Chicago ranks 5th of bike-friendly cities

May 23, 2012 9:59:17 AM PDT
Chicago ranks fifth among the 50 most bike-friendly cities in the country and has jumped five rungs from its last ranking, according to Bicycling Magazine's 2012 list.

The magazine cites Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promise to install 100 miles of protected bike lanes and the city's plans to expand its bike-sharing program.

It also lauded the Bike The Drive event, which is coming up Sunday, May 27.

Portland, Ore. is rated number one, followed by Minneapolis.