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The Recyclery is hiring a new lead mechanic
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The Recyclery Collective, a nonprofit educational bike shop in Rogers Park, is hiring a new full-time lead mechanic, a part-time mechanic, and a youth programs coordinator. All details…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Haynes Jul 21.

Winter trail and road conditions 2021
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Where’s the scary ice?It’d be good to have a place to report these things, especially after snow and freezing rain. Lake Front Trail, Major Taylor, North Branch, downtown bike lanes—you got info, put…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by SamK Jan 3.

Most Chicago intersections named "deadliest" haven't been fixed
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CDOT named these the most dangerous intersections in Chicago for cyclists in 2012:Fullerton/Halsted/LincolnMilwaukee/CaliforniaMilwaukee/ChicagoChicago/HalstedDamen/Fullerton/ElstonMontrose and the…Continue

Tags: safety, streets

Started this discussion. Last reply by SamK May 4, 2017.

 

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Doug Haynes replied to SamK's discussion The Recyclery is hiring a new lead mechanic
"Does this mean you've settled with the union?Or is this more trying to go around them?"
Jul 21
SamK posted a discussion

The Recyclery is hiring a new lead mechanic

The Recyclery Collective, a nonprofit educational bike shop in Rogers Park, is hiring a new full-time lead mechanic, a part-time mechanic, and a youth programs coordinator. All details are available here, and in the attachments below. Please reach out to info (at) therecylclery (dot) org with any questions.See More
Jul 20
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The Recyclery's 6th Annual Tailwind for Tools! Every Sunday in February at https://rebrand.ly/hffvi9d

February 6, 2021 from 6pm to 7pm
The Recyclery is hosting its annual fundraiser online--our 6th annual Tailwind for Tools!I say fundraiser, but really it's a fun-draiser--a virtual party featuring music from local artists, totally free to all to attend. Hang out, put it on in the background, and if you feel like chipping in a few bucks, hey great! Things were tough in 2020 with the pandemic, but we still managed to give away 151 bikes to people in need, as well as install…See More
Feb 6
SamK replied to SamK's discussion Winter trail and road conditions 2021
"DPRT is totally snowed over, no surprise. I rode Bloomingdale to Belmont today but the rest of it has got to be in similar shape. Not too slick though. Traversable with a mountain bike with knobby tires (though still a bit sketchy)."
Jan 3
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to SamK's discussion Winter trail and road conditions 2021
"NBT was lousy last week and probably still is.  Had to stop commuting since my trails were coated with ice in crunchy sharp hills and valleys "
Jan 3
Jason replied to SamK's discussion Winter trail and road conditions 2021
"Thread is needed for sure.   Thanks"
Jan 3
SamK posted a discussion

Winter trail and road conditions 2021

Where’s the scary ice?It’d be good to have a place to report these things, especially after snow and freezing rain. Lake Front Trail, Major Taylor, North Branch, downtown bike lanes—you got info, put it here!(Does a thread like this exist already?)See More
Jan 2
SamK replied to James Lee's discussion Wahoo Kickr v4.0 Direct Drive Trainer
"Price?"
Oct 2, 2020
SamK replied to Douglas Lyons's discussion Wedding Couple looking to borrow/rent Tandem bike for a day or two..
"How tall are you and spouse to-be?"
Aug 6, 2020
SamK is attending The Recyclery's event
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5th Annual Tailwind for Tools Benefit at The Recyclery Collective at The Recyclery Collective

February 16, 2020 from 2pm to 8:30pm
Our fifth annual Tailwind for Tools winter fundraiser is here! We’ve really come to like launching on Halloween and ending around Valentine’s day ❤Last year was incredibly successful – we raised over $12,500!Your generosity helped us sponsor more youth rides, donate hundreds of bikes, inaugurate even more youth programming, and continue serving the Howard area community in Rogers Park.2020 marks 14 years since The Recyclery was born in an Evanston basement. Our goal is $14,000 – in honor of our…See More
Feb 14, 2020
SamK liked The Recyclery's event 5th Annual Tailwind for Tools Benefit at The Recyclery Collective
Feb 14, 2020

Profile Information

What I ride:
Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I like bikes.
About me:
Proprietor of Chicago Bike Report, a modest little blog that gives you a daily commute forecast.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://chicagobikereport.com
My first bike:
Trek Multi-track

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