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THE VOICE OF ILLINOIS CYCLISTS HEARD DOWN IN SPRINGFIELD

I implore all my biking friends to read this article. It is great news to see the lawmakers in our great state protecting the rights—and lives!—of us cyclists. House Bill 5912 is an important first step. The job is not down, however! We have to… Read More
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TOMRV

It was hot and hilly, but it wouldn’t be TOMRV if it was tailwinds and and 70 degrees!  The bikecounsel.com jerseys were out in full force.  Big big thanks to the Hegg Street Bullies for representing us so strongly!   Read More
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Tragic Accident in Kalamazoo

by  John P. Casey I was saddened, horrified and enraged when I learned of this senseless accident that befell several of our fellow cyclists.  Unfortunately, this is becoming and all to common occurrence.  I still, however, believe the sport is sa… Read More
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Cycling In Bad Weather: 6 Tips for Every Bike Rider

A friend once told me. "If there's no lightening before we ride... on second thought, it doesn't really matter, we're riding." Read More
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Categories: Cycling Safety

5 Things NOT to Do Before a Bike Ride

I found this to be an interesting read about some things you should NOT do before going out on a ride. I will admit... I've been guilty of number two—chugging lots of water. I won't do that again. I learned the hard way about not checking my gear… Read More
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Categories: Cycling Safety

Sometimes it Pays to Be on a Bike

You know the feeling? You think you are doing everything right. You ride on the correct side of the road—not the sidewalks. You are three feet from the white line. You DON’T blow through stop signs. And you don’t blow through red lights. But…… Read More
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Categories: Bike Laws

B.U.I. … It’s a Real Thing and It's No Joke: Five Things You Should Know About Alcohol and Cycling

Every year for the past six years I have traveled to the Quad cities, along the Mississippi, on the border between Illinois and Iowa, to participate in TOMRV (Tour of the Mississippi River Valley). I’ve only missed one year. It’s a tough two day… Read More
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Categories: Cycling Safety

Hospitals Playing Hard Ball with Their Liens

There is an unsettling trend in bike accident litigation—I wouldn’t call it is new, but definitely more prevalent. I was aware of it in theory but hadn’t run into it until last year. Surprisingly I did not experience the new practice during the… Read More
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Categories: Bike Accidents

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