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Hasnat Swaleheen
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  • Chicago, IL
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Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
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Hi community!I recently learned to ride a bike and I am hooked. I am looking for clubs/groups/individuals with whom to ride. I live in Uptown and frequently ride the lakepath. I'd like to get on the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Brichetto Oct 16.

Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!

Hi community!I recently learned to ride a bike and I am hooked. I am looking for clubs/groups/individuals with whom to ride. I live in Uptown and frequently ride the lakepath. I'd like to get on the…Continue

Started Oct 3

 

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Frank Brichetto replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Check out the Evanston Bike Club.  Weekend rides start at Panera Bread, Wilmette.  All ride captains are there, you decide which group and pace you want and go with that group.  Nice people, good rides, lots of fun. Evanston Bike Club"
Oct 16
Tom A.K. replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Your first step in building confidence to ride in traffic would be to try to ease into street riding during the lower congested hours. Try starting off on a early Sunday morning when it's quiet and then slowly progress into busier traffic as…"
Oct 16
Julie Hochstadter replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Check out the calendar here, Chicago cycling club, critical mass (all already mentioned).  That's a good start!"
Oct 16
Filka Bean replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"I second Bob's suggestion! The reader ran this article about the history of this ride: http://chi.streetsblog.org/2017/10/05/chicago-critical-mass-turns-20-is-it-still-needed/ Lots of friendly people and a mellow pace."
Oct 8
Ken replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Hasnat, Congratulations on learning to ride! The Chicago Cycling Club offers many group rides (although there is only one upcomig ride listed right now) - including some fun neighborhood and landmark tours that I've done. Here is a link to…"
Oct 6
Bob Kastigar replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"http://chicagocriticalmass.org/about The Chicago Critical Mass ride.  The last Friday of every month.  Meet downtown at Daley Plazeby the Picasso.  The ride leaves shortly after 6 PM.   Sometimes several thousand in the summer,…"
Oct 4
David P. replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Hasnat, I can't give a helpful response to your questions, but I wanted to say congratulation on learning to ride! "
Oct 4
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Profile Information

What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I am learning to ride and would like to learn more about mechanics and maintenance.
About me:
I am 31 years old and just recently learned to ride. I would like to use my bike for fitness and transportation, and want to learn as much as possible to help me get the most out of riding.
My first bike:
Huffy Parkside

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