Community Events
Donation Drop-Off:


Saturday, April 14

9:00am - Noon

Centennial Aquatic Center

100 S. Western Ave, Park Ridge


Your donation benefits programs of the Park Ridge Friends of the Parks and promotes reuse and bicycling in our community!


In exchange for your donation, you will receive:

•20% off the purchase of another bike at our sale

•A tax deductible donation

•Early shopping privileges the day of the sale





Saturday, April 28

Donor Early Sale   9:00am-9:30am

Public Sale    9:30am - 1:00pm

Centennial Aquatic Center

100 S. Western Ave, Park Ridge


Helmet Fitting & Sale:


by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

$11 per helmet

(cash or check)



Biking in Park Ridge


Given its compact, small-town nature, many destinations in Park Ridge are within easily bikeable distances.  Biking and walking increase the health of our residents and decrease traffic congestion.  The City of Park Ridge formed a Bike Task Force in September 2016.  The mission of the Task Force is to identify and pursue improvements that will make biking accessible and safe for all citizens.

One of the goals of the Task Force is to update the 2005 Bike Plan and pursue resources to implement the new plan.  Ride Illinois and the Active Transportation Alliance are working on an updated plan.  Additional bike parking, bike lanes, safer intersections, and signage will improve the environment for biking in Park Ridge.

Below are resources that can help you get around on a bike in Park Ridge.


2018 City of Park Ridge Bike Plan


Click here to view the draft version of the City of Park Ridge Bicycle, prepared by Ride Illinois and Active Transportation Alliance in conjunction with the Bike Task Force.


Bike Route Map




The bike routes on the 2005 Bike Route Map are currently marked with signs and not with pavement markings.

The Bike Task Force is currently working with Ride Illinois and the Active Transportation Alliance to refresh the 2005 Bike Plan.





Biking to Transit Stations

Avoid parking hassles and try riding to the train station!

Bike parking is available at both the Park Ridge and Dee Road Metra stations.  In general, bikes are allowed on Metra trains outside of rush hour.  Click here for Metra's bike policy.

Bike parking is also available at the Cumberland and Harlem CTA stations, including inside the stations.  Click here for information on CTA's Bike & Ride Initiatives.


Bike Safety

It is important to always ride safely.  Ride with traffic, not against it.  Use hand signals and eye contact to communicate with drivers.  Cyclists have the same rights to the road as cars.  Traffic laws, signs, and signals also apply to cyclists - ignoring them hurts public perception of bikers.

Children and adults should always wear a bike helmet.  Advocate Children’s Hospital offers a yearly program where families can purchase toddler, youth and adult bicycle and multi-sport helmets for $11. Free fitting services are also available.  Please visit Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's website for more information. 

Potholes are dangerous to cars and bikes alike.  Call the Park Ridge Public Works Service Center at (847) 318-5240 to report potholes. 

For more information on Bike Safety, visit the Ride Illinois website

Bike Registration

Residents may register their bicycles at no charge with the Police Department. Bring your bike to the Police Station entrance at 200 Vine Avenue to fill out a registration form.

Please provide the brand name, the model, style and the size of the bike. A tag will be issued to place on your bike and you will receive a copy of the registration. Bicycle registration greatly increases your chance of recovering your bike if it is ever lost or stolen.


Nearby Trails

Des Plaines River Trail


North Branch Trail







Bike Advocacy Organizations and Additional Information


Bike & Walk
Park Ridge


Bike Task Force


The Bike Task Force meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Second Floor Conference Room at City Hall.

Commission Members

Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Bike Plan Survey


The Bike Task Force, in partnership with Ride Illinois and the Active Transportation Alliance, gathered input from the community to develop a Bike Plan to guide bike-friendly improvements (bike lanes, etc.) in Park Ridge.

Please click here to view the results.



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