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Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Bike Winter Swap and Urban Bicycle Expo

It was a great event on Saturday, if you missed it, watch for another next year!

More than 450 attendees, volunteers and vendors had a enjoyable winter bike-friendly day at Jak's Tap in the West Loop. Lots of funds were raised for Chicago's Bike Winter, many local vendors and individuals sold bikes, bike parts and cool gear. At the Active Trans table, our volunteers signed up or renewed 18 memberships!

Here are links to some my personal favorite organizations and vendors that attended:

The Chainlink – Chicago online bicycle community (Facebook for Chicago bicyclists)

Crank the Earth – cool, community-designed jerseys

PoCampo – stylish bags that are locally designed and produced

Faction Cycling Co. – local design, made in the U.S. jerseys, caps and more

Kozie Prery – locally made bike caps from recycled materials

Thanks again to everyone who participated and attended! Special thanks to co-organizers Bike Winter, Big Shoulders Realty, UIC Collge of Cycling and Break the Gridlock.

Active Trans is excited about doing it again next year!