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Women of Chainlink Chicago

Women are the fastest growing group of cyclists so we recently expanded our women's cycling resources section and launching this group. The "Women of Chainlink Chicago" group will have real-time updates with articles, events, clinics, product reviews, races, and lots of bike-related goodness. This group will also give local women cyclists a way to directly connect with each other. 

Website: http://www.thechainlink.org/page/women
Location: Chicago
Members: 41
Latest Activity: Mar 8

Join Women of Chainlink Chicago to stay updated on all bike-related information for women!

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Comment by Yasmeen on September 5, 2016 at 8:46pm

Interested in giving mountain biking a try? 
REI is doing a women's introduction to mountain biking at Palos on September 10, 8 am to 12 pm. https://www.rei.com/events/womens-introduction-to-mountain-biking-l...

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors! We'll start by addressing proper bike fit and making any necessary adjustments to your bike. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally, we'll practice all these new skills on a great trail ride! Don't have a bike? REI will provide mountain bikes. Recommended for those 14 and older; those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult. No rider will be left behind!

  • Learn how to mount and dismount a mountain bike both in stationary and moving environments
  • Learn the proper techniques of shifting, braking, hill climbing/descending, and clearing minor obstacles
  • Find local areas where you can begin to build your skills as a mountain biker.
Comment by Yasmeen on July 18, 2016 at 1:19pm

Did you ride Rapha 100 over the weekend? Here's a follow up article on Pretty Damned Fast, "The Next Hundred"
http://www.prettydamnedfast.com/blog/the-next-hundred

It includes great tips for how to prepare for more rides. Longer rides. And find friends to ride with. 

The Chainlink just registered an open club if you'd like to join us for rides, centuries, and/or races. Contact yasmeen@thechainlink for more information.

Comment by Yasmeen on June 26, 2016 at 2:16pm

Thanks Jasmin!

Comment by Jasmin on June 26, 2016 at 1:57pm

Just sharing a nice resource on all things women cycling: Moxie Cycling Blog. Ride on, ladies :)

Comment by Yasmeen on June 21, 2016 at 10:42am

A little inspiration... early cycling badass woman rides her bike around the world.

"...she would take a 42-pound Columbia bike and attempt to ride it around the world. In order to win the bet and relieve the men of $10,000, she would need to circumnavigate the globe in 15 months and earn at least $5,000 while in transit. And by the way, she’d only been on a bike a handful of times before this."

http://adventure-journal.com/2016/06/the-delicious-mystery-surround...

Comment by Yasmeen on June 13, 2016 at 7:52am

An interview with India Viola, a women in Madison who advocates for more women on bikes: 
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/city-life/q-a-india-viola-wan...

Comment by Yasmeen on June 1, 2016 at 10:37am

A couple of updates!
If you haven't yet signed up, The Chainlink team is growing for the National Bike Challenge. Join us as we embark on a new month! 
http://www.thechainlink.org/events/national-bike-challenge?xg_sourc...

We're looking for Chainlink Ambassadors - accepting applications through June 15:
http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/chainlink-ambassador-program

Comment by Lisa Curcio on April 9, 2016 at 10:02am

April 17:  http://www.thechainlink.org/events/women-bike-chicago-north-side-so...  We will be poking along to lunch at Hackneys on Harms.

Comment by Yasmeen on April 9, 2016 at 9:38am

Thinking of a few ideas for Chainlink rides. Anyone up for a weekend brunch ride in April/May? We have tons of great rides and events on the calendar but it'd be nice to get a few more women's rides on the calendar. 

Comment by Yasmeen on April 2, 2016 at 10:58am
 

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