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2011 South Side History Bike Tour

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Register for the 2011 South Side History Bike Tour: email David Hays.

Whether biking for recreation or transportation, sticking to the same tried and true route can become a force of habit. But on Saturday, October 1, 2011 participants in the annual South Side History Bike Tour will take the "road less traveled" through historic neighborhoods.

Even long-time South Siders are likely to discover something new about events and people that shaped Chicago-both the city and the University. Tour guides include John W. Boyer, Dean of the College; Terry Nichols Clark, Professor in Sociology; and J. Mark Hansen, Dean of the Social Sciences Division.

Bikers will get a first-hand look at historic Bronzeville, sneak a peek at the residence of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, admire the rugged limestone Union Stock Yard Gate, and learn about the Settlement House movement at the Jane Addams Hull House. For those who participated in last year's tour, the route and stops will be similar this year.

Participants, who must have their own bike and helmet, will meet at the Quad between Bartlett Dining Commons and the Regenstein Library at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, the tour will be rescheduled for the Spring of 2012. Email to register.

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