Rogers Park and Biking
This is a link to our newsletter pertaining to the greenway that was built in Rogers Park
Helpful Biking Tips
How to Fix a Flat Tire:
- Flip your bike upside down or lay it on the ground
- Stick either a tire lever or a stick in between the tire and the rim
- Pull out a few inches of the tire away from the rim on the side that has the flat
- Reach under the tire and pull out the entire inner tube
- Get the valve out of the rim
- Find the hole and pump air into the tube
- Use something to mark where the hole is
- Deflate the tube
- Use sandpaper to roughen the area around the hole
- Squeeze a little bit of glue out of the container and use the nozzle to smear the glue around the rough area
- Remove foil from patch and place it onto the glued area. Press for one minute
- Put the valve into the rim hole while holding the tire back so that you can push the valve in and through to the other side
- Try to work the tube back into the tire while pumping a little air in it so that it has shape and can easily be pushed back into place.
- Push the tire back inside the rim and push the valve almost all the way into the tire. Make sure that the tire is even with the rim and you are all set to keep on riding!!
How to wear a Helmet
When looking to purchase a helmet insure that it fits properly using these three letters M.E.E.
-M: Open your mouth and make sure that your helmet pushes down on your head when doing this. If it does not, some solutions are: find another helmet with more padding, add more padding, or simply adjust the straps to see if that works.
–E: With your helmet on, look up. Check to make sure that you can see the front of the helmet. If you do not, then the helmet will NOT protect your forehead and you need to find a bigger size.
–E: The side straps should rest just under the ear in a V shape.
You should also replace your helmet about every 2 years for greatest protection.
Use these helpful hints to ensure that your helmet fits you properly and you are protected!
Register your bike with the police department to help get your bike back in the event that it gets stolen. Visit the 24th District Police Department at 6464 North Clark St,Chicago, IL 60626 to register your bike.
City Bike Laws
Follow this link for a detailed list of the bike regulations in the city:
Please remember to always be safe when riding your bike and apply the same rules of the road that you would when operating a vehicle.
For information on bike safety and education please visit the city’s website.