I hope to see many of you at Break the Gridlock's
next UnHappy Hour, 9/15, 7pm
at Quenchers Saloon at 2401 North Western (at Fullerton). We will talk
about how all season riding fits into overall efforts to promote car-freedom and share tips for convincing others to stay in the saddle year round. http://www.thechainlink.org/events/unhappy-hourbike-winter
Think of this as a "train the trainer" event. Veteran Bike Winter hucksters will demonstrate different strategies for getting your friends, co-workers and strangers in the check-out line to keep rolling as the temps drop. Content (what do I say?) and delivery (how do I say it?) will be addressed.
Participants will leave with a BW starter promo kit, including stickers from past years, spare gaitors to hand out to other faltering cyclists, and notes for future reference. And, there will be a quiz!
Bike Winterites will also share quick tips for braving the cold, wet, windy days of fall. Remember: Bike Fall is harder than Bike Winter. More on Bike Fall and planning BW events (and the unveiling of the 2011 sticker!) will be at the 9/22 kick off meeting
--right after the car-free day rally
. More on that in a bit.
The presentation/formal discussion will start at 7pm and last about an hour. People are
encouraged to stick around afterwards to mingle and scheme.
Break The Gridlock's unHappy Hour is a bimonthly event to bring together individuals interested in BTG's mission of reducing automobile dependency
. We are unhappy with the state of Chicago's transportation networks, but optimistic that we can make them better!