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Chicago Ghost Bikes

This group is intended to be used as a tool for tracking information and getting ghost bikes made and placed.

Website: http://bikechicago.info/ghostbikes
Members: 52
Latest Activity: Nov 5

Please:

-start a separate discussion to collect information on, discuss, and plan for each victim.

-take the time, if possible, to assist by helping track down missing information or details.

-try to post information to pertinent discussions rather than to the comment wall, so we can find it down the road, or otherwise stated, avoid posting discussion to the comment wall for which there is a discussion thread started.

-feel free to add past victims who were never memorialized, or start discussions about existing ghost bikes and/or their victims.

Discussion Forum

Leanid Belabarody, 53, Ashland and Noble, 10/31/2012 4 Replies

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Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Tom A.K. Oct 31.

Jacqueline Marie Michon, 25, Wabash/Wacker, Aug 5 2011 5 Replies

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Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Tom A.K. Jul 26.

Too many Ghost Bikes in Toronto?

Sharing a recent article about the Ghost Bike situation in Toronto. Sad.https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-us-canada-44746889…Continue

Started by Tom A.K. Jul 16.

Chicago 2017 Cycling Fatalities: 8* (*1 transit-related) - Ride of Silence Tomorrow Night 5-16-18 1 Reply

'Chicago Ghost Bikes / Ghost Bikes Chicago' - Cycling Community Group(s)…Continue

Started by Tom A.K.. Last reply by Tom A.K. May 15.

Joseph Korner, 78, 3559 North Lincoln, November 6, 2014 7 Replies

Joseph Korner, 78, 3559 North Lincoln, November 6, 2014Hi, I'm hoping for a little help. I was contacted this morning by Lindy Korner, widow of cyclist Joseph Korner who was bicycling north near 3559 North Lincoln in Lakeview when he was hit by a…Continue

Started by Yasmeen. Last reply by Yasmeen Jul 1, 2016.

Question concerning maintenance 4 Replies

Hello everyone,     I was wondering if permission is needed to do a little maintenance/upkeep on an already existing Ghost Bike.  I don't want to change anything about it, just clean around it, add a new coat of paint, maybe add some flowers. …Continue

Started by Dion McGill. Last reply by Tom A.K. Sep 6, 2015.

Ghost bikes taken down? 5 Replies

Advance apologies: new to the community. A while back in December I was biking to various ghost bike locations. A friend of mine started cataloging personal stories and encounters with ghost bikes in San Fransisco and I was looking to do the same in…Continue

Started by Bonnie Fantastic. Last reply by Andrew Bedno Feb 10, 2015.

Frederick Kobrick, 30, 18th/Racine, 8/23/2011 11 Replies

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Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Jan 31, 2015.

Ghost bikes taken down?

Advance apologies: new to the community.  A while back in December I was biking to various ghost bike locations. A friend of mine started cataloging personal stories and encounters with ghost bikes in San Fransisco and I was looking to do the same…Continue

Started by Bonnie Fantastic Jan 28, 2015.

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Comment by Tom A.K. on November 5, 2018 at 10:30am

Music video about losing fellow bikers. Future Peers - 'Lines' (3:56).

https://www.reddit.com/r/BikeCammers/comments/9tki3a/music_video_ab...  (3:56)

Comment by Tom A.K. on October 21, 2018 at 10:54am

https://www.thechainlink.org/photo/albums/ghost-bike-installation-c...

♡ 'Chicago Ghost Bikes / Ghost Bikes Chicago' ♡

thanks . . .

Comment by Tom A.K. on October 20, 2018 at 8:28pm

 Video (2:32) Ghost Bike Installation Ceremony for Raul Ortiz-Gomez 10-20-18, Chicago

https://youtu.be/WhBPmTHzYTI (2:32)

Comment by Tom A.K. on October 20, 2018 at 2:13pm

Raul Ortiz-Gomez 

Tom A. K., Kristen Green, Andrew Bedno

Comment by Tom A.K. on October 12, 2018 at 10:44pm

 Ghost Bike Installation planned for Raul Ortiz-Gomez on Saturday October 20,  2018 at 11:15am at Erie st. and Ogden ave.

https://chi.streetsblog.org/2018/10/12/ghost-bike-installation-plan...

Comment by Andrew Bedno on March 10, 2018 at 4:56pm

Ghost Bike installed for Louis Ray Smith:

https://bedno.com/do/bike/ghostbikes/details/louissmith

There are currently 21 believed standing:

https://bedno.com/do/bike/ghostbikes/map

Comment by Tom A.K. on February 28, 2018 at 12:17pm
Comment by Tom A.K. on May 16, 2017 at 3:39pm

The Ghost Bikes that will be visited during the 2017 Chicago Ride of Silence has been posted in this route map. 

Comment by Tom A.K. on February 6, 2017 at 3:24pm

"She says that she often sees the mother of Lisa Kuivinen, an art student who was fatally struck on her bike this summer by a right-turning truck driver who failed to yield, kneeling with a rosary by the “ghost bike” memorial to her daughter at the Milwaukee/Racine crash site.

She lives in the suburbs but is out there day and night, several times a week, and has been since her only child was run over and killed by a truck driver. I stopped to talk with her one night and she said she is praying for her daughter, she is praying for the truck driver, and she is praying for the safety of all the people riding their bikes in Chicago. I hope we can honor her daughter and work to make our streets safer."

http://chi.streetsblog.org/2017/02/03/wicker-park-planner-and-mom-t...

Linsay Bayley reports the regular sighting of Lisa's mom praying at her memorial site. If you ever see her there and you have time, please give her a kind word and thank her.

Comment by Andrew Bedno on January 24, 2017 at 5:12pm

I've added Jezniah (Jay) Smith to the Ghost Bikes Chicago reference.

https://bedno.com/body/ghostbikes/details/jezniah

Map and details on all 19 believed currently standing: https://bedno.com/ghostbikes

ALSO: Those interested in Chicago Ghost Bikes should join the new page at http://facebook.com/ChicagoGhostBikes

Or use the shortcut: http://ChicagoGhostBikes.com

The last several installations were coordinated from there.

That effort's new champion, Kristen Green, would welcome help, especially in money for paint and chain.

 

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