The Biking Tour of the Chicago 7 Most Endangered Sites for 2020 created by Biketropolis and Preservation Chicago has been cancelled and any reservations will be fully refunded. We hope to reschedule once it is safe to do so.
Since 2003, Preservation Chicago has announced its annual Chicago 7 Most Endangered list to draw attention to important Chicago historic resources threatened by demolition due to development pressure, neglect, or a lack of resources. Once included as a Chicago 7, a historic building or resource remains an advocacy priority of Preservation Chicago for as many years as it takes for it to be saved or demolished.
Curated with Preservation Chicago’s staff and Executive Director Ward Miller, the purpose of this tour is to give riders a first-hand account of why buildings are included on the 2020 list and share some past Chicago 7 success stories and some tragic losses. We will ride through many different neighborhoods, have access to the interior of some of the sites, and learn about the historical and architectural importance of each location.
Preservation Chicago has identified approximately 100 historic resources through its Chicago 7 Most Endangered program, enjoyed many wins, and suffered some tragic losses to Chicago’s built environment. Enjoy biking through some of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and learn more about the “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” program and efforts.