The hardcover, spiral-bound book features spectacular colour images of the city and suburbs and easy-to- use maps generated by the author using precise, up-to-date GPS mapping techniques. It also includes the author’s recommendations for exploring the city and suburbs by bike, along with a special section on the best rides for kids. Readers can make a quick decision about a particular ride by following advice in the At a Glance section which breaks down the distance, terrain and traffic patterns as well as the best way to get to the starting point by car or public transportation. The Ride Log guides the cyclist on how to navigate with ease what could otherwise be a difficult path. Other sections, such as “Before You Go”, “What to Take” and “How to Ride”, offer practical suggestions. And, a richly illustrated chapter on the “History, Culture and Leaders” of biking in Chicago give readers a better understanding of the city’s century-long love affair with biking. Meanwhile, the book’s compact size (6 ½” wide x 8 ¼” long) is designed to fit snugly into a backpack.
A portion of every sale of Where to Bike Chicago will be donated to World Bicycle Relief. Founded by SRAM Corporation in 2005 and based in Chicago, World Bicycle Relief specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle programs supporting poverty relief and disaster recovery initiatives. To date, World Bicycle Relief has provided more than 70,000 bicycles to seven countries, including Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.