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Chicagoland Bicycle Federation To Celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day with Eli’s Cheesecake on Friday, January 18th—marks coldest day in Chicago history

Winter Bike to Work Day
Friday, Jan. 18, 7 to 9 a.m.
Daley
Plaza, Dearborn and Washington

When it comes to winter weather, Chicagoans are a hardy breed. That’s why bicycle commuters in the city mark the coldest recorded day in Chicago history by celebrating a Winter Bike to Work Day breakfast party each year in Daley Plaza.

From 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 18, the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation will welcome bike riders to the plaza for this annual event, serving hot chocolate and Eli’s Cheesecake. Plus, there’s a free raffle for prizes from the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation.

The date marks the 23rd anniversary of Chicago’s coldest recorded day — Jan. 20, 1985, when the official temperature at O’Hare was minus 27 degrees with 36 mph wind gusts, which produced wind chills as low as minus 93 degrees.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Delighted to Sponsor Winter Bike to Work Day 2007

January 19th is the Anniversary of Chicago’s coldest recorded day. It was -27 degrees over this weekend in 1985 (a wind chill of -77 degrees was recorded) so we joined the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation in encouraging Chicagoans to bike to work.

Also on that day, San Francisco beat Miami 38-16 in Super Bowl XIX that was played in Stanford Stadium on the campus of Stanford University. It was the following year on January 26, 1986 that the Chicago Bears beat the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX in New Orleans.

Fortunately today’s high was 28 degrees and the low was “only” 11 degrees so the ride was not as inclement as it could have been. The reward of complimentary Eli’s Cheesecake made the ride feel a little sweeter.

 

 

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