i went to swap-o-rama in alsip this weekend and its mostly indoors but out back you can rent tables and sell tools, or what ever. guys pull up in a van or truck rent a spot for 25 for the day and unload all sorts of stuff to sell. I lost track of all the felts and jamis and cannondales n such that i saw there. part of me wanted to take pictures of every one of em (they dont like you taking pictures) and put them in some kind of discussion or blog(like a reverse stolen bike registry) so that…See More
THE monthly north side gathering of cyclists. Winds a dozen miles-ish, ending with food+drink. Well-attended. Bring friends, tunes, bells, costumes, cameras. Meet under Young Lincoln Statue at Ridge and Thorndale. Not just for Northsiders, see it as a second big monthly mass, sometimes topping 100 riders.See More
Chicago Critical Mass bike rides start from Daley Plaza (Dearborn & Washington) at 5:30 p.m. (Leave around 6 p.m.) on the last Friday of each month, regardless of season or weather. They are free and fun. All you have to do is show up with your bike. The rides are family- and pet-friendly.<br/><br/>A Critical Mass is created when the group of riders take back the streets of our city. The right of the people to assemble is guaranteed in the Constitution and Critical Mass…See More
to roofis, was looking over my discussion on weatherproof bikes and still trying to get someone to try one of my canopies I thought I would like to send you a design packet for free to see if you might like to build it, try it and review it. its good for the summer as well, I put a window in the front that is removable with velcro, so that its totally ventilated, but still covers you from the rain. and a plan to cover the top in the serious heat of summer with white cloth so that is cool in the summer.
see my website for all the modifications I made since I first started the discussion, everyone helped me alot. thanks jill
p.s. send me an email with an address to send the packet to if you need it.