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Angela Ford
  • 55, Female
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Jan 16
Angela Ford replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"This is a great question. I have really enjoyed reading the comments. I'm going to take a step back and listen more to how the candidates view my community and our neighborhoods. The disproportionate ticketing of Black bicyclists stemmed from…"
Jan 16
Angela Ford commented on The Chainlink's blog post Touring Our Great City
"Great Suggestions!!"
May 11, 2017
Angela Ford and V W are now friends
Apr 11, 2017
Angela Ford replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"I hear you.  Now please hear me.  I did NOT use those terms lightly.  I am calm and clear-headed.  The fact that so few Black people actually ride in this city and have amassed the majority of the cycling tickets is…"
Mar 26, 2017
Angela Ford replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Well that's all that matters, right?  I was born and raised on the South side, walking distance from that area.   I have lived here all of my life.  But please explain to everyone how we live.  Your opinion matters SO MUCH…"
Mar 26, 2017
Angela Ford replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"The fact that we are being targeted, profiled and fined while being Black is not a "dialogue" starter.  Why is anger of violations of civil rights only acceptable when happening to white people?  It is institutionalized.  It…"
Mar 25, 2017
Angela Ford replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Wow.  Another racist perspective.  Here's a fact.  MOST Black neighborhoods aren't poor.  We're only portrayed as poor to distract you from the rich oligarchs that are looting your middle-class construct.…"
Mar 25, 2017
Angela Ford replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"The drug problem is the excuse.  There is always a "valid" reason to profile and mass incarcerate Black people.  The reason-du-jour is whatever you are comfortable embracing once a few excuses are thrown at the wall.…"
Mar 23, 2017
Angela Ford replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"They way that statement works is if one assumes that more Black people on bikes are most likely "drug dealers moving product."  It is the EXACT stereotyping of African-American cyclists that I'm talking about.  It's the…"
Mar 23, 2017
Angela Ford replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"We're exhausted.  Being Black in Chicago is extremely unpopular right now.  This is from the top leadership down.  Angry blog rants won't do.  We ARE actively doing things to improve the situation, but seeking…"
Mar 23, 2017
Shawn A Conley left a comment for Angela Ford
"Angela,  Come by Blackstone Bicycles for the 1st Major Taylor meeting of the year.  We hope to see you there."
Jan 22, 2014
Angela Ford joined DeWayne Ferris's group
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Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago

The Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago invites you to join us. We are a club of all ages, cycling disciplines and abilities. Members enjoy riding together year round. Come see what fun club riding can be! Visit our website – See More
Aug 30, 2013
Angela Ford shared Maggie Melin's event on Facebook
Aug 30, 2013
Angela Ford is attending Maggie Melin's event
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Bronzeville's Cargo Bike Roll Call & Pop-up Fix-It Shop at Bronzeville Community Garden

September 8, 2013 from 3pm to 6pm
Bronzeville Bikes, Go Bronzeville, and Cargo Bike Roll Call are teaming up on Sunday, September 8th to bring Bronzeville free bike repair and a chance to win prizes and try out "cargo bikes" - bikes designed for carrying kids, groceries, and cargo of every kind. Cargo Bike Roll Call is an ongoing event for Chicagoans to explore their options in carrying children, groceries, books, and more while cycling. Kids love riding in and on bikes! At the event, you can test out every manner of cargo…See More
Aug 30, 2013
Angela Ford joined Active Transportation Alliance's group
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Lakefront Trail Bike Buddies!

Cold weather and earlier sunsets means fewer people on the Lakefront Trail, leaving some bike commuters feeling secluded on their ride. And with a few reports of crime on the Lakefront Trail in the news, a few trail users have suggested they'd like to find some bike buddies so they have company on their Lakefront Trail commute.Please post here if you are…See More
Aug 7, 2013

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Great information about the biking community in Chicago.
About me:
Sustainability Expert (the queen of green!)

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At 1:35am on January 22, 2014, Shawn A Conley said…

Angela, 

Come by Blackstone Bicycles for the 1st Major Taylor meeting of the year.  We hope to see you there.

At 10:08pm on June 20, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Major Taylor Park?  Cool idea.  See you at Sunday's ride?

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/major-taylor-trail-ride-to-the-river-1

 
 
 

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