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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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Driftless Randonneurs 2019 calendar and events open for registration!

Happy International Women's Day 2019 all you AWESOME ladies!  Come one...Come all to the Driftless Randonneurs, based out of beautiful Western Wisconsin.  The Driftless Randonneurs has an exceptional…Continue

Started by Inspyrd Ancienne Mar 8.

Did anyone else try to ride on the ice today? 3 Replies

I did! and I fell ... womp!  In my defense, I was on Artisian near Hirsch and didn't know the pot holes were now filled past the rim with ice (pretty dark).  I'd been inside working since 11am. Love…Continue

Started by ReinaG. Last reply by Yasmeen Apr 2, 2016.

Looking to connect with other women who bike? This is the place!

Share your meet-ups, rides, questions, pics here.Continue

Started by Yasmeen Feb 12, 2016.

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Comment by Yasmeen on March 13, 2016 at 9:01pm
Comment by Yasmeen on March 2, 2016 at 3:34pm

Do you love to mountain bike? Skunkworks Racing just launched and they are a competitive team of female mountain bikers based in the Chicago area. Check it out http://www.skunkworksracing.com/

Comment by Yasmeen on February 26, 2016 at 12:56pm

What kinds of bike rides would you like to go on with women? Training rides? Social? Brunch/lunch rides? A wine-crawl? All of the above? Let us know so we can start planning. 

Comment by Yasmeen on February 24, 2016 at 9:06am

Wondering what bike racing is all about? Half Acre Cycling has a beginner racing series (April 4-7) that's just for you: http://www.thechainlink.org/events/half-acre-cycling-s-skyway-class...

Chicago Women's Elite Cycling also offers a clinic (April 2) to help introduce to the course: http://www.thechainlink.org/events/course-recon-chicago-women-s-eli...

Comment by Yasmeen on February 20, 2016 at 11:27am

Bicycling Magazine's, "Great Bikes and Gear for Small Female Cyclists

Great to see there are more bike options recently. I believe Felt also has smaller frame sizes.

Comment by Yasmeen on February 18, 2016 at 12:12pm

Women's Bicycle Mechanic Workshop 

West Town Bikes has an 8-part series coming up. Attend one or more of the series. No experience necessary! Wednesdays 7:30 - 9 pm

$20 suggested donation per class

February 24: Parts, Tools, Stand, Tires, & Wheels

March 2: Pedals, Chains, & Cogs

March 9: Headsets

March 16: Hubs

March 23: Bottom Brackets

March 30: Wheel Truing

April 6: Brakes

April 13: Spring Celebration!

Comment by Yasmeen on February 17, 2016 at 8:56am

"Cait Dooley is without a doubt, one of the coolest girls you’ll ever meet. With a shock of platinum through the fringe of her auburn hair and chunky glasses, she embodies 90’s riot grrrl cool while somehow having a fun-loving, kid at heart nature at the same time. A cyclocross racer, a cancer survivor, a mountain biker, and animal lover, she's also the women’s product manager for GT. "

Cait is awesome. I was lucky enough to see her race at Cx Vegas (in the Wheelers & Dealers Industry race). 

http://www.prettydamnedfast.com/blog/2015/12/1/cait-dooley

Comment by Yasmeen on February 16, 2016 at 1:49pm

Thinking about racing? Mary Ann's Team, INTENT is having a meeting to talk about racing with the team and answer your questions about racing.

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/intent-cycling-race-team-info-me...

Comment by Yasmeen on February 14, 2016 at 11:56am

A few great Chicago-area newsletters to sign up for:

Women Bike Chicago - Sign up on the footer of their website. Here's February's Edition.

Francine's Women's Cycling Updates - Sign up on her blog.

Here's the Valentine's edition from February 12.

Comment by Yasmeen on February 12, 2016 at 11:32am

Love the new Po Campo black bags, new designs (including sturdy Velcro straps for handlebar bags) and a beautiful new pattern. So fresh for 2016. Here's a sneak peek from last week's show:

 

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