Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

Bike Glenview is a community-wide initiative & resource to promote biking as a healthy, cost-effective and low-polluting way to travel around our beautiful village. The initiative is made possible through a cooperative effort with the Village of Glenview, Glenview Park District, Glenview Library, Glenview Chamber of Commerce, and the Glenview Natural Resources Commission.

 

Glenview Trail Map

Before you hop on your bike, check out Glenview’s bike trails by clicking on the Bike Glenview Trail Map below.  You can also pick up a free paper trail map at Glenview Village Hall, Glenview Public Library, Glenview Park Center and local bike shops. The map shows existing bike routes, and paths, sidewalks along major arterials that can be used by bicycles; “Fun” routes through neighborhoods that link 20 Glenview hubs and attractions in downtown Glenview, The Glen, Gallery Park,  The Grove and more; and a tour of Glenview’s most interesting and beautiful natural areas.  Bike map signs are posted at key route locations around town to help traveling bikers.

Red Trails: Existing Bike Route/Lane
A road designated for use in mixed traffic, an on-street painted lane, or an off-street shared use path that is 8-10 feet wide.

Purple Trails: Major Route Sidewalk
A sidewalk along a major arterial that can be used by bicyclists that is 4-5 feet wide.

Blue Trails: Fun Route/Lane
Sidewalks or streets often used to get to destination hubs.

Want to see your location relative to the trails?
In order to see your location relative to the trails, click here to view the map on your phone or tablet. This will prompt Google Maps to open. Make sure to select “Allow” when asked to provide your current location. Once Google Maps is loaded, use the Current Location button.

Community Biking Events

June 5: Get Out & Go Treasure Hunt

time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
price: Free
location: Park Center

Get the family out and go on a nature-inspired outdoor treasure hunt! Search for hidden clues while exploring the natural areas of Gallery Park and Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie. Walk or ride bicycles and earn points for answering questions about discoveries along the way. Pick up your treasure map at Park Center. No registration is necessary. Check in between 10 am and 2 pm.

July 16: Bike Donation Collection at the Green Table

time: 8 a.m. to noon
location: the Glenview Farmers Market Green Table, at Historic Wagner Farm

The Village of Glenview and Glenview Park District will be collecting used bikes in any condition to be donated to Working Bikes  This organization fixes used bikes and makes them available to those in need. People will get a tax receipt if they donate a bike.

Summer StoryWalk

June-August
location: Little Bear Garden in Gallery Park

From flip-flops and hide and seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, there is something for everyone in this bright and bouyant celebration of the summer season. Drop in.

 

August 27: Friends of the Forest Preserves Bike Tour

Registration info coming soon.

May 20: Bike to Work Day

As more and more people take alternative transportation to and from work, National Bike to Work Day promotes the bicycle as a healthy and safe alternative for commuting to work. Some of the benefits of commuting to work by bicycle include:

  • Physical fitness – Cyclists get an aerobic workout before and after work. It’s also low impact exercise that is easy on the joints, unlike jogging.
  • Fuel savings – They save fuel costs, which puts more money back in their pockets.
  • Smaller carbon footprint – By cycling, they reduce carbon emissions resulting in cleaner air.
  • Automobile longevity – Get more life out of their motor vehicle by using it for more necessary trips.

 

May 20-22: Bike to Worship Weekend

Please join the Glenview Clergy Association in this community-wide event and bike (or walk) to your House of Worship. This is a great town for biking and Bike Glenview is the community resource for residents to get the most out of pedaling around town. Join with us in this community-wide initiative that promotes biking as a healthy, cost-effective and low-polluting way to travel around our Village.

May 4: Bike to School Day

National Bike to School Day helps teach our children safe walking and biking skills, reduces traffic and air pollution near our school, and helps children get more physical activity. Students who start their school day with some exercise think more clearly, feel more energized, and are be better behaved. Once students have walked or biked to school and found that it wasn’t so hard – or that they have really enjoyed it, they may try it again!

Instructional Videos and Bike Safety Tips

Gallery Park Bike Repair Station

see video

How to Adjust Your Seat

see video

ABCs Bike Precheck

see video

Proper Helmet Fit

see video