CIF's Dream Team Bikes Lake Shore Drive

May 29, 2015

On Sunday, May 24, the Center for Independent Futures Dream Team woke up before the sun rose. By 5:15 a.m., they were at the CIF office, ready for the first leg of their journey into the city for the MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive.

During Bike the Drive, CIF’s Dream Team and thousands of other bikers took over Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive. The skyline on one side and Lake Michigan on the other perfectly framed miles of open road. Nine dedicated cyclists rode with CIF, including participants, staff members, and other community members, many of whom rode for the fourth year in a row.

This year’s ride embarked from Chicago’s iconic Buckingham Fountain, where the Dream Team headed north along the shoreline. Despite the rainy weather, the views of the skyline and the lakefront parks provided a perfect backdrop.The trip to the end of Lake Shore Drive was nine miles, and most riders continued on their bikes all the way back to Evanston. One rider completed a total distance of 23 miles!

Bike the Drive 2015 may be over, but you can still support the riders by helping them get to their fundraising goals. To support the Dream Team, visit their Crowdrise online fundraising page at this link. You can donate to the efforts of individual riders by clicking on the photos toward the bottom of the page, or support the entire team by clicking on the orange “Donate to this fundraiser” button. Thank you to our team and all who supported their efforts to ride for hopes and dreams!

Click here to support the Dream Team!

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