Friday, February 18, 2011

Chris, W Caton St, Chicago, IL

Chris rides a Surly Long Haul Trucker with waterproof panniers from a small bike shop in Amsterdam

Cycling Tip from Chris: "If you bike anywhere in or near Chicago, you should be a member of the Active Transportation Alliance (link: The staff members and volunteers of this non-profit work tirelessly to improve biking, walking, and transit in the Chicago Region. The greater our membership, the louder our voice, and the more resources Active Trans has to get things done. (Full disclosure: I serve on the board of directors)."

Also Follow Chris' advice and: "Get out your vote next Tuesday, February 22 (link:, for mayoral and aldermanic candidates who appreciate the importance of biking, walking and transit. I'm on the political action committee of  Walk Bike Transit.  We help foster relationships between constituents and locally elected officials around active transportation issues.  Sign up at "


  1. It's so great to see Chris on here. He truly is a leader in Chicago bike advocacy. He not only inspired me to bike more often in the city, but he convinced me that it was actually possible to ride a bike while wearing nice clothes and not end up covered in mud and bike grease. Thanks Chris!

  2. Chris is an inspiration for all-weather-biking. Thanks so much for all that you do for the bike community in Chicago!