Pedal for Peace on September 23!

Sign up now to ride in CRLN's 30th Anniversary Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon on Saturday, September 23, 1-5pm!  This is a great way to make a difference in the lives of people in Latin America and right here in Chicago!  Last year we raised $20,000 to support scholarships in Guatemala and El Salvador, health promoter trainings in rural Colombia, legal aid for campesinos seeking land tenure in Honduras, organizing costs for deportation defense and tenants rights' campaigns in Chicago. With your help, we can raise even more this year. Please invite your friends to participate!

There are 2 changes this year:

1. All bikers must register online and indicate your t-shirt size. Everyone gets a t-shirt this year! There will be an option to pay by check for those who do not wish to pay online

2. Register by September 9 ($20 adult, children 12 and under free, $10 student/low-income). After September 9, there will be a late fee of $5.

As always, there will be a fiesta with food and a short program after the ride.

Here is the process:

1. Register: Sign up as an individual rider or join a team--CRLN, Chicago-Cinquera Sister Cities, Chicago-Guatemala Partnership, Concern America, La Voz de los de Abajo, Autonomous Tenants Union, or Organized Communities Against Deportations.

2. Set a fundraising goal: we encourage you to raise a minimum of $100. You can make a personal online fundraising page after you register at CRLN's online fundraising site.

3. Fundraise: Outreach to family members, coworkers, schoolmates, and more to give through your online page or by checks and cash which can be turned in the day of the event. For downloadable pledge forms, descriptions of participating groups and projects funded, and a route map, click here

4. Join us to ride: 

Main fiesta, program and north starting point: Lincoln Park, Grove 13 -- grassy area west of the Barry Ave. underpass to the Lakefront Bike Path. Look for the Pedal for Peace tables and flag banner by the path near the underpass.

Alternate starting point: Dog Water Fountain at east side of the 55th St. underpass to the Lakefront Bike Path

We hope to see you there this year with your friends and family.