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The Oak Park Cycle Club’s 9th Annual Wright Ride is coming to Riverside on Sunday, August 17. Please be alert to bicyclists who will be following the Palmer Route southwest on Longcommon to the rest stop at the Historic Water Tower and then exiting the village westbound via Forest Avenue.  Drivers should expect to see riders between the hours of 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This is not a race.  Riders will be traveling at their own pace.

Please note: The Olmsted Society will be conducting short guided tours of selected sites in Riverside.  

Special Riverside bike tour: 30 minutes – $5

Departures: 9:00-9:30-10:00-10:30-11:00-11:30-12:00

Featuring:

  • The Wright Coonley Estate Exteriors(6 buildings)
  • The Indian Burial Ground
  • The Blackhawk War Army Campground
  • The Frederick Law Olmsted Property
  • The home of Abe Lincoln’s last living relative
  • The Swan Pond Olmsted Park

Please also note that the Riverside Historical Museum will be open on Sunday during the ride. Stop in and see hello and visit the Museum website for more information: http://www.riversidemuseum.net/.