Hey there, fellow cyclists!
As the chainlink's membership approaches an astonishing 6,000--that's 12,000 wheels--I would like to ask how you feel about the website as a whole. It's been 3 years since the chainlink began bringing Chicago's cyclists together, so a time of reflection is in order. How has your life changed since becoming a member of this online community? Have you learned about new bike paths, or made lifelong friends? Have you recovered a stolen bike, learned maintenance tips, etc? What is your favorite part (section) or aspect of the website?
Also, I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself--I'm a cyclist, singer, and writer going to UIC for education. the chainlink has definitely benefited my life as a cyclist, so I'm curious to see how it's impacted yours.
Helped me bike through 2 Winters!!
re-connect with some old faces, and meet many many new ones.
makes me wish this had existed when I first started riding in the late 20th century! LOL
I've met a lot of cool people who I probably would not have met otherwise. I've found a great tool for exchanging ideas and information. It's been great for publicizing events and campaigns to a wider audience. I've learned about issues I might have otherwise missed. It's really enhanced my biking life.
Until The Chainlink came along, none of us had any idea that the bike community was so big, diverse and vibrant. You have really help that community come together.
Thanks to The Chainlink, all of us are putting the rubber of those 12,000 - plus - wheels to the road much more often. Well done!
I think a few of the chainlinkers might have more than 1 bike. 12,000 wheels plus.