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LOOP early-bird registration special ends Friday, June 1

Sixth annual Lansing On Pedals bike ride is Friday, July 20

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (May 30, 2018) – For six years, Lansing residents have donned their bike helmets, checked their front and rear lights, and pedaled over to Park Plaza to spend an evening biking around Lansing. The LOOP bike ride was originally an overnight tour—Lansing Overnight On Pedals—but the earlier start and finish times make it easier for families to participate.

The regular registration price is $40.00 per rider, but bikers who make the commitment before end-of-business on Friday, June 1, can register for only $15.00. Registered participants receive a goodie bag and t-shirt.

Registration is available through the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce:

  • Register online for LOOP 2018
  • Call 708-474-4170 for more information or to register by phone
  • Stop by the Chamber office—18155 Roy Street—to ask questions or register in person

Not-so-early-bird deals

For those who can’t quite commit by June 1, the Lansing Area Chamber has set up a gradually increasing scale of registration rates that goes into effect on June 2:

  • June 2–June 23, pay $20.00
  • June 24–July 14, pay $30.00
  • July 15–July 20, pay $40.00

About the LOOP

This year’s LOOP route will bring bikers around the neighborhoods of Lansing, along the bike trails, into the Forest Preserve, and through the Lansing Municipal Airport. Check-in begins at 6:00pm at Park Plaza.

The ride begins at 7:15pm, and the full ride lasts 3–4 hours. For those who prefer a shorter route, a jump-off point will allow riders to circle back to Park Plaza earlier.

The LOOP bike ride takes place rain or shine—unless lightning is forecast. If the event is cancelled due to lightning, bags and shirts reserved for paid registrants will be available for pickup, but registration refunds will not be issued. Chamber Director Amy Todd says, “Please consider any ‘loss of value’ a donation to the Chamber’s Family Giving program during the holidays.”


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.