Tag: Trails for Illinois

GITy Up! Sample bike touring in the Western Suburbs

Bike touring. It’s the ultimate freedom fantasy. You. Nature. Everything you need to survive – and not a single item more – strapped securely to your bicycle. Inspiring sunrises. Stunning sunsets. Nothing but the uninterrupted hours between to discover new places and reconnect with your inner self. It’s a dream shared by many, yet only... Read more »

This Saturday is Opening Day for Trails!

This Saturday is Opening Day for Trails!
Our friends at Rails to Trails Conservancy want to remind us that this Saturday – March 30th – is the official Opening Day for Trails. There won’t be elected officials with giant pairs of scissors on hand to snip a ceremonial ribbon at every trailhead. There won’t be marching bands, concession stands, and souvenir vendors... Read more »

All Bike Advocacy is Local: Spotlight on The Chainlink and Grid Chicago

All Bike Advocacy is Local: Spotlight on The Chainlink and Grid Chicago
Bicycling advocacy –  like politics – is local. If you’re into the Chicago cycling scene in any way, shape, or form, you should include The Chainlink and Grid Chicago on your daily reading list.  Fan them on Facebook.  Follow them on Twitter.  Add your two cents to the daily discussions. The Chainlink The Chainlink truly... Read more »

60 Second Cycling: Week in Review and Upcoming Events

Yesterday was a very bad day for bicycling.  The transportation bill that emerged from committee drastically reduces Federal funding for bicycling and pedestrian projects and sets active transportation policy back decades.  Dedicated Safe Routes to School funding has been eliminated along with the Complete Streets provision for future projects. You can read statements from Rails... 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 »