Deep South Side Bike Tour

Deep South Side Bike Tour

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The UCSC and Chicago Studies are pleased to offer our second-ever Spring "South Side Sustainability" Bike Tour, exploring the ways that faith, commerce, transportation, and the natural environment have sustained the deep South Side. This year's tour is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th (rain date May 21st), with check-In beginning at 10am on the Bartlett Quad. It will be led by the Undergraduate Dean, John Boyer and Political Science Professor Mark Hansen. The tour takes approximately 5 hours (including regular stops). Riders must provide their own bicycles, which should be in good working order, as well as wear a helmet. Riders are discouraged from renting Divvy bikes, as there are no Divvy stations in many sections of the route. There will be water and snacks provided at the regular stops.

This year's tour, which routes south from campus to 98th Street and then returns along the lakefront, will include stops such as St. Michael the Archangel Church and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in South Shore, Calumet Park, the Bikur Cholim Synagogue, Crowley's Yacht Yard, the historic Southworks US Steel site, Jackson Park, and the South Shore Cultural Center.

Registration for the Bike Tour is limited to 50 riders. A wait list will also be maintained, in case of cancelations. Registrants will receive reminders and more information about the event in early May.

Questions, concerns, or requests for accommodations should be directed to Colette Willard, Chicago Studies Experiential Learning Initiatives Intern, at cwillard@uchicago.edu.