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Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
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Looks like there is a pretty good chance my partner and I will be re-locating to St. Louis-- we both have about 10 years under our belt of biking in Chicago and limited experience biking in other…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Z on Friday.

Hit and run involving 14 year old cyclist in Oakland

Hey folks,This is one of my bud's cousins and the family is trying to raise funds to help with his medical care. Please consider donating!Quote from my friend:"My 14 year old cousin was hit by a car…Continue

Started Jan 7

Office Bike Room Issues
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My office's bike room has a policy that says bikes shouldn't be left overnight which no one observes. This makes sense because sometimes you really need to leave your bike overnight to avoid…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Z Oct 30, 2018.

CTA FOIA response regarding bus driver training
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Hey folks,A few months ago when the cyclist was struck on Belmont by a CTA bus I submitted a FOIA request for detailed responses about CTA's training procedures, standards of testing, and a schedule…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Short 2.9 Oct 23, 2018.

 

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Carter O'Brien replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"I was there in May, 2017 for almost a week and I don't recall seeing a single cyclist, but I also didn't stray too far from the convention center/activities downtown. But I'm chiming in largely to just say the City Museum is an…"
Thursday
Tom A.K. replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"that's cool kb!  . . ."
Mar 19
kb replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"The monthly cyclist was a great rec-- they've been super helpful already!"
Mar 19
Mike Schwab replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"St. Louis Bike Share opened last year.  http://www.stlbikeshare.org/ ; And I found an article with 10 bicycle rental locations.  https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=bikerentals&find_loc=Saint+Louis%2C+MO ;"
Mar 15
Mike Schwab replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"It is crushed gravel.  1/4 inch and smaller.  No RR ballast or driveway rock,  More like the stuff they put on oil and chip roads, but no oil."
Mar 15
Mike Schwab replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"Lots of sports fans travel to the other city for Chicago / St. Louis games.  Feel free to wear your current team's shirt.  https://www.theodysseyonline.com/open-letter-cubs-fans-fans-baseball Happened to run across some…"
Mar 11
Jaik S. replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"The Katy trail is a good ride. Bike Stop Cafe is right off the trail in St Charles. St. Charles feels like a whole different world compared to the rest of St. Louis.  Wife and I are taking an Amtrak there the first week of April. Still…"
Mar 11
Jaik S. replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"This will now be my goto description of other cities:It's a nice place to visit but it has all those annoying <insert sports team> fans there wearing <insert clothing item> and such, and they drink a lot."
Mar 11
kb replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"Thanks everyone for your feedback and support! Looks like we are definitely moving so I will be sure to report back on how it goes :)"
Mar 11
kb replied to Tooscrapps's discussion "Say something"/"On your left" righteousness
"Definitely, I should have clarified but I do feel that 'on your left' is the equivalent of a bell to announce your passing. "
Mar 8
kb replied to Tooscrapps's discussion "Say something"/"On your left" righteousness
"Yeah that's tough feedback especially if you are someone that makes a concerted effort to typically call out 'on your left' when passing and it sounds like you did everything right.  Now I know this is a bit different than what…"
Mar 8
Mike Schwab replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"St. Louis Critical Mass was not very big and folded about a decade ago, shared membership with the St. Louis Bicycle Federation, which was a great group for bicycle commuters.  But it stopped getting membership renewals and folded…"
Mar 6
Tom A.K. replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"It's a nice place to visit but it has all those annoying Cardinal fans there wearing red hat's and such, and they drink a lot. Seems to be improving for commuting by bicycle. I'm sure you searched and saw…"
Mar 6
Doug Haynes replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"Only doe a little biking there and it wasn't great.  Not very congested but also no infrastructure for biking and drivers were obviously not used to seeing cyclists."
Mar 6
Yasmeen replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"That's huge news! Hope it's all a great, happy move.  I moved to a less bikey area (DC, etc.) and managed to avoid the car so it is possible but I'm not sure what St. Louis has for public transportation. That'd be a good…"
Mar 6
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Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!

Looks like there is a pretty good chance my partner and I will be re-locating to St. Louis-- we both have about 10 years under our belt of biking in Chicago and limited experience biking in other cities. Please tell me all you know about what it's like biking in St. Louis!I've heard varying things about biking in smaller cities, I feel like there is a school of thought that says it's safer because people are less familiar with cyclists and therefore more cautious but then I've also heard it's…See More
Mar 6

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