Tag Archives: commuting-by-bike

Video: Rainy Bike Commute Through Chicago’s Loop

A video of part of my morning bike commute to work in downtown Chicago, in the rain. Over the bridge and through the Loop, to the Millennium Bike Station I go.

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Bike Commuting 101

Bike Commuting 101

I was recently invited to be a guest blogger for the Campmor blog and provide some basic tips for commuting by bike.

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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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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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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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Back to the Bike Blog – But Riding a Cruiser Bike??

Back to the Bike Blog – But Riding a Cruiser Bike??

It’s been a little busy at the house of Ding Ding Let’s Ride lately,  and I’ve fallen behind in my posts.  I haven’t fallen behind in my bike-riding, because I ride every day. Just haven’t had the time to write about it.  And now the bike situation is getting grim  – I’ve been delaying maintenance […]

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