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"Far" North Side Riders


"Far" North Side Riders

This group is for anyone who lives North of Irving Park in Chicago. Updated name change due to border conflicts.

Location: Far North Side of Chicago
Members: 236
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2017

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Increased heavy fine for riding on sidewalk on Sheridan Road 4 Replies

Started by Bob Kastigar. Last reply by Bob Kastigar Sep 10, 2013.

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Advocacy in your 'hood!

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Comment by buddaa38 on May 8, 2010 at 4:49pm
Albany Park Bikes (A.P.B.) N.F.P.

We're a new community bicycle workshop, That's seeking volunteers to help us.

We'll be working in Bike The Drive for Active Trans!
You don't have to know how repair a bike. Riding one does help. If you don't have a bike,Please contact us. We have different kinds to loan out for this event.

If you don't even want to ride a bike that's fine! We could still use you. There is a stop for everybody.

For those that attend school & would like to receive community service hours for school. Please do contact me at.

Albany Park Bikes is looking for any support that you have to offer.
Please contact me:


Tony Riccardo
Albany Park Bikes (A.P.B.) N.F.P.
Comment by buddaa38 on May 5, 2010 at 9:47pm
This is an update on anyone that would like to volunteer for us. You don't even have to work on bikes to help us in Bike The Drive. It does help if you ride, But not always necessarily. So please contact me as soon as possible.
Comment by buddaa38 on May 3, 2010 at 8:18pm
Cycling Friends,

Albany Park Bikes, a new youth and community bicycling effort, has an opportunity to receive much-needed financial support by providing light mechanical support to the MB financial/ Active Transportation Alliance "Bike the Drive" coming up on May 30.

We are in need of 2 sets of volunteers:

-3-6 individuals to staff a repair station at one of the exit/access points of the ride course

-6-10 individuals to provide rolling mechanical support

In both cases, your skill level should be adequate to patch or replace a tube, and possibly help with other minor problems such as adjusting or tightening basic bike parts.

More about Albany Park Bikes:

Please contact me at your earliest convenience to let me know you can help!


Tony Riccardo
Executive Director
Albany Park Bikes
Bicycle Safety Instructor
Comment by buddaa38 on May 2, 2010 at 12:46am
Albany Park Bikes (A.P.B.) is looking for some volunteers to help us on May 30Th. We are going to help out in Bike The Drive for Active Trans. If you know how to fix/change a flat tire. I'm working on having 3-4 people at an exit with bike stands doing minor repairs, etc. The rest will be riding the Drive as ride Marshall's. I'll have more information this week.
Please contact Tony @ (847)902-5668
Comment by buddaa38 on March 16, 2010 at 12:44pm
Hey everybody,
We would like to bring this C.C.M. Ride up North, Like Devon Ave.
Would anyone be willing to help do a route for this months C.C.M.
If so, Please move over to the Critical Mass Group. We are in need of some great input.

Comment by buddaa38 on March 15, 2010 at 10:46pm
My Dear Friend,
You should have been there. Nobody was arrested. This time! :-) And yes Sam was there, But not ROOFIS !!!
Comment by globalguy on March 15, 2010 at 10:10pm
Comment by KatieP on March 15, 2010 at 12:33pm
Jumping in late, but wanted to send a quick note of thanks for Tony's initiative in setting up the activity. It sounds like this event continually evolves - I'm willing to weather all the growth (pot holes and all) - I really appreciate the opportunity to meet great cyclists with whom to hit the road!
Comment by h' Zerocats on March 15, 2010 at 12:24pm
Heya folks,
It's been a long time since the last Friday CM ride has made it up to Devon for Indian food, and also a longtime since anyone "new" has stepped up and composed a route-- would be nice to see both things happen on the 26th-- anyone interested in helping?
The best routes are always the ones composed by the folks who have the most first-hand, intimate, day-to-day knowledge of the place we're riding/ riding to.
Comment by buddaa38 on March 15, 2010 at 9:42am
I did have a route ! !! But due to a family emergency I had called Hector at 5:20pm. To let him know that I might be 1 hour behind. I wasn't that far behind. But the point is when something comes up you just can't help it.

Know 2nd comment! !!

I agree with you to an extend on riding. Like Hector said when it's cold out we only do routes 10 miles or under that.

In the summer time I do map routes 15-20 miles. I map & ride all of our N.S.C.M. before that day. Don't get me wrong that winter I don't map & route it, Because I do.

3nd comment ! !

I do agree that the beer stops are out of control lately . That if you want to drink that's fine, But PLEASE get your beer, whatever before or just wait til we hit our ending point. Which I usually find nice spots with beer & food. I don't drink, But I do eat and I try my hardest to keep people happy & bring there friends out on these rides. I would like that people come all over to this ride & talk about it for days how much fun that they had. I don't get payed for this . It's just something that I enjoy is seeing more & more bicycles on the streets in local neighborhoods . Last year we would go down the side streets & the kids would come out & Hi five us & cheer it was great. Sometime we ever talked other riders into joining us & they loved it.

So I'm SORRY for having a family Emergency & that the ride wasn't what it was turned out to be. I did put a lot all time & energy on that ride. I myself was very disappointed that it when the way it did.

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