St. Agatha Catholic Church,
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM on Fri, 21 May 2021
North Lawndale youth organization Boxing Out Negativity will host the 2nd annual Bike Out Negativity event on Saturday, May 22. The six-mile “fun ride” through North Lawndale and Little Village will be accompanied by pre- and post-ride refreshments, giveaways, and performances.
The day will kickoff with a community expo and celebration at 10 am in the boulevard across from St. Agatha Catholic Church, 3147 W Douglas Blvd, Chicago. Highlights include:
●Music and snacks
●Free kids’ haircuts by Pro Image Cutz
●Free kids’ athletic care bags, including a youth-sized basketball, from Four Point Play
●200 free kids’ bags with crayons, a deck of cards, etc.
●Free kids’ books from Open Books, through the North Lawndale Reads initiative
●Free soccer balls compliments of America Scores – Chicago
●A drum line by the youth at Celestial Ministries
At 1 pm, participants will begin the six-mile route through North Lawndale and Little Village. The ride finishes at Stone Temple Baptist Church, 3622 W. Douglas Blvd where riders will be treated to refreshments, music, activities, and a call to action. Post-ride festivities will also feature a small-top circus tent with kids’ activities led by CircEsteem.
The ride is free but attendees must register on Eventbrite. Masks and social distancing are expected at this event for the comfort and safety of all. Those who are feeling ill or have any Covid symptoms should stay home.