Steven Vance and I from Grid Chicago have been tapped by Streetsblog to write Streetsblog Chicago, a new daily transportation news website covering local and national sustainable transportation and public space issues. The new website goes live on Tuesday, January 22. Grid Chicago will become dormant but remain online as an archive. We're confident that Streetsblog Chicago, a bit more…See More
"I've ridden to and around Palos on a non-MTB and found much of it to be pretty darn unpleasant. A lot of the route is unavoidably stressful which can make for fairly exhausting riding. Be sure to save plenty of energy for the ride home.…"
"There are three camp grounds in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine. The two farther to North, Ottowa Lake and Pinewoods, have showers and and flush toilets but are kind of ugly and car-camping-y. The one farther to the south, Whitewater Lake, is…"
"Bummer, Ash. If you are still looking to go camping, i would recommend taking the metra to Harvard and riding north to Kettle Moraine. It's about the same distance as Zion but a much more pleasant ride. I can send you a route if you're…"
"Really looking forward to this, guys! Of the folks planning to ride back on Sunday, is anyone planning to catch the 6:34pm train? I don't want to split up a big happy group, but I will probably try to leave Madison early and/or take a quicker…"
Join us for this longtime Bike Winter Tradition!We'll meet up on March 17 at the food court of the Ogilvie Center, 500 W. Madison, at 7:30 am and catch the 8:30 Metra train with our bikes to Harvard, IL. We'll arrive at 10:20, then pedal roughly 75 miles to the Great Dane brewpub downtown Madison, WI, to hang out with local cyclists. A bit of St. Patrick's Day barhopping is a possibility, after which we will crash on couches and floors provided by Madison Bike Winter folks.Following a hearty…See More
"Be careful with your three pairs of socks. If they get crammed in there too tightly you'll end up compressing all of the little air pockets out of the wool and losing your insulation. One pair of socks with good room can be better than three…"
"I shipped a frameset and some other parts via UPS a few months back. The price was right but several days after dropping it off I got a message from UPS: my package was deemed "improperly packaged" and would be returned to me at my…"
"A couple of my favorite destinations.
- The Illinois State Beach up in Zion is great and pretty close. You can see my route (and a bunch of other unrelated ones, sorry) here. It's a super easy route and almost entirely bike…"