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Bikabout Route is up!

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Screenshot from the Bikabout page- I assure you what I sent looked nowhere near this put-together… hope they don’t mind me sharing this pretty but tiny teaser on the blog!

A few months ago I met with Megan, founder of Bikabout.com, and discussed Chicago’s best bike rides.  There was a smallish turnout, and I promised I had lots of ideas (story of my life.)

About five months later, and in the midst of our deep freeze, I got an email asking how the route was coming.  So I forwent blogging for a bit to put together a map, some photos, and descriptions of some of our favorite stops.  Here’s the link to my very first route as an ambassador!

I’m happy to say we get to ride this route frequently- if you’ve followed us at all you’ll recognize some of our stops.  It also overlaps our Kidical Mass route most of the way.

If you’re interested in curating some routes for the site, there’s a link to become an ambassador here.

Oh hey… another awesomely FULL bike rack!

Bikes at northwestern memorial.

My doctor said it: riding a bike is good for your health!

I was at the doctor’s office a few days ago, and she was glad to see my bike helmet.  She said it looked like my Vitamin D levels should be good (and yes, I’ve been wearing sunblock!) and that I looked “fit.”  Still working on the fit part, though I do feel strong it’s not like the fat has melted off.  Anyhow- look at this beautiful bike rack.  Not full, but a good showing.  There were a few racks in the “U” shape across the street half full, but still, that’s a nice showing for Northwestern.  I’d say there was only room for 3 or 4 more bikes.  Nice job, Chi!