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The Chainlink featured in recent cycling-related news:

High Cost of Running Behind: Divvy Late Fees Top More Than $4 Million
DNAinfo-May 3, 2017

The time limit has become a barrier to using Divvy bikes, maintains Yasmeen Schuller, president of The Chainlink, an online cyclist community. She said the "Divvy shuffle" to meet the time limits and situations where full Divvy stations that prevent riders from checking in "will make a normal ride more complicated with unnecessary hoops to jump through."

The Navy Pier Flyover is taking longer to complete than the Golden Gate Bridge
Chicago Reader-May 2, 2017
A commenter on The Chainlink thread named Jorge defended CDOT's explanation of the project's cost leading to its seemingly slow completion. "Why is it taking so long? Funding is spread out over years....

Number of Chicago cyclists caught by car doors on the rise, IDOT data show

Chicago Tribune-April 26, 2017 (Front Page)
..."Every cyclist actively worries about getting doored and keeps an eye out," said Yasmeen Schuller, a bike rider and president of The Chainlink, an online networking site for Chicago cyclists...

800-Mile Ride Through 'Diabetes Belt' Takes Cyclist From Chicago To Atlanta
DNAinfo-April 26, 2017
Edwin Velarde is tackling his Type 1 diabetes with what he's calling an "epic" bike challenge that begins in Chicago next month ... He also posted information about his ride to The Chainlink site hoping for guidance on the safest routes from Chicago...

Drivers beware: City stepping up enforcement of cars blocking bike lanes
Chicago Tribune
-March 10, 2017
The Chainlink, an online cyclist networking site, began a post in January 2016 called "What's this doing in the bike lane?" More than 600 comments have flooded the forum with stories, videos and photos of idle CTA buses, utility vans, delivery trucks, cars, ride-share vehicles and taxis blocking the bike lane.... 

Dead cyclist's friends, biking community question drunken driver's ...

Chicago Tribune-Jan 27, 2017
... impact on the defendant instead of the loss of a human life and the family of the victim," said Yasmeen Schuller, president of The Chainlink, ...

Drunk Driver Who Fatally Hit Cyclist Bobby Cann Gets 10 Day Jail ...

Chicagoist-Jan 26, 2017
Cann's family members regularly made trips to Chicago to be present for court hearings in his case, and they were frequently joined by ...

In 'Tragic Start To Year,' Cyclist Hit, Killed By Car In Humboldt

DNAinfo-Jan 13, 2017
"As a part of the Chicago cycling community, I am deeply saddened to hear we lost one of our own last night," said Yasmeen Schuller, president ...

Ald. Brookins' Seriously Injured After Squirrel Got Lodged In His Bike ...

Chicagoist-Nov 21, 2016
A Chicago alderman was seriously injured in a “freak” bicycle accident ... A user on the local bike message board The Chainlink posited that a ...

Chicago's Chainlink Social Networking Site Launches New Branch ...

Streetsblog Southeast (blog)-Oct 23, 2016
About a year and a half ago, she reached out to Chainlink owner Yasmeen Schuller about the concept. “It sounded like a great opportunity ...

Video: Uncited Driver High-Fives Friend After Dooring Cyclist

Chicagoist-Sep 17, 2016
Yasmeen Schuller, owner of The Chainlink message forum, wrote, "Hard to look at this and not be upset by so many aspects: the cyclist could ...

Extending The 606 Eastward Through Finkl Steel Could Take 8 ...

DNAinfo-Sep 13, 2016
Yasmeen Schuller, executive director for online cyclist resource The Chainlink, said she "loves" the idea of extending the trail. "Looking at ...

Why This Cyclist Ditched The Gym After Getting On A Bike
DNAinfo-Sep 6, 2016
Melissa Zammit found her happy place on a bike... She's also been able to quit the gym and join several cycling clubs and organizations, including Chicago-based The Chainlink.

Cycling Advocates Condemn Tribune's 'Victim-Blaming' Editorial

Chicagoist-Sep 2, 2016
As Yasmeen Schuller, owner of The Chainlink message forum, sees it, the “disappointing” op-ed places the “the focus of the 'solution'” unfairly ...

City's Cyclists Share Their 'Epic' Bike Stories. Do You Have One To ...

DNAinfo-Aug 29, 2016
... etc.," said The Chainlink president, Yasmeen Schuller. "No matter how you ride your bike, the experience can be epic for you — truly joyful, ...

Fallen Bicyclist Lisa Kuivinen Victim Of 'Negligent' City Drivers: Cyclist

DNAinfo-Aug 17, 2016
He and Yasmeen Schuller, the president of online bicyclist community The Chainlink, noted that it is one of the most popular bike lanes in the ...

Cyclist Smashes Truck Window At Construction Site After Student's ...

DNAinfo-Aug 17, 2016
He and Yasmeen Schuller, president of online bicyclist community The Chainlink, said the street is one of the most popular bike lanes in the ...

Cyclist Killed After Being Pinned Under Mag Mile Tour Bus

Chicagoist-Jun 16, 2016
... to one user of the local bicycling message board The Chainlink. Chicago Trolley confirmed in a statement that the bus involved was part of ...

The Insider's Guide to Biking Chicago

Chicago Magazine-May 4, 2016
For mountain or cyclocross bikers, Yasmeen Schuller, who runs the cycling website the Chainlink, likes grassy Cricket Hill near Montrose ...

South Sider Who Biked To Escape Gangs Now Riding 1800 Miles ...

DNAinfo-Apr 13, 2016
The Chainlink president Yasmeen Schuller described Smith as "pretty amazing." Longtime Chicago bike advocate Waymond Smith is riding ...

Does separation of Lakefront Trail put Chicago on the right path?

Chicago Tribune-Mar 23, 2016
... because when it's busy, it's dangerous,' " said Yasmeen Schuller, president of The Chainlink, an online networking site for Chicago cyclists.

A Cyclist's Revenge: City Cracking Down on Cars in Bike Lanes ...

DNAinfo-Jan 14, 2016
asked Yasmeen Schuller, president and owner of The Chainlink, which recently called on cyclists to submit photos and videos of vehicles ...

Laws Against Parking in Bike Lanes Widely Ignored -- Even By ...

DNAinfo-Jan 11, 2016
... raise the awareness and bring about change to make the bike lanes safer to ride in," said Chainlink president and owner, Yasmeen Schuller.

Chicago festivals work to balance bike parking resources

Chicago Tribune-Jul 15, 2015
Yasmeen Schuller, executive director of The Chainlink, an online-based bike community that ran the Mumford bike valet, said the bike traffic ...

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