North Riverside resident James Marousek (fourth from left) asked Cook County officials to build a bike path along First Avenue connecting the village with RB High School back in 1968. On March 10, at 96 years of age, Marousek saw his dream come true as officials gathered to cut the ribbon on the new path, which connects 26th Street and 31st Street.

Joining Marousek were (from left) North Riverside Clerk Kathy Ranieri, RBHS Superintendent Kevin Skinkis, D208 board President Mike Welch, Riverside President Ben Sells, Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski, North Riverside Mayor Hubert Hermanek Jr., North Riverside Fire Chief Brian Basek and North Riverside Recreation Program Coordinator Bryant Rouleau.