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Events Tue Jan 19 2010

Braving the Cold

The day: January 20. The year: 1985. Temperature: -27 degrees. Wind chill: as low as -93 degrees. The coldest day in Chicago on record, and to celebrate people are dusting off their bikes and pedaling to the office. The Active Transportation Alliance is putting on it's annual Winter Bike to Work Day tomorrow.

For those brave enough to bike in the cold, head over to Active Trans's location at 9 W. Hubbard Street between 6:30 and 9 a.m. for Caribou Coffee and a sweet treat. And don't worry, the weather will be much milder compared to twenty-five years ago.

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hails / January 19, 2010 4:35 PM

if riding your bike in 25 degree weather is brave, then by golly I deserve a medal. ;)

Guy Smiley / January 20, 2010 10:00 AM

If you ride your bike in weather colder than that, Hails, in my book you DO deserve a medal 'cuz I ain't doing that.

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