Northwestern Graduate Teams Up With UN To Give Bicycles To Needy African GirlsA Northwestern University graduate who traveled to Africa has been using her journalism degree to do more than just tell stories there, she has been giving back to the girls of one of the world’s poorest nations.
Bike Riding Lessons Return To Glenview SchoolsGlenview Public School District 34 taught bike riding about 20 years years ago, but stopped the program when it became too difficult to manage all the student's personal bicycles. The Glenview Education Foundation brought back the program this spring for first and second graders, by buying 50 bikes for the kids to use.
Bike Thieves Use Fake IDs To Steal From Non-Profit And Bike ShopsTo prevent customers from stealing bikes, shops across the city often require an ID and credit card before letting someone take one of their cycles for a test ride. This process has worked well, until recently, that is...
Bronzeville Kids Will Get Donated Bikes This WeekendThe event, dubbed the Bronzeville Bike Builder, takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 244 East Pershing Road.
As City Cycling Grows, So Does Bike Tax TemptationEarly blasts of snow, ice and below-zero temperatures haven't stopped a surprising number of Chicago cyclists from spinning through the slush this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about accommodating them that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear bike lanes.
Transportation Advocates Urge Kids To Ride Bikes To SchoolSchools nationwide are taking part in the annual "Walk and Roll to School" day, and the Active Transportation Alliance is organizing it locally.
City's Bike Sharing Program Launches TodayThis is the day for a nice downtown bike ride, before or after the Blackhawks victory party.
New Bike Lanes Help Steer Cyclists To Chicago Bike Week RallyCyclists descended on Daley Plaza on Friday morning to tout the benefits of pedaling to work during a rally to end Chicago Bike Week.
City Council To Vote On Parking Meter Changes, New Bike Ordinance, Wrigley Night GamesAldermen have a busy day ahead at today’s City Council meeting, with votes set on changes to the controversial parking meter deal, new fines for cyclists and drivers, and additional night games at Wrigley Field.
Two Teens Shot By Gunmen Riding Bikes In South Shore“Basically, they were on the sidewalk when two unknown offenders on bicycles rolled up and fired, striking both of them,” said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.
Mayor Seeks Bigger Fines For Cyclists Who Break Traffic Laws, 'Dooring'Cyclists who violate traffic laws or motorists who open their doors in front of people on bikes would face steeper fines under a measure Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced to the City Council on Wednesday.
Best Bike Repair Shops In ChicagoIf you're just getting into the biking scene or are just looking for a new place to take your bike for repairs, you'll need to know the best and most friendly places available in Chicago to fit your needs.