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Women Bike Chicago

A grass roots group started by local women to encourage other women to ride bikes for fun, for commuting, for transport, or for whatever.  Join us at the Second Annual Day of Dialogue and Demonstrations on April 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton, Chicago. 

Our events are "by women for women" with the hope that more women will join us riding bikes.

We also plan smaller, more focused events like our Divvy ride and our ride to the All Female Mariachi concert last year.

We want to see women cycling on the streets, on the paths, and on the trails for transportation, to run errands, or just for fun.  Any woman can do it!

 

 

Website: http://womenbikechi.blogspot.com/
Location: Chicago
Members: 40
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Commuting logistics 10 Replies

So I was thinking today...it would be nice to talk to people/ women about what to do with the commuting on the bike plus the work clothes logistics and strategies to make it easier or less messy...it…Continue

Started by Ja Coba. Last reply by Ja Coba Jun 30.

Rides 5 Replies

Let's post info about rides under this topic.  If you want to lead a ride or collaborate on a ride idea, share it here.Continue

Tags: rides

Started by Anne Alt. Last reply by Anne Alt Oct 9, 2013.

Events

Let's post info about non-ride events here.Continue

Started by Anne Alt Sep 2, 2013.

Volunteer here 27 Replies

Anyone interested in volunteering for the Women Bike Chicago A day of Dialogue and Demonstrations, please raise your hand here.Continue

Tags: biking, women, volunteers

Started by Lisa Curcio 6.6mi. Last reply by Lisa Curcio 6.6mi Mar 18, 2013.

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Comment by KayCee on June 4, 2014 at 8:01pm

Hey Julie!  Yep, I changed the venue to Cottontail Park, start time at 6:00.  I started by inviting just those from our meetup group, but am opening it up to the public, because why not?  I'd love to see any of you there- I'll create a Chainlink event soon to share as well.  I loved the setup you all had at the Dvorak Park event where Anika kind of oversaw and took people for rides, so thanks for the idea!  The park here has a playground, pavillion, and sandbox to keep kids busy while adults can talk and check things out, so I'm thinking everyone can enjoy themselves.

Comment by Julie Hochstadter on June 4, 2014 at 4:06pm

KayCee - what time on the 19th?  In the S. Loop right?

Comment by Lisa Curcio 6.6mi on May 30, 2014 at 6:31am

Kaycee--great idea.  We are meeting with the mentor group this weekend. I am not sure if we have any moms in the group, but will mention it for sure.

Comment by Rachel Poretsky on May 29, 2014 at 11:30pm

Hi KayCee,

I'm very interested in your playgroup/bike clinic, but my daughter is only 4 months old now. I've been thinking about when/how I can get her on a bike and would love to hear from others about what they've done. I'll plan to come, but probably not by bike with the baby... yet.

Comment by KayCee on May 29, 2014 at 10:50pm

So... I'm hosting a "playgroup/ bike clinic" on Thursday, June 19th.  I'd like to just get some moms in my neighborhood to show up and talk about bikes and ask questions and maybe- maybe- ride some. There are a lot of moms who seem interested in trying out biking but a bit apprehensive about riding (I think in the streets especially.) Is anyone interested in hanging out, talking about your bike or experience, and going for an easy paced ride in the South Loop?  I'll be posting in our Kidical Mass group as well, since a few organizer from the North side said they might be able to help out.  Thanks in advance!  Happy Women's Bike Month!

Comment by Live Grit on April 26, 2014 at 2:18pm

Hello all! We just opened a women-owned bike/run/swim store in the west loop. We'd love to meet you all!

Comment by Lisa Curcio 6.6mi on April 5, 2014 at 5:21pm

Have you all invited your friends to the Day of Dialogue next Saturday? Great presentations, great space, and so far the weather looks like it will cooperate.  Ask them to register at wbikechi2014.eventbrite.com

Comment by Lisa Curcio 6.6mi on February 27, 2014 at 12:12pm

Liz, see my friend request. :-)  The message about the flyers is probably in your e-mail since I sent a message to the group.

Lisa

Comment by Liz W. Durham on February 27, 2014 at 12:03pm

Ok, I could've sworn I saw a message about flyer distribution...where did it go??

Anyway, I would love to help distribute some flyers but I cannot pick them up Saturday at 10 because I will be at the bike shop where I work in Evanston.

Comment by Liz W. Durham on February 27, 2014 at 11:50am

I might be able to help with some planning. Sounds fun!

 

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