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So What Does It Take?

So What Does It Take?

Background Reading Girl struck by stray bullet in West Side home (BeezodogsPlace) A ‘Chaotic Mess of a City’ Trying To Dispense Wisdom to Others (BeezodogsPlace) Why The ChainLink Is ‘My Favorite Place’ On The Internet (BeezodogsPlace) What The Urban Cycling Community Cares About Police Trail Block Saturday Night at Division Posted by Renee Patten on July 21, 2014 […]

By Wednesday, July 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ex-Bear Avellini hires investigator in DUI case, lawyer says

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

By Tuesday, July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Expanded Bike Trails Coming

Expanded Bike Trails Coming

By Dave Schlabowske, Bike Federation of Wisconsin Jul 18th, 2014 12:02 pm Source: Urban Milwaukee I attended the Milwaukee County Trails Council last Thursday and left with five pages of notes. I will try to boil down my scribbles into a few of the more salient updates on the higher profile trail projects. Oak Leaf Trail Extension […]

By Tuesday, July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
‘Door Zone Collisions’ Are A Manufactured Situation

‘Door Zone Collisions’ Are A Manufactured Situation

Background Reading Doored! Odd Circumstances… (ChainLink) Bike Safety Tips: Avoid Being Hit by a Door | Bicycling … (OnLine) How to Not Get Hit by Cars: Bicycle Safety (OnLine) Door zone – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (OnLine) Avoid the “Door Zone” | Bike East Bay (OnLine) Saving Life and Limb By Avoiding the Door Zone … (StreetsBlog) Summary Getting into […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

By Monday, July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Doored! Odd Circumstances…

Doored! Odd Circumstances…

Background Reading Nothing Odd Here Folks! A Garden Variety Dumb Move Posted by Tandemonium on July 20, 2014 at 6:40pm “I” was doored on Saturday 7/20. This is the first time I have been doored in my life, in over 4yrs commuting in Chicago with over 20k miles ridden. Plenty of close calls under my belt but […]

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

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 […]

By Monday, July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Erie-Lackawanna Trail Toodle 20-Jul-2014

Erie-Lackawanna Trail Toodle 20-Jul-2014

Background Reading Greenways & BlueWays Map (OnLine) West Part Lake and Porter Counties (PDF) East Part Porter and LaPorte Counties (PDF) 2010 Ped and Pedal Plan (OnLine) NWI Regional Greenways and Blueways Plan (OnLine) GPS Information Summary The Erie-Lackawanna Trail begins at the Visitor Welcome Center in Highland, IN. Over the past decade we have ridden this trail numerous […]

By Sunday, July 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Truth About Alcohol and Cycling

The Truth About Alcohol and Cycling

By Josephine Allen | Cycling Camp San Diego Source: ACTIVE “I’m carb loading” is a joke I often hear (and use!) when reaching for that frosty glass of beer. However deep down we all know this isn’t the truth and while there are energy calories in alcohol (a whole 7 Kcal/g versus 9 Kcal/g in […]

By Saturday, July 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Ride 2014

Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Ride 2014

GPS Information Summary The 2014 Edition of the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival was held today in Dawes Park. We visited the booths to do our annual Christmas present shopping for my Aunt Betty Davis. She is my mother’s only sister. She has a brother my Uncle Charles Gilliard who is still alive and both are […]

By Saturday, July 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Girl struck by stray bullet in West Side home

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 […]

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

A Movie Of Importance…

By Friday, July 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Man sues topless bar near Goose Island in son’s drowning

Man sues topless bar near Goose Island in son’s drowning

By Michelle Manchir, Tribune reporter 11:21 am, July 17, 2014 Source: Chicago Tribune The father of an Elk Grove Village man who drowned in the Chicago River in April after becoming intoxicated is suing a topless bar, claiming its employees kicked his son out without ensuring that he left safely. Police found the body of […]

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

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 […]

By Friday, July 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Every Motorist Has The Same Query

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 […]

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

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 […]

By Thursday, July 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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