| May 21, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Chicago has a long way to go to become one of America's most bike-friendly cities, according to a new analysis of cycling data by the financial website NerdWallet.
The site ranked Chicago 18 out of 20 cities, behind Portland, Ore., which topped the...
| May 10, 2014
| 3:20 PM
The ninth edition of the Amgen Tour of California will start Sunday in Sacramento.
For eight days, 120 riders from 16 teams will race more than 720 miles, traveling through 12 host cities and ending in Thousand Oaks on May 18.
The tour is the major...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Sometimes you just have to stand back and salute the joy in activity.
The annual Saturday kids run that was part of the St. Luke's Half Marathon last month is one of those times, when you see youngsters barely out of the toddler stage ambling down...
| May 25, 2014
For years, these were the faces of biking in Chicago: messengers weaving frantically through downtown traffic, spandex-clad guys racing 21-speeds down the lakefront trail, tattooed 20-somethings zipping coolly along Milwaukee Avenue.
It was a small,...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The registration deadline for taking part in the 2014 Lehigh River Sojourn is rapidly approaching. This three-day, 28-mile paddle adventure on the Lehigh River from the Lehigh Gorge to Northampton is a celebration of the river that made the Industrial...
| May 1, 2014
Bicyclists in Glenview and other nearby areas may soon have extra paths to choose from.
Glenview village officials said they recently received a $1.07 million grant to create a 2-mile, off-road bike path by 2016 and are aiming to build two additional...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Downers Grove will once again host a regional cycling race this summer.
The Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series is slated to hold the last of its eight races in downtown Downers Grove on July 27. Other stops on the series sanctioned by USA...
| Jun 9, 2014
Chicago is hustling to reach the finish line next spring on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promise to complete 100 miles of bicycle lanes that are shielded from traffic, and city officials hope the public doesn't judge the project strictly by the number of bike...
| Jun 6, 2014
Craig Snyder isn’t really a runner, but as an athlete, he faced one of the worst and most nagging problems of all: plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a painful heel and sole of the foot problem that is caused by straining the ligament that...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Greg Cantori has been stopped by police five times in recent months.
The officers have all asked him the same question: What the heck are you riding?
Each morning, Cantori steps into a vehicle resembling a yellow submarine and pedals the 24 miles from...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:51 AM
With the 2014 Tour de France less than a month away, the International Olympic Committee has expressed confidence that cycling officials are making headway in their efforts to clean up the sport, which has long been under the shadow of doping scandals....