If the dune buggy and the sewing wheel hadn't enjoyed that fateful tryst so many years ago, the bicycle might never have been born. Honor the proud parents of pedal-powered progress by holding tight to the handlebars of today's Groupon: for $19, you get a 90-day B-cycle Bike Share Membership (a $55 value). The Chicago B-Share program goes live today, July 30, at rental and return stations located at McCormick Place, Museum Campus, Buckingham Fountain, Daley Plaza, John Hancock Center, and 541 N. Fairbanks.
B-Cycle operates much like a car sharing service, allowing members and non-members to check out bikes when they need them and return them to the same or any other station when finished with their short trip. From now until October 31, bikes will be available at many of the city's popular sightseeing locations, allowing fun-savvy wayfarers, visitors, and new residents to take a gander at the best and brightest locales Chicago has to offer, all while reducing carbon emissions from gas-powered vehicles.