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Gene Tenner
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The Bloomingdale Trail, Pulse of 'The 606,' Opens June 6, Emanuel Says
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Perhaps the most anticipated public park in recent memory, The Bloomingdale Trail — an elevated path above the commotion of the city where you can bike, jog or walk — will open to the masses on June…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. on Wednesday.

Lakefront trail project on a slow and risky path

Navy Pier flyover bridge project is crawling along, amid hazards for bicyclists and pedestriansBicyclist: “How can they build the Sears Tower faster than they can build this stupid flyover?”The…Continue

Started Apr 19

Bike Path Will Link Edgewater to Joliet, and Nearly All of It Is Off-Road
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By next year, you'll be able to bike from Edgewater to Joliet — and nearly all of it off-road.The Lakefront Trail now stretches about 18 miles from Hollywood Avenue and Lake Shore Drive on the north…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jared Apr 19.

Here's the Latest Look at the Bloomingdale Trail [PHOTOS]
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Here's the Latest Look at the Bloomingdale Trail [PHOTOS]Landscape and design architects donned hard hats to walk on the under-construction Bloomingdale Trail Monday. Set to open in June, the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Curcio 4.1mi Mar 12.

 

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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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9 hours ago
Gene Tenner replied to Haddon's discussion The Backwards Brain Bicycle - Smarter Every Day
"I found this very interesting, because something similar happened to me yesterday. I was taking photos of carpenter volunteers who were working on low-income homes in the Austin neighborhood. There were lots of ins and outs of homes and one-way…"
12 hours ago
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion The Bloomingdale Trail, Pulse of 'The 606,' Opens June 6, Emanuel Says
"Jessica Maxey-Faulkner, a Park District Spokeswoman said, "restrooms aren't currently in the design for the 606, but we will consider this community request. " For the 606 grand opening, I'm bringing along the free gift that I…"
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Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion The Bloomingdale Trail, Pulse of 'The 606,' Opens June 6, Emanuel Says
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Apr 20
Jeremy replied to Gene Tenner's discussion The Bloomingdale Trail, Pulse of 'The 606,' Opens June 6, Emanuel Says
"6/06.  Very clever.  Luckily, that is a Saturday to get the biggest crowds at opening."
Apr 20
Tony Adams 4 mi replied to Gene Tenner's discussion The Bloomingdale Trail, Pulse of 'The 606,' Opens June 6, Emanuel Says
"Pretty exciting! That is appropriate as it is National Trails Day. It is also the same day as the Ribbon-Cutting celebration for the Cal Sag Trail. Welcome to summer in Chicago - the time when we are swamped with overlapping choices for…"
Apr 20
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Jared replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Path Will Link Edgewater to Joliet, and Nearly All of It Is Off-Road
"Where from the east are you coming from?  I find the ride from Lincoln Square to Caldwell/Devon to be a quite pleasant zig zag mostly through low trafficked residential streets.  I take Byrn Mawr west and then follow the bike route signs…"
Apr 19
Jennifer on the lake replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Path Will Link Edgewater to Joliet, and Nearly All of It Is Off-Road
"And beyond!"
Apr 18
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Apr 18
Joe Guzzardo replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Path Will Link Edgewater to Joliet, and Nearly All of It Is Off-Road
"Way cool. I've ridden along the North Branch trail a few times but getting to Caldwell and Devon is a daunting experience if you're coming from the east, at least. Having a path connected to the Lakefront trail is something I'm…"
Apr 17
Duppie replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Path Will Link Edgewater to Joliet, and Nearly All of It Is Off-Road
"There is about a mile of road riding required between the Old Plank trail and thew Glacial trail. The Glacial trail connects you directly to the Medewin National Tallgrass Prairie about 10 miles south of Joliet. Makes for a wonderful, if ambitious…"
Apr 16
Jennifer on the lake replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Path Will Link Edgewater to Joliet, and Nearly All of It Is Off-Road
"And beyond! "
Apr 15

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What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Solutions to problems
About me:
I am the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 47,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I work as a volunteer to aid refugees from southern Sudan and its western region Darfur who are now living in Illinois. I am on 46th Ward Alderman James Cappelman’s Transportation, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Team and am the guy on the lakefront with the pink flamingo on his trike.

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At 9:53am on June 25, 2012, in it to win it 8.0 mi said…

Gene, was that you riding for Cappleman in yesterday's parade.  I got dizzy just watching you!!!

 
 
 

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