The official hallelujah to the arrival of summer, the annual Bike the Drive event where anyone on at least two wheels can ride on Lake Shore Drive without worry of cars or trucks zooming pass. Bike the Drive’s purpose is to make it safer to bike, walk and take public transportation in the City of Chicago. It is also a freedom opener, it’s a throwing off of the big winter coats and a dawning of tight biker shorts, tank tops, bike the drive t-shirts and of course helmets. There are several bike events planned throughout the summer. Bike to Brew is Saturday July 26 and Four Star Bike to Chow Sunday September 7. You can sign-up for Bike the Drive now. Read more on safer biking and Governor Pat Quinn’s Illinois Bike Plan.