PILSEN — A five-day bike tour raising money for "better biking conditions" will pass through Pilsen Tuesday, on the way to its ultimate destination at Millennium Park's Bean sculpture.
The tour — Tim Johnson's Ride On Chicago — kicked off Thursday, with champion bike racer Tim Johnson and 24 others biking from Kansas City in a five-day tour finishing off in Chicago.
The bike tour started in 2011 as a way to raise money for PeopleForBikes, a nonprofit that pushes for more bike-friendly infrastructure in cities nationwide.
This is the first time the ride has gone to Chicago; previously it started in Boston and ended in Washington, D.C. This year, riders will bike 550 miles, pedaling almost 100-130 miles per day to complete their goal of reaching Millennium Park in just five days.
The public is invited to bike the final miles with the group on Monday, the last leg of the ride. Interested cyclists can jump in just before noon at the Divvy station at Paulina and 18th streets or at the following spots:
Noon, Divvy station, Halsted and 18th streets
12:10 p.m., Divvy station, Wabash Avenue and Roosevelt Road
12:20 p.m., Millennium Park Bean
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