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.
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.
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.
Charleston, Ill., residents Alyx Henigman and her father, Gary Henigman, pose with the bicycles they have used to explore the streets of Charleston.
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.
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.
John Hudec bikes to work as often as he can, helping his health and finances.
VALPARAISO | Even if you don't work at City Hall, you are invited to bike to work Thursday with Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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