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Is the North Branch Trail open?
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Now that Chicago's lakefront is closed (and seemingly will be for a while), and neighborhood playgrounds/parks are also off-limits, I'm wondering if there are any other car-free options for biking…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Klonowski on Friday.

Randolph - Loop to LFT
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Did anyone on here ride this stretch of middle Randolph yesterday afternoon? I acknowledge that traffic was pretty abnormally awful during the afternoon rush due to the Bears game, but wow... This…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MagMileMarauder Sep 6, 2019.

Road and/or gravel routes around Traverse City, MI
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Hey Chainlink,I'm wondering if anyone has done any riding around the Traverse City area and has suggestions for routes?I know there are a lot of scenic roads especially around that area, but not sure…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Jul 16, 2019.

Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
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The proposal would add 175 new stations and an additional 10,500 new bikes. (The current system has 6,000 bikes). The bikes would include e-assist and a hybrid locking system that allows use in Divvy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson Apr 16, 2019.

 

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Joe Klonowski replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Is the North Branch Trail open?
"Wolf Lake trails are a great option for anybody on South/Southeast side. https://www.openlands.org/places/regional-trails/wolf-lake-trails/ Or Old Plank Road trail in the South/SW burbs. https://oprt.org/maps.htm"
Friday
Kyle replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Is the North Branch Trail open?
"I road from the start at Foster several miles north and back and there were no "trail closed" signs, barricades, or anything else to indicate it was closed."
Friday
Bob Kastigar replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Is the North Branch Trail open?
"There's also the North Shore Channel Trail to consider. https://www.traillink.com/trail/north-shore-channel-trail/"
Thursday
Phillip Hutchinson posted a discussion

Is the North Branch Trail open?

Now that Chicago's lakefront is closed (and seemingly will be for a while), and neighborhood playgrounds/parks are also off-limits, I'm wondering if there are any other car-free options for biking with kids?See More
Thursday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Chicago Critical Mass
"Maybe it's changed in recent years, but the one Critical Mass ride I joined 15ish years ago definitely had a sense of civil disobedience and protest, with a goal (at least by some) of intentionally antagonizing motorists during the Friday…"
Feb 13
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"The Chick-fil-a and Panera drive-thru going in across the street have the "heavy traffic business" angle covered already, but I guess it could always be worse? We should be happy that it's not a gas station I suppose. I had…"
Jan 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"This is from 2015, so not sure if it's current or not.  The Chick-Fil-A would be in the 4000 SF building. This plan shows drive-thrus for both buildings, but all traffic would go in/out of the same parking lot entrance, (which this plan…"
Jan 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Here you go.  It's basically a driving range surrounded by parking. A very suburban approach to a parcel that is in the middle of a major city.   It's hard to tell if there's even a sidewalk along Elston, not that…"
Jan 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion E-Bikes and E-Scooter Rentals Won’t Be Allowed in N.Y. Anytime Soon
"Our cities are better with more people riding bikes and less cars. In my opinion, I'd rather people cycling without helmets than drive cars. I also believe the more people on bikes and less people in cars, the safer our cities will…"
Jan 3
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"Awesome thread. Last year was the first time I've ever really tracked my mileage on an annual basis, and specifically tracked my commuting mileage. I managed 827 miles on Divvy in 2019, so I guess a goal for 2020 would be to top 1000 miles of…"
Jan 2
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion E-Bikes and E-Scooter Rentals Won’t Be Allowed in N.Y. Anytime Soon
"Helmet use and mandatory helmet laws are two different things.  Do I think it's a good idea to always wear a helmet when riding a bike or scooter? Yes.Do I think it's a good idea to criminalize the act of riding a bike or scooter…"
Jan 2
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/golfing-along-chicago-river-you-may-get-your-chance Also, yuck.  I'm sure the indoor golfing thing is fun, but this will look like crap and be surrounded by a parking lot. More…"
Jan 2
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion E-Bikes and E-Scooter Rentals Won’t Be Allowed in N.Y. Anytime Soon
"As of last week, 114 pedestrians have been killed by cars in NYC this year. 6 pedestrians were killed in a 72 hour stretch just last week.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/22/nyregion/pedestrian-deaths-nyc.html If NYC was serious about safety,…"
Dec 30, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"Swim goggles? Never heard of that one before.  Seems like they would be really hard to see out of and provide very little protection from wind, other than on your actual eyeballs.  Ski goggles work great for this purpose. They have…"
Dec 19, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion MBAC Recordings
"Thanks for recording and posting this."
Dec 16, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion New Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner
"The Northerly Island Framework plan that Studio Gang worked on was completed in 2010. At that time Gia Biagi was still working as director of planning and development at the Park District. She didn't join Studio Gang until 2015. The Framework…"
Dec 12, 2019

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Looking for 2018 group rides and some new routes
About me:
I like bikes

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