Archive for April 2012

10 Things I Learned from 30 Days of Biking

10 Things I Learned from 30 Days of Biking
30 Days of Biking comes to an end today.  National Bike Month and the National Bike Challenge officially begin tomorrow. While I sit mulling the take-away of one challenge while preparing for another, here are ten observations I made about bicycling in April: 10.  April is no longer the tentative start date of cycling season. ... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Upcoming Events and Latest News

Here’s what’s happening this weekend: Friday, April 27th:  Critical Mass, Daley Plaza, 6pm – 11pm. Saturday, April 28th:  Great Western Trails and Prairie Path Cleanup Day, various trailhead locations, all day, rain or shine.  Bring a pair of gloves, some trash bags, and a cart to haul all the garbage out with you and join... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: A Few Interesting Posts to Read

Without further ado, here are a few interesting blog posts / articles I’ve come across in the last couple of days that you may find interesting: New Life in the Valley – The Bicycle Blog of Wisconsin.  Spring is a time of renewal and Dave Schlabowske of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin illustrates this quite... Read more »
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A New Bike Path in DuPage County?

A New Bike Path in DuPage County?
Part of the fun of bicycling is exploring new places. Given the choice of riding down a familiar path or following a new trail, my curiosity gets the better of me every time.  Such was the case yesterday when my familiar path intersected with a shiny new trail. Heading east along the Great Western Trail... Read more »

30 Days of Biking: More Obstacles Along the Final Stretch

30 Days of Biking: More Obstacles Along the Final Stretch
On Day 21, I woke up in a hotel room in Duluth Minnesota.  It was 37 degrees outside with a 9mph wind coming out of the east. When you’re in Duluth and the wind is coming from the east – straight off “the big lake they call Gitche Gumee” – you can expect a wind... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend Events

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend Events
Here’s what’s happening in our area this weekend: Saturday, April 21st:  Whole Foods Market Spring Green Bicycle Drive in Hinsdale (8am – 12pm).  Bring in your old bike, bike trailer, and / or bike tools and help provide much-needed transportation to individuals participating in programs through We Role Cycle Works and Growing Power Farms Chicago.... Read more »
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Video: Hump Day Bicycle Humor

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Not much needs to be said about this video – just enjoy it! Thanks to The Hub in Minneapolis for first sharing this with me on Facebook.  It was subsequently shared by Momentum Magazine.   If you found this post helpful, share it on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter by clicking the boxes below the article... Read more »

Video: How The Dutch Got Their Cycle Paths

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Sometimes the best solutions to complex problems begin with the simplest ideas. The bicycle is a simple idea.  Its form remains nearly unchanged since the development of the first safety bicycle in the mid 1880s.  Meanwhile, every other technological advance in the last 130 years has brought along its share of challenges for our society.... Read more »

30 Days of Biking Day 15: Halfway Home

30 Days of Biking Day 15: Halfway Home
Fifteen down, fifteen to go. Figuratively speaking, I’m halfway home when it comes to time spent riding during 30 Days of Biking.  Geographically speaking, I’m nowhere near halfway home. I have just completed day three of an eleven day business trip that will take me through Western Wisconsin, the Twin Cities, Duluth, the North Woods,... Read more »
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Find Upcoming Cycling Events at the chainlink!

I’m heading north to do some bike dealer events and sales clinics for the next 10 – 12 days and ran out of time this morning to post “60 Second Cycling; Week in Review and Upcoming Events”. Please visit the chainlink for a calendar of what’s going on in the Chicago area this weekend.  While... Read more »