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Bike Winter Kick Off Workshop (and surviving Bike Fall!)

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Bike Winter Kick Off Workshop (and surviving Bike Fall!)

Time: September 22, 2011 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Billy Goat Inn
Street: 1535 W. Madison St.
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://www.bikewinter.org
Event Type: bike winter, workshop
Organized By: Gin
Latest Activity: Sep 27, 2011

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The shortening days do not lie: Bike Fall, and then Bike Winter are around the corner. "Bike Fall" refers to the time of year when people get discouraged by cold, wet and, worst of all, variable weather. The secret is that winter riding is generally easier than riding in the spring and fall. Learn how and why by coming to the Bike Winter Kick Off Workshop  which is held on World Car-Free Day in honor of the many people who have been inspired to sell their cars once they realized that cycling can be a year round form of transportation. This will also be the sticker unveiling/release for this year's sticker--be among the first to sport the new design! We will also be handing out gaitors (ear coverings)--Bike Winter newbies get first dibs.

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Comment by Ash L. on September 27, 2011 at 4:01pm
Glad you're enjoying it. I'll have 30 more to give away at Critical Mass on Friday!
Comment by e potter on September 27, 2011 at 1:20pm
I realize I never figured out who to thank for the sweet new ear covering I got at this event. So, thanks to whoever made them with love and brought them to the meeting! An nice encouragement for new folks. Wonderful event overall.
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 23, 2011 at 8:46am
Pictures! (I'll upload some here and to FB later :)
Comment by Gin on September 23, 2011 at 8:19am
Thanks for the kind words. I had a great time and was so grateful for the generous vibe in the room. We came up with lots of great tips. A bunch of people told me afterwards that they felt inspired to try their first bike winter.  Yay!
Comment by h' 1.0 on September 22, 2011 at 11:08pm
Agree, Gin was fantastic.  Thanks for the great turnout-- between 50 and 60, the majority newbies.  Always peculiar when the number of attendees matches the RSVPs :-)
Comment by h' 1.0 on September 22, 2011 at 11:07pm

Rhea, will depend on where the folks who attended decide to distribute stickers.  I didn't pay any attention to who took how many-- I think about 1100 left the Billy Goat.

We should have some at the next few 'big' bike events e.g. Critical Mass next Friday.

Comment by Ash L. on September 22, 2011 at 10:26pm
Great job tonight Gin! It was really something special.
Comment by Rhea Butcher on September 22, 2011 at 4:49pm
Are the stickers available only tonight or will shops have them as well?
Comment by Robert on September 22, 2011 at 1:20pm
This will be my first winter cycling.  My fiance Melanie did it last year and after watching her do it I've decided to give it a try myself.  We are going to be there tonight and I'm looking very forward to gathering all the tips and advice that I can before I head into this awesome experience. I want to stop using our car all together, if possible.
Comment by Gin on September 21, 2011 at 9:50am
Wow--looks like we are going to have a great turn out. We'll take the temperature of the room to see how much time should be devoted to tips verses planning.

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