Upcoming: Two South Side Rides

South Side History Bike Tour – Saturday, October 6, 2012

Source: Chicago Studies

Kicking Off the 2011 Tour

Whether biking for recreation or transportation, sticking to the same tried and true route can become a force of habit. But on Saturday, October 6, participants in the South Side History Bike Tour will take the “road less traveled” through historic neighborhoods.

Even long-time South Siders are likely to discover something new about events and people that shaped Chicago-both the city and the University. Tour guides include John W. Boyer, Dean of the College; Terry Nichols Clark, Professor in Sociology; and J. Mark Hansen, Professor of Political Science.

Bikers will get a first-hand look at historic Bronzeville, sneak a peek at the residence of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, admire the rugged limestone Union Stock Yard Gate, and learn about the Settlement House movement at the Jane Addams Hull House. For those who participated in last year’s tour, the route and stops will be similar this year.

Participants, who must have their own bike and helmet, will meet at the Quad between Bartlett Dining Commons and the Regenstein Library at 10:30am. The tour covers 15 miles and takes roughly 4-5 hours.


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Ride along with the South Side History Bike Tour, which began in Washington Park and ended near the Hyde Park home of Barack Obama

Eighth Annual Pullman Labor Day Bike Ride – Monday September 3, 2012

Source: Pullman Labor Ride

Labor Ride Lecturer

Historic Pullman, the original company town built by George Pullman in the 1880s to house the workers at his Palace Car factory, is a significant part of the rich Chicago southside labor history. Hosted by Pullman’s strong civic and cultural organizations, the seventh annual Pullman Labor Day Bike Ride will  be on September3, 2012.

Appropriately held on Labor Day, our ride’s theme honors the important role labor unions have played in Pullman and the Calumet region. The bike ride has been a huge success these past seven years thanks to our contributors and riders.

All proceeds from the ride go towards expenses and a celebration by the historic Hotel Florence in Pullman at the conclusion of the 30 mile course. Lunch and a labor history program will be a part of the festivities, with appropriate speakers for the occasion.

Help to continue the tradition of honoring labor in the region of Pullman, where labor history was made during the infancy of the movement.


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Startup of 30-mile Bicycle Tour from Pullman Histori District, Chicago, Illinois, to Marktown Historic District, East Chicago, Indiana.