Posts tagged "National Bike Challenge"

A cease fire in the War on Cars?

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It’s that time of year again. Sunny skies. Warmer temperatures. Longer days. Leaves on trees. Singing birds. And swarms of pesky, annoying, unavoidable… bicyclists. It’s only a matter of time – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – before a perturbed columnist has had enough of being inconvenienced by these slow-moving scofflaws and takes to his... Read more »

30 Days of Biking ends, National Bike Challenge begins!

30 Days of Biking ends, National Bike Challenge begins!
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in… Without even a full day to reflect on the significance of (nearly) keeping the 30 Days of Biking pledge, it’s time to head over to the National Bike Challenge website and make another commitment. While it is highly unlikely that I’ll unknowingly be... Read more »

Two Days Left of Bike Month - Did You Ride as Much as You Wanted to?

It’s hard to believe that National Bike Month is drawing to an end in two days. With all of its official events – Bike to Work Day, Bike to School Day, Ride of Silence, Bike The Drive, Bike to Work Week – as well as the unofficial ones generated spontaneously by beautiful weekend weather, there... Read more »
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How Everyone Can Participate in Bike To Work Week

How Everyone Can Participate in Bike To Work Week
Let me be one of many to remind you that today marks the beginning of National Bike to Work Week.  Here in Chicago, this week’s events are merely a warm-up to our own Bike to Work Week featuring the Bike Commuter Challenge from June 9th through 15th. In other words, you have two separate weeks... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend and More Bike Month Events!

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend and More Bike Month Events!
The great events of National Bike Month just keep coming! Next week is Bike to Work Week while next Friday, May 18th, is the official National Bike to Work Day.  We Chicagoans can celebrate twice with our own Bike to Work Week June 9th through 15th featuring the ATA’s Bike Commuter Challenge. You can also... Read more »

Fitness and Fun: Bicycling's Best Kept Secret

Fitness and Fun: Bicycling's Best Kept Secret
Have you ever noticed that you don’t see bicycles advertised on television? You’ll see ads for health clubs, home fitness equipment, and workout programs, but you won’t see a single commercial touting bicycling as a form of fitness.  Late night and early weekend hours are filled with infomercials making dubious claims about every 10-minute workout... Read more »
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National Bike Month is for Mitt Romney, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Nascar, and the Cubs

National Bike Month is for Mitt Romney, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Nascar, and the Cubs
Yes, it’s true.  Every word of it.  National Bike Month is for everybody. When I started blogging about bicycling a year ago, I quickly realized that attracting the attention of the average American is a daunting task. Without being able to offer enticing headlines like “Mitt Romney’s dog Seamus to be strapped to Lance Armstrong’s... Read more »

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 »
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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 »