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by bike and roll c... | 08/24/2009
End of Summer Rental Bike Sale! All 2009 Bikes Must Go! Up to 50% OFF! Hundreds of bikes to choose from, all in great condition!
The 2009 bike sale price list is posted on the website http://bikechicago.com/bikesale/. $50 non-refundable deposits will be accepted beginning on August 24th. Please call 312-729-1000 ext. 0 to make a deposit.
Bike pickup dates are September 15 to October 31. To purchase a rental bike please come to one of the following locations:
Millennium Park Bike Station: 239 E. Randolph, 9am-7pm, 7 days per week
Navy Pier: 600 E. Grand Avenue, 9am-7pm, 7 days per week
North Avenue Beach: 9am-7pm, 7 days per week
by crandell | 08/19/2009
Chicagoans can enjoy fantastic waterfront walking and biking on our city's 18.5-mile path along the shores of Lake Michigan, but have you ever wondered what it would be like if you didn't stop and just kept going? Writer Loreen Niewenhuis from Battle Creek, Mich., is finding out on a 1,000-mile walk around the perimeter of Lake Michigan, which she plans to write a book about. She stepped off from Navy Pier on March 16 and is walking counter-clockwise around the lake. The most recent leg of her trip got her as far as Manitowoc, Wis. You can read about her journey on her blog at http://laketrek.blogspot.com. Loreen is inviting people to join her on the Chicago lakefront on September 26, 2009, for the last 10 miles of her trek -- see the bottom of this post for details.
Why did you decide to do a 1,000-mile walk around Lake Michigan?
by crandell | 08/11/2009
Do you dream of a future where bikes outnumber cars on Chicago streets and drive-throughs are displaced by new train stations? Well the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) needs the public's help to create Chicago's 2040 regional plan, and they want to know about your vision for the future. Be sure to have your say in the direction of our region! You have through early September to weigh in using the Invent the Future web tools at www.goto2040.org. The site also has details about other opportunities to participate through community meetings and kiosks.
I've invented my own 2040 scenario. You should too, and vote for your favorite of the three scenarios CMAP has presented.
by crandell | 07/27/2009
See what it's like when streets are filled with people and the street becomes your playground. From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 1, the Active Transportation Alliance's Open Streets event will give friends and families the chance to enjoy the streets the way they want: biking, dancing, playing, walking and more! The free event combines last year's two Sunday Parkways events into one huge eight-mile event spanning from Logan Square to Little Village, passing through Humboldt Park, North Lawndale and Garfield Park. There is no event registration. Participants can join in at any point along the route and step off the route at any of the parks or community-run activities. Plan a picnic or brunch at your favorite spot along the route and encourage your friends to turn out to join you!
More info.: http://www.activetrans.org/openstreets
by bike and roll c... | 07/27/2009
Ride the City helps you find the safest bike routes possible in New York, Chicago, or Austin. Check it out: http://www.ridethecity.com/chicago