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The June Chicago Kidical Mass Bike Ride & Cupcakes!

The June Chicago Kidical Mass Bike Ride & Cupcakes!

We have a great Kidical Mass ride almost every month of the year in Chicago, on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Generally the ride departs from Palmer Square to a location not too far away, usually one that ends at a park or playground. This month’s ride had a bonus stop scheduled so everyone […]

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Are Those Basil Saddle Covers Really Waterproof? Yes!

Are Those Basil Saddle Covers Really Waterproof? Yes!

We rode our bikes to the store this morning and when we came out of the store, the first downpour of the day had started. There sat my Omafiets in the pouring rain, wearing her new saddle cover.

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The Fietscafe (aka The Pedal Pub) Makes it to Chicago!

The Fietscafe (aka The Pedal Pub) Makes it to Chicago!

A couple of weeks ago we looked out our windows and saw this contraption rolling through our neighborhood. I admit that I had no prior knowledge of pedal pubs, or “Fietscafe” as they are called in the Netherlands. Yes, that’s right, this is another fine biking creation from our fine friends up in the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt […]

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Dutch and Dutch-Style Bikes Everywhere I Look!

Dutch and Dutch-Style Bikes Everywhere I Look!

When I walked out of my office for lunch last week, I walked by a number of Dutch and Dutch-like bikes parked around the neighborhood that I’d never seen before. And there wasn’t a bike event going on that I was aware of either. Amid the 20-30 bikes that were parked up and down the […]

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Bike Review: Pashley Princess Sovereign & Roadster Sovereign

Bike Review: Pashley Princess Sovereign & Roadster Sovereign

Recently I had a chance to make a trip up to Logan Square and pay a visit to the folks at Boulevard Bikes – a great neighborhood bike shop right on the circle. Along with the Surlys, Bianchis, Manhattan Greens and other bikes, they are also the exclusive (I believe?) Chicago dealer for Pashley – […]

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A Beer & Grocery Run Omafiets-Style

A Beer & Grocery Run Omafiets-Style

There’s just something about loading up Oma with all sorts of stuff that makes me proud.  I’ve put an entire case of beer (bottles) on the front before, but this was a slightly new challenge. And it worked just fine.  I made a run to the store before some friends came over, and we were […]

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A New and Improved Dutch Bike Reference Page

A New and Improved Dutch Bike Reference Page

Just letting everyone know that I spent some time over the weekend updating the Dutch Bikes page on this blog.  Since I started this blog last year, I’ve met a lot of other bike bloggers who write about Dutch bikes (which I wrote about in an earlier post) and learned a little more about the bikes […]

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