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Brian Bender
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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  • Duppie
  • Anne Alt

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Brian Bender replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Looking for Heavier Test Riders
"I weigh 250 to 285. In general, I say to buy up in the strength on any part. I have worn out both axles and replaced them with heavier gauge axles. The chain, too. Use a stronger chain. Not sure why drop handlebars are needed, I'd suggest…"
Jul 3
Brian Bender commented on Duppie's event A Hailstorm in a glass half full - CBES
"Thanks for working out the Lemont/Tinley route, so many bad choices avoided."
May 4
Brian Bender commented on Anne Alt's event Major Taylor Trail tree planting
"Perfect weather today. If anyone has reservations about the weather; no worries-come on out."
Apr 27
Brian Bender is attending Anne Alt's event
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Major Taylor Trail tree planting at Major Taylor Trail, 124th St. to 125th St.

April 27, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm
We're planning an exciting event for this spring - the planting of 20-25 young trees (oaks and other native species) along the Major Taylor Trail.  Friends of the Major Taylor Trail is working with the Openlands TreeKeepers program on this very green trail improvement. Tree planting experience is helpful but not required.  The most important things are your ability to dig with a shovel, help lift and carry large things and follow directions. Hiking boots or work boots are recommended. If you…See More
Apr 23
Brian Bender commented on Duppie's event A Hailstorm in a glass half full - CBES
"I am starting near 111th & Western, will join the group in Lemont. Has someone verified that Pollyanna is open on May 3?"
Apr 20
Brian Bender replied to Anne Alt's discussion trail conditions in the group Friends of the Major Taylor Trail
"Many passes this week, more detailed observations: Just north of 95th St, the brush is poised to grow onto the west lane of the trail this spring.  Near 105th St, we have bushes matted down by winter storms that are encroaching on the…"
Apr 10
Peter Taylor and Brian Bender are now friends
Apr 10
Brian Bender is attending Duppie's event
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A Hailstorm in a glass half full - CBES at Wicker Park

May 3, 2014 from 9am to 6pm
Join us for a ride to the southwest suburbs. We will be leaving the fountain in Wicker Park at 9am and ride 32 miles on through Riverside and Brookfield and onto the I&M Canal trail to Lemont where we will be visiting the Polyanna Brewery, get a tour and sample some of their beers.We will then continue approximately 20 miles to Hailstorm Brewing in Tinley Park. This…See More
Apr 5
Brian Bender replied to Anne Alt's discussion trail conditions in the group Friends of the Major Taylor Trail
"I rode the entire trail on April 4. Some glass near 120th and 116th St; easily navigable. And no potholes. On March 10, I rode from Dan Ryan Woods to 127th. Interestingly, the City segment was plowed and clear while the FPDCC property was…"
Apr 5
Brian Bender is attending Peter Taylor's event

Major Taylor Trail Roll to the River at Dan Ryan Woods Trail Head

May 17, 2014 from 8am to 12pm
4th Annual event in Honor of Chicago River DayRides of 15 & 40 miles.1 mile loop for kids (parental supervision required)8-8:30 - Setup & bike check8:40 - Remarks9:00 - Rolling to the River...See More
Mar 14
Brian Bender is attending Shawn A Conley's event
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Major Taylor Chicago Meeting at Blackstone Bicycle Works

March 15, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm
Major Taylor Chicago is excited about the upcoming cycling season!  We have some wonderful things planned as soon as the polar vortex gets out of town. Come and join us to see what's new...and, bring a friend.See More
Mar 8
Brian Bender replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Inner Tubes
"I went through this myself, riding a street bike on 1.75 tires. Read about guys in Arizona getting flats from cactus needles in the desert. I worked with Goodspeed cycles in Homewood and bought heavy duty innertubes  and a Bontrager…"
Mar 8
Brian Bender is attending Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail's event
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Cal-Sag Trail Bid Opening Party! at Rock Island Public House

February 28, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Heck yes, I'll drink to the trail!This Friday, the Illinois Department of Transportation selects the winning bids for the very first construction contracts to build the Cal-Sag Trail.For 10 years, Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail and the Cal-Sag Trail Coalition has…See More
Feb 28
Brian Bender might attend Anne Alt's event
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Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting at Ridge Park fieldhouse

February 19, 2014 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Please join us for our monthly meeting to discuss planning and events for the new year. Everyone is welcome.See More
Feb 15
Brian Bender replied to Yasmeen's discussion BFF Bikes - New Bike Shop Opening in Chicago this March Geared Towards Women
"Interesting, I'd like to visit, patronize and wish well. I note there is no mention of where the shop is/will be. You do understand that running a bike shop happens in the physical world, right? Involves messy things like a storefront,…"
Jan 10
Brian Bender replied to Anne Alt's discussion trail conditions in the group Friends of the Major Taylor Trail
"Conditions very good from 95th to 127th St; salted and probably plowed. In FPDCC properties Whister and Dan Ryan: no maintenance, all snow covered. Vehicle tracks on the Dan Ryan Woods segment, probably police car. Also vehicle tracks on the trail…"
Dec 27, 2013

Profile Information

What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
Live in Morgan Park.
Work downtown in securities brokerage operations. Bicycle commuting since June 2012.
Board member, Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.calsagtrail.org

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