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South Side Riders

This group is for bikers whom are not going to get outdone by some lousy north side riders...South Chicago Let's Unite!!!

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Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2017

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Comment by Shawn A Conley on March 23, 2016 at 7:19pm

I'll be there.

Comment by Anne Alt on March 23, 2016 at 2:15pm

Save the dates for next month's public outreach meetings for south side bike routes:

Monday 4/11 - Vodak-East Side public library, 3710 E 106th St, 5:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday 4/12 - Pullman visitors' center, 11141 S Cottage Grove, 5:30-7:30 pm
This is a follow-up to a previous round of public outreach that happened a few years ago to develop Streets for Cycling 2020, a plan for a citywide network of bike routes. 
The focus for these 2 meetings is safe access to Pullman and the area around Big Marsh. The National Monument designation of Pullman and improvement of Big Marsh, combined with lobbying for more equitable distribution of bike routes in underserved communities got to where we are now.
One of the important pieces of safe access to both Pullman and Big Marsh is getting a safer way for folks using the red line to get from 95th St. station to southbound bike routes. Many people are likely to be using the red line to reach Big Marsh.
We also need to improve safety along the section of Stony Island adjacent to Big Marsh, as well as 103rd St. (eastbound and westbound) and 122nd-Torrence to reach the path along 126th for southeast access.
Please share this info with anyone you know who is interested in safer bike access to these areas, and encourage them to share it.
FYI - CDOT tends to do these sessions primarily in an open house format, where maps are available to view, CDOT folks are available to talk with, and there are comment sheets for input. My understanding is that part of each meeting will be in a presentation format.
Comment by Shawn A Conley on March 23, 2016 at 1:55pm

Have any friends who don't ride much?  Do you want them to join you on a group ride to see why you ride.  Major Taylor Chicago has a ride aimed at bringing non-cyclists together with cyclists so that they can enjoy the ride too.  We have a series of rides aimed at such people.  Bring them out with you to join in all the fun.  For details and to RSVP, please click this link.

Comment by Shawn A Conley on March 23, 2016 at 1:51pm

For those who would like to ride Saturday, Major Taylor has a ride.  For details and to RSVP, please click the link.

Comment by Neil Connelly on March 8, 2016 at 9:43pm
If you're willing to cross Madison, there is a great play called RIDE set in a bike shop that deals with all aspects of riding bikes here in Chicago. Shows are at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park. Get more info at
Comment by olloyd1 on January 18, 2016 at 6:37pm

  I hope the ride went well.  I was planning on doing it but wimped out due to the cold and the distance I would have to cover to get to the start from Bridgeport.

  Next time, I swear!

Comment by Olatunji Oboi Reed on January 18, 2016 at 6:57am

Rise and shine Family... Today, is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday. Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. Today, we dream, we imagine, we build, we create. Today is our day. Today belongs to us. Today belongs to our movement. Today, we symbolically ride bicycles to pay homage to our ancestor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let's ride...

Comment by Olatunji Oboi Reed on January 11, 2016 at 2:20pm

Riding bikes to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. Please join Slow Roll Chicago at The Big Marsh Freedom Ride & Day of Service on Dr. King Holiday, Mon, Jan 18. Please share and let's ride... 

Comment by Shawn A Conley on April 5, 2015 at 9:20am

#MajorTaylorChi wishes all of you a very Happy Easter!

Comment by Olatunji Oboi Reed on October 13, 2014 at 4:33pm

Peace Southsiders - Got a couple rides coming up this week for you all. 

On Friday evening is Southside Critical Mass:

On Saturday morning is Slow Roll Chicago:

Let's ride for the Southside... 



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