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Riding on Park District property
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A while back I believe someone posted the statute that allows riding on sidewalks and paths on Park District property.  Recently, some residents along Sheridan Road are trying to ban bikes from "The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish on Wednesday.

"Free" Workouts on the LFT at Ohio?
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This week there has been a guy soliciting for free 10-minute workouts and then conducting an impromptu class right across from the drinking fountain near the steps at the curve near the Ohio…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Oct 20.

Looking for a Hase Pino Allround Tandem

Trying to find a used Hase Pino Allround tandem to purchase.  Please notify me if you have one for sale.  Thanks!Continue

Tags: tandem, allround, pino, hase

Started Jun 30, 2015

Ortlieb Warranty Policy
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The material on my Ortieb rear roller pannier split on the side recently after 4 years of faithful service.  Does anyone know what Ortlieb's warranty policy is?  Has anyone been able to have Ortlieb…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Apr 11, 2016.

 

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David Barish replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"My understanding of this  area of the park, where I have ridden, is that it  is a path and not  a sidewalk. This is going through  a part of the park where there are neither roads nor  sidewalks but a path.  That path…"
Wednesday
Anne Alt replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"It's worth reaching out to Friends of the Parks and asking for their help to put you in touch the Park Advisory Council on this.https://fotp.org/contact-us/"
Tuesday
Mike Schwab replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"If this is PARK district property, why is the traffic so fast and heavy you need to ride on the sidewalk instead of the park road?"
Tuesday
Maurice replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Mystery solved. From Jim's link: "ASCO has teamed up with Alderman Harry Osterman to post signage ALONG SHERIDAN ROAD reminding us that bicyclists over the age of 12 are not allowed to ride on the SIDEWALK....[S]igns are also being…"
Tuesday
Jim Reho replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"I think this may shed some light on the provenance of those signs, and probably their misuse by nearby residents.  Came across it when I googled "Walk your…"
Monday
Maurice replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"We all know the general prohibition against teens and adults riding on the sidewalk, but a path through a park isn't a sidewalk. A sidewalk is the area on either SIDE of a street where you WALK. However, the same ordinance…"
Monday
Tony Adams replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Seems to only apply to penny farthings, so we should be good. ;)"
Monday
David Barish replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Paul has hit on the appropriate response.  We need to  ride  with sensitivity but need to  shoot down  extra legal attempts to curb cyclists. I have  not seen the  signs but have ridden in  that …"
Monday
Paul Lazzaro replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"I've seen other signs in that area directing cyclists to walk.  Perhaps there is concern about the many elderly walkers on those sidewalks.  I have always ridden there, albeit slowly and carefully."
Monday
mike w. replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Police enforceable?"
Monday
Anne Alt replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Most likely a ward effort."
Monday
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"It's a pretty generic sign, but I've seen it posted on other sidewalks in Edgewater.  Certainly not a Park District sign."
Monday
mike w. replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Though i haven't down ridden there in awhile, AFAIK, it's a multi-use path (marked as "Lakefront Trail" on google maps,) and the "walk your wheels" signs are probably the product of a local bitch-du-jour by some…"
Monday
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Riding on Park District property

A while back I believe someone posted the statute that allows riding on sidewalks and paths on Park District property.  Recently, some residents along Sheridan Road are trying to ban bikes from "The Meadows" area, east of Sheridan between Bryn Mawr and Berwyn.  Last week, "Walk Your Wheels" signs went up.  I've ridden this section for the past 12 years on my way to work.  It's Park District property and I consider it an extension of the LFT and the safest way to access the LFT at the underpass…See More
Monday
Mark replied to J Miller's discussion Walker hit by cyclist on Lakefront path at Fullerton 10/20/17
"Thanks for your very thoughtful words of caution and cycling etiquette.  I too am wishing a full recovery to your wife.  This new path configuration around the Theater on the Lake has always concerned me.  I think it is now more…"
Oct 23
Duppie replied to Mark's discussion "Free" Workouts on the LFT at Ohio?
"I did see him too. I was wondering about what he was doing. Besides his abominable choice of music, it didn't bother me."
Oct 20

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