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MITCH BARLOGA: Be a 'spokesperson' for National Bike Month

MITCH BARLOGA: Be a 'spokesperson' for National Bike Month

We have finally crossed into the warmer months in our region, which offer excellent opportunities to enjoy our communities by bicycle. Fitting, then, that May would be deemed National Bike Month, as it has been since its inception in 1956.

May 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Folks on Spokes meet on East Side

Folks on Spokes meet on East Side

CHICAGO | The Folks on Spokes - East Side chapter cycling club met recently for their annual holiday party at the East Side home of Candace McFadden.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am
 Folks on Spokes meet on East Side

Folks on Spokes meet on East Side

Members of an East Side cycling club met to celebrate the holidays. They enjoy the various trails in the Calumet Region and also shared that Metra allows bikes on some of its trains.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Father-daughter team tours Central Illinois town

Father-daughter team tours Central Illinois town

Charleston, Ill., residents Alyx Henigman and her father, Gary Henigman, pose with the bicycles they have used to explore the streets of Charleston.

September 15, 2012 12:00 am
Father-daughter team tours Central Illinois town

Father-daughter team tours Central Illinois town

CHARLESTON, Ill. | It started out as a typical bicycle ride around town, but it soon turned into a hobby — and an adventure for a father-daughter duo.

September 14, 2012 8:15 pm

Homewood plans to bolster bike paths

HOMEWOOD | The Illinois Department of Transportation has a proposal for how communities across the state could increase the number of bicycle paths they have, and officials here are taking to it with enthusiasm.

June 01, 2012 12:00 am
Biking to work yields benefits

Biking to work yields benefits

John Hudec bikes to work as often as he can, helping his health and finances.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am

Bike to work Thursday with Valpo mayor

VALPARAISO | Even if you don't work at City Hall, you are invited to bike to work Thursday with Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas.

May 15, 2012 7:15 pm
Women drive, walk and ride the El, but what about bikes?

Women drive, walk and ride the El, but what about bikes?

CHICAGO | Lisa Lubin began cycling regularly a few years ago after traveling the world and witnessing how common commuting by bike is in other countries, especially in northern Europe.

January 22, 2012 8:00 pm
Women drive, walk and ride the El, but what about bikes?

Women drive, walk and ride the El, but what about bikes?

Kim Werst, left, teaches bike maintenance and safety to women and transgender people at West Town Bikes. Many women cite safety as a reason for not riding more in the city. Werst's answer to that is to find "secret routes" and avoid main roads.

January 20, 2012 11:42 am

Schererville Bike with a Cop event to take place Saturday

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Police Department bicycle unit will conduct Bike with a Cop at 10 a.m. Saturday in Autumn Creek and Fox Run subdivisions.

June 14, 2011 12:00 am

'Love Your Bike' event April 9 in South Holland

CHICAGO | U.S. Equities Realty, in conjunction with the Illinois Toll Highway Authority, Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail, and nonprofit Working Bikes Cooperative, has announced its first  "Love Your Bike" event to be hosted from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis on April 9.

March 18, 2011 12:00 am
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