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Classic Chicago Architecture Cycling Fan Club

For all cycling fans of Chicago architecture from the immediate post-war era and prior. Seeing great architectural works via bicycle. Collecting, organizing, exchanging rides, routes and getting together to do the same. Photo sharing encouraged.

Location: Chicago, IL
Members: 132
Latest Activity: Jul 14

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Tour of North Center

Started by Lee Diamond Apr 23, 2009.

New Architectural tour this month - Forest Glen

Started by Lee Diamond Mar 8, 2009.

The Voters have spoken....Uptown - Saturday - 1:00 PM! 3 Replies

Started by Lee Diamond. Last reply by terryg Feb 22, 2009.

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Comment by Lee Diamond on July 29, 2010 at 12:24am
I have updated news on the tours for those that may be interested at this forum post:

http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/chicago-velo-and-the-chicago
Comment by Lee Diamond on June 3, 2010 at 3:25pm
Re-rides will start after Garfield Park.

To that end, here is the event page for that ride,

and the photo-album

and the research ride, #2, #3 and #4

Cheers! - Lee
Comment by kim gnat on May 12, 2010 at 7:13am
Re-rides, yes, please. Just blast a quick note saying when, where to meet. Don't wait on me though (just sayin' for clarity, I know the goal is to keep low maintenance).
Comment by Lee Diamond on May 10, 2010 at 8:40pm
Oh.

To explain the reason no more virtual version of the tours went up, there were two issues:

1 - photo archiving problems. The original filing system sucked. A back up system failed. My attempts to piece things together have proved too frutstrating, and
2 - the time it took to put one together was disproporationate to the things i was interested in doing.

I am searching for a blogular way to do it and will probably just relaunch my blog doing that stuff.

In the interim, I am going out and redoing about 8 tours on sunny days. I will be re-doing the following rides for the purpose of photo-documenting each property discussed in the tours. The days must be sunny or I can't get good shots.

Forest Glen, North Center, Austin, Hyde Park, Lincoln Square, North Park and West Town.

If you missed any of these tours, or would like to check them out again, give me a shout. I am not adding these to the calendar....more impromptu in all likelihood.

You must be patient during these rides as I hop around trying to get good shots.

Cheers! - Lee


In the interim, here is the photo-album for the first re-do....Jefferson Park
Comment by Lee Diamond on May 10, 2010 at 8:09pm
Howdy again. BSR's tour this mont is Humboldt Park and here is the photo album. Hope to see some of you out there.

Planning a night-time architcture tour....places in Chicago that look awesome at night.

See you all soon - Lee
Comment by Lee Diamond on April 12, 2010 at 5:31pm
Hello everyone,

The tour this month is of the Lower West Side which is basically Pilsen, Heart of Chicago and Heart of Italy. You can visit the event page or the photo album to learn and see more about the tour and area.
Comment by Lee Diamond on March 10, 2010 at 6:46pm
Howdy all,

This month is the first new tour since last October. This month will be the Tour of Lake View. You can see more information below:

Event Page
Photo Album
Comment by Lee Diamond on December 15, 2009 at 1:17pm
Hey everyone,

The Winter Bike Tour of Hyde Park is this Saturday. Hope to see you out there.

Here is the Chainlink event page and the discussion of the four-ride winter cycling series with Bike Winter.

Cheers and take care - Lee
Comment by kim gnat on November 30, 2009 at 7:11am
Bravo to Lee and Bike Winter for the gators, etc. Lee, you do such a great job with pulling out the interesting details of the corners of our city. Sorry I didn't stay with the group the whole time, but we did use your tour map, so I plan to go your your posted notes to catch the history that I missed. Rosehill is really quite a place, very cool. Definitely planning to join you for the whole tours in the future. Thanks a million!
Comment by Heather on November 29, 2009 at 2:25pm
Thanks for another great tour, Lee! I was particularly pleased to be able to learn about the Hutchinson Street area--I've biked around there many times and have always been curious about it. Wish I could have stayed til the end for drinks with everyone--next time!
 

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