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While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Bicycle clubs nurture novice cyclists

Rebecca Clancy, a TribLocal columnist and member of the Elmhurst Bicycle Club, offers an enthusiastic assessment of the club and its members.

/Whether you are brand new to cycling or reviving a past interest, bicycle clubs can get you started with rides and activities geared for beginners.

In addition to the Elmhurst club, there are friendly, supportive clubs throughout the western suburbs. Check out groups in Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Oak Park, Wheaton, and the Fox Valley, and get cycling!

Visit our collection of web links for contact information for many of these clubs.