The Bike Issue | Feature | Chicago Reader

The Bike Issue 

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

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

helmet_teaser1.jpg

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

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Reader staff

  • Flash fiction 2018

    Flash fiction 2018

    The 30 pieces—plus five online-only exclusives—selected for this year's issue.
    • Dec 27, 2018
  • Our 2018 all-Chicago holiday gift guide

    Our 2018 all-Chicago holiday gift guide

    A staff- and contributor-compiled peek at great local wares.
    • Nov 21, 2018
  • Tell us a (really really really short) story

    Tell us a (really really really short) story

    The Reader’s final issue of the year will be devoted to flash fiction. Submissions are due November 16 at midnight CST to flashfiction@chicagoreader.com. Limit one entry per writer. Please note that we will not read entries longer than 500 words.
    • Nov 9, 2018
  • More »

Tabbed Event Search

Popular Stories