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West Town Bike Gang


West Town Bike Gang

Think mini-flash mob on two wheels on the West Side. This group is for local spontaneous meetups with fellow riders. If you live in Humboldt Park, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, Wicker Park, Bucktown etc, you're in!

Location: Chicago, IL
Members: 52
Latest Activity: Feb 12

Summon the gang!

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Don't worry. We only tweet when we're looking to gather up. This is most likely to happen in the evenings at various drinking establishments, or public private hang-outs, like metra overpasses and parks.

Join twitter. Follow us. Set your phone to receive text updates. Be sure to get text updates from our twitter account. (Optional: set your own account to limit what hours you get messages.) Done!

Want to message the gang? Send an email with your location to: ob3ndc[@]ping[.]fm. It will update the twitter feed and our followers will get your update! Standard limit of 140 characters applies.

Discussion Forum

Preferred Watering Holes 8 Replies

I think it's worth identifying preferred re-filling stations on the west side. What's your favorite nook, cranny, or bartender? I'm drunk-riding distance home from the Clipper, so that's my default. Continue

Started by Ruby Red. Last reply by Phil Dembinski Jul 18, 2012.

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Comment by Ruby Red on August 23, 2010 at 11:48am
Woo hoo! Two new members! Howdy Laura! Hi Ian! Welcome to the gang! Well... I know tweeting has developed a bad reputation and to be honest, I'm not much of a mad tweeter myself. I mainly feed my tumblr posts to my twitter, and rarely hassle my followers with useless information about my day. But, my whole scheme is to find a way to summon the gang when NOT at the computer. Rather, if one of us is riding through the 'hood and looking to gather up and grab a drink with a few friends, just text message the feed and let nearby bikers know you are down for a drink at your favorite watering hole. You do text message don't you?

I promise you, if you sign up, you'll never have to spend time using twitter for other crap if you don't want to. It's all about controlling the technology to do our bidding.

I've looked into other websites that do a similar thing and foursquare is the next closest thing, but I'm not sure how I feel about their setup.
Comment by Ian on August 23, 2010 at 10:12am
Ruby, I am proud that I have neither tweeted nor received a tweet. Hoping to retain my neophyte status, I am optimistic that you will forward or double post to the chainlink. My schedule varies, and I am frequently available for weekday and late night rides - this is a great idea. Thanks!
Comment by Ruby Red on August 22, 2010 at 3:02pm
Still working on finding a way to feed tweets to the discussion board for people who aren't on twitter. Don't know if it will work.

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