January 26, 2023 | Program Spotlight: Bike Rides Power Community Connections in Chicago | By: Frankye Payne, Director of Chicago Main Streets at Main Street America |
Equiticity founder, Oboi Reed, leads a community bike ride in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood. Credit: Oscar Sanchez.
Main Street America believes that the best approach is one that comes from within the community itself. Something that is reflective of the place and people that are looking to revitalize a neighborhood that they are passionate about. It was our great fortune last year to connect Equiticity
, a grassroots racial equity movement, with the Corridor Managers of Chicago's INVEST South/West
initiative to bring commercial corridors to life through a series of bicycle rides.
What was the best part of this experience? That as soon as Chicago thaws out this year, we will be expanding this opportunity to a total of 9 neighborhoods. We hope to see you on the South and West Sides this summer as we celebrate the wins of the Invest South/West corridors the best way possible: together as a community.
Our communities are excited to experience the 2023 ride series. To learn more and find up-to-date information about upcoming rides please visit equaticity.org