As passionate as many American cyclists are, biking in the United States is hardly as mainstream as it is in much of the world. In fact, in the U.S., home to Detroit and land of the pickup truck, only about 1% of trips are made by bicycle.
But is cycling political? Julie Hochstadter says that if you’re in the U.S. the answer is yes, even if you don’t see it that way. Hochstadter is co-owner and manager of The Chainlink, an online community for Chicago cyclists, and the bike is her primary means of transportation.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated Ms. Hochstadter's position at The Chainlink.