Cycle Brookfield works with our local government and other advocates.Cycle Brookfield works with the Village of Brookfield and the Active Transportation Alliance promoting initiatives that will provide better, safer and more numerous opportunities for cycling in Brookfield.
2018 Invest in Cook Grant AwardCycle Brookfield is currently working with the village to get the Village to provide matching grant funding for a study to allow a cycling and walking path along 31st street between Prairie Avenue and First Avenue.
Trail Extension IssueWe are also encouraging our members to advocate the extension of the Forest Preserve of Cook County Des Plaines Trail and the extension of the Salt Creek Trail to the Chicago Portage Park. go to https://dpr-trailstudy.metroquest.com/. You can find more details about the project at Forest Preserve District of Cook County Des Plaines River Trail, South Extension Planning Study.
Grant Application SubmittedCycle Brookfield has submitted an application for Bike Walk Every Town, an Active Transportation Alliance suburban advocacy program dedicated to supporting the efforts of suburban advocates interested in improving walking, biking and transit in their communities.
Bike Walk Education in Schools ActBike Walk Education in Schools Act clarifies the existing traffic safety K-8 school curriculum requirement that every public school include instruction, study and discussion of safe walking and bicycling methods. Cycle Brookfield has reached out to local officials to see if our members could be of assistance to District 95. Since one of our club’s missions is to promote educational and outreach programs that encourage safe cycling, we believe we can be a resource to District 95.
Supporting State and National Bike Organizations MembershipCycle Brookfield is a club member of the League of American Cyclist and many of its member belong to Ride Illinois.
Terri Roberson Rivera speaks before the Village of Brookfield in September advocating support for the the #1st street corridor project and the extension of the Salt Creek trail.
Advocating cycling at the Brookfield Farmers Market, (left to right) Cycle Brookfield President Ken Knasiak, Congressman Daniel Lipinski and Cycling Brookfield ride manager Joe O'Connor.
Ken Knasiak, Izzi Markus and Mir Olav at the Cycle Brookfield tent at the Brookfield Farmers'
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Cycle Brookfield is a 501c3 non-for-profit advocacy group with a mission to make cycling, walking, and driving safe and enjoyable for all. We encourage all cyclist to wear helmets and light up their bike.