Village of Arlington Heights

Bicycle Advisory Commission

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission

Intent and Purpose
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission shall assist in the development of comprehensive plans for bikeways within the Village.

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission consists of seven members, residents of the Village, appointed by the Village President with consent of the Village Board to three-year terms.  Members of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission are:
  • Alan Medsker, Chair
  • Michael Walczak
  • James Daley 
  • Mitchell Polonsky
  • Peter Szabo
  • Janet Harlow
The Administrative Liaison for the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission is a member of the Engineering Department, 847/368-5250.

Meetings & Quorum
Regular meetings of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission are held on the call of the Chair.  Four members constitute a quorum.

Enjoy a bike ride through Arlington Heights and download Bikeways Map 1 and Bikeways Map 2

Bicycle Safety Information:
Safe and enjoyable bicycling in Illinois, click here.

Bicycle Safety Rules:
You should ....
  • ride side by side or single file
  • go with the flow of car traffic
  • know the rules of the road....just like a car
  • wear a helmet
  • use hand signals when turning
  • leave the headphones at home
  • share the road with cars and pedestrians
  • have fun
  • ride often


Weekly Bike Rides

o   Tuesday and Wednesday night rides from Recreation Park at 6:30pm

o   Weekend rides for all levels starting at Frontier Park.  Times vary

o   Bakery Rides Tuesday and Thursday mornings

o   Go to for times and other rides


Annual Bike Swap

o   Buy a new bike or sell your old bike

o   Saturday April 26, 2014 from 10am to 2pm.  RAIN OR SHINE. 

o   Centennial Park, 1209 Burr Oak Drive

o   Go to for more details


Arlington 500 Invitational

o   Fully supported ride with cue sheets, roadside support and snacks

o   Sunday May 18, 2014 with different start times

o   Various ride lengths

o   Starts from Barrington High School

o   Pre-registration and helmet required

o   For more information email


Ride of Silence

o   Honors fellow cyclists who have been killed while riding

o   Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 7pm

o   From Recreation Park at 500 E. Miner street  


View All Agenda & Minutes

Apr 07 / Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission: April 7, 2014

Mar 10 / Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission: March 10, 2014

Jan 13 / Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission: January 13, 2014

Dec 16 / Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission: December 16, 2013

Oct 28 / Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission: October 28, 2013


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