World Naked Bike Ride : Chicago #12 is Saturday June 13th 2015

Saturday June 13th: Gather after 6p, ride ~8-11:30p.
World Naked Bike Ride : Chicago #12
Massive bike (+skate) event celebrating freedom from oil and the beauty of people, held globally in dozens of cities. Chicago draws thousands of riders over a dozen miles sharing our joyful visions. Bare-as-you-dare from body paint to fanciful costumes to whimsy. Just be responsible.
CYCLISTS: Check-in to be announced.
Ridecasting on live day-of. @ChiNakedRide and #WNBRC on Twitter.

Volunteer Signup now open for World Naked Bike Ride : Chicago

WNBR-C is proud to announce our new online volunteer signup system! Just answer a few simple questions such as phone # and confirm your email to be added to the Support discussions. For much more info see

Winter Bike Swap 2014 February 15th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please join Break the Gridlock, the Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition, and Chicago Bike Winter for the Winter Bike Swap 2014.  Proceeds will benefit these same organizations.  We are also proud to have WLUW as our media sponsor. 

This year, the event has been scaled down and is returning to the site of the original Winter Bike Swap at Jaks Tap at 901 W Jackson in Chicago on Saturday February 15, 2014 from 11:00AM until 4:00PM. 

Vendor spaces are sold out!  Here is a list of who is going to be there:

  1. Active Transportation Alliance
  2. Adventure Cycling Association
  3. Al Robertson
  4. BFF Bikes
  5. Bicycle Illinois
  6. Big Shoulders Realty/Chicago Velo
  7. Bike Winter
  8. Blue City Cycles
  9. Boulevard Bikes
  10. Break the Gridlock
  11. Carolyn Kassnoff
  12. Chicago Cycling Club
  13. Chicago Ride of Silence
  14. Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition
  15. Ciclo Urbano
  16. Freeman Kevenides Law Firm
  17. HPI/Gambit Coaching
  18. Humble Frameworks
  19. Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices
  20. Illinois Bike Attorneys
  21. Jose Alcala
  22. Knickerbakken
  23. Kozie Prery
  24. Lakeshore Division | American Cancer Society
  25. Legacy Frameworks
  26. Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago
  27. Monday Night Bike Build
  28. Po Campo
  29. Rails to Trails
  30. Sara Earhart
  31. The Chainlink
  32. The Racketeers
  33. Todd Boring
  34. Trek On Michigan Avenue
  35. West Town Bikes
  36. Willow Naeco
  37. WLUW
  38. Working Bikes

Admission will be $5 at the door, or $20 with a one-year membership to the Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition and a free Winter Bike Swap t-shirt, in advance or at the door. You can also purchase a Winter Bike Swap t-shirt and entrance to the swap for $17. Here it is:

We look forward to seeing you all at the Winter Bike Swap 2014!

More info:


Cargo Bike Roll Call Block Party this Saturday July 27th noon-7p

Cargo Bike Roll Call Block Party this Saturday July 27th noon-7p
West Town Bikes, 2459 W Division Street, 312-593-4857

Join the board!

Soliciting new members! You get to be on a 501.c3 board, meet every few months often at a bar, network about Chicago bicycling, and sometimes give away money.

Interested?  Join us on May 30th:

Thank you! (was Volunteers Needed for May 22 Urban Assault Ride)

Update: A million thanks to all the volunteers who came out to support this event, which grew by 63% over last year's ride!

We are thrilled to announce that year's Urban Assault Ride, sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, will benefit Break the Gridlock, The Chainlink and West Town Bikes.  Our task is to recruit volunteers for jobs such as beer security at Murphy's Bleachers and helping (and cheering) at checkpoints. 

Sign up here:
(NOT the link you see from the main Urban Assault page.)

Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, food, drinks, and beer (21 and older). As an added incentive, our friends at the Active Transportation Alliance are offering Urban Assault volunteers a discount for Bike the Drive, which is the following weekend.  Enter GRIDLOCK5 for online registration at

Please consider volunteering for this fun event. Your time helps support local causes that promote biking and reduce car dependency.

Autoshow Shutdown - Sunday Feb 20th 2011

Join cycling friends this Sunday Feb 20th for a whimsical bike activism outing to "shutdown" the Chicago autoshow. Starts in Daley Plaza (50 W Washington, under the Picasso) after noon, then a short social ride reaching McCormick Place (2301 S King Dr) by 1pm. There we'll spread joy and inspiration about low-car living with costumes, cheers, conversations, free advice and demos. We'll be flyering for the next Saturday's Cycle Swap in Pulaski Park, where consumers can "tradeup" from their cars to bikes. Promises photos and fun, and warm drinx somewhere after 3pm. Latecomers text "where" to

The 2011 FLYER is now posted for DOWNLOAD and PRINT: 

Board of Directors application deadline extended

Break The Gridlock has extended its deadline for petitions to join its Board of Directors. 

See the original announcement below.

For more information, please see the Join The Board page.

World Car Free Day Rally and Ride

Hope to see many Break the Gridlockers at Wednesday's World Car Free Day Celebration.

The ride leaves at 6pm sharp (gather at 5:30pm)  from Daley Plaza and ends at 7pm at the Bike Winter kick-off meeting* at the Billy Goat on Madison (1535 W.)

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