There is something about a small city, with a lot of schools and bike lanes throughout.

Of course there are students on hybrids and mountain bikes along the bike trails and city bike lanes along with the bike messengers you see in any city.

The recreational riders are out in numbers, particularly Lake Shore Drive multi use trail on weekends.

But there are also people going to work, including:

…the man in a suit, topcoat and 1960s style hat — smoking a cigarette as he rides.
…the young woman in tights, short skirt and heals — looking so natural on a bicycle that it was downright eerie.
… an older person of unknown sex with a WWI pilots hat, goggles and a brief case affixed to a rear rack.

While NYC may get the press from their Critical Mass rides, it looks like some smaller cities are just sharing the road real well, already.