Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture by bicycle

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By Community Editor

Courtesy Andrea L. Brown, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

Experience Oak Park's wealth of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings with the Pedal Oak Park Bike Tour 9:30 a.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning June 7 through Sept. 29.

The two-hour, fact-filled bicycle tour will stop at 22 Wright-designed structures in Oak Park's Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District. Sites featured on this tour include Wright's Home and Studio (1889/1898) and Unity Temple (1905). The tour will stop curbside at several houses that Wright designed for his neighbors, including the Frank Thomas House (1901), Arthur B. Heurtley House (1902), Edwin H. Cheney House (1903) and the George W. Furbeck House (1907).

Oak Park, Ill. boasts the world's highest concentration of Wright-designed structures in the world. Wright developed what became known as the Prairie style, which inspired residential architecture throughout the 20th century and continues to resonate today.

The tour begins and ends at Greenline Wheels, 105 S. Marion St., Oak Park, Ill. Guests may bring their own bicycles. If a bike is needed, Greenline Wheels will provide one at no additional cost. Admission is $30 for Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust members and $35 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at GoWright.org/pedal, at the Home and Studio Museum Shop, 951 Chicago Ave., or at Greenline Wheels.

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