ENGLEWOOD — Roll N Peace, an annual summer bike tour, will close out the season with a special ride to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Roll N Pink will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at CTA’s 63rd and Ashland Green Line station. The free ride is hosted by Think Outside Da Block, in conjunction with the Englewood Quality of Life Task Force and TIME 21:36.
This time, Roll N Peace is teaming up with the Metropolitan Breast Cancer Task Force to offer free mammogram screening appointments, pink t-shirts and literature to keep folks in the know.
Now in its second year, Roll N Peace’s purpose is threefold. It addresses public safety concerns Englewood while promoting health and wellness among residents. And, the event gives participants the opportunity to see their neighborhood in a new light, while connecting them to resources.
Before the 7-mile ride, participants will get a crash course in cycling safety, along with free helmets and bike repair and maintenance training. Divvy will provide free bike rentals, too.
The Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Department of Transportation, Working Bikes, Free Bikes 4 Kids, and the Consortium to Lower Obesity are also sponsoring the event.
According to CPD’s 7th District Cmdr. Roderick Robinson, there have been no reports of violent crime reported in the area on the day of Roll N Peace events since 2018.
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