A Gallery of Snow Bikes

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This time of year the snow bike is a common sight around Chicago.  A Snow bike can simply be a bike left locked-up outside during a snow storm and piled with snow, or often,  a poor bike left locked to a street-side bike rack that gets plowed over with snow and grimy city ice.  I’ve seen a lot of both examples this winter so far,  so I’m sharing a few of them.

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This is almost ideal.. mostly shoveled out bike racks, and no street snow/ice piled up against them.

 

This is what is less good to see. Snow plowed up against the racks and a poor snow bike caught in the snow and ice.

This is what is less good to see. Snow plowed up against the racks and a poor snow bike caught in the snow and ice.

 

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It’s nice to see the snow bike corrals staying in place all winter long.

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Patiently waiting for spring..

 

I walked by this bike right as a Saturday morning snowstorm was ending.

I walked by this bike right as a Saturday morning snowstorm was ending.

 

This red Schwinn was just waiting out the snow storm - looks quite ready to ride away.

This red Schwinn was just waiting out the snow storm – looks quite ready to ride away.

 

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