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JOE MILLS
  • Joe Mills

SEBASTIAN HIDALGO
  • Sebastian Hidalgo

How Woodlawn kids are learning to fix bikes—and become leaders

The "masters mechanics" program at Blackstone Bicycle Works aims to build community.

By Sebastián Hidalgo

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Why I loathe bicycle helmets

Yes, I occasionally wear them. But they take the joy out of riding.

By Maya Dukmasova

RICH HEIN/SUN-TIMES
  • Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Divvy at 5: Chicago’s bike share is better than ever

The city's system can’t be beat—too bad the bikes are so ugly.

By Ryan Smith

JULIA THIEL
  • Julia Thiel

Take a chill ride to northwest Indiana—and its two-dozen breweries

A 20-mile ride takes you to plenty of refreshment—and you can take the train back.

By Julia Thiel

COURTESY DANIEL DE VISE
  • COURTESY DANIEL DE VISE

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