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**FOUND** Kryptonite Key on Grand Ave 10/3 Monday evening

Heya folks! Riding down Grand this evening, I spied a bike lock key in the lane and put it in my pocket. Does it belong to you or a friend? Looks to be a newer gen u-lock, please send me a note if…Continue

Started Oct 3, 2016

Boulevard Lakefront Tour is back -- and we need you!

Sad to think the summer will be coming to a close, but to celebrate Active Trans' 30th Anniversary, the Boulevard Lakefront Tour will be returning on August 23 to give participants another chance to…Continue

Tags: volunteering, august, 2015, tour, lakefront

Started Jul 13, 2015

Help out fellow commuters during Bike to Work Week Pit Stop and Closing Party!
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Happy and chilly Friday to the Chainlink!Chicago's Bike to Work Week and Bike Commuter Challenge are just around the corner: June 15th through 19th. Active Trans is seeking volunteers to help out at…Continue

Tags: volunteering, pit, stops, week, work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Caiken Jun 7, 2015.

Annual appeal for volunteers for 2015 Bike the Drive - riders especially wanted!
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Hello you wonderful chainlinkers! Although it may have been a chilly ride today, in just around five short weeks we'll have thousands of riders descending on Lake Shore Drive. Another MB Financial…Continue

Tags: SAG, biking, volunteer, event, marshal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean M. O'Grady May 14, 2015.

 

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Caiken replied to Anhalt's discussion Rogue bike rack install?
"Are you willing to pay for your own parking? Also, would it be possible for you to have a rack indoors?"
Feb 27
Caiken replied to Andrew Baldyga's discussion Moving Sale Including Gunnar Ruffian, Surly Cross Check
"Hi Andrew! Any chance the XCheck is still around? I"m a pretty short kid who had a 46 LHT but this looks like a great bike.  I'm Carmen.Aiken@gmail.com if you would be able to have it be test ridden! best of selling luck!"
Feb 13
Caiken replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"So not signing it will .... make it worse?  I have never really understood why people would want to discourage others from taking a five second action by casting aspersions over it. Seems like it takes longer to do that then clicking through…"
Feb 3
Caiken replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"I would like to politely push back on this, because I almost certainly believe that in the Avalos case, it would not have mattered. And as someone who has worked for DUI specific attorneys, the greater risk to us (and indeed, other users of the…"
Jan 27
Caiken is attending Active Transportation Alliance's event
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Winter Bike to Work Day Rally! at Daley Plaza

January 13, 2017 from 6:30am to 8am
Join Active Trans and other Winter Bike Challenge participants for Winter Bike to Work Day on Friday, January 13th at Daley Plaza for the annual celebration of cyclists who don't let the cold temperatures or snow stop them from biking. From 6:30-8am, warm up and mingle with other winter cyclists with free Dark Matter coffee and Eli's cheesecake. Be sure to grab some free samples from our participating sponsors like Nuun and …See More
Jan 11
Caiken is attending Active Transportation Alliance's event
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Winter Bike Challenge Happy Hour at Paramount Room! at Paramount Room

January 19, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm
Active Transportation Alliance Membership Associates are happy to host a Winter Bike Challenge Happy Hour for the 2016 Winter Bike Challenge participants! Our friends at Paramount Room, both a BIKE-FRIENDLY business and membership partner, will be supplying us handwarming happy hour drink specials as well as light hors d'oeuvres  in their fantastic Lower Level Lounge. We're inviting all participants to come out, talk about your commutes, about the winter, the challenges, and commiserate and…See More
Jan 11
Caiken liked The Chainlink's event #OptOutside at Big Marsh
Nov 7, 2016
Caiken replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion Trains, Buses and Banana Peels // Cyclists of Chicago (Humans of New York Rip Off)
"your video is chevere! i've often wondered if someone would do something like this and I can't wait to see more. I hope to catch you sometime but you should definitely show up at Bike Winter Art Show and hit up Stuart and Steve in the next…"
Nov 3, 2016
Caiken replied to Yasmeen's discussion Women: On Bike Harassment?
"Any really shitty innuendo using the word ride. Especially when it's coming from one of our boys in blue out the window of a CPD cruiser. But c'mon, can't you get a little more clever?"
Oct 12, 2016
Caiken replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Illinois Safe Roads Amendment
Oct 5, 2016
Caiken replied to V W's discussion No backpack rule at Pete's fresh market: discriminatory to cyclists?
"Do you not do this at any other store where they ask you to? including bike shops, thrift shops, clothing shops, book shops, etc? I'm honestly baffled by why people think this is such a problem or that employees are interested in stealing your…"
Oct 5, 2016
Caiken replied to V W's discussion No backpack rule at Pete's fresh market: discriminatory to cyclists?
"No. Just, no.  This is a fairly common practice in many stores across the country and in Chicago. I'd done it for years in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland CA, all pretty pro-biking cities. I do it at least twice a month at Casa del…"
Oct 5, 2016
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**FOUND** Kryptonite Key on Grand Ave 10/3 Monday evening

Heya folks! Riding down Grand this evening, I spied a bike lock key in the lane and put it in my pocket. Does it belong to you or a friend? Looks to be a newer gen u-lock, please send me a note if this sounds like you! (I'd post the reg #, but maybe there's a great thief out there with a scheme.) Spread the word and I hope it gets returned!-caikenSee More
Oct 3, 2016
Caiken replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"I think translating empathy to people who might not understand separating a stranger riding by them with a real human being is always a heavy task--take care of you, lady. and not to be a jerk, but I think Lisa used non-gendernormative pronouns,…"
Sep 26, 2016
Caiken is attending The Chainlink's event
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Chicago Bike Week at Chicago

June 10, 2016 to June 17, 2016
Bike Commuter Challenge, June 10-17 Get your co-workers together and get riding! Compete against hundreds of other Chicagoland organizations for bike to work glory and great prizes! Schubas Bike Bash, June 11 On Saturday, June 11, from 12-4 p.m., you’re invited to enjoy food, libations and live music from the local band,…See More
Jun 9, 2016
Caiken replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Chainlink - Please Chime in on Our New Address
"#bikes"
May 25, 2016

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
Shameless wearer of headphones as I pedal. Sometimes boots too.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://riotsandhonors.tumblr.com

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