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.

Opportunity for writing cyclists…or cycling writers

Aimed at recreational cyclists, “Where to Ride Chicago” will contain 40-50 rides, 3-50 miles long (off-road cycling paths and on-road bicycle lanes). Some rides may be for kids or recreational mountain bikers.

Each description will feature maps generated by riding with a Magellan GPS unit (supplied, along with instructions/support).

You’ll need a good knowledge of cycling around Chicagoland and to be part of a network of cyclists who can give you feedback. Must have writing and photography experience. Although there’s plenty of scope for individual expression, you’ll need to work to a pre-determined format.

You’ll be paid an advance and then a royalty for each book sold.

If interested, see “Employment Opportunities” at and email Joanne Anstee at

Bicycling Australia is a leading publisher of cycling magazines/books. Founders Phil and Catie Latz will visit Chicago Dec. 8-10 to interview potential authors.