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Cool Illinois Event: Roll The Tollway

In Illinois, they’ve been building an extension to I355, a connector ‘interstate’ highway. It’s slated to open next month.

As a fundraiser to build a multi-use trail, they’re opening up the road to cyclists for 3 hours, much as they do Lake Shore Drive once a year for a closed-to-traffic event. I’ll just quote the Roll the Tollwaysite:

Roll the Tollway offers a one-time, car-free bicycle ride on the new South Extension of I-355 before it opens to car traffic. Join thousands of cyclists for more than three hours of car-free bicycling on a 20-mile loop fully supported with rest stops and plenty of volunteers.

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.

One Comment

  1. My husband and I would like to be a part of this. Can we still join? Where do we register and start?