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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Chicagoist’s Best Bike Rides

Chicagoist’s Best Bike Rides

I ran across this on Chicagoist: With each passing year, Chicago is becoming more bicycle-friendly. Although some may say there’s a long way to go, those of us who remember when there weren’t designated bike lanes on the city’s main arteries marvel at how far Chicago has come. Bicyclists have had champions in Mayors Richard M. Daley (an avid cyclist) and Rahm Emanuel, who participates in triathlons. Emanuel pledged to add 100...

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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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Looking For An Internship?

Job Title: Web Content Coordinator of Local Bicycle Social Network (Job ID:  20268)   Job Description:   Outstanding opportunity for tech-oriented bike enthusiast interested in gaining marketing and hands-on social network and online community management experience at The Chainlink (www.thechainlink.org).   Organization Name:  The Chainlink Community Hours per Week:  20 Compensation Details: $400 stipend at end of 12 week internship + 3...

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Going The Distance by Emily Fasold Columbia Chronicle

Cross-country cycling gains popularity in Chicago’s biking culture Chicago’s bike scene has exploded into the mainstream in recent years. As cycling lanes are constructed and new bike shops open up, bicycles are becoming increasingly common. But many Chicagoans have taken this trend to the next level by attempting long-distance, cross-country bike treks, redefining the phrase “road trip.” Columbia’s C4Cycling Association, which has 10...

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