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Intelligentsia Cup - Prairie State Cycling Series This Week!

The Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series. The title sponsors of the event are Intelligentsia Coffee and SRAM and…Continue

Started Jul 17

Alexander County Bicyclist Killed In Collision With Driver Charged With Violating 3-Foot Rule
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llinois bicyclist Jarod Kyle Shumaker of Olive Branch, Illinois was killed Sunday night while on a bike ride on Route 3 in Alexander County. According to news reports, Shumaker was riding his bicycle…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Schwab Jul 16.

theChainlink Bar Night's Triumphant Summer Return - Thursday at Happy Village
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Through the years one of the best parts of theChainlink's online community was when everyone went offline and got together for Chainlink Bar Night.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. May 29.

"I LOOK FOR BIKES" and "I SHARE THE ROAD BUMPER STICKERS"

Fellow Chainlinkers,The greatest threat to safe bicyclists is negligent motorists. That is a simple fact. With this in mind I wanted to do something that related to bicycle safety that could also…Continue

Started Apr 27

 

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Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chainlink in Memphis!
"Rendezvous BBQ. Bit of a tourist trap, but I've always enjoyed it."
Monday
Mike Keating replied to Marcus Moore's discussion South Chicago Velodrome is Open! for maintenance now... riding soon...
"I did make it down on the infield. Here is a pic with Jamal from Slow Roll Chicago and Marco Colbert from Prairie State Cycling. Rahsaan Bahati, former national champion who started his career on the velodrome as a junior in Compton, CA was…"
Jul 22
Mike Keating commented on E Radcliff's event Superior Ambulance Elmhurst Cycling Classic
"Great coverage in the Tribune. Really looking forward to the new twilight format. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/news/ct-elh-bike-race-elmhurst-tl-0723-20150720-story.html"
Jul 21
Mike Keating is attending E Radcliff's event
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Superior Ambulance Elmhurst Cycling Classic at Wilder Park

July 24, 2015 from 11am to 9:30pm
A full day of professional and amateur bike racing near Wilder Park and around Elmhurst College on July 24th, 2015.  Twilight criterium racing brings a new level of thrill to this FREE spectator event.  Register for the Family Fun Ride and ride a couple laps on the same course as the pros!  Enjoy family fun, food & entertainment in Wilder Park.  Visit www.elmhurstcyclingclassic.com for a complete guide to the day.You can also find us on…See More
Jul 21
Mike Keating replied to chixieonfixie's discussion Calling all fixed gear ladies who want to race on the streets of Chicago...
"Thanks for posting this! The Fyxation Open is awesome, very happy to see the ladies included this year.  I got Chicago Bike Flag tshirts for all Chicago riders racing in the SRAM Chicago Criterium, including the Fyxation Open. If you race, stop…"
Jul 20
Mike Keating replied to Marcus Moore's discussion South Chicago Velodrome is Open! for maintenance now... riding soon...
"I was out there on Saturday for the Slow Roll ride as a part of the Intelligentsia Cup/Prairie State Cycling Series. It was my first time actually out on the velodrome. Glad to hear that it is up and operational. Please let me know what I can do to…"
Jul 20
Mike Keating commented on Lisa Fioretti's event Sram Chicago Criterium
"The date is wrong on this event. Tonight's race is in Beverly. The Chicago Crit is next Sunday. Thanks!"
Jul 17
Mike Keating is attending Lisa Fioretti's event
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Sram Chicago Criterium at Fulton Street

July 17, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
The Sram Chicago Criterium is the final series of races in the Intelligentsia Cup. The event begins Sunday, July 26th at 9:00am until 8:00pm. This great venue is just a couple blocks from the United Center and right outside the Goose Island and Intelligentsia warehouses! We are looking for volunteers to fill spots in the first and last shift!First shift: 8:40am-11:50amFourth Shift: 5:20pm-8:30pm.Volunteers help keep the track safe for racers and attendees. We would greatly appreciate your help…See More
Jul 17
Mike Keating posted a discussion

Intelligentsia Cup - Prairie State Cycling Series This Week!

The Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series. The title sponsors of the event are Intelligentsia Coffee and SRAM and Keating Law Offices is also a proud sponsor for the third year in a row. The races are awesome and the 2015 Prairie State Cycling Series has three races in Chicago with stops on July 17th in Beverly, July 18th in South Shore and July 26th near Union Park on the near West Side. In addition, there are…See More
Jul 17
Mike Keating replied to Anne Alt's discussion bad week for hit and run fatalities around Chicagoland
"There were three fatal bicycle collisions with motor vehicle in Illinois THIS WEEK. One in Alexander County, one in Des Plaines and this one in Waukegan. Of those three, two were hit-and-runs and the third involved a driver "clipping" the…"
Jul 17
Mike Keating commented on Mark Zalewski's event Intelligentsia Cup
"I'll be at every race. Please stop by and say hi if you are racing. Good luck! Ride hard! For the third year in a row, Keating Law Offices is sponsoring the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series. The title sponsors of the…"
Jul 17
Mike Keating and Joe Yeoman are now friends
Jul 16
Mike Keating liked Mark Zalewski's event Intelligentsia Cup
Jul 16
Mike Keating is attending Mark Zalewski's event
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Intelligentsia Cup at Chicagoland

July 17, 2015 to July 26, 2015
Founded in 2012 as the Prairie State Cycling Series, the Intelligentsia Cup brings competitive bicycle racing to the Chicago metro area, featuring top-level professional and elite amateur athletes. Each race venue includes exciting racing complemented by healthy and fun family activities, a lifestyle expo, as well as food and beverage from local vendors. For the complete schedule, please visit: www.intelligentsiacup.comSee More
Jul 16
Mike Keating replied to mweerd's discussion Beginning Biking with Baby
"First, congrats on the little guy.  Manufacturers recommend waiting until 12 months before going on rides, so you are on the safe side at 13 months. I like the front seats because you can keep an eye on them and the center of gravity is better…"
Jul 16
Mike Schwab replied to Mike Keating's discussion Alexander County Bicyclist Killed In Collision With Driver Charged With Violating 3-Foot Rule
"If a rider holds out their arm to signal a left turn, their fingertips are 3+ feet from their shoulder, not their spine.  Could you put Ts at the end of the distance dashes?"
Jul 16

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cyclocross, Cruiser, Track, Divvy (bike share), Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Competition / Racing, Around Town, My job involves biking, My business involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Bikes, news, friends. All the things that make the Chicago bicycling community so great.
About me:
I'm a Chicago-based attorney and an avid bicyclist. I'm also the author of the IllinoisBicycleLaw.com blog. Throughout my career I've consistently advocated for greater protection for cyclists, particularly those in the urban environment.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com

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At 6:48pm on March 25, 2015, Shawn A Conley said…

Hey Mike.  I called you.  Need to talk to you.

At 11:28pm on October 17, 2013, Maria E Astudillo said…

Hi Mike! Good to hear from you- all is well, moving on and making the best of life. Thanks for you help- M

At 4:47pm on January 23, 2013, Jeff Markus said…

Yo Mike,

I don't think the coffee meeting format will need me to pull strings but I'll let ya know if I think a 'friendly' follow up would help.

I'm thinkin' this to be more of an introduction to LOOK for the 3 officials and to sorta feel'em out for contact info and potential leverage as we move forward with the education campaign.

Thanks for the offer and if you can make it the extra body would be handy since the hour and a half is going to be a challenge to hit all 3 since they will be burdened with many constituent concerns.

Jeff Markus

PS note address change to the other end of the 3400 block on Southport (3445, Mystic Celt)

At 4:42pm on January 19, 2011, Samantha said…
Hey thanks for the patches and stickers - wrote about you on the blog I'm apart of - check it out! www.candycranks.com
At 1:39am on January 19, 2011, lauren sailor said…
sorry! i've been cranky and defensive. overworked, ugh.
At 11:52am on January 3, 2011, Davo said…
Thanks again for the stickers and patches. I'll be sure to pass on the info in your letter too. Thank you for your service
 
 
 

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