Nine years ago, we approached our friends Rudy Kubica, the owner of Rudy’s Bike Shop, and Dr. Charles Guengerich, now the retired President of Wright College with the idea of creating a signature event the morning of Father’s Day–a 10 mile bike ride through the Portage Park, Dunning and Wright Community. Every year the bike ride has grown and we had over 220 participants–many of whom ride with us every year. The ride is free, starts with a complimentary continental breakfast and finishes with a drawing of over 20 prizes donated by Eli’s Cheesecake, Rudy’s Bike Shop, Alderman Cullerton, State Representative Martwick and Hands over Stress.

We extend our thanks to our event chair, Sharon Mrowiec & Family as well as all our associates at Eli’s and to the Chicago Police Department for providing a safe path for the ride.