Open House Chicago Fair Trade Bike Tour with Jerome McDonnell
World Fair Trade Day Bike Tour led by Jerome McDonnell!
About this event
On Saturday, May 14, over two dozen Chicago Fair Trade’s member businesses, organizations and allies are opening their doors, hosting multiple events throughout the city to showcase how they support economic and environmental justice.
At 1:00, CFT board member Jerome McDonnell will be leading a bike tour that will visit three stops:
- 1st stop: Metropolis Coffee Roasterie for a roasterie tour and coffee tasting; (Avondale)
- 2nd: St. John’s Episcopal Church (Old Irving Park). Activities at this church that is fiercely dedicated to social justice include a clothing swap, indigenous pop-up market featuring Tulia’s Artisan Galleria, an eco-tour and more;
- 3rd stop: Eco and the Flamingo (Ravenswood) Chicago’s first zero waste general store!
In total, the ride consists of three ~20 minute legs totaling 9 miles.The last leg from Eco and the Flamingo back to Metropolis will features the Riverview bike and pedestrian bridge, the longest bike pedestrian bridge in the city. While most of the ride is through very comfortable streets, there will be some busy stretches and riders should be at ease riding in a bike lane on a busy street. The tour will end up back at Metropolis, which is conveniently located next to Metropolitan Brewing.
All attendees will receive a virtual passport to use when checking in at different sites and if you check in at three or more, you’ll be entered to win a fair trade raffle (over $200 in value!)
Join our growing network of conscious consumers and show your commitment to building a better, more just and equitable world. We hope you are able to join us to cycle on this celebratory day!
*All riders must sign a waiver at the start of this event.