A reporter checks out all 68 of Chicago’s new bikeshare stations and walks away tired, chafed, but impressed.
Despite numerous reports of their demise, bike couriers are still going strong -- a testament to the power of human-fueled transport in traffic-choked cities. Last week, they gathered in Chicago for some gonzo street racing, karaoke, and gobs of cheap beer.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cyclists find camaraderie -- and sometimes love -- in a Chicago biking club that is open to all comers.
This is excerpted from a longer story in GRID Chicago. To read the original, which includes a (somewhat hair-raising) ride to work with the commissioner, …