Tag Archives: Illinois Bike Summit

Pedal up: a conversation with Dean “Bareback” Mathias

The fact that Dean pedals a machine with a 60/11 top gear, a two-wheeler made without even provision for a seat post, is a sure-fire conversation starter. Continue reading

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Trails by the numbers: Making Trails Count in Illinois

The message of the report is simple: towns that support their trails can improve their finances, get people back in contact with nature and help those same people enjoy better health. Continue reading

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Three questions: Mercy Davison at the Illinois Bike Summit

The simplest way to measure the success of the event is to consider that more than 175 people interested in bicycling spent a beautiful spring day inside the Normal Marriott. Continue reading

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Bicycling the 2013 Illinois Bike Summit

Before the May 15 Illinois Bike Summit, a group of attendees pedaled an easy 12 miles on Constitution Trail and the streets of Normal, Illinois. Continue reading

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