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Only 11 percent of Chicagoland residents ride transit to work.

Visit SRAM on Friday morning to sign pledge and get some coffee

Peopleforbikes.org and SRAM welcomes all Friday morning commuters to stop by the SRAM world headquarters to celebrate the power of the bicycle.

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photo by Chris Brunn

Peopleforbikes.org will be set up outside the SRAM offices at 1333 Kingsbury St., Chicago, from 6:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., asking individuals to sign the pledge for better biking in America. They will also be offering coffee and doughnuts to commuters. Please stop by and sign the pledge this Friday, May 27th.

Why sign the pledge? Congress allocates woefully little money for bike and pedestrian projects, but now even those funds are at risk due to budget cutting and an ambivalent—or even hostile attitude—among some members of Congress.

Peopleforbikes.org is rallying cyclists around the country to sign its pledge to help create a unified national front for better cycling, to celebrate cycling, and to educate Congress about the many benefits of low-cost bike projects.

Peopleforbikes.org is a campaign initiated by Bikes Belong, a U.S. bicycle industry organization dedicated to getting more people riding bikes more often.