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There was a recent discussion on business that block bike lanes.  How about one that covers businesses that go out of their way to accommodate cyclists?

 

First up - I'd like to nominate  Delaware Dental at Delaware and State.  They are a very nice husband and wife practice that takes all kinds of insurance.  They're on the third floor, but it is not a problem to take your bike on the elevator.  There's a room within the practice to keep your bike, and no one bats an eye when I show up on two wheels in my bike gear.


Defying all stereotypes, my doc doesn't ride a $13,000 Pinarello.  In fact, he's not a cyclist at all.

So who else wants to recommend a business where you are not treated like a criminal for wanting to bring your ride inside, or like a child molester for wearing bike clothes?

 

 

 

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The US Bank on Milwaukee just south of Chicago has invited me to wheel my bike in a couple of times.

Panaderia La Central at Cermak/Washtenaw always lets me bring my bike in and often rush to hold the door.

Jesse and Irma's barbershop at 21st/Cal always encourage me to bring my bike in and one time my barber lubed the chain for me.

Home Depot at 28th/Cicero let me wheel my trailers around inside the store without a hassle.  Can't say the same for Menard's at 23rd and Cicero.

Radio Shack at Cermak/Rockwell has never complained.

Bank of America at Cermak/Western lets me bring my bike in-- I once got a hassle from a rogue security guard (got the ole' "you don't see anyone bringing a dog in here" ridiculous/circular argument) but I fixed that.

I bring my bike into every ATM foyer of every Chase Bank I visit. 

When I banked at Citibank on Taylor/Racine on behalf of my employer, the guard invited me to bring my bike inside.

 

Sidebar: To the original poster, why're you saying that wearing "bike clothes" (whatever these are) makes someone look like a child molester?


H3N3 said:

Panaderia La Central at Cermak/Washtenaw always lets me bring my bike in and often rush to hold the door.

Jesse and Irma's barbershop at 21st/Cal always encourage me to bring my bike in and one time my barber lubed the chain for me.

Home Depot at 28th/Cicero let me wheel my trailers around inside the store without a hassle.  Can't say the same for Menard's at 23rd and Cicero.

Radio Shack at Cermak/Rockwell has never complained.

Bank of America at Cermak/Western lets me bring my bike in-- I once got a hassle from a rogue security guard (got the ole' "you don't see anyone bringing a dog in here" ridiculous/circular argument) but I fixed that.

Oh, I don't think tight fitting spandex makes me look like a child molester, but I've felt that vibe from people in restaurants on occasion.
Restaurants are never the right place for tight fitting spandex...

Jamie Elenbaas said:
Oh, I don't think tight fitting spandex makes me look like a child molester, but I've felt that vibe from people in restaurants on occasion.
The Dunkin' Donuts on Broadway just south of Foster has always let me ride my bike through the drive through and they often give me extra stuff for free.

the Noodle Party thai restaurant on Lawrence near Pulaski lets me bring my bike in the entrance area,,,and when i decide to drive there,,the owner always asks me why i did not bike ride,,,nice buddhist owner!

 

Patagonia on clybourn has indoor bike parking!
Maybe he meant "look" as in "gape,", "gawk," "stare?"

 


 

Steven Vance said:


Sidebar: To the original poster, why're you saying that wearing "bike clothes" (whatever these are) makes someone look like a child molester?


 

Alas, I do not have the physical endowments of the Polish men's cycle team.  On the other hand, I hope I have better taste.
Harris bank on Elston has always let me bring my bike in. Though they really need a rack out front also.
Facets as indoor bike parking.

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