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Hasnat Swaleheen
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  • Chicago, IL
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Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
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Hi community!I recently learned to ride a bike and I am hooked. I am looking for clubs/groups/individuals with whom to ride. I live in Uptown and frequently ride the lakepath. I'd like to get on the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Brichetto Oct 16, 2017.

Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!

Hi community!I recently learned to ride a bike and I am hooked. I am looking for clubs/groups/individuals with whom to ride. I live in Uptown and frequently ride the lakepath. I'd like to get on the…Continue

Started Oct 3, 2017

 

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Hasnat Swaleheen might attend Andrew Bedno's event
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

March 30, 2018 from 6pm to 11pm
Last Fridays, leaves after 6pm.THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown since 1997. Slowly winds a dozen miles or more. Radically inclusive, thousands attend in good weather.Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop, Randolph exit from LFT.Lakecomers use Chi.Bike or text WHERE to u@chi.bike to catchup.See More
Mar 26
Frank Brichetto replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Check out the Evanston Bike Club.  Weekend rides start at Panera Bread, Wilmette.  All ride captains are there, you decide which group and pace you want and go with that group.  Nice people, good rides, lots of fun. Evanston Bike Club"
Oct 16, 2017
Tom A.K. replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Your first step in building confidence to ride in traffic would be to try to ease into street riding during the lower congested hours. Try starting off on a early Sunday morning when it's quiet and then slowly progress into busier traffic as…"
Oct 16, 2017
Julie Hochstadter replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Check out the calendar here, Chicago cycling club, critical mass (all already mentioned).  That's a good start!"
Oct 16, 2017
Filka Bean replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"I second Bob's suggestion! The reader ran this article about the history of this ride: http://chi.streetsblog.org/2017/10/05/chicago-critical-mass-turns-20-is-it-still-needed/ Lots of friendly people and a mellow pace."
Oct 8, 2017
Ken replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Hasnat, Congratulations on learning to ride! The Chicago Cycling Club offers many group rides (although there is only one upcomig ride listed right now) - including some fun neighborhood and landmark tours that I've done. Here is a link to…"
Oct 6, 2017
Bob Kastigar replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"http://chicagocriticalmass.org/about The Chicago Critical Mass ride.  The last Friday of every month.  Meet downtown at Daley Plazeby the Picasso.  The ride leaves shortly after 6 PM.   Sometimes several thousand in the summer,…"
Oct 4, 2017
David P. replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Hasnat, I can't give a helpful response to your questions, but I wanted to say congratulation on learning to ride! "
Oct 4, 2017
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Aug 10, 2017

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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I am learning to ride and would like to learn more about mechanics and maintenance.
About me:
I am 31 years old and just recently learned to ride. I would like to use my bike for fitness and transportation, and want to learn as much as possible to help me get the most out of riding.
My first bike:
Huffy Parkside

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