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No Coasting With a Fixie... Ever

Claire Wapole | Posted 09.24.2015 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

My 14-year-old son spent the summer biking all over Chicago on a "fixie". I spent the summer dreading a phone call from an ER. Fixies have a devoted following among teen-age boys. They are the cool, hip bikes to own.

Rahm Comes To The Aid Of Bicyclist Hit By Truck

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2013 | Chicago

By Brendan O'Brien Sept 3 (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday came to the aid of a bicyclist struck by a truck and staye...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Tour De Fat 2013

Posted 07.15.2013 | Chicago

The annual traveling bikes and beer celebration, Tour de Fat, rolled into Chicago's Palmer Square Saturday and left one West Side bike non-profit with...

Divvy Bike Share Launches Friday

Posted 06.28.2013 | Chicago

After a number of hiccups and delays, Chicago's first large-scale bike sharing service is finally ready to roll. Friday, Divvy Bike share launched...

World Naked Bike Ride Marks 10th Chicago Anniversary

Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago

It may be the only bike event all year where participants don't need to suit up. Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the World Naked Bike Ride...

Chicago's Bike Sharing Program Is Almost Here

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

An army of blue bikes rolled into town over the Memorial Day weekend as the launch date of Chicago's first large-scale bike share program creeps close...

Rahm Wants To Hike Fines For Reckless Cyclists -- And Drivers

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

In the mayor's latest round of fine hikes for Chicago scofflaws, Rahm Emanuel is now going after cyclists. On Wednesday, Emanuel is expected to in...

Long-Awaited Bike Sharing Program To Hit Streets This Spring

Posted 04.26.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's first large-scale bike sharing program is ready to roll. Thursday, the Chicago Department of Transportation announced the “Divvy” bik...

IDOT Throws A Speed Bump In Front Of City's Bike Lane Plans

Posted 02.12.2013 | Chicago

The plan to expand protected bike lanes throughout Chicago seemed to be going smoothly until the Illinois Department of Transportation threw a huge sp...

Bicyclist Fatally Struck By Semi Truck

Posted 10.05.2012 | Chicago

A 32-year-old man was fatally struck while riding his bicycle Friday morning on Chicago's Near North Side. According to the Chicago Tribune, the bi...

WATCH: Chicago Wasn't Always One Of The Nation's Bike-Friendliest

Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

Though Chicago today is one of the nation's bike-friendliest cities, it wasn't always that way: At one point, the two-wheelers were banned from parts ...

The Bike Lane Is Not Your Parking Spot

Renee Patten | Posted 09.02.2012 | Chicago
Renee Patten

In case any drivers need a reminder, you do not own the road, you just own a car. For the first time in recent history, Chicago cyclists have space that is dedicated directly for us and a pathway to increasing safety. Please respect this.

Chicago's Best Bike Shops: Where To Get Your Gears Tuned

Posted 06.14.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's 22nd annual Bike to Work Week is winding down, which means two things: if you've been participating, your two-wheeler may need a tune-up, an...

Bike Sharing Plan Advances, Awaits Full City Council's OK

Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

The plan for a massively-expanded city bicycle sharing program, set to launch this fall, took another step toward fruition Friday, thanks to the stamp...

Chicago's Bikeway Future: Streets for Cycling 2020

Renee Patten | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Renee Patten

CDOT is reviewing the existing bicycle conditions in Chicago neighborhoods and gathering input from communities to identify the gaps and barriers in the current Chicago bike network.

Cyclists React To Bike Licensing Proposal

Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

Cyclists across Chicago are reacting strongly to a proposal last week from Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) calling for the licensing of bikes in the city as ...

Bicycling as a True Solution to Climate Change in Chicago

Renee Patten | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago
Renee Patten

Bicycling under the 'transportation' action strategy provides an avenue for real solutions to climate change and Chicago is well poised to harness the energy of the cycling movement in the transition to an environmentally friendly economy.

Texting While Biking Could Now Get You A Ticket

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance barring bicyclists from using their cell phones to text message or talk on the phone witho...

City Council To Cyclists: No Texting While Biking

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

If Chicago cyclists want the same privilege as motorists, the City Council says they'll have to abide by the same rules: and that includes not using t...

Four Youths Allegedly Attacked, Tried To Rob Bicyclist

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

A group of four boys have been charged with attacking and attempting to rob a male bicyclist riding along a bike path along Lake Shore Drive on the ci...

Chicago Gets Its First Protected Bike Lane, Second Coming Soon

Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation on Monday announced the completion and official opening of the city's first protected bike lane, located alon...

WATCH: Downtown Gets First Protected Bike Lane Of Planned 100-Mile Network

Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

Anyone who's biked around Chicago knows that it's an easy and convenient way around the city, cheaper than our nation's-highest gas prices and way fas...

David Byrne In Chicago For Bike-to-Work Week

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Musician David Byrne has been a bike commuter for decades, but not because it's green, although it is. And not because it's healthy, although it's ...

Lakefront Bike Path Expansion Up For Vote

Chi-Town Daily News | Ian Fullerton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's northern lakefront has become the battleground for an ongoing dispute over its future developments in the 48th Ward. Voters next week will...

How To Bike All Year-Long

Chicago Sun-Times | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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...