Eight lanes of hopes and dreams

Ride Lake Shore Drive with our Dream Team.

Bike the Drive

On one day every year, the auto traffic on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive is replaced with a flood of cyclists enjoying a wide expanse of open road and stunning views of Lake Michigan and the skyline. MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive includes a team of riders from Center for Independent Futures, all of whom commit to raising funds for our programs and services in honor of the ride.

Center for Independent Futures is committed to offering an enjoyable Bike the Drive experience to all of its riders and volunteers. Here are a few of the perks of riding with us:

Registration support

  • A Team CIF t-shirt
  • Team breakfast before the ride
  • Transportation for riders and their bikes to Chicago from Evanston the day of the event
  • An individualized fundraising webpage
    Fundraising support from Center for Independent Futures staff
  • Group practice rides and bike safety support

Fundraising incentives:

  • Raise $300 to receive a refund of your registration fee
  • Raise $500 to receive a registration refund and one free ticket to Something’s Cooking, our fall fundraiser
  • Raise $799 to receive a registration refund, a free ticket to Something’s Cooking, and one free ticket to our signature gala, SPARK

To learn more about the Dream Team, contact Jeff Morthorst at (847) 328-2044 or jmorthorst@independentfutures.com.

Dream Team Hall of Fame 2012-2016

Alex Añon | Marcello Añon | Kim Brown | Ben Campbell | Zachary Coppel | Leo Dohogne | Kirstin Dorsch | Jane Doyle | Dave Doyle | Nestor Gonzalez | Andrea Harris | Becca Kaplan | Paul Klatt | Phyllis Kramer | Rocky Kunz | Julie Larson | Rob Larson | Megan Madigan | Amy Mauer | David Mauer | John Maxson | LaNae Meyer | Randy Meyer | Niki Moe | Jeff Morthorst | Patty Morthorst | Tom Morthorst | Andrew North | David Ortega | Matt Palmore | Jim Pflieger | Jonah Polonsky | Mike Sener | Jonathan Shuman | Ann Sickon | Andrew Smith | Nicole Smith | Caleb Streeter | Alex Swift | Emily Swift | Gram Swift | Lindsay Tonyan | Matt Vassil | Adam Wiser

mon27jan4:00 pm5:00 pmYoga

mon27jan5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club

tue28jan1:30 pm2:30 pmWalking Club

thu30jan6:00 pm8:00 pmAnime Club

fri31jan5:00 pm6:00 pmSelf Defense Class (Early)

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