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Have some wheel fun at the Botanic Garden

Friday, August 26, 2016
Chicago Tribune
by Myrna Petlicki

Have some wheel fun at the Botanic Garden

Pioneer Press

Your family will get a new view of the Chicago Botanic Garden at Bike the Garden, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Participants will travel the 2.3-mile periphery of the garden on roads not usually open to the public at this free event.

Sarah Harlow, coordinator of visitor events and programs, said they planned the event because, "We wanted to get people excited about the accessibility of the North Branch Trail that was opened two years ago." They also hope the event will encourage people to be more active.

Following the ride, there will be a celebration at McDonald Woods pavilion. "We'll be playing music, the cafe will be there," Harlow said. "The Forest Preserve District of Cook County will be giving away 100 bike helmets. The Trek Bicycle Store of Highland Park will be doing helmet checks."

If you don't have a bike, you can rent one at the garden.

Register online.

For details, call (847) 835-5440 or go towww.chicagobotanic.org/bikethegarden.



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