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Cargo Bike Week 2014:  Cargo Bike Shops in Chicago Pt. 1

Cargo Bike Week 2014: Cargo Bike Shops in Chicago Pt. 1

Part one of a two-part post on the bike shops in Chicago that sell (or rent) cargo bikes.

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Why I Didn’t Mind Holiday Shopping – Cause I Have a Bike

Why I Didn’t Mind Holiday Shopping – Cause I Have a Bike

So now it’s January and the holidays are behind us – always a sort of bittersweet moment in time, time when I think back over the blur of the holidays.  I was crazy busy like everyone else, and I had one Saturday afternoon late in December to get the final rounds of my shopping done. […]

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The Bike Shop Closes and My Bike Falls Apart

The Bike Shop Closes and My Bike Falls Apart

Well.. OK, not really. But it was impeccable timing on the part of my Omafiets. She’s  a year old now and I guess it was time to be feisty.  Lets also be honest though – I am hard on my bike.  I’m not a small rider – I’m 6ft tall and built like the Midwestern […]

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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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Cargo Bike Weekend: A Case of Wine & A Dutch Bike Test Ride

Cargo Bike Weekend: A Case of Wine & A Dutch Bike Test Ride

Now that we have the Yuba we can pretty much restock about anything in our house via bike.  I used to be impressed that I could bring home 1/2 case of wine in the panniers on my Dutch bike.  The orange Yuba Mundo kinda puts my Oma to shame. Earlier this summer we rode Oma […]

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Oma Goes to the Beach

Oma Goes to the Beach

One of the many great things about living in Chicago is that we sit along an amazing lake – one that is easily accessible from the city.  If you work downtown you can go from the office to the beach in a matter of minutes.  Which is exactly what Oma and I did last week.

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Meet A New Workcycles Opafiets Owner

Meet A New Workcycles Opafiets Owner

I received an email from Patrick a few weeks ago, asking about my Workcycles Omafiets.  It seems that Patrick had just started riding a bike again here in Chicago, didn’t really like his hybrid, and after some researching, and test rides, was about set to buy himself a Workcycles Opafiets. Then he read a post […]

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