Eric Vann

The Elgin Cycle Co., related to the Illinois Watch Case Co., made bikes in Elgin during the 1890s. - Original Credit: Jeff White (Handout, HANDOUT)The Elgin Cycle Co., related to the Illinois Watch Case Co., made bikes in Elgin during the 1890s. - Original Credit: Jeff White (Handout, HANDOUT)

Bicycle Manufacture In Elgin’s Past

Background Reading Biking part of Elgin’s long history – Elgin Courier-News (PDF) Summary “Bicycles were the iPhones of the 1890s. Everybody had to have one,” said Elgin antique collector Jeff White, which led to both their manufacture in the city and […]

A biker attacked the driver of a CTA bus in Lincoln Park Thursday afternoon, according to a witness. Flickr/zolkA biker attacked the driver of a CTA bus in Lincoln Park Thursday afternoon, according to a witness. Flickr/zolk

A Race for the ‘Bottom’

Background Reading Watch This Driver Get Out of His Car to Punch a Cyclist in Lincoln Square – Lincoln Square – DNAinfo.com Chicago (PDF) Bicyclist Attacks CTA Bus Driver in Lincoln Park, Witness Says – Lincoln Park – DNAinfo.com Chicago (PDF) Summary […]

The 73-acre blaze was named the "Hull Fire."
(Photo: Boise Fire Department)The 73-acre blaze was named the "Hull Fire." (Photo: Boise Fire Department)

A cyclist stops to poop, ends up starting wildfire

Background Reading A cyclist stops to poop, ends up starting wildfire (PDF) Summary TakeAways You just know this story deserves a ‘lead-in‘. Let’s say that the rider had just finished ‘saving the world‘ by participating in the World Naked Bike […]

A biker attacked the driver of a CTA bus in Lincoln Park Thursday afternoon, according to a witness. Flickr/zolkA biker attacked the driver of a CTA bus in Lincoln Park Thursday afternoon, according to a witness. Flickr/zolk

Urban Cyclist Shows His Support For Mass Transit Driver

Background Reading Bicyclist Attacks and Bloodies CTA Bus Driver in Lincoln Park, Witness Says – Lincoln Park – DNAinfo.com Chicago (PDF) Summary TakeAways There’s so much love and good will on the streets of Chicago these days that it literally brings […]

A cyclist rides past the Bobby Cann memorial on Clybourn Avenue just north of Division Street Monday. DNAinfo/Paul BiascoA cyclist rides past the Bobby Cann memorial on Clybourn Avenue just north of Division Street Monday. DNAinfo/Paul Biasco

Businesses, Bikers Split on Protected Bike Lane Near Bobby Cann Memorial

Background Reading Businesses, Bikers Split on Protected Bike Lane Near Bobby Cann Memorial – Old Town – DNAinfo.com Chicago (PDF) Summary TakeAways There needs to be a way of keeping the business owners happy while providing protection for cyclists. Barrier protected […]

How can we promote polite pedaling?(Photo © J.
Maus/BikePortland)How can we promote polite pedaling?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

A ‘Newbie’ View of the Urban Cycling Community

Background Reading Reader Mail: New rider disappointed by ‘rude and dangerous other cyclists’ Blue light bike signal NE Oregon and Lloyd-2 How can we promote polite pedaling?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) It’s been a long time since we reached into the […]

Cycletracks separate bikers from cars and trucks, creating a safer and more inviting environment for riding. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)Cycletracks separate bikers from cars and trucks, creating a safer and more inviting environment for riding. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

CycleTrack Networks?

Background Reading Why cycletrack networks should be the next great American transit project – The Washington Post (PDF) Summary TakeAways The key term here is ‘networks‘. It implies that each cycle track is part of an orchestrated effort to get cyclists […]