During this unprecedented time of uncertainty, there is one certainty—cycling makes sense! Whether you are riding to work, the grocery store, to a restaurant for take-out, or just for some exercise, riding a bike allows you to avoid crowded buses and subways, touch fewer public surfaces, and ditch the car. Now that that it is Springtime, it is great to be outdoors!
Guidelines recommend solo riding, or if with others, to keep a reasonable distance.
If you are new to cycling in the city, with less people out and about, it is actually a good time to be cycling on the streets. Here are some tips:
If you are an experienced cyclist, now is a good time to check your equipment, so your bike is finely tuned and lubricated. Having a backpack or panniers will enable you to carry your groceries and take-out. In Illinois bike shops are considered essential services so help is just around the corner.
Sharon Kaminecki comments on adventures in bicycling and other stories