In December of 2020, Schaumburg received a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designation from the League of American Bicyclists for its continued commitment to improve bicycling through policies, infrastructure, and programs.
Schaumburg was the first community in Illinois recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Community in 1999 and has been a Bronze-level BFC since 2003. Schaumburg’s recertification as a Bronze-level community includes a leading group of communities across the U.S. that is transforming neighborhoods to make bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation.
Schaumburg has more than 95 miles of bike path and 1,000 bike parking racks and locker spaces. In 2019 we completed construction of the Roselle Road Bike Path Bridge project, which provided additional safe connectivity to existing bike paths. Construction included providing a new path on the west side of Roselle Road from Hillcrest Boulevard along with a bridge over Central Road connecting users to an existing bike path in the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve at the northwest corner of Roselle Road and Central Road. Construction is currently underway on the Higgins Road Bike Path, which is adding a segment of roughly .23 miles of new path on the north side of Higgins Road from Lifetime Fitness, 900 E. Higgins Road.
For years, Schaumburg has hosted annual biking events, such as the Fahrrad Tour von Schaumburg and Bike to Work Week, to encourage biking. Due to the pandemic, this year’s Bike Month events were moved to September. Bike Month activities for 2020 included the inaugural Enjoy Schaumburg by Bike Photo Challenge and the second annual Business Bike Classic, which had 76 competitors from 19 different teams representing 8 Schaumburg businesses and organizations participate.
The village is also a member of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s Bike and Pedestrian Task Force and the Northwest Municipal Bicycle Committee, both of which focus on advancing bicycle advocacy and neighboring communities. For more information on bicycling in Schaumburg, visit schaumburg.com/biking.