Winter Bike to Work Day returns Jan. 18

Stop by Daley Plaza in Chicago’s Loop on Jan. 18 for the annual celebration of cyclists who don’t let low temperatures stop them from pedaling to work.

Warm up with free Caribou coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, as well as free slices of Eli’s Cheesecake from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Daley Plaza, located at Washington Street and Dearborn Street.

Winter Bike to Work Day has long been celebrated alongside city hall and the Picasso sculpture. This year the location offers a special attraction—the newly-unveiled Dearborn Street protected bike lane runs on the east side of the plaza. If you have not yet biked on the Loop’s first protected bike lane (which includes the first bike-specific traffic lights in the region), Winter Bike to Work Day provides the perfect opportunity to try it out!

Rally attendees will receive free fleece balaclavas courtesy of The Chainlink and Bike Winter. There will be a raffle for several great prizes, which include a case of Clif Bars and a free registration to MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive.

Jan. 18 also marks the opening of registration for MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive. Get a jump on your summer by signing up for this world-class bike ride to be held on May 26.

Winter Bike to Work Day, organized by the Active Transportation Alliance, commemorates the coldest day in Chicago history—Jan. 20, 1985—when the official temperature at O’Hare International Airport was 27 degrees below zero.

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Ride to Work

Make sure, as a bicylist, you obey all the traffice rules, i.e., stop at stop signs and red lights and ALWAYS yield to pedestrians. It may be tricky to keep track of the pedestrians but this what we do as car drivers and I believe bicyclists have similar rules of the road. And lastly, don't keep you head down and pedal like you're in a race. You have to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Thank you.

Don't cut me off and be aware

Don't cut me off and be aware of the bikers around you. I reide all year in all weather. Don't be aware of bikers just today. I follow the rules so should ever driver. I'm guessing you are one of the problem drivers.

Thanks Mom. Here's my

Thanks Mom. Here's my allowance from last week. Please use it to go buy a clue.

"... this what we do as car

"... this what we do as car drivers..."

Nope. Thanks for playing, though.

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