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BIKE TO CHURCH DAY – SUNDAY AUGUST 13, 2008

BIKE TO CHURCH DAY – SUNDAY AUGUST 13, 2008

Armitage Baptist Church of Logan Square hosted their first ever “Bike to Church Day” this past Sunday (August 10).  Everyone who was able was encouraged to ride a bike to church.  People of all ages and from all distances participated in the exciting and energy filled event.

They gave away nine gift certificates spanning three of their Sunday morning services; one of which was the Spanish language congregation.  Always trying to keep their business in the neighborhood they purchased the gift certificates from Boulevard Bikes - the friendly neighborhood (Logan Square) bike shop.  The prizes were given in three categories: youngest to arrive on a bike, oldest to arrive on a bike, and the furthest distance biked to church that day. 

They celebrated the youngest to arrive on a bike, she was a seven month old, and the oldest was 63 years young, and the farthest was from Buffalo Grove, Il – that’s right Buffalo Grove 27.1 miles – it took him 3 and one half hours but he made it in time for the 11:00am. Church service.

There were over 80 bikes accounted for and close to 100 participants (including trailers and seats for children).  It was a great sight to see all those joyful and healthy people riding in and parking their bikes on Kedzie Boulevard on that crisp and beautiful Sunday morning, they thank God for such a wonderful day and healthy experience.

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