About Bike Ride for the Kids

It all started in 2008 when a handful of ARCO employees decided to ride bicycles to the opening Notre Dame football game to raise money for the kids of South Bend. Thirteen years and hundreds of miles later, we are still making an annual trip for the kids. Friday, September 24th we will once again leave downtown Chicago to travel along the Lake Michigan—but this time with a slightly new route to enjoy with options for riders of all experience and endurance levels! 

This year's in-person route

For the first time, this year we will be focusing our ride in the Chicagoland area, looping the Lakeshore Trail before heading north towards Evanston, traveling north along the North Shore Channel and on to the Chicago Botanic Gardens before returning to downtown Chicago along the North Branch of the Chicago River. 

Make sure to bring your friends and family out for a fun day supporting a great cause!


Start/Finish: Lincoln Park Zoo

View the route on AllTrails: CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON AllTrails