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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 YasmeenLatest 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 AllianceLatest Reply

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judicial retention vote

I think we should probably start a forum to list judges that are lenient towards drunk and otherwise dangerous drivers.  We can review this…

Started by Jeremy

46 Jun 30, 2023
Reply by Jeremy

Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail

Jason Jenkins at ActiveTrans is helping to coordinate community response.  If there is any chance you can attend proceedings, please reach…

Started by ChiBikeGeek

664 Nov 5, 2022
Reply by Elwood Gruschow

As more crickets and cobwebs grow on this site, I've been looking for a supplement/ replacement.  Still assessing but this has some good in…

Started by DerferMark

2 Mar 13, 2022
Reply by curt(is) locke

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

127 Mar 4, 2022
Reply by ketoguychicago

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

105 Jan 17, 2022
Reply by Anne Alt

Barnard's Schwinn Cyclery damaged after car crash

OAK PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A man has been charged with DUI after police said he crashed his car into a historic bike shop in west suburban Oak…

Started by Brett Miller

0 Nov 12, 2021

Strava / GPS Art (Chicago)

Curious if anyone has done any cool Chicago-area art? It's near impossible to find much on Google for our city streets, especially cycling…

Started by DerferMark

17 Sep 27, 2021
Reply by DerferMark

Is 2022 Winter Bike Swap still a thing?

Winter Bike Swap's webpage is still up, but apparently not updated since maybe early this year. Their FB page was unhelpful. Supposed dat…

Started by mike w.

0 Sep 24, 2021

Dre Day - Commemorate all Bike Messengers , Gala

* ANNUAL DRE DAY EVENT * - Dre was a previous Chicago messenger who worked hard everyday for over decades. And unfortunately passed away on…

Started by Paul Nelson

0 Jul 24, 2021

Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!

Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!   So, I was hit by a car while cycling on Milwaukee Ave. in…

Started by DerferMark

16 Jul 2, 2021
Reply by Mike Zumwalt


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