October 1, 2013
Come explore the social, cultural, and political history of Chicago’s South Side on a guided bike tour on Saturday, October 5, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Led by Dean John Boyer, and Professors Terry Nichols Clark and Mark Hansen, participants will have the opportunity to visit prominent sites.
The 10 stops include: DuSable Museum of African and African American History, Stephen Douglas Tomb, Historic Bronzeville, Prairie Avenue District, Chicago Coliseum Site, Jane Addams Hull House, Union Stockyard Gate, Harold Washington Cultural Center, and the homes of President Barack Obama and Mayor Richard J. Daley. The approximate distance of the entire tour is 15 miles.
This event is sponsored by Chicago Studies, a program established between the College and the University Community Service Center (UCSC) to create opportunities for UChicago students to connect their academic interests with the city of Chicago at large. Event co-sponsors include Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities (ORCSA) and the Office of Sustainability.
The bike route will be over flat terrain, and the tour will be conducted at an easy pace, so recreational riders are welcomed. Participants must provide their own bike and helmet. If you are a UChicago student, faculty, staff or alumnus you may rent a bike through the Office of Sustainability's Recycles program.
Click here to register for the Saturday, October 5 South Side History Bike Tour.