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Loan L.
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Fall color rides
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Hello,Where and what are your favorite rides in fall?Anyone interested in doing long rides in MI to enjoy fall colors? I'm looking at:39th Apple Cider Century Tour, $45, with various distances,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Aug 17, 2012.

2012 Ganther Race the Lake 90 Mile Bike Race
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Hi all,Anyone interested in doing this, as team/relay? At least we could train together.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chitown_Mike Aug 27, 2013.


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Loan L. replied to Lisa Elliott's discussion Looking for Riding Buddies in the SLoop area
"Hello Lisa, I live near Union Station, and like riding on the weekends with a few friends also living very near the Loop. You wanna go riding with us sometimes? Loan."
Loan L. might attend John's event

8th Ride to Pierogi Fest at Buckingham Fountain - west side, near Columbus Drive

July 25, 2015 from 10am to 6pm
A relaxed ride (no drop) along the Lakefront Path and Burnham Greenway.  We ramble through the beautiful south side and across the border into Indiana.Vast amounts of delicious food Veg friendlyPolka music and dancingMr. Pierogi and the PiroguettesShaded beer garden with live musicThe best festival "relief facilities" (air conditioned, running water and clean)Attended bike parking, courtesy of South Shore…See More
Loan L. might attend Venus de Miles's event

Venus de Miles, all-women's bike ride at Northshore

July 25, 2015 from 7am to 3pm
Venus de Miles, all-women's road ride returns for the 4th year in Lake Forest on July 25th, 2015!  Voted Best Cycling Event twice by Competitor magazine, the 2015 ride will offer 25-mile and 62-mile course options. Throughout the day, riders are treated to healthy, organic food, complimentary cocktails, spa services, a variety of vendors, and a lot of fun. The ride benefits Greenhouse Scholars, an education organization that works…See More
Loan L. might attend Michael Young's event

Tour de Fat at Palmer Square

July 11, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike.Opening each show with a costumed bike parade through the host city, Tour de Fat celebrates the power of the bike by encouraging everyone to embrace their…See More
Loan L. posted an event

Downtown to Botanic Garden at Monroe Harbor

June 21, 2015 from 9am to 6pm
Go up Lake Front Trail then North Branch Trail to Botanic Garden, have lunch, then head back along the lake.See More
Jun 18
Loan L. might attend DerferMark's event

Metra- Harvard to Beloit, Metric Century at Irving Park Metra Station

July 25, 2015 from 8:30am to 7pm
62 miles - a Metric Century (100 KM)Get out of Dodge and into the country with zero carbon emissions. Avg. speed of ride leader for total ride (excluding stops) will be 14-16 mph, perhaps as high as 18 mph on straight aways with a tail wind! All riders of all paces welcome and detailed cue sheets provided.We’ll meet at the Irving Park…See More
Jun 15
Loan L. might attend Yasmeen's event

Chainlink Bar Night - Happy Village at The Happy Village

May 28, 2015 from 6:30pm to 11pm
This month we are going to Happy Village for Chainlink's Bar Night. Come out and join us for a great night including:Beer garden Ping pongSnacks provided by Michael Keating of Illinois Bicycle LawyersTasty beer selectionCelebrate warmer weather and National Bike Month with your fellow Chainlinkers. See you there!On Facebook: More
May 20
Loan L. might attend Emily Leidenfrost's event

Women's Open House and Clothing Swap at West Town Bikes! at West Town Bikes

April 1, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Want to see the digs and meet the dedicated community of Women's Night Open Shop? Tell your lady friends, tell your mama, tell your sista to join us on Wednesday, April 1st to learn what Women's Night at West Town Bikes is all about!  We'll be shmnoozing, swapin' clothes, talking bikes and enjoying food and drink together from 7-10pm.  All ladies are welcome to join! Bring your used clothes to swap. Or don't. You don't need to bring clothes to participate in the clothing swap.  Leftover…See More
Mar 30
Loan L. might attend Lee Diamond's event

Liar's Ride 2015 at Ciclo Urbano/West Town Bikes

April 1, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
The Liar's Ride is a bike tour with nary a stitch of truth told from beginning to end of the 492,385,412 mile journey.  Ride should take about 5 minutes.  See you there.See More
Mar 30
Loan L. might attend Lisa Curcio 6.2mi's event

Third Annual Women Bike Chicago Day of Dialogue and Demonstration at Dvorak Park

April 18, 2015 from 9:30am to 3pm
*************SCHEDULE BELOW**************For the third year, Women Bike Chicago presents a day that is by women just for women who want to learn about riding for transportation, riding with kids, or riding just for the fun of it.  This year we have formal sessions on "Bike Maintenance 101" along with some returning favorites.  We will also have the popular "Bike Zoo"which provides a chance to try all kinds of bikes including upright bikes, road bikes, commuter bikes, different types of cargo…See More
Mar 16
Loan L. might attend JustWill's event

Annual Spring Ride to Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL at Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora IL

March 14, 2015 from 9am to 5pm
With spring possibly springing early this season, I think it's time to schedule my Annual Spring Ride to Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora.The meeting point:9:00 AM at UIC and Halsted station to take the Blue line to Forest Park then ride the IPP to Aurora and drink and eat lunch at Two Brothers Roundhouse. We will leave no later than 9:15 on the Blue Line toward Forest Park10:00 AM at Forest Park Blue Line stationIf you are riding all the way from the city, then please make sure you make one…See More
Mar 9
Loan L. might attend Pam Kaloustian's event

St. Patrick's Day Ride by Wheeling Wheelmen at Wauconda High School

March 22, 2015 from 8am to 1pm
Routes of 16, 20 and 36 miles wind through beautiful Northeast Illinois over quiet secondary roads with SAG support.$10 on site registration only from 8-10:30am.All routes open at 8:00 AM. All riders must plan to complete their rides by 1:00 PM when all routes close and SAG support stops.See More
Mar 2
Loan L. might attend Yasmeen's event

Chainlink Bar Night - Save the date! at Announcement soon!

March 19, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm
We reserved the back room with fireplaces. They also have pool tables and specials:$5 appetizers$1 off all Founders drafts We will have Chainlink pint glasses for sale and the new t-shirts (hopefully!). We will also have free temporary Chainlink tattoos and a few give-aways from the Chainlink closet. See you there! See More
Mar 2
Loan L. might attend Gary Gilbert's event

Arlington 500 at Barrington High School

May 17, 2015 from 6am to 4pm
This year's edition of the Arlington 500 Invitational Bike Ride is May 17 2015.This invitational ride attracts hundreds of riders from northern Illinois and surrounding states. The ride is fully supported with SAG vehicles and SAG stops with food and camaraderie of local cyclists.The Arlington 500, offers several route distances. The longest route is 500 furlongs and is slightly longer than a metric century.The route is beautiful through northern Cook and southern Lake county with very light…See More
Feb 9
Loan L. might attend Annie Byrne's event

Movie night at BFF Bikes featuring Wadjda at BFF Bikes

February 28, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Come hang out at BFF Bikes and join us for a screening of Wadjda, a story about a Saudi girl who overcomes many obstacles to buy her first bike.  It was also the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director. This is a free event and all are welcome! BYOB if you wish!See More
Feb 9
Loan L. might attend Yasmeen's event

The Return of Chainlink Bar Night! at Emporium Logan Square

February 19, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm
The return of Chainlink Bar Night will be all fun and games at Emporium Arcade Bar with video games, pool tables, pinball machines, great craft beers and a huge whiskey list. Two FREE tokens per Chainlinker. Drink special $1.00 off well drinks. See More
Feb 1

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What I ride:
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Distance
About me:
I moved to Chicago from East Coast in Dec 2012. Looking forward to discovering the city and the Midwest area on wheels with fellow cyclists.
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At 10:29pm on September 29, 2013, Cyndi Koehler said…

So good to meet you yesterday, stay in touch!

At 4:47pm on July 26, 2012, katrina m said…

Hi Loan-  thanks for the welcome greetings! I'm not in any racing club or training group.  I'm training on my own for the upcoming Chicago triathlon and Chicago marathon.  I don't consider myself a hardcore cyclist, i'm scared of riding my bike on the streets next to a moving vehicle.  either i ride on my trainer during off season or I drive myself to a trail, then i ride.

At 10:31am on July 12, 2012, Howard Lo said…

Hi Loan, I noticed that you RSVP for Cycle for Change. Can you email me ( so that I include you on our roster and send you our logistics communique? Thanks, Howard



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