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September 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Kona Prototype Band Wagon stolen from Rapid Transit Cycleshop

Be on the lookout in Humboldt Park for "Roberto" who never returned from a test ride with this bike:

2011 53cm Kona Band Wagon back:

serial # F1105C0310.

The bike is Chrome Silver with white accents - it says KONA on the down tube

I confronted him riding it in Humboldt Park this evening at about 9:15PM just south of the Tennis Courts by California Street.

I asked him to give it back or otherwise we would get him… Continue

Added by spacemodular on September 22, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

CCM September Map Suggestion

Check out the Freedom Ride map for September's Chicago Critical Mass for your consideration. We worked hard to make a fun ride and drove the route to be sure it works.

I will be printing map patches to give out at the Mass in hopes that it will be the route. There is a weekend long T-shirt Art Harvest Festival of art and music at the end that is free. We've got it laid out… Continue

Added by Christopher A. Drew on September 17, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

From Evanston to Africa

I’m just an old guy (63) with an old bicycle (1978 Peugeot), but I just completed my sixth consecutive North Shore Century. If you’re not familiar with the event, it’s a round trip bicycle ride from Evanston to Kenosha, and it’s sponsored by the Evanston Bike Club.

This year was the 26th consecutive event, and it featured rides of 25,50,62,70 and 100 miles. Being a glutton for punishment, I’ve always signed up for, and completed, the 100 mile event.

I’ve long been a bicycle… Continue

Added by Tom Brennan on September 16, 2010 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Looking for local participation

I'm an avid cyclist originally from Chicago who has recently started the

Gutter Bunny Project with a fellow bike enthusiast. I have this great event planned in Chicago featuring bike inspired art, fashion show and an interactive bike you can ride featuring video of cycling footage worldwide.

I'm looking to get the word out and find support from the local cycling community. I'd love to partner with some cycling groups and pick up some sponsors to make this event a… Continue

Added by Krista Homiak on September 8, 2010 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Action Alert: Trail/Bikeway Funding

IDOT's grant application selection process has begun for $70-80M in federal funding. Please take a couple minutes to contact Gov. Quinn, asking for emphasis on trails and other bicycling projects!
Since 1992, the Transportation Enhancements program (ITEP) has been the state’s (and…

Added by Gina Kenny on September 3, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

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