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Women of Chainlink Chicago

Women are the fastest growing group of cyclists so we recently expanded our women's cycling resources section and launching this group. The "Women of Chainlink Chicago" group will have real-time updates with articles, events, clinics, product reviews, races, and lots of bike-related goodness. This group will also give local women cyclists a way to directly connect with each other. 

Website: http://www.thechainlink.org/page/women
Location: Chicago
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Jun 9

Join Women of Chainlink Chicago to stay updated on all bike-related information for women!

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Did anyone else try to ride on the ice today? 3 Replies

I did! and I fell ... womp!  In my defense, I was on Artisian near Hirsch and didn't know the pot holes were now filled past the rim with ice (pretty dark).  I'd been inside working since 11am. Love…Continue

Started by ReinaG. Last reply by Yasmeen Apr 2, 2016.

Looking to connect with other women who bike? This is the place!

Share your meet-ups, rides, questions, pics here.Continue

Started by Yasmeen Feb 12, 2016.

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Comment by Yasmeen on June 9, 2017 at 1:32pm

There's a new ride, collaborating with the North Shore Century and geared towards women:

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/ride-for-the-cure-in-the-north-s...

Comment by Inspyrd Ancienne on May 21, 2017 at 8:15am

Calling all ladies! 

Check out this fun, social 10 mile ride on Saturday from 3-5 in Villa Park, IL with wine and cheese afterwards!  Hope to see you there! 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womenwheelswonderful-a-celebration-of-...

Comment by Yasmeen on May 20, 2017 at 11:54am
Comment by Yasmeen on May 20, 2017 at 11:53am

"Hola. Latina from Puerto Rico not long time in Chicago in love of biking and needing bike buddies! :)"

Hi Ja Coba! Welcome to our group!

Comment by Yasmeen on May 2, 2017 at 9:46am

Day of Dialogue and Demos (Women Bike Chicago) is this weekend:

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/2017-day-of-dialogue-demos

Comment by Yasmeen on January 31, 2017 at 5:09pm

If you are interested in racing and/or joining a racing & riding team for 2017, there is an information session coming up to join The Chainlink's Racing and Riding team:

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/the-chainlink-team-information-s...

Comment by Yasmeen on January 30, 2017 at 9:51am

Are you racing Barry-Roubaix for the first time or want to be more prepared? 

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/barry-roubaix-clinic?xg_source=a...

Comment by Yasmeen on December 21, 2016 at 9:51am

A recent Streetsblog Chicago article about an all-women bike organization in Chicago:

http://chi.streetsblog.org/2016/12/20/chicagos-for-women-only-duh-r...

Comment by Yasmeen on September 5, 2016 at 8:46pm

Interested in giving mountain biking a try? 
REI is doing a women's introduction to mountain biking at Palos on September 10, 8 am to 12 pm. https://www.rei.com/events/womens-introduction-to-mountain-biking-l...

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors! We'll start by addressing proper bike fit and making any necessary adjustments to your bike. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally, we'll practice all these new skills on a great trail ride! Don't have a bike? REI will provide mountain bikes. Recommended for those 14 and older; those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult. No rider will be left behind!

  • Learn how to mount and dismount a mountain bike both in stationary and moving environments
  • Learn the proper techniques of shifting, braking, hill climbing/descending, and clearing minor obstacles
  • Find local areas where you can begin to build your skills as a mountain biker.
Comment by Yasmeen on July 18, 2016 at 1:19pm

Did you ride Rapha 100 over the weekend? Here's a follow up article on Pretty Damned Fast, "The Next Hundred"
http://www.prettydamnedfast.com/blog/the-next-hundred

It includes great tips for how to prepare for more rides. Longer rides. And find friends to ride with. 

The Chainlink just registered an open club if you'd like to join us for rides, centuries, and/or races. Contact yasmeen@thechainlink for more information.

 

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