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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

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

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

0 Dec 17, 2021

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run in Back of the Yards

The man was riding on the street in the 700 block of West 52nd Street when a driver struck him and fled, police said. By Sun-Times Wire Nov…

Started by Bob Kastigar

1 Dec 17, 2021
Reply by Anne Alt

First, I Cried. Then, I Rode My Bike.

I Can’t Escape Grief but Riding My Bike Certainly Helps A very interesting article, worth a read. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/28/opi

Started by Bob Kastigar

0 Nov 29, 2021

Free kids Kozie Prery Hat

Free - Giving away our very well loved Kozie Prery hat from the wonderful Erin Rensink. Doesn’t fit my 2 year olds anymore. Cross posted. P…

Started by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter)

0 Nov 26, 2021

Solid red signal is out at Milwaukee/Des Plaines/Kinzie

Hey all - I noticed the past three days (not today, b/c I'm WFH today) that the solid red to turn from southbound Milwaukee onto eastbound…

Started by Shirlee Berman

0 Nov 11, 2021

A dog ran into me.

I was riding thru Elgin, along Bluff City Rd.. an unleashed dog ran from his owner and knocked me off my bike. Off duty cop was there in a…

Started by alan miller

4 Nov 9, 2021
Reply by alan miller

Bicyclist seriously injured after struck by van in Streeterville

The man, 32, was hit by a Honda van in the 500 block of North Lake Shore Drive about 8:35 p.m., police said. A bicyclist was seriously inju…

Started by Bob Kastigar

2 Oct 29, 2021
Reply by John Greenfield

Stolen ambulance hits bicyclist

Stolen ambulance hits bicyclist, parked vehicles before driver was arrested A woman is accused of stealing a Chicago Fire Department ambula…

Started by Bob Kastigar

0 Oct 14, 2021

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