History Mystery Bike Ride
October 13, 2013
History Mystery Bike Ride Offers Challenge & Family Fun
What do you get when you combine the sleuthing skills of Sherlock Holmes with the history of Chicago’s Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood and the fun of a healthy family outing? The Beverly Area Planning Association’s (BAPA) History Mystery Bike Ride, a family biking event held on October 13, 2013.
The event leads people on an historical “treasure” hunt, tracking down clues at homes, businesses, and institutions throughout the neighborhood’s historic districts. Clues hidden in plain sight in the architectural details on buildings or homes, or on historic markers and signs, then solving the overall history mystery puzzle.
All participants who solve all the clues correctly will be eligible to win a brand new bike donated by Beverly Bike and Ski
The event is designed to give participants a chance to learn a lot about local history, see a lot of beautiful homes, and get the benefit of exercise. People have come from all around Chicagoland to enjoy this event and experience our Village in the City.
Ridge Historical Society is BAPA’s partner and host for the History Mystery Ride. Their headquarters at 10621 S. Seeley Dr. provides plenty of space for registration as well as refreshments, entertainment and children’s activities. (Learn more about them at www.ridgehistoricalsociety.org.)
“With cycling so popular and the history and architecture of the community so interesting, this is a terrific way to spend a fall day,” said BAPA Executive Director Matt Walsh. “Families new to the event will be eager to join the crowd, pedaling throughout the neighborhood, learning about the community around every twist and turn, and spending the afternoon with their kids, experiencing how much fun history can be!”
Click here to download an application for the History Mystery Bike Ride.
Click here to download an application for the Mini-Mystery Bike Ride.
For information by the BAPA office, 1987 W. 111th St., Chicago, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. through Friday, call 773-233-3100.