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Wind and Waves Don’t Mix for Bike Commuting

It’s been seriously wet and windy in Chicago the last couple of days – the commute has been a wee bit challenging. Last night the winds were gusting 50-60 mphs and I have to say it was a scary ride home through the city. Even on my big, heavy Dutch bike, I had to pedal […]

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Did You Get Caught in the Chicago Storm on Your Bike This Morning?

Did You Get Caught in the Chicago Storm on Your Bike This Morning?

We returned this weekend from a lovely family vacation up north where we swam in clear lake waters, slept-in late, rode our bikes and basically enjoyed perfectly warm days, cool nights, and no alarm clocks.  This morning we forced ourselves back into our work routines and made our preparations to head out the door.  Andrew […]

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Kinzie Street Chicago – Poof! It’s a Protected Bike Lane!

Kinzie Street Chicago – Poof! It’s a Protected Bike Lane!

If you’ve been following the bike news in Chicago over the last two weeks, you’ll know that we’re all abuzz because we’re getting our first truly protected bike lane, also know as a  cycle track, on Kinzie street.  It runs from Wells Street on the east, all the way over the bridge to the Des […]

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Doorings Will Now Be Counted as Crashes in The State of Illinois

Doorings Will Now Be Counted as Crashes in The State of Illinois

  This is big news in Chicago – effective immediately police departments across the state of Illinois are required to report ‘doorings’  on Illinois crash traffic forms! According to the Chicago Tribune, after Gov. Quinn read a article on March 21st that explained a long-standing IDOT policy that excluded dooring crashes from accident statistics  – […]

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Bike Winter – Go Forth and Conquer That Ice!

Bike Winter – Go Forth and Conquer That Ice!

In yesterday’s post I was trying to decide if I was going to ride to work as the streets near my house still appeared fairly ice-covered in the early morning hours. Since I wasn’t going to be heading out until later in the morning, post rush-hour,  I decided to ride.   Afterall, I do have studded […]

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Bike Winter Chicago: Lakefront Trail and City Road Conditions

Bike Winter Chicago: Lakefront Trail and City Road Conditions

So you’ve made the decision to ride all year long in Chicago, or you’ve been riding through snow and wind and ice and slush for years. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to know about road conditions before your head out so you can better plan your route? Well now you can and you’ve got […]

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It’s That Time of Year – Chicago Bike Winter 2010 Kick-Off

It’s That Time of Year – Chicago Bike Winter 2010 Kick-Off

While it seems we’re just now putting away our flip-flops and reaching for sweatshirts,  it is that time of year when we start looking ahead to the changing conditions that year-round cyclists will be facing in the upcoming months. To make the thought of dark, cold-weather riding a bit more palatable, the folks who are […]

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