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April
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  • Chicago, IL
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April's Discussions

Infographic: Tips for Drivers
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Today as I nearly got clipped trying to cross the street at a clearly marked intersection I wondered if the IL crosswalk law was included in drivers ed. I grew up in CT and remember learning that law…Continue

Tags: crashes, pedestrians, bicycling, safety, drivers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Keating Jul 8.

Introducing my new Papillionaire!
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As promised, here is a photo and a video(!) of my new bike soul mate, a Papillionaire Sommer.  Her name is Prudence, Pru for…Continue

Tags: Papillionaire, Bikes, Cosmic, Bike, New

Started this discussion. Last reply by April Jul 7.

Trek Belleville WSD Mixte - SOLD
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I am selling my beloved Trek Belleville WSD. 50 cm. solid hi-tensile steel mixte frameNexus 3-speed internal hub. Hybrid style commuter/city bike based on a classic French porteur bike. The wheels…Continue

Tags: Bellville, Trek

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jun 28.

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 Annemarie Spitz Jun 26, 2015.

 

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April is attending Andrew Bedno's event
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

October 28, 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 MassUp.us or text WHERE to u@massup.us to catchup.See More
Sunday
April commented on John's event FBC Full Moon Fiasco
"Whoops! Apparently I can't read a calendar, to my credit I was reading it on my crappy android phone...but still. Thanks for responding. Perhaps I will see you tomorrow. "
Sep 16
April commented on John's event FBC Full Moon Fiasco
"My friends and I would like join up late, any way to find you? We are at the full moon fest at Foster Beach btw...if you should come this way. Thanks!"
Sep 15
April might attend John's event
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FBC Full Moon Fiasco at Leadway Bar and Grill

September 16, 2016 at 8pm to September 17, 2016 at 2am
Not to be confused with an athletic endeavor, we meet  for a couple of drinks and ride to another dive somewhere with a park stop along the way.  Meet up at 8, ride at 9.  Destination is always TBA.  See you there.See More
Sep 15
April is attending Andrew Bedno's event
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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 MassUp.us or text WHERE to u@massup.us to catchup.See More
Aug 25
April commented on April's event Chicago Women's Bike Brunch Picnic
"I just got back to Chicago and I am so excited to go to the picnic tomorrow! There is still time to RSVP! Please join us!"
Aug 6
Shawna Carter might attend April's event
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Chicago Women's Bike Brunch Picnic at Cosmic Bikes

August 7, 2016 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
There's still time to pack some picnic fun into the summer. Grab your bike and join us! We'll meet at Cosmic Bikes, and ride up Milwaukee Ave. to the North Branch Trail, and travel to Miami Woods (just S. of Dempster) to have our picnic. What to bring?It's a pot-luck picnic, so bring a brunchable dish to share, a picnic blanket, and your bike, of course! Bring a friend or two also. We'll bring some mimosa fixin's.This is an easy pace social ride. The total round-trip distance is under 12mi.See More
Jul 22
April posted an event
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Chicago Women's Bike Brunch Picnic at Cosmic Bikes

August 7, 2016 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
There's still time to pack some picnic fun into the summer. Grab your bike and join us! We'll meet at Cosmic Bikes, and ride up Milwaukee Ave. to the North Branch Trail, and travel to Miami Woods (just S. of Dempster) to have our picnic. What to bring?It's a pot-luck picnic, so bring a brunchable dish to share, a picnic blanket, and your bike, of course! Bring a friend or two also. We'll bring some mimosa fixin's.This is an easy pace social ride. The total round-trip distance is under 12mi.See More
Jul 21
Mike Keating replied to April's discussion Infographic: Tips for Drivers
"That's great, April. Wonderful to see our Infographics being used to educate on bike safety. That was the whole goal of them. Here is a link to all of our Infographics on KeatingLegal.com. Thanks again. Happy Friday. "
Jul 8
April replied to April's discussion Infographic: Tips for Drivers
"I posted an open letter to drivers and the links to all of the sources cited in the infographic on my blog. Feel free to share: https://wordpress.com/post/ecocanary.wordpress.com/904"
Jul 8
April posted discussions
Jul 8
April replied to April's discussion Introducing my new Papillionaire!
"Thanks Yasmeen and Jim!   The pannier is a Fremonster Flap Pannier from Detours. The color is indigo. I love it so far. The clips fit my rack, the bars of which are slighter wider than typical. Also there is a quality shoulder strap and a…"
Jul 7
Jim Reho replied to April's discussion Introducing my new Papillionaire!
"Lovely bike!  Congratulations!"
Jul 7
Yasmeen replied to April's discussion Introducing my new Papillionaire!
"Wow. That is beautiful. I love the blue. The pannier is really cool - what brand is that?"
Jul 7
Yasmeen replied to April's discussion Trek Belleville WSD Mixte $349
"Congrats! You should post a pic of your new dream bike. :-) We'd love to see it.  Great to hear you had a great experience at Cosmic Bikes - you're the second person to comment on how good of an experience they had buying a bike from…"
Jun 28
April replied to April's discussion Trek Belleville WSD Mixte $349
"Michelle was just sold! Thanks to everyone who stopped by this ad.  If you are still looking for a new set of wheels, I encourage you to go check out Cosmic Bikes. Former Rapid transit owners and current Cosmic Bike proprietors extraordinares…"
Jun 28

Profile Information

What I ride:
Hybrid
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...)
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.aprilgalarza.com; www.ecocanary.com

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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!

Shelley

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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