5/12 World Bicycle Relief ride to Wrigley
More than 50 bikers rode a 12-mile route from suburban Wilmette to Wrigley Field prior to Wednesday’s Cubs game to raise money and awareness for World Bicycle Relief. That’s a Chicago-based not for profit group that designs, builds and provides bicycles to people in need in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Todd Ricketts, one of the Cubs owners, was among those who made the ride. The group used 60-pound work-horse bikes that Zambian students use for their commutes to and from school. The ride began at “Higher Gear” store in Wilmette and ended at the Cubs’ courtesy bike valet on Waveland Avenue and Clark Street. They picked a blustery day — game time temperature was 45 degrees.
– Carrie Muskat