10-9: Bicycle Messenger Appreciation Day

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In 2007, Chicago declared the ninth day of October Bicycle Messenger Appreciation Day. Arguably, no other job has been as glorified, vilified or mystified as that of the bike messenger. Despite carrier pigeons, telephones, fax machines, email and 3D printers, (not to mention ill-tempered motorists or extreme weather), the bike messenger continues to deliver. Further, […]

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The 30 Days of Biking Challenge

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This April marks the fifth year of the 30 Days of Biking Challenge. Pledge to ride every day in the month of April, whether it be down the driveway and back or a full century (100 miles). This is the second year I've pledged and, as anyone living in Chicago knows, the weather in April […]

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Greg Borzo on RAGBRAI, America’s Favorite Bicycle Ride

Greg Borzo

Popular Chicago writer Greg Borzo joins us to discuss his latest book, RAGBRAI: America's Favorite Bicycle Ride, at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 27 at the Harold Washington Library Center. RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz will join Borzo for the discussion. Launched as a lark in 1973, RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, has developed into the world’s […]

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