CHICAGO (May 23, 2012) –
The 53rd Street Bicycle Center will celebrate its grand opening in
Hyde Park on Thursday, May 24, at 1:00 p.m., with a ribbon cutting attended by
4th Ward Alderman Will Burns and representatives from Bike and Park, which will
operate the center.
The University of Chicago partnered with Bike and Park and Metra to transform
retail space, vacant for more than a decade, into a bike center that will serve
the local community, visitors to Hyde Park, and the University community.
Representatives from the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and the University of
Chicago also will participate in the ribbon cutting.
The 53rd Street Bicycle Center, located at 1558 E. 53rd St. (corner of 53rd St.
& Lake Park Blvd), is Bike and Park’s second bike commuter center in
Chicago. Bike and Park opened its first Chicago commuter center in Millennium
Park in 2004.
Services offered at the 53rd Street Bike Center include:
- Secure bike parking
- Bicycle rentals
- Guided bike and Segway tours
- Food tours by bike
- Bike repairs
- Bicycle maintenance and safety classes
- Bike camp
- Community bike rides
The bike center’s hours of operation will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Bike and Park’s mission is to inspire and enable people to ride
bicycles for the benefit of one’s health, spirit, & the planet.
Bike and Park also operates bike commuting centers at Millennium
Park, in Cincinnati and Santa Monica. Bike and Park was recently named a
semi-finalist in the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, an event that
showcases highly innovative, socially conscious entrepreneurs focused on
sustainable products and services.
For more information, please visit www.BikeandPark.com or call
Jeremy Rothschild at (773) 230-4422. firstname.lastname@example.org