Did You Know?

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

Bike to Work

You don’t have to be a world-class athlete or spend a fortune on the latest bike to become an everyday cyclist. All you need is the desire to make a change and the willingness to persevere through a short and relatively easy learning period.

“But isn’t riding a bike dangerous?” you might ask. Riding a bike, like any physical activity, entails certain risks. By making smart choices about routes, equipment and, most importantly, how you conduct yourself on the road, you can reduce those risks to a manageable level. This publication will help you make good choices.

You don’t need to rely on a car to get around; the physical, financial and mental benefits of riding a bike will quickly become evident. All it takes is the will to do it!


/Save time

  • Reduce travel time. Riding five miles in traffic often takes less time than driving the same distance.
  • Cut down on your trips to the gym by getting active while getting around.


/Get moving

  • Burn more than 200 calories while biking at 10 mph for 30 minutes.


width=100Save money

  • Hold on to the cash you would normally spend on gas, parking tickets, insurance, car upkeep,
    fees and transit fares.


width=100Protect the environment

  • Reduce pollution. One third of all carbon emissions come from transportation; biking can play an important role in cutting these emissions.


/Transform your travel

  • Make getting around a stress reliever rather than a source of stress.