Between the personal and the political, the practical and the philosophical, the working bikes and the racing bikes, Chicago’s cycling culture spans myriad reasons, ideologies, and neighborhoods. Join us to hear a wide range of cycling stories and meditations–and contribute your own! Included in the ticket price of this event, group bike rides will be organized from starting points across the city and Hyde Park Art Center parking lot will be transformed into a bike-only space. A delicious boxed meal, featuring all-natural food items courtesy of GoPicnic, will also be provided; following the picnic meal, a panel discussion will take place moderated by Zack Furness, author of One Less Car: Bike Culture and the Politics of Cycling (Temple University Press), which explores the ways that cyclists in the United States have politicized bicycles and everyday cycling as a response to the proliferation of car culture and the ideology of automobility.
$15/general admission; $12/ Hyde Park Art Center members, Chicago Public Radio members, Victory Gardens subscribers; $10/students (with ID)