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Bikes in office spaces
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I wanted to try to make the case for bringing bikes into the office building I work in addition to my organizations space. Has anyone every successfully lobbied for this? If so, how did you make the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Kastigar Mar 26.

Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
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I have heard there are plans to pave the Des Plaines River Trail completely. Not sure how true this is, but I would imagine the CX and Mountain Bike Community would be unhappy. Although I am a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Jun 16, 2019.

FS: Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit

This is a heavy duty U-Lock that kept my road bike safe in an apartment bike room for several years. I don't live there anymore so I have no need for it. I still have all three keys. Never duplicated…Continue

Started May 28, 2019

Specialized Tarmac S-Works - Frameset only, size 54

As the title suggests. I was going to build this up but found a different frame that had a color scheme I liked better. The chainstay was repaired by Calfree: …Continue

Started Mar 28, 2019

 

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Bob Kastigar replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Bikes in office spaces
"An old adage: It is easier to obtain forgiveness than permission."
Mar 26
Ernesto Lube replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Bikes in office spaces
"When I worked at the Camping World HQ in Lincolnshire, I'd bring my bike in and put it in Marcus' green room. I only moved it out of there if he was going to be recording, then I'd leave it in the server room.  At GGA, I had…"
Mar 22
Sabrina Bosch replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Bikes in office spaces
"Some places don't like the marks that tires can accidentally put on doors and elevator walls so we just have to be careful to damage something.  There are bigger problems I think but the better we do with not banging up walls the more it…"
Mar 17
SlowCoachOnTheRoad replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Bikes in office spaces
Mar 6
ketoguychicago replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Bikes in office spaces
"Matt, when I set up a bike room for a large employer, a major part of the case for doing so was the reduction in the need for parking spaces and diminished car traffic, so as to leave that capacity for customers.  Easy decision, though not…"
Mar 5
Gage B. replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Bikes in office spaces
"Did you ride in a bike lane there?"
Mar 5
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Bikes in office spaces

I wanted to try to make the case for bringing bikes into the office building I work in addition to my organizations space. Has anyone every successfully lobbied for this? If so, how did you make the case?Disclosure that I searched the forum for this topic. If there was a previous discussion on this, I apologize for missing it in the search.See More
Mar 5
Allan replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"I assume by IPP, you mean the Illinois Prairie Path? Myself, I'd lean towards paving the DPRT, but that is just me."
Jun 16, 2019
Harry Lee replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"I'd like it paved, with consideration given to keeping the existing stretches that CX/Mountain bikers use as is if another pathway is available for paving. I'm sure space is an issue, but in certain stretches (I'm thinking of the…"
Jun 14, 2019
Ernesto Lube replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"Deerfield, road. Waukegan, road. Lake Cook up to 41, sidewalk.  Those roads were part of my daily route for two years when I worked in Lincolnshire. "
Jun 5, 2019
Joe Welnhofer replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"When you bike down Lake-Cook, Waukegan, and Deerfield Road are you on a trail or on the road?  Those are typically pretty busy roads."
Jun 5, 2019
Ernesto Lube replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"This is the repeat I want to do on Saturday. Part of it is on the DPRT. Crossing fingers the floodwaters have receded then. "
Jun 5, 2019
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"It rained a lot yesterday.  The storm surge comes a little later.  No rain forecasted until Sunday means the trail is muddy on Saturday but mostly rideable.  The river is probably creating a little above the trail right now but will…"
Jun 5, 2019
Joe Welnhofer replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"What is the condition of the trail right now?  I tried riding it about a month ago and it was super flooded..I imagine it still is.  Would like to ride it this weekend.  Let me know if you guys know if it's still flooded."
Jun 5, 2019
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"Agreed.  I really wish Cook County would keep its end of the Des Plaines Trail in much the same condition as Lake County.  "
Jun 3, 2019
Bob Kastigar replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"I'd like to see that section from E Park Avenue north Russell Road paved!  It's a great path going up to Wisconsin that I've ridden several times."
Jun 3, 2019

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Competition / Racing
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Participating in Chicagoland cycling community

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At 5:22pm on June 8, 2015, Donald P Kingston said…

Matt

Would you take $75. as is ?

I will pick up. I have a 14 yr old nephew starting to grow and I might be able to fix it up for him

Don Kingston

 
 
 

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