| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:59 AM
If you thought Saturday was a great day for a bike ride, you weren’t alone.
With temperatures reaching 80 degrees, Divvy — Chicago’s bike-sharing program — broke its single-day record Saturday, with 10,866 rides. The previous...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:07 PM
Triathletes who don’t own bikes are no longer at a disadvantage in Chicago.
Organizers have announced 100 participants will be allowed to compete on Divvy bikes during the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon in August. The sky-blue-colored bikes...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:02 PM
There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
| May 18, 2014
Every now and then I make a list of nine things I like. Here's one for this season that claims to be spring.
1. Galileo's Cafe at the Adler Planetarium
I've heard that the Adler's latest show, "Destination Solar System," is very good but I'll leave...
| May 19, 2014
Gabe Klein, who quit his job as Chicago transportation commissioner last November and moved back to Washington, is about to become a proud papa.
On two fronts, actually.
Klein's wife, Stephanie Plummer Klein, is nine months pregnant, he told your...
| 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 27, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The Divvy bike-sharing program set back-to-back records this past weekend for the number of rides recorded in a day.
The program logged 12,863 rides on Saturday and 16,259 rides Sunday, according to the mayor's office. The prior single-day record was...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Divvy handed them the data, and they gave it back as a dating website.
A team of five Chicago developers has won the award for most creative presentation of the bike-sharing company's data in the Divvy Data Challenge. Issued in February, the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:29 PM
When Annie Byrne and Vanessa Buccella met on a cycling team in 2012, both wondered why the sport often seemed skewed toward men.
To attract more women to cycling, they started a meet-up group for female riders, with the tagline "A Cycling Community...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:36 AM
The city plans to install 20 more miles of bike lanes this spring and summer as part of a continued push to make Chicago more bicycle friendly.
The Chicago Department of Transportation plan includes five miles of protected bike lanes, which are...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:55 AM
Divvy's data is now anyone's to develop.
Chicago's bike share provider announced Tuesday that for the first time, trip-by-trip data for about 750,000 rides taken last year is available to the public. Along with the release of the downloadable data, the...