Where’s Linito? – February 9, 2015

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No one guessed that last week’s picture was taken while we out trying to scare that groundhog back into it’s hole! This weeks’ pic should get you all thinking warm thoughts. Good luck to all of you!

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 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 you’re out riding on these chilly winter days (kudos to you!), or for wiping the sludge off your bike after a snowy ride. Even though there’s snow on the ground, we’re still going to have plenty of cycling fun!

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? – February 2, 2015

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No one guessed that last week’s picture was taken while we out enjoying some fun in the sun! This weeks’ pic shouldn’t have you too stumped. Good luck to all of you!

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 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 you’re out riding on these chilly winter days (kudos to you!), or for wiping the sludge off your bike after a snowy ride. Even though there’s snow on the ground, we’re still going to have plenty of cycling fun!

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.

Bike The Drive Registration !

btdbackgroundAdios cars and hello LSD!

Are you interested in participating in a longer, supported bicycle ride? Sign up for Bike the Drive, May 24, 2015! Early sign-up means that you’ll save $ on your registration.

Bike the Drive is not a race. It is a really cool celebration of bike riding. You can start as early as 5:30 AM, as late as 9:00 AM, and choose multiple distances–anywhere from 7 miles to 60 miles (if you start early enough). You will see every kind of bike and every kind of rider, from small kids on bikes with training wheels to racers in training speeding in designated fast lanes, and lots of average riders going at average speed. The best part: 30 miles of uninterrupted Lake Shore Drive. No cars, no intersections, wide roads, and smooth asphalt. There are snacks at the rest stops! Fruit, cookies, mini-muffins! Restrooms! Water!

The event raises money for ActiveTrans which advocates to make bicycling, walking and public transit safe, convenient and fun. Join LiNito Cycle and sign up now at http://www.bikethedrive.org/. See you bright and early on Sunday, May 24 at Bike the Drive!

Where’s Linito? – January 26, 2015

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Congratulations to Steve P. who had the eagle eye and guessed that last week’s picture was taken while we were at the Travel and Outdoor show in Rosemont checking out a tadpole tricycle custom made by Rideable Bicycle Replicas. This weeks’ pic once again takes us away from all this snow and to a little warmer climate (hint: we’re definitely not on the east coast). Good luck to all of you!

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 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 you’re out riding on these chilly winter days (kudos to you!), or for wiping the sludge off your bike after a snowy ride.

Even though there’s snow on the ground, we’re still going to have plenty of cycling fun! 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.

Cycling Tip For the Day – January 23, 2015

Don’t like to freeze your @ss of by riding outside in the winter? Try to cross train in the off-season to stay in shape — treadmill, swimming, and gym work. Bikers tend to have overdeveloped quads and weak…well, most everything else, especially the upper body. And that makes us prone to injury. Be sure to include a gym routine consists of sit-ups, back raises, pull ups, dips, bench press, curls, and lateral stability work. During riding season, you can get back to maintenance work with lighter weights.

Only 8 weeks until the first day of spring!

Where’s Linito? – January 20, 2015

Where's Linito?

No one guessed that last week’s picture was taken while we out enjoying some fun in the sun! This weeks’ pic may have you stumped too. Good luck to all of you!

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 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 you’re out riding on these chilly winter days (kudos to you!), or for wiping the sludge off your bike after a snowy ride. Even though there’s snow on the ground, we’re still going to have plenty of cycling fun!

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.

Button Up & Bike: Winter Riding on a Budget

Winter has officially happened upon us in the midwest–and warm clothing is essential if you want to keep riding through the months ahead. Layers, layers, layers: The key to effective winter clothing is, you guessed it, layers! Air will be trapped between each layer, helping to keep you warm; and, you can add and remove layers to regulate your body temperature. Gloves and overshoes are winter essentials. Cold fingers are bad enough, cold and wet toes are no better. Finish it off with a hat or liner under your helmet, and you are good to go!

Click here to read a great article from Bicycle Times Magazine to help you make wise and budget-conscious winter clothing choices.

Where’s Linito? – January 12, 2015

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No one guessed that last week’s picture was taken while Elvis was out bicycling around and signing autographs for fans when he was stationed in Germany in 1959 (Happy 80th birthday to the King!). This weeks’ pic takes us away from all this snow and to a little warmer climate. Good luck to all of you!

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 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 you’re out riding on these chilly winter days (kudos to you!), or for wiping the sludge off your bike after a snowy ride.

Even though there’s snow on the ground, we’re still going to have plenty of cycling fun! 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.