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Drivers are crazy.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Jul 13.

L.A.T.E. Ride is taking 2017 off.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Mar 30.

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


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Andrew Bedno is attending John's event

Ride to Pierogi Fest! at Field Museum - North side

July 29, 2017 from 9:30am to 6pm
The real ride of the year.A relaxed ride (no drop) along the Lakefront Path and Burnham Greenway through the south side and into Indiana.So much delicious foodPolka music and dancingMr. Pierogi songfest featuring the PiroguettesBeer garden with live music, as well as the Wine-O-Cheese GardenWorld class "relief facilities" (air conditioned, running water and clean)Rockstar valet bike parking, courtesy of …See More
6 hours ago
Keith Williams might attend Andrew Bedno's event

Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

July 28, 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
South Shore Trails and Andrew Bedno are now friends
Jul 17
Tom A.K. replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Drivers are crazy.
"Marshall Neely, the driver, was aware of something was ahead in the road because he was following the lead of the landscapers white pickup truck but drifted over a little too fast and close to send the cyclists a message and misjudged his buzz. Then…"
Jul 13
Bob Kastigar replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Drivers are crazy.
"I've ridden the Natchez Trace, from Tupelo south to Natchez.  It's an attractive place to ride - a federal road with low-speed limits enforced by federal law.  No trucks allowed, and limited access to most places, just like an…"
Jul 13
Jordan M S replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Drivers are crazy.
"Exactly clp"
Jul 12
clp replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Drivers are crazy.
"Good posts Jim.   That striped 'shoulder' at the point of impact looks about 6" wide. Sure it seems to widen out up ahead. But at the point of impact, there was definitely inadequate room for a cyclist and two opposing cars…"
Jul 12
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Drivers are crazy.
"Wow, where in this hell do you ride?"
Jul 12

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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