Author Archives : kaz

Honorary Bobby Cann Way Ceremony


We wrote about the tragic death of cyclist Bobby Cann at the wheels of a drunk driver when it first happened in May. This Friday, October 25th at 1 p.m., 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett is designating the street where he was struck and killed as “Honorary Bobby Cann Way”. The ceremony will take place at Clybourn and Larrabee and…

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Evolution of a City Cyclist


I found this WBEZ piece about how dangerous it is to ride a bike in Chicago today, and it’s really interesting. (Thanks Streetsblog for linking to it.) What I found most compelling were the audio snippets from five different bike commuters, talking about their commutes and how they feel about them. It really struck me because I’ve been doing a…

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North Side Death Ride


We here at Tiny Fix aren’t so sure about glorifying death in alleycats but maybe you crazy kids are into that sort of thing? Anyway, North Side Death Ride is Saturday September 21 – mark your calendars, bring your $5 to Merch Mart at 6pm for a fast-paced race with a few checkpoints. Keep an eye on the Facebook event…

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CX Lecture Series


Our friend Tati Cycles is doing free weekly cyclocross lecture series at Heritage General Store starting tomorrow, Tuesday August 13 at 7pm.     Now if you’re thinking, like I did at first, that maybe talking about cyclocross isn’t as fun as doing cyclocross… @taticycles not sure how i feel about CX lectures. get on a bike, go to a…

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Go bike camping


A few Tiny Fixers and other Rad Bike Chicks went on a nice little bike camping trip last weekend. It was super fun! We wanted to share the wisdom we gained from our adventure, so here goes: 1.┬áHave the right bike. It can be a single speed or geared bike or even a fixie, but generally we’d recommend something with…

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A Bit About Solidarity


Considering how in-your-face snarky we can be around here, it’s surprising that the most personal, hurtful, and below-the-belt criticism Tiny Fix members have received has been from women. I want to talk about this without getting too Mama Bear Mode: Engaged, even though when you mess with my girls I basically just want to beat your ass. Valerie via Compfight…

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#bloodycyclist, indeed


By now you all have probably heard about a remarkably dumb young woman in the UK who knocked over a cyclist with her car and later gloated about it on Twitter. Thanks to her gloating, word got around, including to the police, and her life has been made rather difficult as a result. So far, her apologies have been more…

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Duck Hunt Tonight, Dummies!


TONIGHT! Meet at Palmer Square after 6pm for registration, race starts at 7:30PM SHARP. The only way to get a perfect score is to be in costume (you can still win the speed race without one, natch.)

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Heck of the North Gravel Classic


Should you find yourself far, far north in Duluth this fall (or Ice Station Zebra, as my friend Erik calls his home), maybe check out the Heck of the North Gravel Classic on September 28. Registration is free (free is good) but you have to send a postcard to the organizer by May 31!

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