Explore Chicago: Partake in the Presidential Bike Tour

August 18th, 2013 by admin

If you find yourself in Chicago on vacation and want to get your ride in while still sightseeing, you can learn all about the neighborhood where Barack Obama lived during his time in the city with the Presidential Bike Tour. This tour is located in the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods. The tour is five miles long and is an easy ride, lasting around three hours. The price of the tour includes the bike rental.

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Top 5 Bike Clubs in the Chicago Area

May 27th, 2013 by admin

Chicago is often considered to be a mecca for cycling enthusiasts. The city is also home to some of the nation’s best bike clubs. Many of these bike clubs promote bike safety as well as a sense of community among passionate cyclists. These five notable bike clubs in Chicago are easy to join and are always welcoming new members:

Chicago Cycling Club

This club welcomes people of all ages, genders and abilities. Members can take part in events and special rides Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 5 Bike-Friendly Cities in the United States

March 21st, 2013 by admin

Cycling is a great way to explore a new place, run errands, exercise, protect the environemnt and commute to work. These cities make riding a bike easy, even in an urban atmosphere.

Portland, Oregon

Bicycling is a huge part of Portland’s culture, and the city’s infrastructure includes 283 kilometers of bike lanes and over 100 kilometers of bike paths. Eight percent of locals use a bike as their main mode of transportation, and the city provides bikes, safety lessons and equipment to low-income Portlanders.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Bike Safety in Chi-Town

March 14th, 2012 by www.chicagomajortaylor.org

Don’t just sit there all summer watching directv Chicagoget outside and bike your city! Biking is a great way to get some exercise and really get outside while the weather’s nice. Here are a few safety tips for biking in Chicago and any city!
Wear a Helmet: we know, we know, this one’s obvious but you’d be shocked how many bikers are out and about without protective headgear! Get fitted by a professional and buy the best helmet you can afford and ALWAYS wear it. You never know when it could save your life.
Think Reflective: Particularly if you’re biking at dusk, wear reflective vests or labels. Dusk is actually more dangerous than after dark because many bikers believe they’re more visible than they actually are to drivers.
Mind the Rules: Just because you’re on a bike doesn’t mean you get to run through stop signs or stoplights and weave through stopped traffic. If you want the same rights as a car treat yourself like one – cars will respect you in turn and you’ll have a fuller biking experience.

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3 Best Places to Rent a Bike in Chicago

September 6th, 2011 by admin

Three best places to rent a bike in Chicago were all selected on the basis of their location, variety of rental bikes available, the high quality of customer service that they provided and the daily cost of renting a bike. Popular biking areas in Chicago are round the Lake Michigan’s 18-mile bike pathways and the other 150 miles of designated bike lanes intersecting around the city.

Our first choice is Bobby’s Bike Hike with their two convenient locations at the Ogden Slip at Read the rest of this entry »

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Bike Safely: Invest in a Durable Helmet

September 4th, 2011 by admin

When you first decide that you want to go bike riding, what is the first thing you have to get? Well that’s a bike of course, you need one to go riding, but, secondly you must think about safety. Investing in a good helmet can save your life. How many of us have looked at bike riders and simply laughed at the way the rider looked wearing that silly helmet? I know I have. But the truth of the matter is, how much is your life worth? Will 25-50 be a good investment? Read the rest of this entry »

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Which is Safer: Biking in the City or Country?

August 31st, 2011 by admin

There is often a controversy about whether it is better to cycle in the city or the country. Both places can be completely safe if the driver is aware of the surroundings and takes the customary precautions. Big cities actually have the highest number of cyclists because people find it easy to get around without having to use public transportation or private cars. Of course it is always possible to put the bike on the bus or train so that broadens the places someone Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Must-See Attractions While Biking in Chicago

August 27th, 2011 by admin

One of the best ways to see Chicago is on a bike. Anyone who doesn-t have a good bike should consider the reasonable rental fee. The prices are very competitive and it is possible to take a tour with other riders or set out on your own. The best way to do it though, is to make sure you get off the beaten path. You will be able to see the quaint older neighborhoods and crowded beaches. Parks dot the area, so there are plenty of places to stop and have a picnic.Confused? Here ‘s a little help . Most bike shops will have maps Read the rest of this entry »

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