Fix Up Your Bike And Help Someone Else Get One

By Lindsey Miller in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 2, 2009 10:00PM

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Photo by Teddy Wachholz
With snow in the forecast as early as tonight, it's never too soon to get your bike in gear for winter riding. Or, if you stopped biking when the temperature dropped below 55, now's your chance to start riding again before it gets really cold. Rapid Transit Cycleshop is offering free winter riding and winter maintenance classes this season--and various other bike maintenance classes for a fee. Classes are located at 1900 W. North Ave. and spots may be reserved by calling the shop at 773-227-2288.

While you've got your bike in tip-top winter-riding shape, why not head to Schubas on December 16 for a jazz show that benefits the World Bicycle Relief Fund? The fund provides bicycles to developing countries to promote access to independence and livelihood. The show features up-and-coming Jazz singer and pianist Alexis Cole and begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.