DATE: May 17, 2017 (always the 3rd Wednesday of May)TIME: Gather at 6:00 pm; Depart at 6:30pmWHERE: Hundreds of locations world wide; Eternal Flame (Daley Plaza) in ChicagoOne day. One Time. World wide.On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RideofSilenceChicago/Communities throughout Chicagoland participate in the Ride of Silence including: Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Joliet, Oak Park and Peoria.Wherever…See More
Illinois's Bike Safety Bill (HB1784) made it through the House Transportation Committee today, 11-0. We're very proud to have participated in its drafting along with Ride Illinois.The bill does three things: (1) prescribe when drivers may pass a bicyclist in a no-passing zone;…See More
"I've not come across any judges (in the civil divisions of the court) that have been notably unfair to bicyclists. I suggest reviewing the Chicago Bar Association's judicial evaluation guide. I have very familiar with their…"
Presented by Athletes By DesignREGISTRATION: • Race day registration opens by 7:00AM and closes 30 minutes before each race. Online registration closes the Thursday evening prior to each race (Saturday races close Wednesday evening).• Register online at BikeReg.com. Day-Of Entry fees are cash (preferred) or check (bring cash).• Day-of registration add $5. 2nd Race Only $10.• All riders must sign a USAC rider release form. No refunds.LICENSES: All races will be held under USAC permit. Riders…See More
Presented by Beverly Bike*Vee PakREGISTRATION: • Race day registration opens by 7:00AM and closes 30 minutes before each race. Online registration closes the Thursday evening prior to each race (Saturday races close Wednesday evening).• Register online at BikeReg.com. Day-Of Entry fees are cash (preferred) or check (bring cash).• Day-of registration add $5. 2nd Race Only $10.• All riders must sign a USAC rider release form. No refunds.LICENSES: All races will be held under USAC permit. Riders…See More
CYCLING COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION!We are hurting. We have lost too many people on the streets of "America's #1 Bicycling City". Join us for the installation of yet another ghost bike and a public call to action for our streets to be safer for all. We will have a few hundred votives available thanks to an anonymous donation, but also encourage you to bring your bike light to the vigil.Drivers need to pay attention. Infrastructure needs to be improved. Laws need to be enforced. Everyone needs to…See More
"I think it's still an uphill battle as they have to go after the officer for not writing the ticket (and not doing a damn thing to get information from the driver) in the first place and the result of that will likely be the fine."
"I used it a couple years ago and didn't find it particularly helpful.
It seemed like they had a canned response to any call:
Go to the hospital;
They will refer you to a lawyer.
In my case, that wasn't helpful.
I can see it being helpful…"
"Ouch! Hard to look at. Reminiscent of what happened to me years ago and a police did nothing except call the ambulance. This is wrong but we have come a long way. The streets are so much safer than they ever used to be but we all have to be careful.…"
"I don't know the specifics of the law, but I would guess that it would be possible to sue the police department for not reporting an accident. If civilians can be charged with a misdemeanor and $2500 for not reporting an accident, can't…"
"I got the cameras I carry now (Hero 3 on the front, Fly6 on the rear) because I witnessed a hit and run. I was following a driver, who didn't bother to stop at all at a stop sign, and only stepped on the brakes when he had a cyclist who was…"