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Sometimes when asking the question “which bike do I buy?” it’s fun to take a look at what other cyclists are riding.

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At Sunday’s Bike the Drive in Chicago an estimated 18,000 cyclists came out to cycle along a car-free Lake Shore Drive from sunrise to 10am. From racing roadies doing laps on the mostly pothole free surface to visitors who rented bikes and every cyclist in between, the Active Transportation Alliance‘s (formerly the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation) largest fundraiser of the year did attract quite a mix of cyclists and their bikes.
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hand cyclists

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rental bikes

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At the rest stop, cyclists even found peace in yoga amidst the thousands gathered.
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But like all good things, even Bike the Drive had to end… prematurely for some as bike traffic was routed off the Drive and back to the bike path to finish the route…
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Luckily the post-ride festival offered a chance to relax and ‘chill’ with a cycle powered “pedal your smoothie” and all the new biking buddies you met along the way.
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