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Experience the perfect combination of riding carefully created biking routes, sampling delicious cuisine like pierogies, samosas or spring rolls and enjoying a tasty post-ride Goose Island beer at the Four-Star Bike & Chow Sunday, August 25.

Choose 12-, 22-, 35- or 62-mile route options on Chicago’s North Side and ‘Burbs.

Not sure about riding on streets with traffic? Participants of the 12-mile route can also sign up for Safe City Cycling and learn how to ride confidently and safely on city streets.

The event supports Active Trans’ efforts to biking, walking and transit better and safer Chicagoland. www.fourstarbikeandchow.org

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Comment by h' 1.0 on August 28, 2013 at 4:47pm

Glad to hear it went well.

Comment by Active Transportation Alliance on August 28, 2013 at 4:45pm

Thanks everyone, we hope you enjoyed the bike and chow! We appreciate all the Chainlink support!

Comment by bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) on August 25, 2013 at 7:46pm
nice job ATA!!!!!!!
Comment by Duppie on August 25, 2013 at 6:50pm

What a day. Great weather. Large turnout. Got to meet a number of Chainlinkers. Got to admire Lisa's new Trucker. Enough said.

Comment by Lisa Curcio 4.1mi on August 25, 2013 at 6:34pm

Mike and Tricolor, thanks for slowing down long enough to say hello! Saw Duppie twice at Rogers Park. Caught up with Serge and Matthies at Humboldt Park and then at the Festival as it was closing down.  So we stopped at a spot in the neighborhood on the way back and Serge made me drink a beer. I had been hoping for root beer.  Great day.  Thanks for all of the volunteers and especially for the volunteers who painted not just route markings but bright orange paint around the really nasty holes in the streets!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 25, 2013 at 5:01am

I think I have a Chainlink button somewhere . . .

Comment by Julia 3.5/7.5 mi on August 24, 2013 at 5:43pm
@Mike nah, still in alloy territory though I do love its pothole-smoothing carbon-bladed fork! ;)

I'm planning on being there at 6:45, meeting up with a coworker as well. Hope to sera bunch of you and finally put some faces with names!
Comment by Lisa Curcio 4.1mi on August 24, 2013 at 12:53pm

Julie decided not to have a table, so now I am in no rush!  Still planning to be at North and State between 6:45 and 7:00.  I can wait there for a little bit to see if any of you show up!

Comment by Julia 3.5/7.5 mi on August 23, 2013 at 11:40pm
I'll be riding the 62mi route as well! Is there still a group starting at UIC? I'm considering riding down from Logan Square for the real start, then maybe ending at the Humboldt Park stop... We'll see if my butt can keep up - I'm breaking in the saddle on my new ride. If I spot some of you or vice versa, I'll be the one not on a LHT ;) I be riding a gray/blue cannondale synapse.
Comment by Lisa Curcio 4.1mi on August 23, 2013 at 6:18pm

Well, we have to talk to Duppie.  Just maybe not for 20 minutes. Especially since it is only a water stop.  Duppie, how come you only got a water stop?  Oh, I know, it is really close to your house! :-)

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