Tag Archives: City Commuting & Transport by Bike
In Which My Omafiets Proves To Be Much Tougher Than Me

In Which My Omafiets Proves To Be Much Tougher Than Me

Last week you may have heard that Chicago was hit with a nasty rain and hailstorm right during the evening rush hour.  It was not the most fun I’ve had riding my bike home through the city.  I ventured out and immediately the rain started.  Then the hail. So I took cover under the El […]

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Do You Have to Be A Rebellious/Tough/Insane Cyclist to Ride in the City?

Do You Have to Be A Rebellious/Tough/Insane Cyclist to Ride in the City?

I’m basically linking to another blog today because the comments to a recent post  in the blog Let’s Go Ride A Bike about a guest post in another bike blog are so worth reading.  About a week ago a guest writer on the blog Commute By Bike posted an article about the 10 Rules for […]

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Webster Avenue in Chicago – Not A Good Route for Cyclists

Webster Avenue in Chicago – Not A Good Route for Cyclists

I bet that if you live or ride on the north side very often, you ride on Webster Avenue.   Did you know that once you get east of say, Southport that there are better routes to get you east or west?  Surprising eh? I take that route quite often to get to the Zoo from […]

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An Olfactory Bike Tour (Or What You Don’t Smell in a Car)

An Olfactory Bike Tour (Or What You Don’t Smell in a Car)

If you work in the West Loop area of Chicago, or nearby in the Loop, you are no doubt familiar with that amazing chocolaty aroma that wafts across the river when the wind blows just right.  Blommer Chocolate Company has been manufacturing chocolate in the West Loop for a long long time, and the smell […]

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A Great Bike Route to/from the Chicago Lakefront & A Secret Garden

A Great Bike Route to/from the Chicago Lakefront & A Secret Garden

A good bike route from the Chicago lakefront back to downtown using Randolph Street, avoiding the traffic merge, with a stop at the Cancer Survivors garden for a bit of peace and quiet before the day begins.

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Take the Long Bike Route to Work

Take the Long Bike Route to Work

Hard to believe, but we’re down to the last week of the Let’s Go Ride A Bike (LGRAB)  Summer Games. As a refresher, here’s a rundown of the contest: There are three main categories, and six events in each category. Complete events in each category over a three week period, and tell us about it via […]

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Bike Share is coming to Chicago!

Bike Share is coming to Chicago!

So a bike share program is coming to the Windy City! Will you use B-cycle?

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