Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tour de Villas

Have you ever tried to take a shortcut from Thacker Street to Algonquin Road? When I first moved to Des Plaines, I recall trying to save some time by cutting through on neighborhood streets. Instead of saving time, I spent what seemed like hours trapped in the Villas.

While this neighborhood makes a horrible shortcut, it makes a great race track for the first Tour of "De Villas" bicycle race. The races will begin at 8:30 am on July 3. The course will follow a 1-mile oblong on Grant Drive.

Neighborhood races begin at 11:15. Kids under 10 can race for free in the neighborhood races beginning at 11:15. Be sure to bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Pantry.

To get ready for the big race, check out these books about bikes and bike riding.

Kids' Easy Bike Care: Tune-ups, Tools & Quick Fixes

Tour de France

BMX Greats

Bicycle Race

The Bicycle

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