Not to be confused with an athletic endeavor, we meet up at Gannon's Pub for a couple of drinks and ride to another dive somewhere. Meet up at 8, ride at 9. Destination is always TBA. See you there.See More
Going on it's 3rd installment, in support of positive body image and gender equality the last Friday in July, more than 1,000 Chicago Critical Mass participants are encouraged to bike in their underwear. The Ride ends at an Underwear Dance Party in support of gender equality. The movement: GET IN (your underwear), GET ON (your bike), and GET OFF (your hang-ups)...riding through the streets of Chicago in our underwear in support of green transportation, gender equality, and positive body image.…See More
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 http://MassUp.us or text WHERE to email@example.com to catchup.See More
"I have at least one bike in the dining room at all times, and one locked outside, and 1-2 plus my dog trailer in the basement. I live in a three-flat with two other tenants who have (free) use of the garage, and I have tried (with relative success)…"
"Always best to talk with your neighbors. If there is a common area in the basement or a garage where bikes will be locked, perhaps assign spaces (and ALWAYS lock the bike TO SOMETHING permanent and unmovable; a bike with its wheels locked to…"
"I just keep my bike inside because I have read too many times about bikes getting stolen from apartments - other tenants either do the same or lock the bikes to the support structures in our basement."
"As a landlord, I find many tenants abandon bikes and other possessions when they move. And the abandoned bikes tend to accumulate in the best, most convenient basement locations.
So I place a dated sticker on all bikes once a year. The…"
Didn't see a discussion like this. So what is the etiquette for basement/hallway spaces as well as gate spots? What have you experienced? What worked/didn't? Any casualties? How should landlords be expected to be responsible for helping with the sharing of indoor spaces or outdoor gate spots? Best ways to communicate with neighbors/worst ways/other experiences? I'm so curious what others' experiences are like!See More
"Just let someone know you are behind them they'll move to the right. A bell or an 'on your left' would be so cool. Yet is so rare. It's worth slowing down and pausing for a sec while the slow one in front…"
Hey Barbra! Just wanted to say that you are doing a great job with staying positive about Critical Mass. I know that it must really suck to have someone being so negative about something you've worked hard to create. Especially since they aren't offering a counter suggestion. I have a good feeling about the ride and am looking forward to being upfront with you. Hopefully we can get a few more in the front with us and have our own party. You are awesome!
Thanks for being willing to step up and help out with the mass. So many people aren't willing to do anything more than just complain. The big thing that I can suggest is have a friend with you if you're at the front. It's kind of boring. I may be at the July ride, but I haven't finalized my plans (I'm going on a week long bike ride that week and haven't decided on when I'll leave).
Hopefully the meeting will result in a group of people who try to make the ride a success.