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Third Annual CRR19 Bike Tour
July 24 @ 9:00am - 2:00pmFree; donations suggested
This four-hour bike tour commemorates the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. The tour will travel through the Bronzeville and Bridgeport neighborhoods and mark key sites in the worst episode of racial violence in Chicago history, as well as other locations highlighting the history and resilience of the Black community, including the sites of the Chicago Defender and Chicago Bee newspapers, the Binga Bank, the Ida B. Wells monument, and more. BYO bike; helmets are strongly recommended and unvaccinated riders are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. Organized by the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project, it’s part of a larger ongoing effort to spark conversations about racism in Chicago and the nation. Register at bit.ly/3rdannualbiketour