At the March 21 Evanston Bicycle Club meeting we were inspired by the story of Patricia Brumment who rode across the country three times. Patty signed up for her first cross country ride in December of 2013 after she retired from teaching in schools in Wilmette and in fulfillment of a long time dream and promise to her father she made before he died of cancer in 2010.
According to Chris McAuliffe, at the turn of the century Chicago was to the bicycle industry what Detroit was to the automobile industry.
Chris is the author of the book Cycling in Chicago and he shared highlights the city’s cycling heritage at the April 17 meeting of the Evanston Bike Club.
Chris is a long time Chicago resident, cyclist enthusiastic, and first time author who pitched a book about cycling history to a publisher and received a contract 10 days later. He did the research for the book at libraries and by examining the archives of local families with ties to Chicago cycling history.