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Bike the Drive

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  • Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT (Free!) Ko-Po Ma BBQ Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar 960 W. 31st St. 773-890-0588 Kimchi-topped Polish sausages are the stars of this free barbecue—which also includes side dishes—on the Bridgeport bar's expanded patio,...
  • Chicago peddles bike-friendly image

    Chicago peddles bike-friendly image
    For years, these were the faces of biking in Chicago: messengers weaving frantically through downtown traffic, spandex-clad guys racing 21-speeds down the lakefront trail, tattooed 20-somethings zipping coolly along Milwaukee Avenue. It was a small,...
  • Bike the Drive takes over Lake Shore Drive Sunday morning

    Bike the Drive takes over Lake Shore Drive Sunday morning
    Lake Shore Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic Sunday morning from Hollywood Avenue to 57th Street for Bike the Drive. The approximately 14.5-mile stretch of road will be closed from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the annual cycling event organized by the...
  • Divvy sets new single-day ride record

    Divvy sets new single-day ride record
    The Divvy bike-sharing program set back-to-back records this past weekend for the number of rides recorded in a day. The program logged 12,863 rides on Saturday and 16,259 rides Sunday, according to the mayor's office. The prior single-day record was...
  • Bikers reign on Lake Shore Drive during Bike the Drive

    Bikers reign on Lake Shore Drive during Bike the Drive
    Lake Shore Drive will remain closed to cars after 10 a.m. today, the one day of the year when cyclists reign for five hours along the iconic thoroughfare. More than 20,000 riders registered for the MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive, the annual fundraiser...
  • 10 things you might not know about bicycles

    10 things you might not know about bicycles
    By most accounts, the Divvy bike-sharing program has had a strong start, but it's likely to face a major test as it goes through its first Chicago winter. The Italian pro cycling team Lampre-Merida has its own share of troubles after more than 100 bikes...
  • Lake Shore Drive open again as Bike the Drive ends

    Lake Shore Drive open again as Bike the Drive ends
    Lake Shore Drive is open to traffic again with the close of Bike the Drive, an annual event that lets bicyclists take over one of Chicago's most celebrated roadways. The event started at 5:30 a.m. this morning, closing about 30 miles of the drive from...
  • Bike the Drive shuts down Lake Shore Drive Sunday morning

    Bike the Drive shuts down Lake Shore Drive Sunday morning
    Lake Shore Drive downtown was closed most of Sunday morning as more than 20,000 people participated in the annual Bike the Drive event. The drive was scheduled to be closed to vehicular traffic from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday morning for the 11th running...
  • Bicyclist credited with saving man in Bike the Drive

    Bicyclist credited with saving man in Bike the Drive
    A quick-thinking physician is being credited with saving a 72-year-old man who suffered cardiac arrest as he biked in the annual Bike the Drive event this morning, Chicago Fire Department officials said. The incident happened at about 8:45 a.m. near...
  • A beautiful day to Bike the Drive

     
    It was perfect weather this morning for Bike the Drive, unlike last year when it was awfully windy heading north. We took the kids and pedaled an eight-mile loop starting at Montrose Avenue and heading south. (We came upon this......
  • New reasons to take up the 2-wheel commute

    Dave Glowacz, Chicago's resident expert on bike commuting, has heard all the excuses. "I'm out of shape." "It takes too long." "It's too far." "It's raining." "Cars are scary." But apparently, the biggest roadblock is the fear of body odor. "They...