Cover girl

What’s the only thing more exciting than Time Out Chicago doing an issue about cycling? Time Out Chicago doing an issue on cycling with Dottie and Oma on the cover!


The five creative bike ride ideas are focused on everything from late-night urban assault rides to doughnut shop tours (That one’s in my future the next time I’m in town.). Seeing a mainstream publication do bike-focused issue does the heart good—Chicagoans, prove that bikes on the cover sells magazines and pick one up!

  • Ash

    Very excellent. I believe they also did a blurb about Critical Lass in this one. Time to peruse.

    • Trisha

      Ooh, that makes it even cooler!

  • Miss Sarah

    Awesome! And nobody does it better in Chicago:) Is that Greg too?

    • Dottie

      No, I wish it were Greg. That would have been cool.

  • Simply Bike

    this is so awesome! dumb question: how did they get that aerial shot of you?

    • Dottie

      It was interesting (not a dumb question at all!). I went to the studio and there was seamless white paper set up, along with a couple of strong lights that created the shadow. I sat on my bike with the help of my kickstand. The photographer climbed up a tall ladder and shot me from above/behind.

  • Lovely Bicycle!

    Love the aerial shot (or is it a drawing?). Congratulations on being featured!

    • Dottie

      Thanks! It is a photograph. You can see a slightly larger version here.

  • Eco Mama

    That is So Cool! I hope you frame it Dottie, nice graphics and you’ve become an icon. Yaay you.
    Eco Mama

  • Two Pitties in the City

    I was just sitting here looking at my issue and wondering if that was you. And I was wondering the same thing about whether it was a drawing, and how they had the aerial shot. Very cool!

  • Jason R

    Yea Dottie & Oma!

  • LC

    Go Dottie & Oma!!! :D

  • Maureen

    Wow – that is really, really cool! They couldn’t have picked a better (role) model!

  • Michelle

    Hi Dottie, I just discovered your lovely blog a week or two ago, and now you’re already on the cover of TOC! Congrats! You also have to link to the lovely picture of you they feature on page 2. Keep up the great work.

  • Jessica C. The Happy and Healthy Blog

    So cool! If there were such a thing as “making it” as a bicyclist or bicycling blogger, I think this would be it! I believe I saw your photo in the “Bike Fancy” slideshow on the site, too? Neat-o!

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