Winter Bike to Work Day is returning to Daley Plaza, this time with treats! Enjoy Eli’s Cheesecake from 6:30 am – 9am on Friday, January 23 at Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.). Dark Matter Coffee will also be there, along with hot chocolate and tea for the bicyclists.
The 14th annual “celebration of cyclists who don’t let gloomy winter days or wind chill stop them from pedaling to work” will begin Friday morning, according to the Chicago-based Active Transportation Alliance. The event is the culmination of the first week-long “Roll The Cold Bike Challenge” organized by Active Transportation Alliance, an organization dedicated to safer and easier biking in Chicago. The alliance estimates 8,000 people use a bike to commute in Chicago during winter. DNAinfo previously asked some of these “winter warriors” for their tips braving the elements.
Bicyclists can also save $7 on the annual MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive held over Memorial Day Weekend by registering online at www.bikethedrive.org, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Friday.