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Loan L.
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  • Chicago, IL
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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. is attending Katie's event

April 2014 Critical Lass at BFF Bikes

April 24, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
This month we will meet at the new women's specific bike shop in Chicago. End destination to be determined. Accepting ideas! ____________________________________________ Critical Lass is a monthly 5-8 mile bike ride exclusively for women/trans cyclists. In situations where childcare is not available to you, children are welcome on ride. Meet at 6 ride at 6:30. The route will change monthly, always ending at a restaurant or bar for drinks, nosh and conversation. Depending on the venue…See More
Apr 10
Loan L. might attend Rich S's event

Prairie Fox (CBES) at Ogilivie Station

April 12, 2014 from 8am to 8pm
It's time for an April ride on the scenic Prairie and Fox River Trails! We'll catch the 8:30 Union Pacific Northwest out of Ogilvie to Crystal Lake. From there we'll take the Fox River Trail south. First stop will either be Emmett's or Village…See More
Apr 10
Loan L. might attend Julie Hochstadter's event

Shortest Korean BBQ/Sushi Ride Ever at San Soo Gab San

April 13, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Resurrecting this old tradition.Our upcoming "shortest ever" ride will take us  farther west , this time to a wonderful Korean BBQ/Sushi resturant called San Su Gab San. At 7PM meet at my house (Hermitage/Lawrence, email/call for exact address) for some pre-dinner drinks. At 7:30 we will ride 8ish blocks to San Su Gab San at Western and Berwyn. It can't get simpler or shorter. But, if you think that is too long of a ride, you can meet us at the restaurant at 7:45 (whimps).See More
Mar 22
Loan L. might attend Julie Hochstadter's event

Shortest Ever Pho Ride at Julie's House, then Pho Lilly

May 4, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
The Shortest Ever Bike Ride Series is back again! Join fellow Chainlinkers for a 1 mile ride (max) to a super yummy Pho restaurant!Schedule:6:00 Meet at Julie's house near Hermitage & Lawrence. (Email or call for Julie's exact address)6:30 Leave Julies house6:40 Arrive at Pho Lilly, located at 5100 N Broadway See More
Mar 22
Loan L. is attending Julie Hochstadter's event

Chainlink 10,000 Member Party at Half Acre's Tap Room at Half Acre's Tap Room

March 31, 2014 from 6pm to 11pm
Great party everyone!!!!!  If you have the winning raffle ticket, claim them by taking a picture of your ticket and uploading it hereor email: 10Kwinningticket at thechainlink.orgThe Torch Helmet goes to #267218The winners were:Next Space Day of CoWorking # 267282 Jim…See More
Mar 22
Loan L. might attend Lee Diamond's event

Tour of the Near West Side at Union Park

March 29, 2014 from 11am to 3pm
The Near West Side is Community Area #28, sitting 2 miles west of the Loop. It is an area whose history is as long as Chicago’s.  It came of age in the Civil War era of Victorian buildings and a city that was coming into its own as it took on the world in industry.  It is bounded by the Chicago and Northwestern railroad to…See More
Mar 22
Dave Thomas and Loan L. are now friends
Dec 2, 2013
Loan L. left a comment for Cyndi Koehler
"It was great meeting you too Cyndi! Look forward to riding with you again soon."
Oct 12, 2013
Loan L. commented on Michelle Stenzel's event "Beyond the Lakefront Trail" social ride
"No problem Michelle, I just walked 1 mile to the nearest bike shop while checking out the neighborhood :) "
Oct 12, 2013
Loan L. left a comment for Michelle Stenzel
"Thanks for the friending me, and for all the work you're doing improving the city's bike friendliness!"
Oct 12, 2013
Loan L. and Michelle Stenzel are now friends
Oct 12, 2013
Loan L. might attend globalguy's event

5th Annual Guy Fawkes's Tweed Ride at TBD

November 9, 2013 at 12pm to November 10, 2013 at 1am
Remember, Remember!The fifth of November,The Gunpowder treason and plot;I know of no reasonWhy the Gunpowder treasonShould ever be forgot! Stops Including(in this order):The Aberdeen Tap440 N. Aberdeen(meet here around noon and leave by 1:30pm SHARP) …See More
Oct 12, 2013
Loan L. might attend Rich S's event

Prairie Fox (CBES) at Ogilvie Metra Station

November 9, 2013 from 8am to 8pm
Come join us for a November ride on the scenic Fox River Trail! REVISED ROUTE AND START TIME!We'll meet at Union Station to catch the 10:40 BNSF train out to Naperville. Limit of 10 bikes per train and don't forget to bring a bungee.Our first stop will be Hopvine in Aurora. From there we'll take the Batavia…See More
Oct 12, 2013
Loan L. might attend Lee Crandell's event

Bike Lake View - Monthly Neighborhood Bike Ride at Seminary & Waveland (Northwest corner of Wrigley Field)

October 13, 2013 from 10am to 12pm
OCTOBER RIDE: Ending at Bad Wolf Coffee (3422 N Lincoln)Join the Lake View Citizens Council (LVCC) for a leisurely morning bike ride around Lake View. Get to know your neighbors while exploring our bicycle-friendly neighborhood. Helmets are required and be sure to bring a lock so you can join us for social time afterward. Bike Lake View is a free hour-long neighborhood social ride on the second Sunday of every month. The rides are geared toward all of our neighbors -- bring your kids and your…See More
Oct 12, 2013
Loan L. commented on Michelle Stenzel's event "Beyond the Lakefront Trail" social ride
"Thanks for organizing this ride, I enjoyed discovering new neighborhoods on the bike. Sorry for cutting it short, I had a flat."
Oct 12, 2013
Loan L. might attend Julie Hochstadter's event

Illinois Holocaust Museum Ride with CCC and EBC at Ravenswood Metra OR Panera in Wilmette

October 13, 2013 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
For those of you who missed our last rides to the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, here's your chance to join us again.  This ride will start at The Lawrence/Ravenswood Metra Stop (CCC). There are bathrooms and food at The Golden Nugget and a parking lot at the Metra.OR Panera in Wilmette (EBC).  Both groups will meet at the Starbucks at Central and Devon and ride together up the North Branch…See More
Oct 11, 2013

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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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