your own neighborhood, but Lee Diamond’s Neighborhood Bike Tours are a cut above the rest. Diamond’s tour of Northcenter on Sunday is a good opportunity to haul your bike out of winter storage and flex your leg muscles. Meeting at 1 p.m. Read the Rest…

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