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Repainting the LFT
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffB (7+ miles) Jul 28.

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

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


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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

August 26, 2016 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 or text WHERE to to catchup.See More
Aug 16
Andrew Bedno is attending The Chainlink Events's event

The L.A.T.E. Ride at Buckingham Fountain

August 13, 2016 at 10:30pm to August 14, 2016 at 6:30am
Classic Chicago ride...Light up the night in downtown Chicago with thousands of bicyclists! Explore the city after midnight on this 25-mile fun ride. Pre-ride fesitval, live music, best lit bike, best decorated helmet and craziest pajamas contests, awesome route, beautiful sunrise over Lake Michigan and sunrise stretch.See More
Aug 11
Tom A.K. replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion L.A.T.E. Ride is in August this year.
" Just a reminder to whomever is interested here, that the rescheduled 2016 L.A.T.E. Ride is on for August 13-14, this Saturday night till Sunday morning sunrise. Pre-ride festival starts at 10:30pm, and the L.A.T.E.…"
Aug 11
Andrew Bedno replied to dauber's discussion LFT construction updates???
"Just when I think this repavement thing has gotten as bafflingly bad as it could be, they up the ante.  Today's blockage at north avenue leaving thousands carrying their bikes through sand for blocks seems like they're actively…"
Aug 8
Andrew Bedno is attending EevelWeezel's event

Midnight Marauders Subterranean 2016 at Billy Goat Tavern

August 20, 2016 at 11:45pm to August 21, 2016 at 7am
Folks, we're going to have to reschedule. New date to follow.Some of us are aware what this months Marauders ride is, but for those who aren’t, it’s the Subterranean. This is a tour of Chicago’s underground labyrinth of service roads and oddities, known only to city workers and messengers. But the Marauders know them better than both.There will probably be at least one section where you will have to carry your bike over obstacles. OK, maybe 2 or 3.  More details to follow.  See More
Aug 3
Andrew Bedno replied to Yasmeen's discussion Virginia Murray, 25 Was Killed Riding a Divvy After Being Hit By a Truck 07/01/16
Aug 2
Andrew Bedno commented on John's event Ride to Pierogi Fest
"I've posted a handful of interesting photos of the day at Starting with: I achieved my every goal: had a shake,…"
Jul 30
Tom A.K. liked Andrew Bedno's event Chicago Critical Mass
Jul 29

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 "Tech Guy" since 2006. Drawing thousands on an urban ride celebrating the end of oil and the beauty of people.

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

Regularly commute downtown ~16mi/RT, and participate 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. And I've been an Active Transportation Alliance member for more than a decade.

Author of "The Future Is Low Car" - A comprehensive presentation on the indefensibility of oil culture, presented at the 3000th session of the College of Complexes.

Creator of - A multifunction webapp and Chicago's "Social Cycling System" now in its fifth major version. is supported by the Smart Chicago Collaborative, and listed among Divvy and CTA resources.

Board member with "Break The Gridlock" since 2009, a 501(c)3 organization "dedicated to promoting appropriate transportation through the support of grass roots efforts."

I'm extremely experienced on inline skates, fixie and BMX, a skilled artist and computer programmer, and a 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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