Bicycles displayed as works of art in new exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

Bicycles displayed as works of art in new exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

Ran Across this: Exhibit spans 200 years of cycling history By Alaina Buzas Thursday, April 25, 2013   Now that Chicago is finally seeing some spring weather, we’re bringing out our bikes for long rides along the lakeshore and through our favorite parks. But do you ever really think about your bicycle? What about the art and science behind each different model? The Museum of Science and Industry hopes their new permanent exhibit, The...

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Bike Overnight

Bike Overnight

I ran across this on BikeOvernights.org 4. Rail-trail. A favorite story of many readers, regardless of category, is Dreams of Herons on the I&M Canal Towpath (technically not on a rail-trail, but just about the same thing). In it, Bob Morgan writes eloquently about taking his eight-year-old grandson on an adventure: “He is a child of cities — born in Milwaukee, living now in Chicago. He’s familiar with zoos and aquariums,...

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Turin Bicycles opens new Chicago location

Turin Bicycles opens new Chicago location

    FROM BICYCLE RETAILER by BRAIN Staff CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—After a year away from the Chicagoland area, Turin Bicycles is back in the Windy City with a new store that will emphasize its own branded bikes, clothing and accessories. Turin, which also has a Denver store, soft-opened the 2,200-square-foot Chicago location in mid-March with a mix of bikes from Opus, Wilier, Alchemy, Shinola and Focus—“Limited models, but nice niche-y...

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A Man, a Bike and 4,100 Miles

A Man, a Bike and 4,100 Miles

  From The New York Times By BRUCE WEBER Published: October 21, 2011 IF you can be said to be hurrying on a cross-country bicycle trip, for about two weeks I hurried to Pittsburgh. I pushed through some dreary weather in Michigan and Ohio, climbed the roller-coaster foothills of the Appalachians and battled traffic and chewed up roads as I entered the city. From there, though, with the end of a ride that began almost three months ago...

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