What we're about

This group celebrates the birthdays of the inspirations for Chicago’s great streets, by walking the entire length of each street. The streets serve as a narrative thread weaving together disparate communities, industrial remnants and new developments, history and mystery. As of August 2019 we have crossed Chicago for 70 consecutive months, covering streets such as Belmont (11 miles), Lincoln (7 miles), King Drive (12 miles), Lake Street (8 miles), and Western Avenue (24 miles). Walks feature numerous stops at interesting locations on the way, generally chosen “on the spur.”

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Upcoming events (5)

Over And Under Bridges

South Shore Cultural Center

This adventurous walk is going up/down bridges and though under bypasses near the lake and going around different neighbors and landmarks near lakefront. We will start and meet at South Shore Cultural Center. As time gets closer...I Will POST meeting time. How far we get depends on heat and humidity. Keep an open minded 😁.


Burger King

We will walk down Fullerton Road West to East

71st Street Walk


*Note: This walk has been rescheduled from April 2020 due to the Illinois shelter-in-place order.* The walk will start at a Dunkin' Donuts in the community area of West Lawn. We will then pass through the community areas of Chicago Lawn, West Englewood, Englewood, and Greater Grand Crossing before ending in South Shore. The walk will end at Rainbow Beach Park, where we will have a BYOB picnic lunch. Route: https://goo.gl/maps/knzsWaPVduP8i32LA Transit information: Directly served by the #53A bus, and within walking distance of the #67 bus.

Michigan Avenue walk

Metra Electric State Street

Details to be announced later as well as a time change due to train schedules. Jay sent me this article about Roseland, the neighborhood where this walk starts, which talks about Roseland being the most violent and dangerous hoods in Chicago. So, of course I though we need to walk Michigan Ave! ***VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE: we will be walking for quite a while with out much access to food. Prepare yourself for a late lunch and bring snacks. Don’t let hangryness get the best of you! ****

Past events (89)

John P. Wilson's 175th Birthday Walk Across Chicago

Dunham Park

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