Biking's not just for summer says the Active Transportation Alliance. The annual Bike to Work Day, Jan. 18, encourages folks to brave the low temperatures and pedal their way to the office.

As a reward to those who accept the challenge, event organizers will provide coffee, tea and hot chocolate, as well as free slices of Eli’s Cheesecake from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Daley Plaza, located at Washington Street and Dearborn Street. While you're at it, check out the new Dearborn Street protected bike lane, which opened in December 2012.

Rally attendees will receive free fleece balaclavas — those slip-over head coverings where only the face is exposed — courtesy of The Chainlink and Bike Winter. There will also be a raffle for prizes that include free registration to Bike the Drive.