This was the year of bikes in Chicago -- high gas prices and a growing acceptance of bicycling filled the streets with two-wheeled commuters.
But now that leaves and cold rain are falling, the bicycle ranks are thinning. Dave "Mr. Bike" Glowacz says this doesn't have to happen.
"There's so much attrition because of winter," said Glowacz, who wrote the book Urban Bikers' Tips and Tricks. "So many people went to bicycling this year, I want to try to keep some of them on their bikes."
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