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Julie Hochstadter
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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First Daycare Bike Commute in the Burbs
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JMinHP Sep 28, 2018.

Struggling former city biker, now suburban mom.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter Sep 8, 2018.


Never Play Leapfrog with a Unicorn....

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Julie Hochstadter is attending T.C. O'Rourke's event

22nd Annual Bike Winter Art Show at Reggie's

March 29, 2019 at 7pm to March 30, 2019 at 1am
The 22nd Chicago Bike Winter Art Show will be at Reggies for two nights of bike fun. We open the show Fri Mar 29th after the Critical Mass ride, then close Sat Mar 30th with a night of music and performance. 3 Cheers to our friends at West Town Bikes for supporting our show!Still time to make Bike Art!New Submission Deadline:…See More
Feb 23
Julie Hochstadter might attend John Greenfield's event

Critical Mass Polka Ride at Daley Plaza

January 25, 2019 from 5:30pm to 11:45pm
In keeping with the annual tradition, a roughly 10-mile "Polka Ride" Critical Mass bike route is proposed from Daly Plaza, 50 West Washington, to the Independence Tap, 3932 West Irving Park in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, to see the high-energy polka trio The Polkaholics. The power-pop trio The Cloud Corporation opens the show. The ride assembles after 5:30 PM at the plaza, departing a little after 6 PM.See More
Jan 16
JMinHP replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion First Daycare Bike Commute in the Burbs
"Thanks, Julie! Very cool little hack. My son used to go to JCYS until this year so I know the area really well (see also my not too cryptic username). If you ever see a black Yuba Mundo with blaze orange bags in the hood say hi!"
Sep 28, 2018
Julie Hochstadter replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion First Daycare Bike Commute in the Burbs
"I took Clavey over the highway.  North side doesn't have an entrance to the highway.  Took the sidewalk there.  From there we head east, and cross over via the JCYS parking lot, through the small park there, onto a neighborhood…"
Sep 27, 2018

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Social, My job involves biking, My business involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I love biking!

Professional dog petter by day, cat pillow by night.

From Martha Williams Blog, Bike Fancy.


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At 8:29pm on September 17, 2016, Stephanie Sandhusen said…

Hi Julie Are you going to do the Apple Cider next Sunday in MI ?   I went last year and rode 55 miles.  It is very beautiful.  I am looking to car pool with someone and can pitch in for gas.  Do you know of anyone who may be going ?  If so, can you please email me   It is the 25th - next Sunday.

At 8:48pm on April 29, 2015, Stephanie Sandhusen said…

Hi Julie.  I am going to cycle the Horsey 100 event in KY this memorial day weekend.  It is a 5 hour drive.  Very beautiful country side.  You have the option of cycling 35, 50, 75. or 100.   Interested in going !  Check it out on line, and let me know.    Stephanie

At 3:23am on March 12, 2015, Haddon said…


In long projects that extend beyond one persons (or two peoples) tenure one of the most important decisions is to make sure the next person to carry the torch is up to the task. In this with Yasmeen you 'picked good', she's proactive and involved and will hopefully carry on making the lives of Chicago cyclists better just as you did.  Thank You.

Congratulations on the baby, ten fingers and ten toes and built in toe clips is all it takes.

Thanks/Good luck.

Edit: I posted a version of this before and wondered "what does that little 'x' do?" and apparently it deletes ones own comment.  Rewrote as best I could.


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