Chicago Bike to Work Week , June 12-18

Various Chicago organizations are sponsoring Chicago bike to work week from June 12 to June 18, 2010. This is a great opportunity for bike riders to come out in force to show that Chicago bicycle riders have the same rights on the road as automobile drivers. Such high profile events can also encourage the police to enforce the law that states that automobile drivers cannot drive or park in the bike lanes. Many Chicago bicycle accidents are caused by cars driving in bike lanes when cars have stopped in front of them. I have personally had a motorist drive directly in back of me while I rode my bike in the bike lane in Chicago. He even beeped his horn when I refused to surrender the bike lane to his car.