BAPA History Mystery Bike Tour – September 30

ID 10046840 BAPA History Mystery Bike Tour   September 30

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Join BAPA (Beverly Area Planning Association) with the Ridge Historical Society on Sunday, September 30, 2012 for a great family event!  The History Mystery Bike Tour will keep you pedaling and looking for unique clues in the beautiful historic Beverly community. Come outdoors and explore!  This family-friendly event showcases the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood and its historic districts while having fun!

“This is a great family community and we hope people come from all around Chicagoland to enjoy this event and experience our Village in the City,” said Matt Walsh, BAPA Executive Director.

Partnering with Ridge Historical Society, the event will be centered in the Ridge Historic District and offer different levels of challenge for families and individuals who want to test their sleuthing abilities and get a glimpse at some of the fun facts of local history.

This year’s all new Mini-Mystery is designed for children through age 6, and offers kid-friendly puzzles, challenges and clues along a kid-sized bike route that can be done on big wheels, tricycles, bikes with training wheels and even strollers. The cost of the Mini-Mystery is included in the History Mystery Bike Tour family admission.

“With cycling so popular and the history and architecture of the community so interesting, BAPA’s History Mystery Tour has been growing each year since its revival,” Walsh said. “Families new to the event will be eager to join the crowd, pedaling throughout the neighborhood, learning about the community around every twist and turn, and spending the afternoon with their kids, experiencing how much fun history can be.”

When participants return to the Ridge Historical Society to turn in their completed History Mystery Tour answers, they can enjoy a family festival on the RHS (Ridge Historic Society) grounds. Festival highlights include children’s activities, entertainment, food and beverages.

Neighbors who would like to volunteer to help out with the History Mystery Bike Tour are invited to email for more information.

Entry fees are $15 per person, $10 for students and seniors, and $40 for families (two adults with children under age 16). Current BAPA members can receive a discount event admission; call 773-233-3100 for information.

Event sponsors include AT&T, Beverly Bank & Trust, Marquette Bank, Standard Bank & Trust, Beverly Bike & Ski, and The Beverly Review. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact Kathleen Riordan, 773-233-3100 or

For information and applications stop by the BAPA office, 11107 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. through Friday, call 773-233-3100 or register online at

The not-for-profit Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) was founded in 1947 to serve the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park community with a variety of civic and service programs. For information on BAPA,  membership and the community, visit

Music Under the Stars – August 5

ID 10086640 Music Under the Stars   August 5Bring the entire family on Sunday, August 5, 2012 for a wonderful concert of live music by Rich Daniels and the City Lights Orchestra, picnic foods and beverages, Original Rainbow Cones, fireworks bursting among the stars.  Enjoy all these summer delights at the Beverly Area Planning Association’s Music Under the Stars outdoor family concert on the grounds of Morgan Park Academy located at 2153 W. 111th Street.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices are:  $15/person; $30/family; $10/seniors.  For additional information visit or call 773-233-3100.