Cyclists of Chicago

In between hectic city traffic and massive architectural monoliths lie the Cyclists of Chicago. These are not the rebel, egocentric, hipster, maniacs that have no regard for traffic laws and are a nuisance to an otherwise delightful commute experience. These are your co-workers, waiters, construction workers, fire-men and friends who just happen to cycle. They contribute to the overall culture of this wonderful city by reducing traffic, noise pollution, air pollution and overall well-being of its citizens. Each one of them has their own interpretation of cycling. Here, a tribute to some of these unsung heroes on two wheels.


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"Do I look like a cyclist!?" Addison

"Do I look like a cyclist!?" Addison

"A few years back I road tripped across Mexico, hablo Español" Travesty

"A few years back I road tripped across Mexico, hablo Español" Travesty

"Bikes are fun!" Chris

"Bikes are fun!" Chris

"I'm just trying to get home on a Monday night man." Dave

"I'm just trying to get home on a Monday night man." Dave

"Just after we are done selling the house we'll be traveling and living off this van." Kate

"Just after we are done selling the house we'll be traveling and living off this van." Kate

"I work all week in the city." Tim

"I work all week in the city." Tim

"I work at a Starbucks." Trisha

"I work at a Starbucks." Trisha

"I just got this bike! Not great at tricks just yet though." Robbie

"I just got this bike! Not great at tricks just yet though." Robbie

"I'll be traveling with Kate to follow the good weather and biking destinations." Michael

"I'll be traveling with Kate to follow the good weather and biking destinations." Michael

"__________________" Jack

"__________________" Jack

"This is a great ride." Diana

"This is a great ride." Diana

"Should I look away or should I look at the camera?" Anna

"Should I look away or should I look at the camera?" Anna

"Just sold my bike shop (Refried Cycles) back in San Francisco. I've been traveling across the country. Just hopped off the train." Aubrey

"Just sold my bike shop (Refried Cycles) back in San Francisco. I've been traveling across the country. Just hopped off the train." Aubrey

"Why wait for the bus? Riding gives me tremendous freedom and time to just be in the world - no phone or distractions. Just me, my bike and the world." Catherine

"Why wait for the bus? Riding gives me tremendous freedom and time to just be in the world - no phone or distractions. Just me, my bike and the world." Catherine