I waited so long on this article that it is no longer available on the Chicago Sun Times website. Luckily it is still on C.I.C.L.E.
Sign-up begins today for the Bicycle Federation's "Commuter Challenge" for Bike to Work Week June 7-13. Businesses and organizations compete to see who can get the most workers on their bikes.
More than 200 organizations participated in the challenge last year -- a 58 percent increase from the year before, Geraci said. The Federation is hoping this year to
persuade five City Council members to bike to work.
"It's pretty much the only manner of exercise I've ever really stuck with," said Underwood, who also writes freelance articles about biking.
He says it's harder to convince people to bike in the suburbs, but he sees more people trying it. "Gas prices and the green movement are getting people into it," he said.
Oh and if you're moving to Chicago because your fiancee is starting grad school at the University of Chicago, you can't use the weather as an excuse to not bike commute
Borzo said the main objection he hears from people is the weather. "That's because they don't try," Borzo said. "Once you get on a bike and start pedaling, you warm up . . . . People are so fixated on being cold for a minute or two."