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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A biker in a white Bears jersey bikes down a stretch of road between Howard and Church. Green trees and other bikers are in the background.

Bike the Ridge brings communities together for an annual, non-motorized view of Ridge Avenue

September 25, 2022

Participants of this year’s Bike the Ridge enjoyed the freedom to bike up and down Ridge Avenue this Sunday — without cars.  The stretch of road between Howard and Church was shut down between...

Noah Frick-Alofs / Daily Senior Staffer
A group of cyclists ride down Ridge Avenue during the 2018 Bike the Ridge event. The city closed Ridge Avenue to vehicular traffic to create a safe environment for family cycling, with entertainment events such as live music and food trucks.

Annual Bike the Ridge event celebrates safe, family cycling

September 30, 2018

When Seth Green’s daughter Sojourner — Sojo for short — was nine months old, he and his wife, Caitlin Fitz, were heading to Bagel Art for breakfast on a Sunday morning. On the way, they stumbled...

Evanston festival touts driving alternatives

September 8, 2014

Evanston hosted a street festival Sunday on Main Street, encouraging residents to support the city’s pro-biking initiative and embrace modes of transportation besides driving. Community members who...

A young girl rides down Ridge Avenue during Bike the Ridge. The annual event was held on Sunday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and attracted many families.

Hundreds bike Ridge Avenue in annual event

September 30, 2013

Evanston shut down a two-mile stretch of Ridge Avenue on Sunday for hundreds of residents participating in the annual Bike the Ridge ride. The event, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., attracted cyclists...

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