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Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
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I'm hoping your accident stories might convince my teen nephew to wear a helmet. I am not looking to start a helmet debate. I understand that wearing a helmet is a personal decision. I want him to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt M. 18.5KM Jun 23, 2014.

Last Yoga Class at the Winter location TONIGHT!!!
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Hey Chainlinkers!  Whether you are looking to stretch your stiff limbs from hibernating all winter or simply want to get your swim suite bod ready for action, tonight is the last yoga class at our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by April Apr 24, 2013.

Thoughts on the Proposed Energy Drink Ban?
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Hey Chainlinkers, I know this isn't related to biking but I am working on an article about this and I would love to hear what you guys think.  Please comment below. I'm working on deadline so the…Continue

Tags: opinion, health, drinks, energy

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Feb 12, 2013.

Protected Bike Lane or Parking Lot?
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Guess this driver can't tell the difference.  This was taken tonight at 8:35PM on Kinzie (near Clinton)…Continue

Tags: lane, bike, in, cars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Sep 28, 2012.


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April might attend John's event

6th Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night Tweed Ride at Elephant & Castle

November 8, 2014 from 1pm to 10pm
Join British Bicycles of Chicago to celebrate Bonfire Night in style!  We mark the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot and its leader, Guy Fawkes by donning spiffy tweeds, filling our flasks and bringing some wood to burn.There will be a relaxed ride from the Loop to Bubbly Dynamics with a few stops…See More
Nov 7, 2014
April might attend The Recyclery's event

Recyclery Halloween Benefit! at Red Line Tap

October 31, 2014 all day
Bring yourself & all your friends to Chicago Critical Mass on Friday, October 31st, and join us after for a Halloween Party! There will be good beer, good people & good costumes, what more could you want! Portion of Proceeds will benefit The Recyclery, a non-profit used bicycle shop located in Rogers Park. …See More
Oct 31, 2014
April and Michael Workman are now friends
Oct 2, 2014
April replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"+1  Hilarious and right to the point.  Exactly what I was thinking. I voted for SF the only bike that even considered carrying children utilitarian.  "
Jul 31, 2014
April liked Active Transportation Alliance's event Bike to Brew
Jul 26, 2014
April is attending Active Transportation Alliance's event

Bike to Brew at Chicago

July 26, 2014 from 3pm to 10pm
Save $3 with discount code: ChainlinkJoin us for an early summer evening bike ride winding through Chicago’s industrial and residential streets and ending at Revolution Brewery for a private party with DJ Limbs, food trucks and tasty Rev Brew beers. Space is limited for this 21+ ride. Your registration guarantees you access to the party, a beer ticket, colored valve cap light for your ride and support along the carefully crafted eight-mile route. The pre-ride festival starts downtown at 3 p.m.…See More
Jul 24, 2014
April posted photos
Jul 13, 2014
April commented on Kathy Schubert 'n Suzy Schnauzer's event Urban Farms 2014
"Suzy sure did like the roof! Once she got past the stairs that is :). I took a ton of photos and am going to post them chainlink. There are some gaps in my notes from the tour at The Plant, and I would love to get in touch with the shrimp farmer who…"
Jun 29, 2014
April replied to Madopal (18 mi...occasionally)'s discussion Milwaukee Ave. Complete Streets Meeting 7/2 - Lawrence to Elston
"I'll be there. I live in JP. "
Jun 27, 2014
April and Shirlee Berman are now friends
Jun 26, 2014
April commented on Kathy Schubert 'n Suzy Schnauzer's event Urban Farms 2014
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank every one on the ride for sharing the experience with me. I enjoyed meeting you and sharing conversation about urban agriculture and your lives. I am especially grateful for the mechanical help, and…"
Jun 26, 2014
Bryce Sabin and April are now friends
Jun 25, 2014
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"omfg. "
Jun 23, 2014
Jeff Schneider replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"But smoking looks stupid, whereas helmets (at least some of them) look cool.  And when your smoking friends get to middle age, they will look and feel much older than the rest of us...even if they don't get the big C. "
Jun 23, 2014
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"As long as you are wearing a helmet doing it, it's okay to smoke and expose others to it. "
Jun 23, 2014
Haddon replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"There are 2 items here, you don't want to scare him so bad that he doesn't want to cycle.  Unless your an incredibly gifted story teller your words won't do so much as a few good photos.  Search around on google images for…"
Jun 22, 2014

Profile Information

What I ride:
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Friends, the Chicago cycling scene, Julie, women who bike, nirvana on two wheels...
About me:
What I ride: I ride a Trek Belleville WSD. She is my bike soul-mate and I named her Michelle. About me: AprilWriter has become April "Rider". I am a fiction writer and blogger. I started riding to be green but got hooked! I feel like I've joined a revolution! See you on the road! (Cause the Revolution will not be motorized...)
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At 4:57am on April 2, 2013, Shelley Scott said…

Hey April! I've been busy for the past several weeks, but was wondering if yoga is still going at Stone Soup on Wednesdays? Didn't see it on the calendar last week when I checked and just curious if it's still going.

Hope you're doing great!


At 4:21pm on January 9, 2013, Zömbie 8.0 said…

Turns out I'm not going to make it tonight. Thanks again for organizing, and enjoy!

At 2:39pm on October 12, 2011, Matheis said…
Hey thanks for the add! Sorry haven't logged on for a while
At 11:53am on September 26, 2011, S.Presley☠ said…
At 11:06am on August 24, 2011, Amy Jo Fuller said…
I had forgotten about Chainlink yoga, so THANK YOU!
At 8:43am on May 5, 2011, Gin said…
Ooh--thanks for the tip. I might go for it. (Mother's day gift to myself??)
At 9:52am on March 5, 2011, Julie Hochstadter said…
Hey lady! Good to see ya here in virtual land!
At 11:03am on June 18, 2010, Scott Hawley said…
Great profile pic!


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