Today in the Chicago Sun-Times there is an article about the ease and fun of bike commuting, featuring yours truly, “Positive spin on the biking deal: Bike to work and zip past excuses such as weather, hygiene, attire.”
Enough with the excuses, says Chicagoan Dottie Brackett. She’s been riding her bike to work every day for the past two years, and says it’s a lot easier than people think. Brackett, a 28-year-old lawyer, co-writes a blog (letsgorideabike.com) that includes how-tos on subjects such as cycling in the winter and cycling while wearing a business suit.
“People think you can’t ride a bike while wearing a suit, or a skirt and blouse, but you can,” she said.
Very cool! The whole article is super positive. (I only wish my skirt did not look so short – oops!)
There are also articles on riding safely on the Lakefront Trail, “suitable” bikes such as the Pashley, bike to work week and even a bit from Bike Snob.
If you want to thank Carol Slezak for writing such a positive article on bike commuting, her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: The article in the paper is quite big and there is a whole spread in a special pull-out section about bike commuting with the articles I linked to above. I’m very impressed with the Sun-Times and the reporter, Ms. Slezak. (The picture on the left is not me.)