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Cargo Bike Week 2014:  Cargo Bike Shops in Chicago Pt. 2

Cargo Bike Week 2014: Cargo Bike Shops in Chicago Pt. 2

Part two of my survey of local Chicago bike shops that sell cargo bikes.

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Coming Soon: A New Woman-Owned Bike Shop in Omaha

Coming Soon: A New Woman-Owned Bike Shop in Omaha

I’ve just returned from a trip out to Nebraska to visit family, and during my stay in the “Gateway to the West” I made a point of meeting up with Sarah Johnson – bike shop manager, soon-to-be bikeshop owner (again), and a passionate member of the bike/transportation/ planning community in Omaha.  You may remember her […]

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Bike Shop + Coffee + Beer: A Trend I’ll Follow

Bike Shop + Coffee + Beer: A Trend I’ll Follow

It seems to be a growing trend – at least in the US – bike shops that do double duty as cafes. Whether it be just coffees and fancy sodas, or beer and wine a  few bike shops around the country are adding a new retail twist to the traditional bikes + accessories line up. […]

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Bike Shop Update: Copenhagen Cyclery Has Temporarily Limited Hours

Bike Shop Update: Copenhagen Cyclery Has Temporarily Limited Hours

  In case you were wondering – like some folks were over on the chainlink.org – about the recent odd hours over at Copenhagen Cyclery in Wicker Park, wonder no more.  It seems that their esteemed manager Phil has left to take a job with ABUS locks (I do love my ABUS lock by the […]

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What Do Bike Mechanics Work On in the Winter?

What Do Bike Mechanics Work On in the Winter?

I bike to work pretty much year-round, and these days I park my bike in the McDonald Cycle Center in Millennium Park.   (If you are interested in more pictures of the bike station check out my post from last spring ).  During the warmer months of the year, the mechanics at the station keep pretty […]

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Dutch Bike Company Chicago is No More

Dutch Bike Company Chicago is No More

It’s been a sad week here in Chicago if you’re a fan of Dutch-style bikes as the Dutch Bike Company store here in Chicago has closed it doors. Mr. Ding noticed that things looked kinda quiet at the store Friday morning when he went past the store, and then the folks over at Chicargobike broke […]

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In Which My Omafiets Breaks out the Bells for the Holidays

In Which My Omafiets Breaks out the Bells for the Holidays

And yes.. there are real jingle bells inside.  Would you expect anything else?

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