Here are some of The Chainlink's favorite organizations, businesses, and bike info-sites. This page is updated regularly. Have a resource you'd like to see included? Send it to email@example.com.
Friends of The Chainlink
Chicago & Illinois
Maintenance & Repair
Albany Park Bikes - A community, nonprofit bike workshop.
Chicago Bike Racing - News and notes about road racing in Chicago.
Uptown Update - A blog all about the goings-on of "Chicago's most entertaining" neighborhood.
West Town Bikes - A community bicycle learning workshop, offering classes in mechanics, youth programs, and special events to members of the community.
Active Transportation Alliance - Chicagoland's voice for better biking, walking and transit.
CAMBr (Chicago Area Mountain Bikers) - A volunteer organization of hundreds of riders who work to ensure that mountain bikers have diverse and challenging local opportunities to enjoy their sport.
Chicago Bicycle Advocate - a local blog about bicycle laws and advocacy by lawyer Brendan Kevenides.
City of Chicago Bicycle Program - A CDOT resource with info on current bike-related projects and tips for riding in the city.
City of Chicago's Bicycling Ambassadors - The City of Chicago’s bike-safety and public-awareness outreach team.
Chicago Bike 2015- The City of Chicago's plan to make bicycling an integral part of daily life in the city.
Chicago Bike Winter - A campaign to promote cold-weather riding through education, teamwork, and funky, free, fleece balaclavas.
Chicago Critical Mass- A monthly bike ride celebrating cycling and reclaiming Chicago's streets for riders.
Ed Rudolph Northbrook Velodrome - Local velodrome with track racing, and training clinics. Also available for public use for stoplight-free riding.
Grid Chicago - Opinion reporting on sustainable transportation in Chicago and Illinois by two Chainlinkers.
Illinois Department of Transportation Bicycling- A resource for Illinois bike maps, laws, and issues.
Illinois Bicycle Law - Trial lawyers representing victims of crashes.
Illinois Bicycle Rides - Mike Bentley's current list of regional tours and charity rides.
League of American Bicyclists- Organization to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.
League of Illinois Bicyclists - Statewide advocacy for Illinois bicyclists, promoting bicycle access, education, and safety.
Request a Bike Rack in Chicago - The more people that request the rack, the better. It takes the city some time to get a rack installed.
Where To Bike Chicago - A new book with 72 cool ride routes for adults and families in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
World Naked Bike Ride Chicago - Annual naked bike ride protesting oil addiction and promoting positive body image.
Bike Kitchen - A DIY volunteer-run workshop in San Francisco, CA.
Magic City Bicycle Collective - A nonprofit bicycle repair education center in Miami, FL.
Oberlin Bike Co-op - Teaching maintenance and renting out bikes in Oberlin, OH since 1986.
Ohio City Bicycle Co-op - Helping people use bikes in greater Cleveland, OH.
Plan B - The community bike project of New Orleans, LA.
Third Ward Bike Shop - A program of Workshop Houston (TX), empowering youth through creative skills.
Bicycle Cape Town (BCPT) A community campaign and info-hub fostering cycling in Cape Town, South Africa.
Cyclerides Cycling community and tours in Australia and France.
Bicycling.com- the largest biking magazine featuring bikes, gear, equipment reviews, training plans, bike maintenance how tos and more
Bike Commuters- a site providing news, articles, product reviews, and how to’s of anything that is related to bike commuting
Crazy Guy on a Bike- A place for bicycle tourists and their journals
Mr. Bike- Dave Glowacz gives tips on urban biking
Sheldon Brown- the most complete reference for all things cycling. Esoteric info you can't find elsewhere. Though Sheldon passed away, his site is well-maintained.
Urban Velo - a magazine dedicated to bicycle culture in cities around the world
Liquid - Rent a bike from awesome people.
Bicycle Crazy - The lighter side of cycling.
Bike Forums - Topical bike discussion threads.
Stackexchange Bicycles - Q&A for people who build, repair, train or commute on bicycles.
Bike Collectives Network - A (somewhat dated) info-hub for community shops and organizations.
Momentum Magazine - Smart living by bike. Find it in hard copy in local shops too.
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Maintenance & Repair
Bicycling Magazine: Bicycle Repair and Maintenance- repair and maintenance information and videos from Bicycling magazine
Park Tool - good resource for bike repairs
Wishbone - Bicyclists enjoy a "low-carbon discount" of 15% on meals, Monday through Friday, at both restaurant locations, where they serve up "Southern Reconstruction" cooking.
Uncommon Ground - Get a 10% discount for biking or walking to eat at the "most sustainable restaurant in the US" in Wrigleyville or on Devon.