Winnetka cycles from summer time to fall in fashion

Winnetka ushered in autumn with a bang on September 25th, with a full day of activities topped off with fireworks near the lake shore.

Saturday afternoon kicked off with a local classic: Bike Winnetka, a mile-long bike ride that park district officials say was the most popular version of all time.

“It was great to see everyone driving through Winnetka. We had the most attendees of all time, ”said James Janesku, the district’s recovery officer, in a press release. “Thank you, Winnetka. With this year’s success, I am excited to see how Bike Winnetka can grow in the future. “

Guests enjoy the festive bouncy castle at the autumn festival.

After the competition, bikers were encouraged to attend Fall Fest, a family event at Duke Childs Field that included music, food, and drink, and a pumpkin roll – for which participants rolled pumpkins down a hill.

The evening was punctuated with a 30-minute fireworks show originally scheduled for July 4th but postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

“This year’s Fall Festival was one for the books,” said Toby Ross, the district’s recreation officer, in the press release. “We were very excited to have such a great day for the community. It felt great to see so many people coming out to ring in fall and sticking to our late July 4th fireworks show. “

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