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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: 47
Latest Activity: Jul 11

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 pelotom 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 pelotom 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 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?
Comment by Andrew Bedno on July 6, 2016 at 2:13pm

TCL event poosting for Virginia Murray ghostbike installation, 7pm Thursday July 7th 2016 at Belmont and Sacramento (~2960 W):

TheChainLink.org/events/ghost-bike-memorial-for-virginia-murray

Comment by Kathy Schubert 'n Suzy Schnauzer on July 6, 2016 at 10:25am

Yes, we will both be at Tour de Fat - in matching giraffe costumes.  We're volunteering.

Comment by Yasmeen on July 6, 2016 at 10:22am

Thank you Kathy, I really appreciate the kind words. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to come out on Thursday. I met you at the Bike to Work Rally and took the photo of your matching outfits with Suzy. https://www.instagram.com/p/BHA170xodgJ/?taken-by=thechainlink 
I'll be at Tour de Fat this weekend. Hopefully I'll see you there?

Comment by Kathy Schubert 'n Suzy Schnauzer on July 6, 2016 at 10:13am

Yasmeen - will you be there?  I have never met you and would like to shake your hand.  You're doing a great job!

Comment by Yasmeen on July 6, 2016 at 9:34am

If you would like to attend the ghost bike memorial for Virginia Murray, Kristen Green posted this:

COME THIS THURSDAY 
7-7-16 @ 7pm 
Belmont and Sacramento

So this tragic thing happened. 
A girl died. 
She was not a controversial person.
She was just like you. 
She woke up one morning and said to herself I am gonna ride a bike today. 
Innocently she goes to a divvy ride share kiosk and boom she is riding the statistically safest form of biking to date. She reassures herself that she has got this. She can handle it, she is lived her short 25 years but if a child can do it....She knows the rules of the road quite well, she goes slow as the bike was never built for speed in the first place. Then she comes up to Belmont and Sacramento and boom !Before she knows it she is on the ground bleeding heart pounding which a truck on top of her. She tries to get up, unable to move, she eventually is picked up from an ambulance, where they rush take her to the hospital. The doctors fought hard for her. She was so young she probably fought with everything she had, but sadly it still was not enough. I wonder what her last thoughts were. Was she angry ? Was she sad? Was she just remembering her family and loved ones? I would like to think she was smiling as she was just out for a ride on a beautiful day.

‪#‎RIPVirginiaMurray‬

Anthony Arce has been deeply moved by this and reached out to our community to get a ghost bike in her honor as he was so deeply saddened by what he witnessed that day. So we have come together with other members of the community and will be placing a memorial "ghost bike" this Thursday 7-7-16 @7 pm to honor her. If you would like to drop by a flower or a candle or note there please do!

Comment by Yasmeen on July 6, 2016 at 8:25am

Thanks for the update MJ. 

Comment by MJ E. on July 6, 2016 at 8:19am

Through the grapevine: A memorial to Virginia Murray is going up on Thursday 7/7/16 at 7pm at Belmont and Sacramento. 

 

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