Where’s Linito Cycle? – November 24, 2014

Where's Linito

Congratulations to Steve P. who correctly guessed that last week’s picture was taken locally while we were at Kline Creek Farm along the Illinois Prairie Path in West Chicago. The location of this weeks’ pic shouldn’t be too hard for you eagle eyes to figure out 🙂 Good luck to all of you! Keep checking here to see the picture of where we were.
1. Like LiNiTo Cycle on Facebook (if you haven’t already done so)
2. Every Monday, check our Facebook page to see the link to our website with our most recent posting ‘Where’s LiNiTo Cycle?’ .
3. Identify where the picture of the week was taken (hint: most of them will be taken on the trails around the western suburbs–IPP, Great Western, Salt Creek–but you never know!) You should identify the trail and nearest cross street.
4. Add a comment to the posting (not the picture) with your answer.
5. Enter as many times as you want to, but only one winner per household per month!
The first person to correctly identify where Linito was will receive the gorgeous LiNiTo Cycle t-shirt! These t-shirts are a great first layer when riding on these chilly autumn days, or for wiping the sludge off your bike after a muddy ride. We will continue to post pictures of our travels here and also continue to give our swell t-shirts away, so be sure to check Linito’s Facebook page every Monday and tell us where we’re at.

Have lights, be bright and think safety!

This time of year the clocks go back and evenings draw in earlier. Bicycle commuters and enthusiasts soon find their sunlit evening rides home or around town are now darker or even pitch black. It is also a time of year that is notorious for accidents. Naturally, cyclists feel nervous when riding in the dark, and with good reason. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you feel safer and more confident to cycle in dark, inclement conditions.

http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/bikes-and-gear-features/dark-and-dirty?cid=NL_BIK_1889164_BIK_10242014_dark_dirty

Where’s Linito Cycle? – November 17, 2014

Where's Linito

No one guessed that the picture from two weeks ago was taken locally while we were in Elmhurst on the Salt Creek Trail heading south towards Eldridge Park. This weeks’ pic was taken while it was still warm enough to be riding in t-shirt and shorts 🙂 and we again got to head out on one of our favorite trails. Good luck to all of you! Keep checking here to see the picture of where we were.
1. Like LiNiTo Cycle on Facebook (if you haven’t already done so)
2. Every Monday, check our Facebook page to see the link to our website with our most recent posting ‘Where’s LiNiTo Cycle?’ .
3. Identify where the picture of the week was taken (hint: most of them will be taken on the trails around the western suburbs–IPP, Great Western, Salt Creek–but you never know!) You should identify the trail and nearest cross street.
4. Add a comment to the posting (not the picture) with your answer.
5. Enter as many times as you want to, but only one winner per household per month!
The first person to correctly identify where Linito was will receive the gorgeous LiNiTo Cycle t-shirt! These t-shirts are a great first layer when riding on these chilly autumn days, or for wiping the sludge off your bike after a muddy ride. We still have plenty of biking to do this season! We will continue to post pictures of our travels here and also continue to give our swell t-shirts away, so be sure to check Linito’s Facebook page every Monday and tell us where we’re at.

If you build bike paths, cyclists will come!

It seems like the new majority…are bicyclists. Bicycling is on the rise across the U.S. and already the choice of transportation in other countries. Adults are capitalizing on the health and economic benefits of active transportation, while increasing numbers of young people are forgoing drivers’ licenses, along with high costs of purchasing and maintaining cars, to save money and embrace more walk-able, bike-able lifestyles. The truth of this may be as simple as…if you build bike paths, cyclists will come. Read on for an interesting, uncomplicated perspective.

http://grist.org/news/if-you-build-bike-paths-cyclists-will-come/

Cycling Tip for Today – November 13, 2014

Today’s tip is about your bikes quick release springs.

You may think that losing one of these on the  garage floor is no big deal, but those little conical coils provide the leverage and tension needed to hold your wheel in place. When installing a quick release, make sure there’s a spring on either side of the wheel and that the narrow ends face in. Then tighten the nut just enough so that the lever closes firmly. If you tighten it too much and have to put a lot of  pressure into closing the lever, you’ve tightened it too much. This could damage the hub and cause the wheel to spin too slowly. Having problems getting it just right? Bring it on by and we’ll help you out!

Where Is Linito Cycle?

Bicycle Tours

The most asked question we hear:  Where IS LiNiTo Cycle?
Long Answer:
It depends on where YOU are!
If you meet us at the Villa Park French Market, our (much repeated) reply is “See Central? Yes, just north of the Prairie Path. Go west to 2nd, turn right, keep going until you can’t go anymore. That’s the driveway to LiNiTo Cycle. You will not miss it, just look for our sign.”
If you call us on the phone, our reply might be “You are on the Prairie Path near Main Street in Lombard? Keep going east, until you reach Westmore Meyers. Make a left and ride a couple of blocks until you reach Kenilworth Ave. Make a right, then quick left onto Kenilworth Ct. Keep going until you can’t go anymore. That’s the driveway to LiNiTo Cycle. You will not miss it, just look for our sign.”
If you are out riding the trails and run into bike troubles, we’ll stop and ask if you need help, do our best to troubleshoot, and give you a business card for future or additional assistance. Then we might reply “Lombard. Between Elmhurst and Glen Ellyn. Few blocks north of the Prairie Path. One block south of the Great Western Trail. One block east of Westmore Meyers at Kenilworth Ave. and Kenilworth Ct. You will not miss it, just look for our sign.”
Short Answer:
LiNiTo Cycle is located at 22 Kenilworth Ct. in Lombard.. You will not miss it, just look for our sign!

Where’s Linito – November 3, 2014

Where's Linito? November 3, 2014

No one guessed that last week’s picture was taken locally while we were passing through downtown Glen Ellyn near Main St. This weeks’ pic was taken while we were out on one of our favorite trails. Good luck to all of you! Keep checking here to see the picture of where we were.
1. Like LiNiTo Cycle on Facebook (if you haven’t already done so)
2. Every Monday, check our Facebook page to see the link to our website with our most recent posting ‘Where’s LiNiTo Cycle?’ .
3. Identify where the picture of the week was taken (hint: most of them will be taken on the trails around the western suburbs–IPP, Great Western, Salt Creek–but you never know!) You should identify the trail and nearest cross street.
4. Add a comment to the posting (not the picture) with your answer.
5. Enter as many times as you want to, but only one winner per household per month!
The first person to correctly identify where Linito was will receive the gorgeous LiNiTo Cycle t-shirt! These t-shirts are a great first layer when riding on these brisk autumn days, or for wiping the sludge off your bike after a muddy ride.We still have plenty of biking to do this season! We will continue to post pictures of our travels here and also continue to give our swell t-shirts away, so be sure to check Linito’s Facebook page every Monday and tell us where we’re at.

 

Where's Linito

Where’s Linito – October 20, 2014

No one guessed that last week’s picture was taken while we were visiting friends in Greenville, SC. a couple weeks ago. We had a great time and stopped by the Saturday Market on Main St., downtown Greenville. This weeks’ pic was also taken while we were a little bit off the usual trails. Good luck to all of you! Keep checking here to see the picture of where we were.
1. Like LiNiTo Cycle on Facebook (if you haven’t already done so)
2. Every Monday, check our Facebook page to see the link to our website with our most recent posting ‘Where’s LiNiTo Cycle?’ .
3. Identify where the picture of the week was taken (hint: most of them will be taken on the trails around the western suburbs–IPP, Great Western, Salt Creek–but you never know!) You should identify the trail and nearest cross street.
4. Add a comment to the posting (not the picture) with your answer.
5. Enter as many times as you want to, but only one winner per household per month!
The first person to correctly identify where Linito was will receive the gorgeous LiNiTo Cycle t-shirt! These t-shirts are a great first layer when riding on these brisk autumn days, or for wiping the sludge off your bike after a muddy ride.We still have plenty of biking to do this season! We will continue to post pictures of our travels here and also continue to give our swell t-shirts away, so be sure to check Linito’s Facebook page every Monday and tell us where we’re at.