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Columbia College Chicago's C4Cycling actively engages in the community, fundraises for charity , and strives to promote bicycling as a safe, healthy form of transportation for all ages.
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Founded in 2004, as the Columbia College Cycling Association, now known as C4Cyling, sees as its mission the promotion of cycling at Columbia College Chicago. The organization is self-funded.
The Association seeks:
To educate riders to the challenges of biking in an urban environment, including, cycling safety and bike maintenance.
To elevate environmental awareness and aid in campus sustainability efforts, through promoting cycling as an alternative means of transportation.
To advocate for cyclists issues such as parking and commuting needs at the Columbia campus and in the South Loop environs.
To promote physical fitness and the health benefits of cycling.
To provide assistance and expertise to local organizations in cycling-related events.
To encourage members of the Columbia College community to explore the joys of short and long distance cycling in group rides.
To provide a relaxed environment where novice and experienced cyclist can come together.Read More
Recent Blog Posts
June 17, 2015 |
Pre-Tour Bicycle Tune-Up Checklist Apr 13, 2015 Any time I’m planning out a trip, regardless of location or distance, the very first thing I do is break into an Excel spreadsheet. Keeping things organized in my head has never been one of my stronger suits, so I need to get it all down on a list before something else grabs my attention. Lists also give me a little more confidence going into a tour as reassurance that the things I’ve planned for have been taken care of. One such list that stays consistent from ride to ride is my pre-tour bicycle maintenance checklist. This isn’t meant to be a complete overhaul of the bike....
November 21, 2013 |
June 10, 2013 |
To all who have been interested in a C4Cycling bicycle ride and campout to the Indiana Dunes. OK, here’s the story of our planned trip of June 1-2: As of Friday only Audrey and I had responded to do the ride. As the weather was iffy with rain all week and predictions of more, we did not ride. In fact, although most of Sat. was fine, it did pour in late afternoon and evening. But another reason for the cancellation was that there had been a change in the camping availability situation at the park that I was not aware of until late on Thursday night and was not able to respond quickly enough...
May 28, 2013 |
From PlanetSave Here are a couple reposts from Bikocity. The first documents the rise of bike commuting in the US, especially in “Bicycle Friendly Communities” and 10 key cities. The second repost is about how Bicycle Friendly Communities are evaluated. Check them out: Where Bike Commuting Grows Fastest (Infographics) The League of American Bicyclists recently created some cool infographics about bicycle commuter growth across the country. In general, bike commuting has skyrocketed, doubling from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009. However, the growth has occurred to a much greater degree in cities and towns that have been designated as Bicycle-Friendly Communities by the League. Some InfoGraphics PDF Read...
May 18, 2013 |
The best places for Chicago cyclists to meet up, tune up and ride like the wind. May 17, 2013 By: Leah Pickett Just in time for summer bike season, Walk Score (the company best known for rating the walkability of neighborhoods across the country) awarded Chicago the number 10 spot on its list of most bikeable American cities. Sure, we lag behind Portland, San Francisco and New York, but we beat Austin! Hipsters unite. Of course, not all Chicago cyclists are hip young people riding vintage Schwinns or fixie conversions with neon aerospokes. Some are newbies (a.k.a the people who had no idea what I was referring to just now), while others are hard-core athletes accustomed...