Biking in Chicago

Biking is fun, relaxing, and an environmentally friendly way to get around town. Biking in a city like Chicago, however, can be more than a little intimidating. In recognition of National Bike Month, Chicago Magazine published a wonderful guide on how to start biking, or bike more, in the city.

Practice Makes Perfect

Like most everything else in life, with regards to biking in Chicago you have to actually do it to get good at it. Many people don’t know where to start, so the Chicago Mag guide lays out options based on your experience and readiness level. Whether you’ve never tried biking in the city, have Divvied a bit, or have only ridden the Lakefront Trail (there is another wonderful how-to guide from Chicago Mag for the Lakefront Trail), there are practical tips on how to up your biking game.

“It takes a bit of getting used to, just like driving in Chicago took some getting used to for me after never having driven in a city before. Here are some ways to approach it, depending on where you’re at.”

To find the full guide, visit Chicago Magazine’s “A Nervous Cyclist’s Guide to Biking More (No matter how much you bike now)”Header image by Michael Tercha for the Chicago Tribune.


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