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Where to Bike Chicago Launch Party DATE CHANGED DUE TO UPCOMING BLIZZARD

Hi everyone - I saw Greg Borzo just a few minutes ago and he told me that the Launch date has changed for the Where to Bike Chicago Launch party due to the Blizzard expected tomorrow. If you really need to check out the book before then, please come and see him at Rapid Transit Cycleshop from 10:00 am til 12:30 pm (before the snow is too deep) - he will be at the shop signing copies and answering questions.

 

The SRAM event (with edited day/date) is listed here:

 

The bike community is invited to help celebrate the launch of Where to Bike Chicago on Friday, Feb. 4, at 6:00 pm at SRAM, 1333 N. Kingsbury, 4th Floor. Free finger food and drinks will be provided, and we will raffle off prizes, including a couple 2011 Thought You Knew bike calendars, books and other prizes.

 

A percent of every sale of the new bike guidebook will be donated to World Bicycle Relief, which was founded by SRAM. F.K. Day, one of the founders of SRAM, will speak.

 

The sturdy, hardcover, spiral-bound guidebook describes 75 rides in Chicago and the suburbs with maps, ride logs and original photography. 

 

At the party, the winners of the Where to Bike Photo Contest will be announced and receive their cash awards. Join us for a fun evening! The author will sign copies of the book.

 

"This guidebook will increase one's awareness of the possibilities of the bike and expand it's use," says J. Harry Wray, cyclist extraordinaire and Professor of Political Science at DePaul University.

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Thanks, Nick!

Is the blizzard going to be THAT bad.  They were talking like 12 inches on NPR this morning but that doesn't seem that out of the ordinary here.  I've got snow tires ready for my bike.  I haven't had the opportunity to even try them out yet this year.

 

Stay safe.

Thanks for the update!
I have been hearing 18 - 20 inches... too much to make it any faster than walking, for me at least.

James Baum said:

Is the blizzard going to be THAT bad.  They were talking like 12 inches on NPR this morning but that doesn't seem that out of the ordinary here.  I've got snow tires ready for my bike.  I haven't had the opportunity to even try them out yet this year.

 

Stay safe.

I think the biggest concern is severely reduced visibility due to the combination of snow and high wind speeds, followed closely by snowfall rates that may be too fast for the plows to keep up. Drivers are going to be (a) blinded and (b) not in control of their vehicles, as well as (c) in a hurry to get out of the storm. It's not yourself that you need to worry about so much as everyone else.

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