Tag Archives: City Commuting & Transport by Bike
Bike Locks- How to Protect Your Ride

Bike Locks- How to Protect Your Ride

Biking in Chicago, New York, LA, London, etc. means going the extra mile when it comes to securing your bike.  Cable locks and cheap U-locks won’t last a day in one of these cities.  Just check the numbers on the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry and you’ll see that cable locks represent the largest percentage of […]

Read full story Comments { 6 }
EcoVelo’s Tip on How to Trigger a Stoplight on a Bike

EcoVelo’s Tip on How to Trigger a Stoplight on a Bike

You know how it goes, you’re riding along, having a lovely ride and you come to a traffic signal with a red light – a long red light.  Generally, you obey lights, but this one stays red forever because it’s set to change when there are cars present. You’re no car.. so what do you […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
I’ll Get You My Pretty….

I’ll Get You My Pretty….

Chicago’s Bike to Work Week went out with the proverbial bang yesterday, the bang of broken skyscraper windows raining down on the sidewalk that is. Take a look at the monster storm that hit Chicago yesterday right about rush hour, knocking out windows and power across the city. One look at the radar maps as […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
Do You Ever Sing When You Ride?

Do You Ever Sing When You Ride?

After the rain ended Tuesday night, and I rode home from the Guerrilla Truck Show in Fulton Market, I felt like I had the city to myself.  The city streets always seem especially deserted after a good rain and Hubbard Street isn’t that busy after rush hour.    It’s a great feeling,  sorta magical. Anyway, while […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
What You Miss When You Drive Home From Work

What You Miss When You Drive Home From Work

My bike ride home from work usually takes me through the Fulton Market District here in Chicago. If I took a  bus, cab,  or car home I’d most likely go completely around this perennially interesting neighborhood.  Fulton Market is a sub-section of the West Loop, with it’s south end bordered by the restaurants on Randolph […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
When Your Everyday Route Turns on You

When Your Everyday Route Turns on You

Not exactly the beautiful side of city biking, eh? Those of you who ride along Hubbard Street every day will have have noticed that the city decided to up and repave the strip between Ogden Avenue and Ashland Avenue last week.  In the morning I had a lovely ride to work. That evening I noticed […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Welcome to Ding Ding Let’s Ride!

Welcome to Ding Ding Let’s Ride!

I’m a city rider for the most part – I ride my bike to work everyday, run errands on my bike, and our family does as much as we can on our bikes. Two things occurred this Spring that inspired me to start this blog: Dutch Bike Research – I’d been looking to buy a […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }