Thank you for helping make the chainlink the central source
for bicycle related events around Chicago! We hope for some
enhancements in future revisions of the calendar software, but for
now, the chainlink needs to ask for your cooperation in
keeping the events column useful to the greatest number of users
-add as many individual events as you like
-use the comments section of your event to generate enthusiasm or
answer questions about your event
-enter a separate listing for each event in a series, rather than a
-remember to invite the chainlink members, but use this
feature prudently as it has the potential to bombard users' email
if they have chosen to receive e-mail alerts (which we hope they
-remember to invite non-the chainlink members- this an easy
way to give back to the chainlink as you introduce more
cyclists to the site
-remember to include basic specific info regarding the wheres and
whens of your event
-post a standing listing for an event series, such as a regular
Saturday sale at a bike shop or a regular Sunday ride-- at present
the events column has a maximum facing of 10 events, and it's
demotivating for an event organizer to not see their event on the
main page until the morning of the event because 3-5 spaces are
semi-permanently occupied. Instead, please post a separate listing
for each sale day, ride, or party. Exception: an event series which
takes place contiguously over more than one day, such as a bike
expo which runs Friday through Sunday.
-list your event as ending after 11:59 PM if you can avoid it.
Unfortunately anything listed as ending at 12 A.M. or beyond will
stay in the events column until 11:59 the next day, needlessly
crowding out upcoming events. If you want to stress that your event
will continue into the wee hours, it should suffice to say so in
the event description.
-use the events column for the primary goal of promoting a
commercial endeavor-- feel free to start a "Marketplace" thread in
the forum to announce a sale at your bike shop or a bike-friendly
rental apartment coming available.
Thanks for your cooperation and participation!