I always enjoy finding surprises (the good kind) when I’m out riding.
Last week, my wife and I decided to ride over to Rocco’s Little Chicago on Broadway for dinner. Our surprise came when we arrived and the bike racks were completely full. That may not be so unusual for many restaurants outside of the UA/Downtown core that have only one rack (if any), but Rocco’s is really bike-friendly with space for 14 bikes - we ultimately locked up to the gas meter.
Turns out it was “Wings Wednesday” and most everyone in the place was chowing on piles of those meaty morsels – who knew cyclist liked wings so much?
I caught up later with the owner, Rocco DiGrazia, and asked about all the bikes– was it really the wings that brought them all in? He said that Wednesday is his peak bike day, but about half of his staff regularly rides to work and many customers from the adjacent neighborhoods ride in as well.
I typically think of places on University, 4th Avenue, or downtown as prime locations for bike corrals, but it’s seems there may be some bike hot spots beyond these areas that already attract enough bike traffic to warrant corrals.
Where have you been surprised to see overflowing bike racks?