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Bike Winter

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The Bike Winter Calendar is up and running!

View it here

And feel free to add events early and often!

Discussion Forum

2016 Stickers? 2 Replies

Started by Bob Kastigar. Last reply by Sarah D. Jan 4, 2017.

Winter eyewear/goggles-??? 28 Replies

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Glenn Bradford Dec 1, 2016.

Leggings vs Leg Warmers 14 Replies

Started by igz. Last reply by Lisa Curcio Nov 14, 2014.

The 2015 Bike Winter Mascot/Sticker Design competition thread 50 Replies

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Lisa Curcio Sep 29, 2014.

Winter Shoes/Boots 7 Replies

Started by Adam Herstein. Last reply by Eric Such Nov 29, 2013.

Waterproof gloves suggestions? 14 Replies

Started by Jackie. Last reply by Lisa Curcio Oct 18, 2013.

2014 Bike Winter Mascot/Sticker Design competition thread 40 Replies

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Sep 13, 2013.

Seeking Participants for Panel Discussion on Bike Winter

Started by Joe Studer 8.0 mi Aug 12, 2013.

Trying to price a used bike, not mine 1 Reply

Started by Bob Kastigar. Last reply by Tim S Jul 28, 2013.

Winter? Ha! Bring It On!!! 2 Replies

Started by Thunder Snow. Last reply by Thunder Snow Oct 27, 2012.

Waterproof/Windproof Shoe Suggestion 17 Replies

Started by Michael Millican. Last reply by igz Oct 8, 2012.

Summer? Meh! Just noodling.... Does anyone bicycle "Toys for Tots"? 24 Replies

Started by bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead). Last reply by bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) Sep 21, 2012.

Bike Winter kickoff meeting 2013 3 Replies

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Adam Herstein Sep 18, 2012.

2013 Bike Winter Mascot/Sticker Design competition-- Voting has ended! 7 Replies

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Sep 18, 2012.

2013 Bike Winter Sticker-- final entries??? 7 Replies

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Sep 10, 2012.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Elizabeth on January 9, 2012 at 1:25pm

There's a big polartec fleece sale on now at

It's a good place to get really really nice fleece.

Comment by h' Zerocats on January 7, 2012 at 4:14pm

Bike Winter Film Fest tomorrow, Sunday Jan 8-- schedule now posted!

Lookee here:

Comment by Bob Kastigar on December 21, 2011 at 8:25pm

The Bike Winter Wimps want to make sure the record is set straight.

You may have been told today, December 21st,  is the first day of winter.   It's not.  It's the first day of the trend back towards spring.  Tomorrow will be longer, not shorter.

Winter is ENDING, not starting, today!

Length Of Visible Light:     10h 10m
Length of Day    
9h 07m
Tomorrow will be 0m 0s shorter.

Comment by h' Zerocats on December 12, 2011 at 3:37am

Bike Winter Workshop Sun 12/18, Rapid Transit South.

Be there!

Comment by h' Zerocats on September 5, 2011 at 11:09pm

Voting for the 2012 Sticker Design is now live!

Go here:

Comment by Gin on May 18, 2011 at 4:10pm

Heather Pfundstein from The Naperville Sun would like to speak to folks who live in Naperville who bike in the winter. Contact her at:



Comment by Jason Greenberg on March 16, 2011 at 9:29am

Had to share this video: What to do with your bike wheels when they are ready to give up the ghost...

Comment by h' Zerocats on March 8, 2011 at 1:43am
Don't miss the 14th Bike Winter Art Show opening event night this Friday March 11 2011, from 6-11 P.M, at Chicago Urban Art Society, 2229 S. Halsted.

Admission is free and open to all ages. The show culminates with a
closing night gala on March 25 including the Second Bike Winter Fashion Show
presented by Rapid Transit Cycleshop, live DJs, and the special talent
of The Racketeers, Chicago's newest all-female BMX bike trick & dance troupe.

Highlights from this Friday's opening night event include:

-The X-ray Project
Co-curator Stuart Hall has collected a series of X-rays from bike
accidents across the city. The stories behind the broken bones help
flesh out the circumstances cyclists fall from grace.

-Beyond Bike Lanes: A Design Charrette
A design charrette is an exercise that lets many people provide input ona design model. Using the Chicago Bike Map and the Bike 2015 Plan as a springboard, we are inviting people to map out their ride to work, pinpoint issues that affect safety, and identify ambitious plans for the future.

Head over to to find the link to complete details,
and grab the press release:
and help spread the word.
Comment by Norm Hansen on March 7, 2011 at 8:52pm
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on March 1, 2011 at 10:08am



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