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Ex-Bear Avellini hires investigator in DUI case, lawyer says
By Tuesday, July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Ex-Bear Avellini hires investigator in DUI case, lawyer says

By Clifford Ward, Special to the Tribune 5:16 pm, July 22, 2014 Source: Chicago Tribune The attorney for former Chicago Bears quarterback Bob Avellini said he has hired a private investigator to look into details of his client’s blood-alcohol test as Avellini awaits trial on a felony DUI charge. During a court appearance today, attorney Martin […]

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What to say when people complain about bicycles
By Tuesday, July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

What to say when people complain about bicycles

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director Source: Wisconsin Bike Federation Lately there has been a lot of media chatter suggesting people who ride bikes are notorious scofflaws. Last Friday our fearless leader Dave Cieslewicz jumped into the fray and referenced the broad spectrum of complaints from the anti-bicycle tweets from NPR’s Scott Simon to comments […]

Are bicycles the latest weapon of neoconservatives?
By Tuesday, July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Are bicycles the latest weapon of neoconservatives?

Posted on July 18, 2014 by Dave Cieslewicz, Executive Director Source: Wisconsin Bike Federation Call it bike rage. The simmering conflict between some cyclists and some drivers seems to have boiled over a bit this summer. No less a revered source than the USA Today produced a long story about the issue. And even the usually […]

Barrington Hills Group Opposes Bike Lanes On Roads
By Monday, July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Barrington Hills Group Opposes Bike Lanes On Roads

Chuck Sudo on Jul 21, 2014 11:05 am Source: Chicagoist If you think some Chicago residents are virulently opposed to bicycle lanes, we ask that you head to Barrington Hills where a plan to widen roads in the suburb to accommodate bicycles has drawn staunch opposition from the suburb’s residents. Most Barrington Hills residents opposed […]

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German government wants more cargo bikes
By Monday, July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

German government wants more cargo bikes

Sami Grover (@samigrover) June 30, 2014 Source: TreeHugger From massive growth in solar power to some impressively organized car-sharing schemes, Germany is doing many things right when it comes to building a low carbon future. Not least is the fact that it takes investment in cycling seriously. Besides spending 80 million euros annually on bike infrastructure, ABC news […]

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Send Segways to Bike Lanes, Says New Ordinance Proposed by Ald. Reilly
By Monday, July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Send Segways to Bike Lanes, Says New Ordinance Proposed by Ald. Reilly

By Lizzie Schiffman on July 21, 2014 12:31pm Source: DNAinfo DOWNTOWN — In his ongoing battle to strike a compromise between Downtown residents and the Segway tours that clog their neighborhood’s sidewalks, Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) has a new ideak: kick the Segways to the curb. Or more accurately, off the curb. The alderman introduced […]

NU student charged with reckless homicide, DUI in crash that killed 2
By Monday, July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

NU student charged with reckless homicide, DUI in crash that killed 2

BY MITCHELL ARMENTROUT Staff Reporter July 19, 2014 12:45PM Updated: July 20, 2014 10:59PM Source: Chicago Sun-Times A Northwestern University student was ordered held on $250,000 bond Sunday after driving into a Naperville lake early Saturday. Two passengers in the car, including another Northwestern student, died in the crash. Michael T. Szot, 21, faces four charges of […]

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Girl struck by stray bullet in West Side home
By Friday, July 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Girl struck by stray bullet in West Side home

By Peter Nickeas, Juan Perez Jr. and Liam Ford Tribune reporters 10:59 p.m. CDT, July 18, 2014 Source: Chicago Tribune A 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet fired into her home the Garfield Park neighborhood this evening, authorities said. The girl was shot in the head in the 3900 […]

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A Movie Of Importance…
By Friday, July 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

A Movie Of Importance…

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Another Drunken Elmhurst bicyclist Rides Afoul of the Law: Cops
By Friday, July 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Another Drunken Elmhurst bicyclist Rides Afoul of the Law: Cops

Posted by Joseph Hosey (Editor) , July 17, 2014 at 08:37 PM Source: Elmhurst Patch This one was drinking beer and cough medicine before he crashed and scraped up his face, police said. A drunken cyclist fell off his bike and scraped up his face, police said.To add insult to injury, 28-year-old Raymond Doliber of […]

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Every Motorist Has The Same Query
By Thursday, July 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Every Motorist Has The Same Query

Summary Ask any teenager what he or she wants most and it would autonomy. So why then do they return home when the cannot land a job or they breakup with the Significant Other? Cyclists have to understand that in some ways the preponderance of motorists and pedestrians in our transportation landscape makes us look […]

A ‘Chaotic Mess of a City’ Trying To Dispense Wisdom to Others
By Thursday, July 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

A ‘Chaotic Mess of a City’ Trying To Dispense Wisdom to Others

Summary If it were not for the straight and orderly sides of the buildings that constitute the skyline of Chicago nothing within its limits would resemble much more than chaos. How is it that a city this dysfunctional with an Urban Cycling Community forum to match feels comfortable in an attempt to dispense wisdom on […]

Why The ChainLink Is ‘My Favorite Place’ On The Internet
By Thursday, July 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Why The ChainLink Is ‘My Favorite Place’ On The Internet

Background Reading Bitter battle between motorists and bikers Posted by Gene Tenner on July 14, 2014 at 5:31pm So Gene cites this article Now the madness begins… Reply by h’ 1.0 on Monday The number of Americans traveling to work by bike spiked by 60% from 2000 to 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. […]

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The Well-Being of the Urban Cycling Community Depends On You!
By Wednesday, July 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Well-Being of the Urban Cycling Community Depends On You!

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The Moped Menace in the Netherlands
By Wednesday, July 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Moped Menace in the Netherlands

Source: Bicycle Dutch More than half of Amsterdam’s over 25,000 so-called ‘light’ moped riders admits they ‘almost always’ ride too fast. That was the news of this week. But it wasn’t really news. The Cyclists’ Union had already published a report last November 2012 that showed that 94% of the ‘light’ mopeds speeds. Some up to 60km/h where 25km/h is […]

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Bike Lane Ghetto
By Wednesday, July 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bike Lane Ghetto

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Wishing Harm On ‘Urban Cyclists’ Is An Inefficient Use Of Your Time
By Wednesday, July 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Wishing Harm On ‘Urban Cyclists’ Is An Inefficient Use Of Your Time

Background Reading Reply by Chitown_Mike 1 hour ago To the jackwagon in the huge straight frame, CDL needing truck. USE YOUR TURN SIGNAL! I now have a charley horse the size of Rhode Island in my calf from my pedal digging in after I fell trying to avoid being crushed. Oh, and you have a […]

Reckless Chicago Bicycle Rider
By Wednesday, July 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Reckless Chicago Bicycle Rider

Background Reading Reply by Matt Talbert 2 hours ago I doubt the guilty party here will read this, as someone with such reckless disregard for traffic laws and commuting etiquette is unlikely to post on The Chainlink (or so I hope). You were a heftier, middleish age cyclist on a black mountain bike in a […]

Dream Bikes: A ‘Sustainable Vision’ of How Things Should Be
By Wednesday, July 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Dream Bikes: A ‘Sustainable Vision’ of How Things Should Be

Source: DreamBikes Locations Madison 4245 W. Beltline Highway Madison, WI 53711 608-467-6315 email Hours M-F: 10am – 7pm Sat: 10am – 6pm Sun: Closed Milwaukee 2021A N.Martin Luther King Dr Milwaukee, WI 53212 414-763-0909 email Hours M-F: 10am – 7pm Sat: 10am – 4pm Sun: Closed Uploaded on Dec 22, 2011 DreamBikes is a non-profit […]

Your local delivery man may soon get a flying robotic sidekick
By Wednesday, July 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Your local delivery man may soon get a flying robotic sidekick

By Jim Meyer 11 Jun 2014 9:35 AM Source: Grist Very soon, your town could be patrolled by a fleet of ultra-quiet electric mother-ship vans, traveling down main arteries, pausing only at optimally calculated locations, then releasing a fleet of autonomous drones to make strategic drops throughout the hinterlands. Just imagine your horror as you […]

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