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Bicycling Is Popular — Helmets, Not As Much

Helmets can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 87 percent. But by some estimates only a quarter of all cyclists wear them. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/11/2014

Germany's Andre Greipel (2ndL) sprints to win the 194 km sixth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 10, 2014 between Arras and Reims, northern France. (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

11 Things Tour De France Riders Won’t Stop For

The 101st running of the Tour de France began Saturday, July 5th and will run through Sunday, July 27th. In total, the finishing teams/riders will have traveled 2,276.7 miles (3,664 kilometers) on their way to a chance at victory.

07/10/2014

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Bike Rider Killed In Possible Hit-Run Accident In Mundelein

A man from northwest suburban Mundelein was found dead along Route 83 Thursday evening after a possible hit-and-run crash, police said.

05/23/2014

The Divvy bike station at Daley Plaza is used by many city employees who work at City Hall, across the street, and get a discount on annual memberships in the bike sharing program. (Credit: CBS)

Pedal Power: More Chicago Commuters Ditching Cars, Public Transit

Since, 2000 more and more Chicagoans have turned to foot power to commute to work, according to the U.S. Census.

05/09/2014

Olgi Freyre wrote this angry note to the person who stole her bike, and posted it near the bike rack where her bicycle had been. (Credit: Dave Wischnowsky)

Angry Note To Thief Prompts Good Samaritan To Buy Woman A New Bike

Olgi Freyre’s $700 bicycle was stolen in the middle of the day from a bike rack near Lincoln and Belmont avenues, outside the art supply store where she works.

10/30/2013

Olgi Freyre's bicycle was stolen from a bike rack outside the building where she works on Lincoln near Belmont. (Credit: Olgi Freyre)

Angry Victim Writes Note To ‘Piece Of [Crap]‘ Who Stole Her Bike

Frustrated and angry, a 19-year-old Chicago woman who had her almost-new $700 bicycle stolen this week has posted a very public note near the bike rack where the crime was committed.

10/29/2013

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Alderman Defends Proposed Bicycle Licensing Fee

(CBS) — Near South Side Ald. Pat Dowell said Thursday that she has been inundated since proposing an annual $25 licensing fee for bicycles. Dowell said she did not realize she would be “stepping into […]

10/24/2013

Gregory Miller (left) and Danny Striblin (right) are charged with beating a 62-year-old man who moved their bicycle away from the entrance to a gas station. The victim's jaw was broken in the attack. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Pair Charged With Beating Man Who Moved Their Bicycle

Two men have been charged with breaking the jaw of a 62-year-old man after he moved one of their bicycles, which was blocking the entrance to a west suburban gas station.

08/19/2013

Ryne Sanhamel has been charged in connection with the death of a bicyclist. (Chicago Police Dept.)

$100K Bond For Man Charged With Fatally Striking Bicyclist

A Park Ridge man who has been in jail since allegedly killing a cyclist on Wednesday on the near-North Side when he slammed into the man with his Mercedes is expected to be free this afternoon after his family posts 10 percent of his $100,000 bond, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/31/2013

Bicycle (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Chicago Entrepreneurs Raising Money For Bike Theft Tracking Device

The device is called the BikeSpike, and it’s designed to make it easier to find a bicycle when it’s stolen, by showing its location on a map on your computer or smart phone.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2013

Robert O'Leary, 50, of Libertyville, is charged with aggravated battery to a Metra conductor. (Credit: Lake County Police)

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Throwing Bike At Metra Conductor

Robert O’Leary, 50, was charged with nine counts of felony aggravated battery and one count of misdemeanor aggravated assault for the Dec. 21 incident at the Lake Forest Metra station.

03/15/2013

Bicyclist Dies A Day After Striking Vehicle In Bridgeport

A 68-year-old man died Friday morning, a day after he struck a vehicle while riding his bicycle in the Bridgeport.

12/15/2012

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Naperville Bicyclist Charged After Raging At Motorist Who Cut Him Off

A Naperville man has a date in court, facing charges in connection with a case of apparent bicycle rage.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

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Armed Robber On Bicycle Shoots Man In River North

The victim was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg.

09/01/2012

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Woman On Bicycle Killed In South Side Hit Run

A woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident on the South Side.

08/06/2012

Rev. Michael James is accusing a Glencoe police officer of racial profiling, for ticketing him for riding his bike through a construction zone, while ignoring several white cyclists for doing the same thing. (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Threatens Lawsuit Over Alleged Racial Profiling In Glencoe

An Evanston pastor has threatened to sue police in north suburban Glencoe, accusing one of its officers of racial profiling.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

Jamal Lockett, 16, was fatally shot June 2, 2012 in the South Shore neighborhood. (Family handout)

Dispute Over Bicycle Blamed In Teen’s Fatal Shooting

Jamal Lockett was fatally shot in the South Shore neighborhood on Saturday. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

06/03/2012

Police investigate the scene after a 13-year-old boy was killed riding his bike in Round Lake, Ill., on May 30, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Boy Killed Riding Bike In Round Lake Heights

A 13-year-old boy was killed Wednesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in the far north suburbs.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Carter Vo, 8, was hit and killed by a car while riding his bike in Skokie Monday. (CBS)

Skokie Police Investigate Crash That Killed Boy, 8

Police continue to investigate a tragic accident that killed an 8-year-old boy riding his bike in Skokie.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Chicago's "B-Cycle" bike sharing program launched in July 2010 offered rental bicycles at a number of tourist locations. The city is looking to expand the program to 3,000 bikes and 300 stations for summer 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Calls For Large-Scale Bike-Sharing Program

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the city to hire an Oregon-based company to run the city’s first large-scale bike sharing program, which proposed at the City Council meeting Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

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