Cycling Sisters

Cycling Sisters mission is to increase the number of women who ride bicycles for transportation, and to increase the confidence and comfort of women cyclists. We hold regular workshops on bicycle maintenance and repair, rides and other activities.

Location: Chicago, IL
Members: 132
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2017

Discussion Forum

LADIES MASS dates, summer 2009 6 Replies

Started by lauren sailor. Last reply by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) Sep 15, 2010.

2010 Full Moon and Fire Jam dates.

Started by Andrew Bedno Feb 20, 2010.

Farewell to Jody ride 2 Replies

Started by buddaa38. Last reply by Becca Adler Jul 30, 2009.

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Comment by debbie mossburg on August 18, 2016 at 11:49am

3rd Annual Bike Bald “Tweed Ride”.
Bike Bald supports Childhood Cancer Awareness.
This ride begins at the historic Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL, the bicycle ride will take you back in time as this beautiful Midwest town once was. Ride through the historic district, learning about key landmarks & mansions along the way, with the guidance of Naperville historian. We are guests of the Bauer Mansion for fine tea & sweets. Bring a picnic lunch & special beverage, we provide the blankets. Walk the grounds of the historic Bauer Mansion, to enjoy the beautiful fountain, architecture of the mansion or simply sit back and socialize on the large wrap around porch. Live Music, entertainment, vintage car show, photo’s & best dressed contests (prizes awarded) souvenir t-shirts available .

Register online:
**Registration opens Saturday, August 20th**

$10.00 Adults, $5.00 children 12 & under

all donations support Bike Bald and the ongoing support to Childhood Cancer Awareness
Themes for this years event: Election year, Wartime (soldiers & medical), Sports, Fashion all of the 1940’s era.  All bicycles welcomed, vintage car owners welcomed & memorabilia collectors welcomed.  



Comment by Live Grit on April 27, 2014 at 6:33am

Hello all! We just opened a women-owned bike/run/swim store in the west loop. We'd love to meet you all!

Comment by Ash L. on February 6, 2013 at 5:01pm

Hey friends, if anyone has a strong desire, Break the Gridlock owns the Cycling Sisters domain name and would like to pass it along to an administrator or two who will maintain it. The last post on the site is from 2008 but it's got a lot of wonderful history in its archives so it would be a shame to see it deactivated. Shoot me a message if you think you could put the site to good use.

Comment by Loan L. on September 4, 2012 at 4:19am

Anyone is up for Door County Century this Sunday 09/09? I'm driving there early Sat and doing 70 miles.

Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on May 10, 2012 at 12:29pm

Hello Ladies, I hope you'll all join me for a Ride next Wednesday - the annual Ride of Silence!

In Chicago, cyclists will gather at Daley Plaza beginning at 6pm for a 7pm departure to ride past the site of several ghost bikes, memorials to cyclists at the sites of fatal crashes. In Evanston, cyclists will gather at 7pm at the Chandler Neuberger Center between Lincoln and Central just west of Ridge. More information on all local RoS events at

We ride in silence on this one night each year with cyclists around the world to silently assert our right to share the road and honor those no longer riding with us. We make a "loud" statement to motorists in communities worldwide. The Ride of Silence serves as a rally that advocates for the living friends and family of victims, as well as a celebration of those who incorporate the bicycle into their lifestyle. We ride slowly and silently in hope to end the tragedy on our roads.

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on May 3, 2012 at 12:08pm

Sorry, it's from an evite.  This Sunday, May 6th.  

Comment by Zömbie 8.0 on May 3, 2012 at 11:54am

What's the date on this?

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on May 3, 2012 at 11:41am

Hello Ladies!

This month's brunch will be in Logan Square at Revoluation Brewing at 11:00 a.m.  We went there last summer and it was my favorite brunch ever.  Great beermosa.  :)

Please RSVP so I will know how big a table we will need.

See you soon!


p.s. Feel free to invite other women-who-bike.

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on March 22, 2012 at 11:55am

Free Webinar: Empowering Women to Bicycle for Transportation

Dear Julie,

This week, at the 2012 National Bike Summit, the Alliance and theAssociation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals hosted the first-ever National Women Cycling Forum — and it was a huge success. More than 200 people attended the gathering, and the diverse panel of women from advocacy, history, diplomacy, racing, engineering and retail inspired and informed us with their unique experiences and insight.

We hope to continue that conversation with a free webinar on "Empowering Women to Bicycle for Transportation" on Wednesday, March 28th at 3 p.m. Eastern.

Since APBP inaugurated the Women Cycling Project in 2010, thousands of women have participated. This year's webinar highlights programs and approaches that encourage women to bicycle on a more regular basis. Learn about Cycles for Change, the Minneapolis program that educates and empowers women of various cultures to use bicycles as transportation; Birmingham’s Magic City Cycle Chix, whose mission is to encourage women to mountain bike; and more. 

The webinar will also include a brief update on these topics:

  • Outcomes of the National Women Cycling Forum
  • Plans for the interactive Women Cycling website
  • Update on transportation legislation in Congress

Sign up here! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at

Hope you can join us,

Carolyn Szczepanski
Communications Coordinator

Comment by Charlene S Walsh on September 21, 2011 at 9:30am

Not much activity lately on this group. I'm new to chainlink and wanted to say hi. 


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