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Flashback: Relive Happy First Bike Day!

Ok, life has been curtailed by a lack of lakefront path, 606, etc. but hopefully we'll come out of this healthy and back on our bikes in a matter of several weeks *fingers crossed*. Now grab those…Continue

Started on Saturday

Biking Goals for 2020
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What are your biking goals (big and small) for 2020?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by SixtyTwoPercent Feb 8.

Chicago Streetsblog needs our help to hit their goal

Chicago Streetsblog has a deadline on January 1 to hit their goal of $50k to ensure a match. They still have over $4k left to raise. Could you please chip in and help them out?…Continue

Started Dec 30, 2019

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday... bike related fundraising for a great cause!

The Chainlink racing and riding team is racing AfterGlow and is raising money for Blackstone Bicycle Works and West Town Bikes. Two great causes and two great reasons to race. If you'd like to join…Continue

Started Dec 2, 2019

 

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Yasmeen commented on Serge Lubomudrov's group Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society
"A few people declined but you were the only 'yes'. Thanks for understanding."
Sunday
Yasmeen commented on Serge Lubomudrov's group Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society
"I realize you are all adults but there is concern and responsibility I feel about this and didn't feel right about having the event up. I do recommend you cancel to keep everyone safe and wait until it is safe to go on a group ride…"
Sunday
Yasmeen commented on Serge Lubomudrov's group Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society
"Sorry, after sleeping on this and having a moderator I greatly respect reach out to me, I deleted the invite. Here is my worry - it's dangerous to ride in groups. Sure, you can try to get distance but god forbid anyone sneeze. God forbid anyone…"
Sunday
Yasmeen posted a discussion

Flashback: Relive Happy First Bike Day!

Ok, life has been curtailed by a lack of lakefront path, 606, etc. but hopefully we'll come out of this healthy and back on our bikes in a matter of several weeks *fingers crossed*. Now grab those old photos of you riding your bike as a kid or young adult - or if you just have a photo of one of your first bikes. I had a 1976 Huffy - red, white, and blue with a flag on the banana seat. My brother had the "boy" version.How about you?…See More
Saturday
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"My worst fear. My coworker's roommate is sick with all of the symptoms and worked grubhub (which may be how he got it). She is hiding in her room, living in fear that she will come down with it as well. The worst of it? He called his primary…"
Saturday
Yasmeen replied to David P.'s discussion We may be quarantined, but at least we can still watch racing
"I've definitely been enjoying watching these. I love that we will do whatever we can to entertain ourselves. :-)"
Saturday
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"Yes, I communicate regularly with DC-area (VA/DC/MD) bike and transportation people and there are some troubling issues.  - Pedestrian deaths continue to happen with reckless driving - crosswalks, up on sidewalks - I've seen with my own…"
Mar 23
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"CLP was officially retired. "
Mar 23
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
""derogatory comments""
Mar 21
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"Please, take a breath CLP. Please form kinder thoughts. Please form more compassionate thoughts. I read her words and am easily able to understand what Sabrina is saying. It's not an English essay class, it's a community of cyclists. And…"
Mar 17
Yasmeen replied to James's discussion McGrath Lexus/Acura Truck Driver Parked in Elston Bike Lane Chased Me with a Crowbar
"It's a matter of taking complaints seriously. It was reviewed with the moderators so the comments were removed. As I mentioned, it's a good idea to read the guidelines if there's gray area for you. "
Mar 11
Yasmeen replied to James's discussion McGrath Lexus/Acura Truck Driver Parked in Elston Bike Lane Chased Me with a Crowbar
"So I'm just going to say what it is. If you come on a thread and take a stance that sounds like you are taking enjoyment in someone being threatened or hurt, it's an easy choice to remove your posts. I apologize to everyone else's…"
Mar 9
Inspyrd Ancienne commented on Yasmeen's group Women of Chainlink Chicago
"Come celebrate International Women's Day 2020 on your bike. Ride from  where you are at; on road, indoor, gravel, mountain bike, ANYWHERE on any bike with your friends or alone.  Ride at least 15 miles and you can obtain this…"
Feb 29
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"No real questions right now other than...who wants to ride with me? My buddy is bailing out and going solo while doable, won't be as fun (or safe) without some fellow cyclists. So...who wants to ride the passage for five days? "
Feb 8
Yasmeen replied to Brian S's discussion NY Thinks About Removing Lanes on a Highway Instead of Widening
"I can't believe I'm agreeing with CLP. Road diets are a good thing.  https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/provencountermeasures/road_diets/ Building wider roads, more lanes only makes congestion…"
Feb 7
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"1-Getting my wife on the new bicycle I received from volunteering for a slow roll on the south side. 2-Attending more group rides and volunteering as a bicycle marshal. 3-Building a unique bicycle."
Jan 31

Profile Information

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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