ENGLEWOOD — Starting Wednesday officials with a local arts group said it will launch a bike riding program as a way to unite residents who are concerned about the welfare of their community.
The free bike riding program for all ages by Fultonia, an arts group, runs from 6-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday and will begin and end at a vacant Englewood lot at 1947 W. 63rd St.
"The rides will circle mostly in and around Englewood and go no further than six to seven miles," said Eboni Hawkins, curator for the group. "Our main objective is to collect stories about healthy living and to provide a platform for people to get to know other folks in their neighborhood."
Bike riding through Englewood is nothing new.
Ald. Toni Foulkes (15th), whose ward includes Englewood, has hosted a summer bike tour through the neighborhood the last seven years.
“This bike ride has become known as a summer highlight in the 15th ward, thanks to the interest of the community," Foulkes said.
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