Amazing Chicago man bikes 20 miles to and from work each day

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CHICAGO -- A man from Wicker Park bikes to work like many Chicago residents do, but his commute is a bit longer than most. The trek to his job in Glenview is 20 miles, each way.

For the past 5 years he has made the daily commute on his bike.

Not even the Chicago weather can stop him. Rain, snow, and ice are no problem.

He said he's had his job too long to leave and he loves his neighborhood too much to move.

He doesn't plan on stopping the daily cycling journey anytime soon.

WGN Meteorologist Demetrius Ivory introduces us to him in the video player above

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4 comments

  • Tom

    Nice job Rafael! This is far more than my 14 mile commute from Chicago to Northbrook. But, I don’t do it everyday and I’m more of a fair weather commuter.
    But, when I do it I really enjoy it. It’s nice just to spin those pedals around and take in your surroundings, not cooped up in the isolated shell of a car.

    Keep it up Rafael!