The 1919 Chicago Race Riot Route is a historical bike tour in Chicago created by Newberry Library and The CRR1919 Commemoration Project. Visit CRR1919RIDE.COM to learn more about the route and why you should ride it before the end of October. 


These limited edition Route Guidebooks are being sold as a fundraiser for Blackstone Bicycle Works, a non-profit dedicated to providing educational and vocational opportunities for BIPOC youth on Chicago's South Side. If you know about them, you know they're great. If you don't know about them, you should know - they're great. 



Please consider sending your contribution directly to Blackstone by donating here.


To donate to CRR1919's Public Art Commemoration Project, please donate here and select The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project" in the drop down menu. 




100% of the book sales will go directly to Blackstone Bicycle Works and The CRR1919 Commemoration Public Art Project.


To be clear: MBB is donating the time and materials for this fundraiser - Every penny of the book sales will be transferred to BBW & CRR1919 at the end of the campaign.


This is a limited edition of 200 copies. 


If you live in Chicago, you can find them in very limited  numbers at The Newberry Library Book Store, Comrade Cycles, The Bike Lane and Heritage Bicycles in Chicago. They're all very nice people, so if you're local to them, email them to reserve one (please refrain from calling the bike shops if you can avoid it, they are likely very busy fixing bikes). If you're not in Chicago or would like it shipped to you, fee free to order one or five here. 


Route Guide Features

  • Cover design by Chicago designer, bike racer and comrade, Sam Scipio.
  • QR link to see, save and navigate the route on Ride Spot. 
  • Turn-by-turn directions for analog types/paper people.
  • Informative articles on each of the ten historical stops. 
  • Extra Note Pages.


The Route Guides are 4x6" with 100lb. Orange Fizz cover from French Paper and 60lb Cougar Natural pages. Read a little more about the building of these books here


Thank you in advance for your support of Blackstone Bicycle Works and The CRR1919 Commemoration Project. 







The 1919 CRR Route Guidebook


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