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September 11, 2017

A great day for a bike ride!  The 6th Annual River Trail Bike Ride brought out young and old in support of safe and expanded bike and pedestrian pathways.

Riders completed the 9-mile ride sponsored by DPBPAC,  Shift2Green & the Des Plaines Special Events Commission.  Th...

May 2, 2017

A big shout out to DPBPAC Member Animesh Ghoshal for this informative read...

Research has consistently shown that people who are less physically active are both more likely to develop health problems like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and to die younger. Yet there...

March 1, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! - September 9, 2017

6th Annual River Trail Bike Ride

Join us and show your support for a healthier lifestyle and safe biking in Des Plaines.  This popular and fun 9 mile ride is set for Saturday, September 9th getting underway at 9AM from the beautiful HIs...

August 1, 2016

Clear, bright and white, the moon shines over my shoulder
 

Ahead, low, near the horizon, through the gaps between the trees,
 

The dark orange remnant of the day’s sun still glows.
 

I ride slowly, feeling the subtle changes in the breeze that I create.
 

It’s warm.  I fe...

July 12, 2016

SAVE THE DATE! - September 10, 2016

5th Annual River Trail Bike Ride

Join us and show your support for a healthier lifestyle and safe biking in Des Plaines.  This popular and fun 9 mile ride is set for Saturday, September 10th getting underway at 9AM from the beautiful H...

July 4, 2016


A small contingent of the DPBPAC rode with State Rep. Marty Moylan in the 4th of July Parade in Des Plaines, a proponent of safe and expanded bike and pedestrian pathways in Des Plaines.  All along the route folks were yelling out to him from the sidewalks and lawn ch...

June 15, 2016

The Film

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a new film project from BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* director Fredrik Gertten, looks...

April 11, 2016

Check out this practical, step-by-step guide to checking your cycle is safe to ride, using Sustrans’ M Check method. 


In this video, one of of Sustrans’ experienced Schools Officers walks you through a simple introduction to bicycle maintenance.

 

Ride Safe - www.dp...

March 15, 2016

 

I am not the hardiest, most gung-ho bicyclist.  You could call me a fair weather rider.  I mostly skip the snow, ice, rain and really cold days.  But spring is coming and I have already seized the opportunity to leave the car at home and pedal the 10 miles to work and...

August 23, 2015

Once in a while I will be working at the Des Plaines History Center and run across a gem of a photograph or some scrap of archival material that sparks curiosity. Not long after I started working there in September 2013, I happened upon a photo of Rand Park, the one on...

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