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Lee Crandell
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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What I ride:
Cyclocross
The kind of riding I do:
Commuting, Around Town
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.carfreechicago.com

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Bike Lake View - April Neighborhood Ride at School Street and Clifton Street

April 12, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
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.Bike Lake View is a free hour-long neighborhood social ride geared toward all of our neighbors -- bring your kids and your grandparents!What: Bike Lake View neighborhood bike rideWhen: 10 a.m., Sunday, April 12 (Second Sunday every month)Where: Meet at Hawthorne School (School Street and Clifton Street on the School Street…See More
Apr 11
Lee Crandell replied to h' 1.0's discussion Carfree folks: What's the number one thing you would do if you had use of a car for a weekend?
"I think the only reason we ever rent or borrow a car is if we leave town for the weekend for somewhere like Southwest Michigan. So in reverse, if I randomly had a car for a weekend, I might consider taking advantage of a short getaway. Check out…"
Oct 4, 2014
Lee Crandell replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion The shoaling thread - understanding this phenomenon
"I don't think so. I already ride slowly, and when I know there's a red light ahead I coast slowly so I hopefully don't have to stop before the light turns green. I have a single-speed upright posture bike and I like to feel relaxed…"
Sep 27, 2014
Lee Crandell replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion The shoaling thread - understanding this phenomenon
"I don't know if it's "shoaling," but I encounter this behavior far more often, and it's far more frustrating. When I would commute down Lincoln Ave., there were slow-riding regulars who I'd encounter every week who…"
Sep 27, 2014
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Bike Lake View & Sunday Play Spot Pop-Up Plaza at Seminary & Waveland (Northwest corner of Wrigley Field)

September 14, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
Join the Lake View Citizens Council (LVCC) for a leisurely morning bike ride around Lake View, then hang out at Sunday Play Spot -- a pop-up plaza with free games and activities for all ages (http://www.sundayplayspot.com). Bike Lake View is a free hour-long neighborhood social ride geared toward all of our neighbors -- bring your kids and your grandparents! Get to know your neighbors while exploring our bicycle-friendly neighborhood. What: Bike…See More
Sep 14, 2014
Lee Crandell posted an event
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Bike Lake View & Sunday Play Spot Pop-Up Plaza at Seminary & Waveland (Northwest corner of Wrigley Field)

September 14, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
Join the Lake View Citizens Council (LVCC) for a leisurely morning bike ride around Lake View, then hang out at Sunday Play Spot -- a pop-up plaza with free games and activities for all ages (http://www.sundayplayspot.com). Bike Lake View is a free hour-long neighborhood social ride geared toward all of our neighbors -- bring your kids and your grandparents! Get to know your neighbors while exploring our bicycle-friendly neighborhood. What: Bike…See More
Sep 9, 2014
Lee Crandell replied to Asper K's discussion 'Walk your bike on the sidewalk' sting operation...I got a ticket as did others
"Where exactly were you riding? I'm pretty sure it's perfectly legal to ride on the sidewalk if you're in a Chicago Park District park, including Grant Park. The distinction is a little murky around Grant Park, but you should be able…"
Sep 7, 2014
Lee Crandell is attending Dan Hughes's event
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Bike Scavenger Hunt in Lakeview at Lakeview Chicago

August 24, 2014 from 10:30am to 1pm
The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is hosting a FREE bike scavenger hunt for people of all ages and bicycling skill levels on Sunday, August 24, from 10:30am to 1pm. Participants will explore Lakeview by bicycle and be introduced to businesses participating in the Bike-Friendly Business discount program. Solve riddles, find hidden gems within the neighborhood, meet fellow Lakeview neighbors and more!The event…See More
Aug 20, 2014
Lee Crandell liked Dan Hughes's event Bike Scavenger Hunt in Lakeview
Aug 20, 2014
Lee Crandell replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Cyclist Discount No More
"Here's a long list of great biking discounts just in Lakeview: http://www.bikefriendlylakeview.com/ 45 businesses, including Intelligentsia, and still getting new businesses signing up! "
Aug 19, 2014
Lee Crandell replied to Julia 3.5/7.5 mi's discussion New bike lanes on Harrison
"I love this project. They'll be adding a right turn lane to the right of the bike lane. It should make more sense when it's done. You can see the plans here, which include a mix of types of bikeways along the street:…"
Jul 8, 2014
Lee Crandell replied to Josh L.'s discussion Bike Lanes Painted on B'way Between Wilson and Lawrence - woo hoo!
"You can find the plans here: http://chicagocompletestreets.org/your-streets/bikeways/proposed-projects/ At the "L"/Leland/Clifton, there will now by a right-turn only lane onto Clifton, with bikes only allowed to proceed in the right lane…"
Jun 13, 2014
Lee Crandell posted a discussion

West Town & Lakeview Launch ‘Bike Friendly Business Districts,’ Discount Program for Biking

New program offers discounts for customers who arrive by bike; kickoff events to coincide with Chicago Bike Week Chicago, IL (June 9, 2014) – On a typical day, more people ride on the Milwaukee Avenue protected ‘Spoke Route’ through West Town than almost any other street in the country. Chicago’s Lakefront Trail through Lakeview is also the busiest trail in the country. As a growing number of people continue using bicycles as a part of their daily lives and the city continues to invest in safer…See More
Jun 9, 2014
Lee Crandell posted an event
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Bike Lake View - Monthly Neighborhood Bike Ride at Seminary & Waveland (Northwest corner of Wrigley Field)

June 8, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
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.Bike Lake View is a free hour-long neighborhood social ride geared toward all of our neighbors -- bring your kids and your grandparents! Our neighborhood police will be riding with us again this month.What: Bike Lake View neighborhood bike rideWhen: 10 a.m., Sunday, June 8 (Second Sunday every month)Where: Meet at Seminary…See More
Jun 5, 2014
Lee Crandell and Tim Frick are now friends
Jun 5, 2014
Lee Crandell is attending Dan Hughes's event
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Lakeview Bike Friendly Business District Informational Workshop at JP Burke's Patio & Tap

May 20, 2014 from 6pm to 7:30pm
The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce welcomes all community residents, business owners and bikers to an information session & workshop around a new Bike Friendly Business District program.  The program is being launched to promote shopping local and to create a more bike-friendly Lakeview community. A Bike Friendly Business District is a commercial zone where local business owners and community groups actively promote biking as part of their neighborhood “brand” and encourage biking though…See More
May 12, 2014

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