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Biking the Boulevards premieres in Chicago

Tonight the local Chicago PBS station will premiere a new program – Biking the Boulevards.


As noted by the Active Transportation Alliance, narrator “Geoffrey Baer explores Chicago’s Boulevards on a bike and reveals some of the rich history behind Chicago’s cycling community.” If you’re in Chicago, consider joining your fellow cyclists to watch this program tonight – details available from Active Trans.

I’m excited that Chicago’s PBS station WTTW is bringing this bike-based tour of Chicago to the community, especially after reading about how PBS excluded a mention of the bicycle in its recently released documentary about transportation called Beyond Motor City.

WTTW invites you to “join Geoffrey Baer as he bikes across Chicago using a network of boulevards and takes a new look at old neighborhoods that emerged along these boulevards in the 19th century.” Watch Biking the Boulevards tonight at 7:30 and 9:30 pm (CST) on WTTW11! You may even share your story, explore the interactive map, buy a DVD, and watch clips on their website for this Biking the Boulevards program.