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Repainting the LFT
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffB Jul 28, 2016.

Snax+Drinx on the LFT
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Bedno Jun 20, 2016.

Man lives in bike-pulled camper.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Apr 11, 2016.


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Andrew Bedno replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Venue Change:Tour de Fat Chicago 2017 at Northerly Island
"$30?!?!?  No parade?!?!? Also, Saturday July 29th overlaps the annual Pierogifest ride."
Andrew Bedno might attend Lee Diamond's event

Liar's Ride 2017 at Ciclo Urbano/West Town Bikes

April 1, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
It is truly difficult to imagine what sort of nonsense I could make up that would in any way compete with the present reality of our world.But I will try.See More
Andrew Bedno replied to curt(is) locke's discussion Peripheral Vision: A Chicago Perimeter Ride project
"A ride commonly known as "The Chicago Perimeter Ride" is last weekend in September, or thereabouts, more than a dozen years now.  Though it certainly has no monopoly on the name…"
Feb 23
Andrew Bedno might attend EevelWeezel's event

Midnight marauders at The Goat

February 25, 2017 at 11:45pm to February 26, 2017 at 7am
Let's do that again. Meet at the same time, same place. Either it will be wonderfully warm, or we'll have plenty of cold beer.
Feb 22
Megan Lee is attending Andrew Bedno's event

Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

February 24, 2017 from 6pm to 11pm
Last Fridays, leaves after 6pm.THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown since 1997. Slowly winds a dozen miles or more. Radically inclusive, thousands attend in good weather.Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop, Randolph exit from LFT.Lakecomers use Chi.Bike or text WHERE to to catchup.See More
Feb 22
Tom A.K. replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Chi.Bike (formerly
"Your welcome Andrew, I'm honored to do anything to help this community. See you down the road soon."
Jan 26
Andrew Bedno updated their profile
Jan 26
Andrew Bedno replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Chi.Bike (formerly
"Thanks Tom A.K. for telling me about the feed from Twitter being down.  I fixed it.  For example here's Critical Mass's. Check out the integration with events: Chi.Bike/tcl"
Jan 26

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Divvy (bike share), Fixed Gear, BMX, Funny Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Other
What brings you to The Chainlink?
It's the 800 pound gorilla.
About me:
World Naked Bike Ride Chicago's senior facilitator. Drawing thousands on a rolling urban party celebrating the end of oil and the beauty of people.

Creator of Chi.Bike (aka - A multifunction webapp and Chicago's "Social Cycling System" now in its fifth major version. Chi.Bike is listed among Divvy and CTA resources.

Heavy participant in Chicago's Critical Mass. Created and lead numerous routes and pioneered inline skating it. Website administrator and founder of its popular Facebook presence.

Constant downtown bike commuter (~15mi/RT) and participant in popular rides such as Bike The Drive, the Boulevard Lakefront Tour, the L.A.T.E. Ride, the Perimeter ride, Midnight Marauders, Full Moon Bike Club, Rat Patrol, Santa Rampage, Chicago Bicycling Group and others. I've been an Active Transportation Alliance member for decades.

Author of "The Future Is Low Car" (presented at the 3000th session of the College of Complexes). Major contributor to the Chicago Ghost Bikes project. Lifelong Chicagoan.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):

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My Emergency Kit

Sharing the kit I keep under my bike seat to help others make similar.  Covers common needs from flats to medical to picnics.  Crafted from experience, comes to someone's rescue often (but don't ask me to change your tire).…


Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments


After nearly a decade helping backstage, I've announced unwinding my production involvement with the naked ride. Read the thespian themed farewell at

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 11:00am

1 Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.

It does…


Posted on March 29, 2014 at 5:04pm

NSFW - Stunning striptease with bike to Strict Machine.

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 4:01pm Forum

Ning's poor search features make these hard to find when not hot, so linking it here as a note to self:

Snax+Drinx on the LFT:

Heart Shaped…


Posted on March 9, 2011 at 9:00pm

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At 12:40pm on April 12, 2013, bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) said…

Presenting: The Union Station Underground & Great Hall Tour 2013!.... Warning: Some surfaces may be slippery! Perfectly legal... no worries.

At 1:36am on December 28, 2012, Chase Ranker said…

I made the corrections to the location where the ride will start. TY for heads ups.

At 9:31pm on November 11, 2012, Todd Nelson said…

Hi Andrew,

From what I gather, you are a key person in Chicago's Critical Mass.  I want to bring a fairly new cycling education program to Chicago.  It's called CyclingSavvy.  Have you heard of it?  Please check it out at and let me know if you think it's something that Chicago's Critical Massers would find helpful.


At 1:07pm on October 9, 2012, Chrissy said…

Hi Andrew,

Nice meeting you too!  Thanks for being the first person to leave a comment for me!


At 11:01pm on March 22, 2012, EevelWeezel said…

I thought we were already Chainlink friends! Oh well, we are now.

At 2:29pm on June 24, 2010, Kellie said…
Hey there Mister,
I still have one of your walkie talkies. A little bird told me there was talk on this here website of what to do with such things. But, my impatient ass never found it. How shall I get it back to you?
At 4:04pm on February 22, 2010, S. Campbell said…
i look forward to seeing you at the dance ride this coming saturday. i have a sneaking suspicion you've got some smashing moves :D
At 10:30am on January 18, 2010, Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said…
Sign up and vote for my Chainlink Jersey Design Contest entry and all of the prize money will go to Working Bikes and West Town Bikens,
At 8:08am on December 2, 2009, Lee Diamond said…
Thanks Andrew. Glad you came and good to see you again. Cheers and talk to you soon!
At 12:59pm on November 15, 2009, Trina said…
Yeah, it was! That's so funny. I never would have remembered that was you on that rainy night. Joe and I still have the little tube bracelets that Travis gave to us. What a small world...

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