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Bike & Park wins the People's Choice Award in the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open competition

Posted by: Bike Admin on June 21, 2012

Bike & Park recently participated in the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open  From the Sustainable Brands website: "this event showcases highly innovative, socially conscious entrepreneurs with a product or B2B solution that is focused on helping companies achieve their goals towards creating more sustainable brands."

After successfully passing several rounds of judging

We are very proud to announce that Bike & Park was named the People's Choice Award winner of the Sustainalbe Brands Innovation Open. 

Bike to Work Week Chicago is June 9th to 15th

Posted by: Bike Admin on June 11, 2012

June 9th through 15th is Chicago's Bike to Work Week!

As you know, Bike & Park Chicago offers bicycle commuter services from Millennium Park Cycle Center and the 53rd St. Bicycle Center

A day pass costs just $5 and includes: secure bike parking, lockers, showers*, towel service*, mechanic service on-site, and more!  *Millennium Park location only.


Also, there's still time to sign-up for the Bike Commuter Challenge produced by the Active Transportation Alliance:


Finally, here's a listing of the fun events and happenings put on by the City of Chicago including a bike to work week rally on Friday 6/15 (with FREE t-shirts - see design below!), short film contest, and a screening of "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure."

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Chicago Streets for Cycling Plan 2020

Posted by: Bike Admin on February 13, 2012

Have you checked out Streets for Cycling Plan 2020?

If you haven’t check out the proposed routes you can do so online (

The city plans to increase the number of bike lanes and protected bike ways. Come to the meeting if you can; this is a great way to advocate for bikes. Tell CDOT about your commute, why you love it or why you don’t. What are the dangers and inconveniences of existing bike routes? Which are the routes you love and can’t live without? 

If you can’t come to this last meeting please check out Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 on Facebook or e-mail Next time you are out on your ride home consider riding on some of the proposed streets. Let the city know what challenges and benefits might come out of these recommendations.   

Get on your bikes and ride!



An introduction to the Bike and Park Blog

Posted by: Bike Admin on February 10, 2012

Bikers and cyclist on the internet are connected to large resources of information for every aspect of the cycling lifestyle. So why another blog? What can Bike and Park possibly add to this plethora of information?

The City of Chicago is at a unique turning point in transportation and what that means for cyclists. The numbers say it all; the amount of people commuting to work in the past ten years has doubled. Bikes are edging their way in as a legitimate, marketable, and measurable form of transportation. The City of Chicago is answering this by increasing the number of bike lanes, protected lanes and bike paths.

The cyclists in our fair city are as different and diverse as Chicagoans come. We are gathered up here from all different parts of the country, from different back grounds and walks of life. Yet, once you pick up a bike and start riding all of a sudden we have something in common. All of a sudden we have a way of recognizing one another as a fellow human beings; students, hipsters, fashionistas, corporate workers and homemakers, hardcore road cyclists, or sunny day riders. We all have something that makes us a community. We like to bike.

In short, Bike and Park Chicago is dedicated to the needs of cyclist in Chicago and to creating a community out of a very diverse group of people. As Chicago’s infrastructure changes, we will be changing right alongside it. As an advocate for cycling in Chicago, we have a responsibility to be a resource to our members, to be as educated and aware as they are to Chicago’s changing infrastructure and cycling needs.

So why another blog?

  • To provide up to date news content for readers in the Chicago area

  • To bring observations, voices and opinions from our community of cyclists

  • To promote other blogs, articles, books, magazines and resources that contribute to the cyclists lifestyle  

Stay calm and cycle on!


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