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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.  Our Third Annual Day of Dialogue and Demonstrations will be April 18, 2015, at Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton, Chicago. We also plan get-togethers and rides.

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

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!



Location: Chicago
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Mar 13

Discussion Forum

Events 6 Replies

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

Started by Anne Alt. Last reply by Lisa Curcio 4.1mi Mar 13.

Rides 12 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 Lisa Curcio 4.1mi Jan 13.

Chest-compatible Chrome bags?

My mom gave me a great birthday gift: a backpack from Chrome. Unfortunately I can't really use it. The chest strap, while adjustable to an extent, seems to rest in exactly the wrong spot relative to…Continue

Tags: strap, chest, chrome, apparel, accessories

Started by Beth Binkovitz Sep 1, 2014.

Commuting logistics 12 Replies

So I was thinking 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…Continue

Started by Ja Coba. Last reply by Beth Binkovitz Sep 1, 2014.

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Comment by Lisa Curcio 4.1mi on January 12, 2015 at 3:56pm

Have a look at the January Women Bike Chicago newsletter here.

Comment by Debbie Mossburg on September 15, 2014 at 2:49pm

I would like to invite my fellow lady riders to join us for this great event for a great cause.  Bike Bald is an organization that is organized by a group of "Grassroots" women that for years have been offering to the community organized and fun events to the community to enjoy.  This event is extremely special as we ask you to "Step up & Pedal for Cancer Awareness"...Join us on October 18th for our Large event - "Tweed Ride", where music, celebrities, vintage market, a ride back in time takes place...Bike Bald was founded by a 3x Cancer survivor, that feels the passion along with the team to promote cycling with a cause.  We are extremely convenient to the Naperville Train station.

Comment by Anne Alt on August 8, 2014 at 7:00am

Four Star Bike & Chow is a fun neighborhood bike tour for all ages, with 4 routes: 12, 20, 40 and 62 miles. Sign up now to ride or volunteer. If you'd like to volunteer AND do the ride, there are pre-event volunteer positions. Route marking volunteers are urgently needed.

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 4.1mi 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 4.1mi 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


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