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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: Mar 10

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

Chicago 2017 Cycling Fatalities: 8* (*1 transit-related)

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

Started by Tom A.K. Nov 6, 2017.

Leanid Belabarody, 53, Ashland and Noble, 10/31/2012 3 Replies

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Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Tom A.K. Oct 31, 2017.

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.

Hector Avalos, 28, December 6 2013, Western/Ogden 1 Reply

Cyclist Killed in Crash Was Marine, Dreamed of Being a ChefBy Tanveer Ali, Josh McGhee and…Continue

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Bonnie Fantastic Jan 28, 2015.

Ronayne Thomas, 31, Ghost Bike Memorial to be on Sunday August 10 at Noon

Hi Ghost Bike Group & Chainlinkers,On Thursday June 26 2014, my cousin Ronayne Thomas was riding his bike across CTA train tracks and was struck and killed by a train. We are having a ghost bike memorial installed in his honor on Sunday August…Continue

Tags: bike, ghost

Started by Carlin Aug 7, 2014.

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Comment by Mary on August 18, 2016 at 1:54pm

I passed by Western/Logan this morning and didn't see Tyler's bike. I thought maybe the city took it down because of construction. Anyone know what happens to it if that's the case?

Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on August 9, 2016 at 3:26pm

Thanks for letting us know...

There are several ghost bikes that will need some TLC (or replacement)  in the coming year, including Neill Townsend's bike at Oak and Wells.

Comment by Tom A.K. on August 9, 2016 at 4:30am
8-9-16 4:30am

Tyler Fabeks' ghost bike has been recently unlocked (cut) from its lamppost and is currently just leaning against the wall on Western and Logan according to my source 'R', that passes it every day. There is a lot of construction projects going on in that area so that is probably the reason. Does anyone pass there to double check? I guess it would need a new lock and chain. The construction guys probably would not relock it. The ghost bike could possibly be removed by scrappers at any time.
Comment by Andrew Bedno on July 11, 2016 at 8:17am

I've updated the Chicago Ghost Bikes reference adding Virginia "Ginny" Murray, 2979 W Belmont Ave, SE corner at Sacramento:
Bedno.com/body/bike/ghostbikes/details/ginny

Comment by Chicago Ride of Silence on July 10, 2016 at 5:36am
Yes - Virginia Murray's ghost bike dedication is tonight (7/10/16) at 7pm at Belmont & Sacramento.
Comment by Katie Murray on July 10, 2016 at 1:18am
To confirm, the Virginia Murray bike dedication is Sunday, 7/10/2016 at 7:00pm at Belmont and Scaramento correct?
Comment by Andrew Bedno on July 6, 2016 at 2:13pm

TCL event poosting for Virginia Murray ghostbike installation, 7pm Thursday July 7th 2016 at Belmont and Sacramento (~2960 W):

TheChainLink.org/events/ghost-bike-memorial-for-virginia-murray

Comment by Kathy Schubert 'n Suzy Schnauzer on July 6, 2016 at 10:25am

Yes, we will both be at Tour de Fat - in matching giraffe costumes.  We're volunteering.

Comment by Yasmeen on July 6, 2016 at 10:22am

Thank you Kathy, I really appreciate the kind words. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to come out on Thursday. I met you at the Bike to Work Rally and took the photo of your matching outfits with Suzy. https://www.instagram.com/p/BHA170xodgJ/?taken-by=thechainlink 
I'll be at Tour de Fat this weekend. Hopefully I'll see you there?

Comment by Kathy Schubert 'n Suzy Schnauzer on July 6, 2016 at 10:13am

Yasmeen - will you be there?  I have never met you and would like to shake your hand.  You're doing a great job!

 

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