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Event Organizers During a Pandemic

This has been a challenging time for us. The Chainlink loves group rides, getting out on the bike, hanging with friends. During a pandemic,…

Started by Yasmeen in Chicago Cycling News and TopicsLatest Reply

Crash support service gets a makeover

Hey folks, wanted to let you know that we recently made some tweaks to our crash support service for people who have been in a crash while…

Started by Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago Cycling News and TopicsLatest Reply

Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen

"With all the stolen bike posts lately (and no one thinking "I wonder if there's something under Useful Links for this."), I think it's wel…

Started by Lee Diamond in Bikes and BicyclingLatest Reply

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Advice for Secure Bike Rack/Storage Solutions for Apartment Building (~13 Bike Capacity)

This summer the 6 unit apartment building I live in has had 5 bicycles stolen from the basement on four separate occasions. These bikes wer…

Started by MeganK in Bikes and Bicycling

13 2 hours ago
Reply by Dalton Bourne

Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets

I have a few I can name that I do my best to avoid ever riding on and last weekend, when I was outside of my normal riding area, I realized…

Started by Yasmeen in Chicago Cycling News and Topics

110 23 hours ago
Reply by Jim Reho

What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?

Ok, now that we've been exploring the routes we avoid in the "Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets", what are routes you prefer to take? Whether…

Started by Yasmeen in Chicago Cycling News and Topics

105 on Monday
Reply by Anne Alt

How to promote a book on biking cross-country?

If this post is inappropriate, I apologize, and please delete. I've written a travel memoir on biking cross-country. Yes, I know I'm not th…

Started by David in General Discussion (not bike related)

0 on Monday

How far you've ridden in 2021

23.4 after the Weather Be Damned ride. extrapolation for 2021: 8541! Bob Kastigar you did the same thing as last year? i'm open to someone…

Started by bobweiser in Bikes and Bicycling

97 Jan 8
Reply by bobweiser

How far you've ridden in 2022

And where have you gone?  (At least I got in ahead of bobweiser)

Started by Bob Kastigar in Bikes and Bicycling

7 Jan 5
Reply by Patricia Unsinn

Used inner tubes for art

Are you a bicycle artist? Grocery bag size of tubes. I went through a rough patch of flats and did not bother to repair. Great for holding…

Started by Mary Jo Graden in Marketplace

0 Dec 31

How to Get Bike Grease Out of Clothes?

I used to have quite a headache when I had to get rid of bike grease stains from my clothes every time I serviced my bike. I have read seve…

Started by Dalton Bourne in Bikes and Bicycling

5 Dec 22, 2021
Reply by Bob Matter

Ebike questions

Due to various orthopedic issues, riding a regular bike is becoming more difficult for me. So, I've started looking at ebikes.I have 2 ques…

Started by Bill Frazier in Bikes and Bicycling

10 Dec 21, 2021
Reply by Mat Mcgratha

Bicyclist killed by truck at 41st/Ashland

On 12/11, 16 year old Jose Velasquez was hit and killed by a turning truck at 41st & Ashland. Tomorrow at 4:45 pm (Sat. 12/18) there w…

Started by Anne Alt in Bikes and Bicycling

0 Dec 17, 2021



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