Support Streetsblog Chicago and You Could Win Stylish Italian Cycling Gear

During Streetsblog’s spring pledge drive, more than 150 readers have joined the legion of Streetsblog Superheros, pledging their support so we can keep bringing you high-impact reporting on active transportation and livable streets. Many of these generous donors have offered kind words of encouragement, telling us why they think Streetsblog coverage matters.

“The content you provide is valuable,” Chicago reader German Flores wrote in. “The awareness you create is valuable. I see my small financial support as a civic duty.”

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Wish I was wearing a long-sleeve wool jersey like this when I was biking in last night’s downpour!

If you also value the work we do raising awareness of Windy City transportation issues and amplifying the voices of local advocates, we need you to do your part to keep the site going. Become a Streetsblog Superhero by making a tax-deductible contribution today. We need 250 more donors to meet our goal, and every donation counts.

Whether you make a one-time gift or a recurring donation – think of it as a monthly subscription to the site — you’ll be joining the ranks of Streetsblog superheros fighting against the sinister forces that would keep our city shackled by cars-first policies. You can earmark your contribution to specifically benefit Streetsblog Chicago.

To speed your decision, as well as your bike commute, we’re giving away a $200 gift certificate from our friends at Velocio, a women’s cycling gear company founded by racer Kristy Scrymgeour. They make men’s stuff as well, so no one will be left out.

“Velocio is the highest-quality cycling clothing I’ve ever worn,” raves Annie Decker Byrne, co-owner of Bucktown’s BFF Bikes, which stocks the brand. “It’s hand-cut in Italy and I really like the feel of the fabric. Their stuff is really stylish: classic, but not too boring, with enough details to keep it interesting.”

Make your donation to Streetsblog Chicago by Tuesday at midnight and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win this eccezionale Italian gear.

Thanks again for reading and for supporting Streetsblog.