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Bicyclist struck by vehicle, critically injured, in Little Village

A man was struck by a vehicle as he rode his bicycle Wednesday morning in Little Village on the Southwest Side. The man, who is between 25…

Started by Bob Kastigar

2 May 29
Reply by curt(is) locke

Wheel Building 101 - Spoke Calculations

These tools for spoke calculations are also available: Damon Rinard's Spocalc on Harris Cyclery's website. DT Swiss' spoke calculator…

Started by Matt M. 18.5KM

8 May 27
Reply by Matt M. 18.5KM

Trainer - Wahoo Kickr Snap - Brand New

Wahoo Kickr Snap bicycle trainer.  I tried it once, realized it was not for me, but cannot return it.  Selling for $75 less than I paid fo…

Started by Erikita

0 May 12

Bikes on CTA trains during COVID

Hey all, does anyone know if the CTA is enforcing the rush hour ban on bikes during covid? I know that trains aren’t very crowded these day…

Started by TheGazelle

5 May 11
Reply by TheGazelle

Bicycle advocacy

With covid and trillions of dollars being thrown,  does anyone have ideas what are good organizations to join to promote safer and better i…

Started by Amy Y

2 May 11
Reply by John Greenfield

Evanston virtual Ride of Silence

The Evanston  Ride of  Silence is virtual this year. Some of this year's rides are virtual  and some are actual.  Check www.rideofsilence.o

Started by David Barish

0 May 3

Bike Out Negativity Squad Volunteers needed

Hello fellow cyclists! The North Lawndale community is looking some volunteers to help with sweeping and corking for our event on May 22.  …

Started by Ifi Susana

0 Apr 29

WGN bicycle history / Chicago 

Started by Mike Schwab

1 Apr 21
Reply by Jim Reho

Best Convertible Backpack Pannier for a middle schooler?

I want to buy my neice a pannier that she can take to school.  Her books are SUPER heavy.  Suggestions that would fit on her rear rack?  

Started by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter)

1 Apr 15
Reply by herdingbats

Seeking source for professional bike fit - Chicago or North Shore

I recently "managed" to purchase a new road bike, but the shop where I bought it no longer offers bike fit services, due to COVID. Does an…

Started by Cindy M.

4 Apr 15
Reply by Cindy M.



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