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Bike commuting

from the League of Illinois Bicyclists

By the end of next week the temps should be up in the 40s. Folks who dug out their bikes this week are gearing up to commute ... me included! I finally have an office downtown, just east of the Loop on Lake. So here's a good how-to on commuting.

Gas prices got you thinking about commuting by bicycle, but don't know where to turn for advice and tips?

The League of Illinois Bicyclists can help (see press release) you by providing resources from experts who have commuted and experienced many issues related to riding a bike to work or school, like what to wear, where to keep your bike, what to tell your employer and how to map a safe route.

Check out these links for answers to common issues related to commuting:

Can't find the answer to your questions from these resources, then send us an email at, and we'll be happy to get an answer to you as soon as we can.

Besides saving money on fueling your car, regular commuting can help you get into shape and stay in shape. The League of Illinois Bicyclists wants to help you make commuting a regular part of your schedule while putting a smile on your face and keeping money in your pocket.

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