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Police escort bike ride on west side today??
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I saw a curious sight today. On Harrison or Congress. I was driving south on Cicero this early afternoon, and saw the road was blocked by police vehicles. Traffic was backed up, and I thought it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jun 29.

Bicyclist Pulled Over/Ticketed Today On Halsted?

Say a police vehicle blocking a lane, looking like he cut off a biker headed south on Halsted near Division this a.m. around 7:45 am. Just curious if that was a Chainlinker being pulled over and…Continue

Started Jun 1

Bicyclist Critically Injured In Hit-and-Run on North Ave in Humboldt Park
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Keating Apr 9.

Danger--Milwaukee Ave. South of Ogden a sheet of ice
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My apologies to the woman behind me on the inbound protected bike lane. My ice wipeout may have led to hers. And thanks to the guy on the Divvy behind us, who was able to avoid the ice, for checking…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Feb 9.

 

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Anne Alt replied to Brian's discussion Police escort bike ride on west side today??
"Well said!"
Jun 29
Tom A.K. replied to Brian's discussion Police escort bike ride on west side today??
"What are you saying Jerry? That the Wounded Warriors Bike Riders don't deserve a protective escort? These war veterans who fought for the freedoms that you and I enjoy today don't deserve support in their efforts to rehabilitate/deal with…"
Jun 29
Anne Alt replied to Brian's discussion Police escort bike ride on west side today??
"When an organization reaches out in advance to a police district, sometimes they can get assistance in the form of an escort and/or intersection blocking to allow the group to stay together. It doesn't necessarily require clout."
Jun 28
Jerry Lee replied to Brian's discussion Police escort bike ride on west side today??
"On Fathers day, I was on the Father's day ride at the Cheese cake factory, where there was a police escort thru the entire route. There at least 2 police SUV's blocking the main streets as we passed by. There was no politician on the ride,…"
Jun 28
Tom A.K. replied to Brian's discussion Police escort bike ride on west side today??
Jun 28
Brian replied to Brian's discussion Police escort bike ride on west side today??
Jun 27
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Police escort bike ride on west side today??

I saw a curious sight today. On Harrison or Congress. I was driving south on Cicero this early afternoon, and saw the road was blocked by police vehicles. Traffic was backed up, and I thought it might be due to some crime. I said to my wife, "this doesn't look good." Multiple police officers and lots of flashing lights. Then, to my surprise, a small group of bikers came through heading east thorough this west side neighborhood. There were police vans. Police SUVs, police on bikes, etc. And a…See More
Jun 27
Brian replied to yaj 7.4's discussion Cortland and Damen construction = communting challenge
"Is Elston ridable near the Damen work? I haven't heard much about the construction there in terms of its impact on Elston riding. "
Jun 4
Brian replied to yaj 7.4's discussion Cortland and Damen construction = communting challenge
"I tried that this a.m. inbound. Only problem is that small stretch on Diversey. I just took the lane...as there is little room within those two lanes in each direction. Sat in a little traffic at the light, but it was pretty quick. all other…"
Jun 1
Brian posted a discussion

Bicyclist Pulled Over/Ticketed Today On Halsted?

Say a police vehicle blocking a lane, looking like he cut off a biker headed south on Halsted near Division this a.m. around 7:45 am. Just curious if that was a Chainlinker being pulled over and ticketed on their bike for some reason. I must say that's the first time I've seen that. See More
Jun 1
Brian replied to Maurice's discussion Particularly dangerous bike lanes
"I'm still recuperating from a slipped disc in my back from a fall on the ice in the Milwaukee "protected" bike lanes near Ogden in February. The city fails to maintain the protected lanes properly, making them a danger during certain…"
Apr 23
Mike Keating replied to Brian's discussion Bicyclist Critically Injured In Hit-and-Run on North Ave in Humboldt Park
"Jim, I happen to agree with you. If I remember correctly, the law was changed because electric assisted bicycles were becoming more popular. I think that this bill (now 6 years since passing) was well intentioned in addressing electric ASSISTED…"
Apr 9
Jim Reho replied to Brian's discussion Bicyclist Critically Injured In Hit-and-Run on North Ave in Humboldt Park
"Leave it to legislators to create a definition that flies in the face of history.  By definition, bicycles are human-propelled.  When a two-wheeled vehicle is powered by a gas engine or electric motor, it ceases to be a bicycle.  In…"
Apr 8
Mike Keating replied to Brian's discussion Bicyclist Critically Injured In Hit-and-Run on North Ave in Humboldt Park
"Here's a post I did all the way back in 2009 on when a bicycle is maybe no longer a bicycle. Here's what the law says: Is an Electric or Motorized Bicycle Legally a Motor Vehicle or Just a Bicycle? The sales of electric and motorized…"
Apr 8
Anne Alt replied to Brian's discussion Bicyclist Critically Injured In Hit-and-Run on North Ave in Humboldt Park
"I think you'll get a lot of agreement on that."
Apr 7
John W. 6.3mi replied to Brian's discussion Bicyclist Critically Injured In Hit-and-Run on North Ave in Humboldt Park
"But I love following a gas-powered cycle on the LFP or roads. The exhaust helps my breathing. (smell the sarcasm?)"
Apr 7

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Cyclocross, Fixed Gear, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational

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