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Event Organizers During a Pandemic
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This has been a challenging time for us. The Chainlink loves group rides, getting out on the bike, hanging with friends. During a pandemic, that can be terribly tricky. Here are some guidelines to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen yesterday.

“What it Means to Never See Black People Out Riding”

Racism functions as a structure that keeps cycling white and male dominated. Getting rid of individual instances of racism toward Black or other cyclists of color will not mean that our problem is…Continue

Started Aug 18

The Future of The Chainlink
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There comes a time when you realize what you are doing is not working. The Chainlink is not working in its current format and I need to acknowledge this and do something to make a good, solid,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by SlowCoachOnTheRoad 10 hours ago.

No Need For eBike Safety Freakouts - Simon Cowel Was NOT Riding an eBike
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Apparently, this has caused a rash of "eBikes are dangerous" articles but Simon was riding a motorcycle, not an eBike. *sigh*…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Aug 28.

 

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SlowCoachOnTheRoad replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"I'd be sad to see the forum go but I totally understand and wish you and the site the best for the future. I don't feel like a biking expert but I am a published writer and would not rule out writing articles of interest.  I think…"
10 hours ago
Alan Xiao replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Hi Elwood, I'm glad that you enjoyed your DPRT rides! This year the trail has been in great shape with much less of the flooding of previous years. "
10 hours ago
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Event Organizers During a Pandemic
"https://www.bicyclecolorado.org/bike-news/covid/ Maintain a minimum of six feet of distance when riding around others. Do not go for group rides with people who live outside of your household. Only ride with people you are already staying at home…"
yesterday
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Event Organizers During a Pandemic
"Here's where some of the concern stems from - when you where a mask, you are protecting others. If someone is around you that is not wearing a mask, you are not really that protected. It is ideal to think we are all safe in the open air…"
yesterday
John Greenfield replied to Yasmeen's discussion Event Organizers During a Pandemic
"I think requiring a mention of masks and social distancing for an event to be approved is a reasonable policy. As for whether it's OK to promote large group rides during the pandemic, my sense is that these events aren't a safety hazard,…"
yesterday
curt(is) locke replied to Yasmeen's discussion Event Organizers During a Pandemic
"I too questioned the wisdom of promoting a Critical Mass Ride now!"
Tuesday
Yasmeen's discussion was featured

Event Organizers During a Pandemic

This has been a challenging time for us. The Chainlink loves group rides, getting out on the bike, hanging with friends. During a pandemic, that can be terribly tricky. Here are some guidelines to help you navigate getting an event approved:1. Mask requirements - have your riders wear masks on your rides. Say it in the event description.2. Social distancing - encourage keeping safe distance from one another to avoid spray and spread.3. Limit the numbers* - put a cap on the number of people…See More
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Event Organizers During a Pandemic

This has been a challenging time for us. The Chainlink loves group rides, getting out on the bike, hanging with friends. During a pandemic, that can be terribly tricky. Here are some guidelines to help you navigate getting an event approved:1. Mask requirements - have your riders wear masks on your rides. Say it in the event description.2. Social distancing - encourage keeping safe distance from one another to avoid spray and spread.3. Limit the numbers* - put a cap on the number of people…See More
Monday
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Event Organizers During a Pandemic at everywhere

October 26, 2020 to July 31, 2021
This has been a challenging time for us. The Chainlink loves group rides, getting out on the bike, hanging with friends. During a pandemic, that can be terribly tricky. Here are some guidelines to help you navigate getting an event approved:1. Mask requirements - have your riders wear masks on your rides. Say it in the event description.2. Social distancing - encourage keeping safe distance from one another to avoid spray and spread.3. Limit the numbers - put a cap on the number of people…See More
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Event Organizers During a Pandemic at everywhere

October 26, 2020 to July 31, 2021
This has been a challenging time for us. The Chainlink loves group rides, getting out on the bike, hanging with friends. During a pandemic, that can be terribly tricky. Here are some guidelines to help you navigate getting an event approved:1. Mask requirements - have your riders wear masks on your rides. Say it in the event description.2. Social distancing - encourage keeping safe distance from one another to avoid spray and spread.3. Limit the numbers - put a cap on the number of people…See More
Monday
Yasmeen replied to Brett Miller's discussion Voting resource
"Oh wow. I did early voting for Obama at the OP village hall and I remember a wait but nothing that went outside. And I went on the weekend. Doesn't sound like that app is reliable.  My during the week visit to Gaithersburg, MD had no line.…"
Oct 20
Yasmeen replied to Brett Miller's discussion Voting resource
"Thanks for sharing. If it's possible to avoid the early lines, this will be a helpful resource."
Oct 20
Yasmeen replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"Wow. And here we are wearing masks because of a pandemic. "
Oct 1
curt(is) locke replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"While the forum IS the way I probably most engage with The Chainlink, I have only met a few folks in real space on bikes -- specifically, the one time I joined bobweiser on one of those 12 Steps rides down to 3Floyds. This is not an indictment of…"
Sep 27
SlowCoachOnTheRoad replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Sorry, I'm late to this thread as I haven't been reading the Forum for a while.  It will be sad to lose the Forum, although it is true I probably on post a dozen or so times in the years I've been reading this site. …"
Sep 24
Bill P replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Agreed that: The goal of any reorganization should be to make The Chainlink into a “ one-stop resource for connecting cyclists to share information on bikes, routes, rides, and events”"
Sep 16

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Mountain, Track
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Competition / Racing
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Looking for more opportunities to ride bikes, meet people, keep riding. :-)
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
Julie H.
My first bike:
1976 red, white and blue Huffy

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At 9:19am on March 30, 2018, Ben C said…

Thanks for having me! Wish we had something like the Chainlink when I was living in LA.

At 2:30pm on February 8, 2017, Megan Lee said…

Thank you, Yasmeen! :)

At 6:03pm on January 5, 2015, Jeff Markus said…

Yo Yasmeen,

Welcome to the 'management' of da' 'Link. AQs a complete re4creational and commuter cyclist allow me to say it is nice that you bring a broad based expereiance of pedalling to the reins of our humble net home...

I look forward to the future with you at the head of the pace line.

Jeff

At 9:56am on January 2, 2015, Christian said…

You are most welcome, happy cycling in 2015

At 9:39pm on January 1, 2015, David Simmons said…

Congrats Yasmeen! Here's to continued success for you and the Chainlink.

At 6:48pm on December 30, 2014, Christian said…

Congratulations! :)

At 2:29pm on December 30, 2014, Megan B said…

Congratulations on the new position, and thanks for taking on this new role.  Best of luck!

At 2:21pm on December 30, 2014, Bill W. said…

Congratulations...let me know if I can help in any way!

At 1:05pm on December 30, 2014, JustWill said…

Yay! Congrats!

At 12:41pm on December 30, 2014, Mike Murray said…

Always look forward every week to the Chainlinks...  I look forward to seeing what you can do...  don't forget there are still some of us Luddites who just getting the hang of the "computer thing".

Yasmeen's Blog

Of Sweat and Sisterhood: The CANYON//SRAM Racing Zwift Academy

One of The Chainlink's favorite cyclists (and lifetime ambassador), Jasmin Welter shares her recent experience with Zwift. This indoor training program is a great way to stay motivated training indoors, improving cycling fitness. With snow and Arctic temps, now is an excellent time to jump on indoor training in preparation for a cycling season of centuries, bike camping, and/or…

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Posted on January 22, 2019 at 9:30am

Ride Report: 2018 Chicagoland Tour de Cure

By William Nedza

When we heard about this year's challenges, I asked if we could have a "rider report" to share their experience. The person I had in mind is Chainlink member, William Nedza. Every year Bill has so much enthusiasm,…

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Posted on July 27, 2018 at 12:30pm

Biking Green: An Interview with Maria Boustead of Po Campo

Recently, after moving to D.C., I decided to "go green" as much as possible. So I stopped taking Lyft rides, replacing them with an around-town Linus and I replaced my bus trips with a Brompton for my daily commute. I realized with the recent awareness of straw usage and one-use plastic containers, I still have a…

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Posted on June 6, 2018 at 11:00pm

Help Celebrate The First Ever World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day is "a global day officially recognized by the United Nations to celebrate the power of bicycles".

Rides and events are planned through out the United States and World Bicycle Relief (a Chicago-based organization) will be in New York to celebrate…

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Posted on May 31, 2018 at 5:53pm

 
 
 

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