CHICAGO (BRAIN) — ABUS Mobile Security, Inc. will sponsor the 2014 PeopleForBikes Ride on Chicago, a five-day group ride intended to raise funds and awareness for safer and better bicycling in the United States.
The ride kicks off May 29 in Kansas City, Mo., and will cover more than 500 miles, arriving in Chicago June 2.
ABUS marketing manager Joan Hanscom will be one of the 25 riders to do the entire route. "ABUS believes wholeheartedly in the mission of PeopleForBikes and we are very proud to sponsor the Ride on Chicago — especially as it finishes in our own hometown!," Hanscom said.
"Not only are we professionally invested in seeing safer and thriving infrastructure for bikes and bicyclists but on a very personal level we are all believers. Everyone in our office commutes to work by bike. We know from real life experiences that it's important to have safer roads for all cyclists."
"Chicago has made a tremendous investment in bicycling. We have local frame builders, a women's only bike shop, a thriving bike share system, an expanding network of protected bike lanes, a robust network of trails and bike paths throughout the state. ABUS is proud to be a part of this community and we believe that by supporting PeopleForBikes and the Ride that we are making a very real contribution to seeing even more cyclists on the road riding safely here and in other communities — along the Ride route and across the whole country."