Bike Winter – Chicago’s Bike Swap and Expo

This past Saturday Chicago’s Bike Winter organized the inaugural Bike Winter Swap and Urban Bicycle Expo.

I talked about the Ride of Silence in Chicago:

Plus, our friend Maria from Po Campo sold her bags:

The Bike Winter organization (all volunteer-run) hosts a number of events each year in Chicago and welcomes other cities to join in the bike winter fun.

Free fleece balaclavas abound each winter – thanks to the contributions of materials and labor from dedicated cyclists who want to help others stay warm on the bike; I was lucky enough to receive one of these Bike Winter warmers and I wear it proudly!

A myriad of winter cycling tips and tricks will help get you through even the worst of days – from layering to bike handling.

Interested in organizing your own Bike Winter? Here are some online guidelines to get you started.

Through the efforts of many volunteers and vendors, this winter bike swap was a wintry success! (even the Active Transportation Alliance says so).

From the Chicago snow today…

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