Extreme X-Game medalist Matt Wilhelm will show off his stunts and tricks in a show at 10:30 a.m., and Coca-Cola and Meijer will provide bottled drinks. There will also be food from Celli's Hot Dogs for sale.
"Bike Niles" is about more than fun, though.
"We want to make people aware of regional bike paths in the area," said Bruce Sylvester, senior planner for the village of Niles.
"This is also part of a larger planning effort. We want people to give ideas about getting around the community---like, 'we need a better crossing here, more signage there.'"
The ride through the Miami Woods forest preserve will be easy enough for children, he added.
There will also an obstacle safety course for the youngest cyclists, helmet fittings and bike safety checks.