| May 9, 2014
| 8:15 AM
(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,...
| May 25, 2014
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,...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:39 AM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:10 AM
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...
| May 25, 2014
| 7:26 AM
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...
| Dec 1, 2013
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...
| May 26, 2013
| 9:55 AM
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...
| May 27, 2012
| 8:34 AM
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...
| May 29, 2011
| 3:15 PM
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...
| May 30, 2010
| 9:32 PM
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......
| May 16, 2004
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.