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Chicago Ghost Bikes

This group is intended to be used as a tool for tracking information and getting ghost bikes made and placed.

Website: http://bikechicago.info/ghostbikes
Members: 49
Latest Activity: yesterday

Please:

-start a separate discussion to collect information on, discuss, and plan for each victim.

-take the time, if possible, to assist by helping track down missing information or details.

-try to post information to pertinent discussions rather than to the comment wall, so we can find it down the road, or otherwise stated, avoid posting discussion to the comment wall for which there is a discussion thread started.

-feel free to add past victims who were never memorialized, or start discussions about existing ghost bikes and/or their victims.

Discussion Forum

Joseph Korner, 78, 3559 North Lincoln, November 6, 2014 7 Replies

Joseph Korner, 78, 3559 North Lincoln, November 6, 2014Hi, I'm hoping for a little help. I was contacted this morning by Lindy Korner, widow of cyclist Joseph Korner who was bicycling north near 3559 North Lincoln in Lakeview when he was hit by a…Continue

Started by Yasmeen. Last reply by Yasmeen Jul 1.

Leanid Belabarody, 53, Ashland and Noble, 10/31/2012 2 Replies

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Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Tom A.K. May 17.

Question concerning maintenance 4 Replies

Hello everyone,     I was wondering if permission is needed to do a little maintenance/upkeep on an already existing Ghost Bike.  I don't want to change anything about it, just clean around it, add a new coat of paint, maybe add some flowers. …Continue

Started by Dion McGill. Last reply by Tom A.K. Sep 6, 2015.

Ghost bikes taken down? 5 Replies

Advance apologies: new to the community. A while back in December I was biking to various ghost bike locations. A friend of mine started cataloging personal stories and encounters with ghost bikes in San Fransisco and I was looking to do the same in…Continue

Started by Bonnie Fantastic. Last reply by Andrew Bedno Feb 10, 2015.

Frederick Kobrick, 30, 18th/Racine, 8/23/2011 11 Replies

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Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Jan 31, 2015.

Ghost bikes taken down?

Advance apologies: new to the community.  A while back in December I was biking to various ghost bike locations. A friend of mine started cataloging personal stories and encounters with ghost bikes in San Fransisco and I was looking to do the same…Continue

Started by Bonnie Fantastic Jan 28, 2015.

Hector Avalos, 28, December 6 2013, Western/Ogden 1 Reply

Cyclist Killed in Crash Was Marine, Dreamed of Being a ChefBy Tanveer Ali, Josh McGhee and…Continue

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Bonnie Fantastic Jan 28, 2015.

Ronayne Thomas, 31, Ghost Bike Memorial to be on Sunday August 10 at Noon

Hi Ghost Bike Group & Chainlinkers,On Thursday June 26 2014, my cousin Ronayne Thomas was riding his bike across CTA train tracks and was struck and killed by a train. We are having a ghost bike memorial installed in his honor on Sunday August…Continue

Tags: bike, ghost

Started by Carlin Aug 7, 2014.

Shwuwei Yeh, 56, September 25 2013, Diehl Road and Freedom Drive, Naperville. 1 Reply

By Gary Gibula Special to the Tribune11:38 a.m. CDT, September 26, 2013A 56-year-old Naperville woman riding a bicycle died after she was struck by a pickup truck Wednesday morning at the intersection of Diehl Road and Freedom Drive in Naperville,…Continue

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Jeff Schneider Jan 10, 2014.

Stanley Lorkiewicz, 72, September 23 2013, Milwaukee and Jonquil, Niles

Cops: Chicago bicyclist dies after 'minor' crash in NilesStaff report10:04 p.m. CDT, September 23, 2013A 72-year-old bicyclist died this morning after he was struck by a vehicle in a "minor accident" in north suburban Niles, officials said.Stanley…Continue

Started by h' Zerocats Dec 10, 2013.

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Comment by Tom A.K. yesterday
https://mobile.twitter.com/streetsblogchi/status/780393902851235845...

StreetsblogChicago has reported that someone stole Tyler Fabeck's memorial at Western and Logan, then tried to sell it for $200 on 'Chicago Bike Selling'. SAD. . . .
Comment by Andrew Bedno on September 5, 2016 at 12:31am

I've updated the Chicago Ghost Bikes reference adding Lisa Kuivinen, 870 N Milwaukee Ave, Southwest corner at Racine:

http://bedno.com/body/ghostbikes/details/lisakuivinen

Comment by Andrew Bedno on August 25, 2016 at 7:51pm

Dedication of ghost bike for Lisa Kuivinen on Saturday September 3rd at 4pm, Milwaukee and Racine:

http://thechainlink.org/events/lisa-kuivinen-ghost-bike-dedication

Comment by Tom A.K. on August 18, 2016 at 3:14pm
Mary, it may seem to be the case, but right now there is only currently construction across from where Tyler's bike once stood. That area is the railroad responsibility and no work is occuring there now. My message here on 8-9-16 at 4:30am was that it was cut loose and leaning on the railway wall. It's fate unknown. As CRoS has stated, some bikes need to be replaced and/or renewed in the upcoming months. With this, and recent events, a lot of assistance from this group and the community will be needed.
Comment by Mary on August 18, 2016 at 1:54pm

I passed by Western/Logan this morning and didn't see Tyler's bike. I thought maybe the city took it down because of construction. Anyone know what happens to it if that's the case?

Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on August 9, 2016 at 3:26pm

Thanks for letting us know...

There are several ghost bikes that will need some TLC (or replacement)  in the coming year, including Neill Townsend's bike at Oak and Wells.

Comment by Tom A.K. on August 9, 2016 at 4:30am
8-9-16 4:30am

Tyler Fabeks' ghost bike has been recently unlocked (cut) from its lamppost and is currently just leaning against the wall on Western and Logan according to my source 'R', that passes it every day. There is a lot of construction projects going on in that area so that is probably the reason. Does anyone pass there to double check? I guess it would need a new lock and chain. The construction guys probably would not relock it. The ghost bike could possibly be removed by scrappers at any time.
Comment by Andrew Bedno on July 11, 2016 at 8:17am

I've updated the Chicago Ghost Bikes reference adding Virginia "Ginny" Murray, 2979 W Belmont Ave, SE corner at Sacramento:
Bedno.com/body/bike/ghostbikes/details/ginny

Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on July 10, 2016 at 5:36am
Yes - Virginia Murray's ghost bike dedication is tonight (7/10/16) at 7pm at Belmont & Sacramento.
Comment by Katie Murray on July 10, 2016 at 1:18am
To confirm, the Virginia Murray bike dedication is Sunday, 7/10/2016 at 7:00pm at Belmont and Scaramento correct?
 

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