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Mike Keating
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"Dennis's Law" Went Into Effect January 1st
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"Dennis's Law" got a lot of attention when the bill was signed in August, but it is now the law of the land. With the start of a new year, Illinois bicyclists will find themselves with greater…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Jan 9, 2017.

Prairie State Cycling Series Starts Today
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The "Intelligentsia Cup" and the Prairie State Cycling Series kicks off today in Beverly. Even though it is only a few years old it is now…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jul 15, 2016.

Need Temporary Admin/Receptionist - 1 Month
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I would like to fill this position with someone from the bike community. Keating Law Offices needs some help with answering the phone…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Keating Oct 6, 2016.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
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Happy Saint Patrick's Day!"May the road rise up to meet you and the wind always be at your back." -Irish ProverbContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Mar 17, 2016.


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Mike Keating replied to dav's discussion Safe Distance Question
"The law in Illinois is that a bicyclist must ride as near to the right as is "practicable," meaning safe. You don't have to ride on snow. A motorist is to give AT LEAST 3-feet when passing. This means that they should give even more…"
Nov 30, 2018
Mike Keating replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Thank You Alisa Hauser - Cycling Community Reporter! 11-25-18 Update
"Alisa Hauser reported on so many key issues in the #bikeCHI community. She was thorough, reliable and steadfast in her reporting. She'll really be missed. Thanks for sharing, Tom. "
Nov 28, 2018
Mike Keating and Jaik S. are now friends
Oct 24, 2018
Mike Keating is attending Bike Lane Uprising's event

Bike Lane Uprising 1 Year Anniversary Party! at 825 Milwaukee Ave.

September 20, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
If you're in the Chicagoland area next Thursday, 9/20, we'd love for you to join us at our 1 year birthday party.   We will be reporting out an analysis of the data collected during our first year. RSVP: Please RSVP so we know how much food and drinks to have on hand. Interested in Donating to our Silent auction? Please email us…See More
Sep 18, 2018
Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chainlink Bar Nights
"Chainlink bar nights are how I first got personally involved as a cyclist with the Chainlink and made a lot of friends. I remember the ones at Cal's on Van Buren. I hosted one at the Blue Frog and another at the Happy Village in the beer…"
Aug 23, 2018
Mike Keating replied to V W's discussion Chainlink forum here vs Chainlink fb "forum" (posts/comments to fb page)
"Anytime you're dealing with large numbers of people, there's always going to be a few outliers. Don't give the fire oxygen, ignore difficult people and they will go away. I can't even count the number of times I've been…"
Jul 18, 2018
Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Vote For Your Favorites! The Chainlink's Best of Biking in Chicago: Readers' Choice.
"Thanks for the nomination in the Bike Advocate category. Now please vote for someone else! I'm proud of the advocacy work we do as an extension of litigating on behalf of injured bicyclists. But the other nominees are Bike Advocates first and…"
Mar 16, 2018
Mike Keating is attending Paul Fitz, Scrabblor's event

Working Bikes - 18th Anniversary Fundraiser @ Lagunitas! at lagunitas taproom

November 6, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us in celebrating our 18th birthday on Monday, November 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lagunitas Taproom. There'll be food, music, and libations!Working Bikes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to recycling previously owned bikes and using them as a vehicle for empowerment in global and local communities. Since 1999, we've donated over 50,000 bikes to people in Africa, Latin America, and Chicago. The bikes we provide can be life-changing for those who need it the most by improving their…See More
Nov 3, 2017

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Mountain, Cruiser, Track, Divvy (bike share), Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Competition / Racing, My job involves biking, My business involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Bikes, news, friends. All the things that make the Chicago bicycling community so great.
About me:
I'm a Chicago-based attorney and an avid bicyclist. I'm also the author of the blog. Throughout my career I've consistently advocated for greater protection for cyclists, particularly those in the urban environment.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):

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At 4:35pm on September 7, 2015, Jim Reho said…

Thanks for the friend invite.  Yes, I must admit that I'm a lawyer, although I usually identify myself as a English major, period.  I appreciate the good work you guys are doing for the biking cause. 

At 6:48pm on March 25, 2015, Shawn A Conley said…

Hey Mike.  I called you.  Need to talk to you.

At 11:28pm on October 17, 2013, Maria E Astudillo said…

Hi Mike! Good to hear from you- all is well, moving on and making the best of life. Thanks for you help- M

At 4:47pm on January 23, 2013, Jeff Markus said…

Yo Mike,

I don't think the coffee meeting format will need me to pull strings but I'll let ya know if I think a 'friendly' follow up would help.

I'm thinkin' this to be more of an introduction to LOOK for the 3 officials and to sorta feel'em out for contact info and potential leverage as we move forward with the education campaign.

Thanks for the offer and if you can make it the extra body would be handy since the hour and a half is going to be a challenge to hit all 3 since they will be burdened with many constituent concerns.

Jeff Markus

PS note address change to the other end of the 3400 block on Southport (3445, Mystic Celt)

At 4:42pm on January 19, 2011, Samantha said…
Hey thanks for the patches and stickers - wrote about you on the blog I'm apart of - check it out!
At 1:39am on January 19, 2011, lauren sailor said…
sorry! i've been cranky and defensive. overworked, ugh.
At 11:52am on January 3, 2011, Davo said…
Thanks again for the stickers and patches. I'll be sure to pass on the info in your letter too. Thank you for your service


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