DuPage County’s Bike to Work Week

Biking to the Office

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick and other DuPage County officials joined County Board Chairman Dan Cronin to bike to work on the Illinois Prairie Path.

“We have over 500 miles of bike trails throughout DuPage County and a lot of them were done and planned with people’s work patterns, you know patterns to and from work in mind,” said Chairman Cronin. “So I really want to encourage folks to ride their bikes this summer, pick a beautiful day like this, and ride your bike to work.”

Starting their ride in Elmhurst, the group pedaled to the DuPage County Administration Center, where Chairman Cronin later recognized it as Bike to Work Week in DuPage.

DuPage Trails App

Their route can be viewed on the new DuPage Trails App, which allows users to easily find amenities, navigate, and get other trail information.

“We’ve gotten a lot of requests for maps and we felt like in the 21st century now people are really staring at their phone,” said DuPage County Senior Transportation Planner Sidney Kenyon. “So we tried to funnel all of that stuff through the phone, through your tablet, through your PC, and make that widely available and accessible to DuPage County residents.”

Where the Biking Began

Bike to Work Week began as a way to encourage others to get outdoors and to make them think about ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

The DuPage Trails App can be accessed on the DuPage County website.

Naperville News 17’s Christine Lena reports.

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