Posts tagged "Trail Link"

Chicago Bike Week: Let the Challenge Begin!

Chicago Bike Week: Let the Challenge Begin!
In some ways, I strongly dislike writing about bike-themed days/weeks/months. It’s especially true when the theme is commuting by bicycle, such as this week’s Bike Commuter Challenge. If an individual has written off bicycling to work as a physical impossibility, he or she tends to ignore anything posted about the topic.  I can’t say that... Read more »

Summer Fitness: Cultivating the Six-Mile Smile

Summer Fitness: Cultivating the Six-Mile Smile
Six miles.  Thirty minutes.  Three hundred plus calories. A simple half-hour bike ride at a moderate pace will take you on a trip of six miles and burn over 300 calories.  Half of those calories will be provided by stored body fat. Getting one’s recommended daily allowance of exercise is as easy as riding a... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend Events and Places to Ride

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend Events and Places to Ride
National Bike Month may be over, but bicycling will continue indefinitely! Warm weather is here to stay and you don’t have to look very far to find somewhere fun to ride.  Even if you’re not sure about participating in a local or regional event, you need look no further than Google Maps for suggestions on... Read more »
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30 Days of Biking Day 4: Loving the Lunchtime Loop

30 Days of Biking Day 4: Loving the Lunchtime Loop
Just in case you’ve been wondering what 30 Days of Biking is all about… “30 Days of Biking has one rule…  Bike somewhere every day for 30 days – around the block, 20 miles to work, whatever suits you – then share your adventures online.  We advocate daily bicycling because we believe it enriches lives... Read more »

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review
The weekend has arrived! While there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday (and when hasn’t there been a chance of scattered thunderstorms lately?), temps in the 60s and 70s will beckon us to get out and ride.  With the fierce March wind dying down, it’s the perfect time to rediscover bicycling. My personal... Read more »

The Perfect Weekend to Rediscover Bicycling!

The Perfect Weekend to Rediscover Bicycling!
Forget about an early spring, we’re experiencing an early summer! Seventy-degree Saturdays in mid-March are about as rare as declining gas prices in an election year.  Some years we wait well into June for the perfect temperature to hang out in our t-shirts and shorts. While this stroke of lucky weather has taken us all... Read more »
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Skokie Valley Trail Missing Link from Waukegan to Chicago

Skokie Valley Trail Missing Link from Waukegan to Chicago
Flipping through my Google Reader news bundles last night I came across a story on Bike Radar about the Skokie Valley Trail .  It reminded me just how local the battle for Federal transportation funding really is. “Word came in November that a federal grant request for $6.8 million was denied, and local community leaders can’t... Read more »

Visit Minnesota and Have Fun Biking This Summer

Visit Minnesota and Have Fun Biking This Summer
So much for our early spring… While it’s not quite time for a young man’s fancy to lightly turn to thoughts of love, it is time for this middle-aged guy’s thoughts to turn to bicycling trips for the upcoming riding season. It’s time to move from commenting on winter biking, local advocacy, national transportation funding,... Read more »