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Loan L.
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Fall color rides
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Hello,Where and what are your favorite rides in fall?Anyone interested in doing long rides in MI to enjoy fall colors? I'm looking at:39th Apple Cider Century Tour, $45, with various distances,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Aug 17, 2012.

2012 Ganther Race the Lake 90 Mile Bike Race
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Hi all,Anyone interested in doing this, as team/relay? At least we could train together.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chitown_Mike Aug 27, 2013.


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Loan L. might attend Lisa Curcio's event

Launch Party--Women Bike Chicago at BFF Bikes

January 14, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Women Bike Chicago has a new website, new leadership and new goals, and we want to share it with everyone in the Chicago area.  Join us to celebrate the launch of the new website, and to learn more about what will be happening with WBC this year.See More
Jan 4, 2016
Loan L. might attend Rich S's event

Ride the River - Fall Foliage (CBES) at Norwood Park

October 24, 2015 from 8am to 9pm
Come join CBES on an Autumn ride along the Des Plaines River Trail!  We'll meet at Norwood Park (northwest corner by Natoma and Avondale) for an 8:00 AM departure. Head over to the Des Plaines River Trail and ride about 37 miles north to Tighthead Brewing in Mundelein. After lunch and refreshments it's another 15 miles north to Only Child in Gurnee. …See More
Sep 29, 2015
Loan L. posted an event

Bike to Chicago Botanic Garden at Clark/Lake Blue line stop

August 8, 2015 from 9:30am to 7pm
We'll take the Blue line from Clark/Lake to Jefferson Park, ride to Edgebrook and get on North Branch Trail for 1h30 ride to the Garden. We'll have lunch there, have a walk through many beautiful gardens and enjoy the kite festival. The ride back is along the peaceful Green Bay Trail and the mansion-lined streets of the north suburbs, with stops at Fort Sheridan and Baha'i House of Worship.See More
Aug 5, 2015
Loan L. might attend Serge Lubomudrov's event

Pigford (CBES) at Ogilvie Transportation Center

August 22, 2015 from 8am to 11:30pm
Meet at the Ogilvie Transportation Center at 8 in the morning and board the UP-NW Metra train to Harvard (leaving 8:30 a.m., arriving 10:20 a.m.).28 miles ride, by mostly trails and through the…See More
Jul 15, 2015
Loan L. might attend Lindsay Knight's event

Rapha Women's 100: Chicago Ride at Heritage Bicycles General Store

July 26, 2015 from 8am to 3pm
For the third year running, we invite women the world over to join the challenge of riding 100km on the same day. Last year over 8,000 cyclists participated in the Rapha Women’s 100. This year, let's make it even more.Make a pledge to ride with us on July 26 here:'s not about being fast. It's not about being first. It's about being on the bike together. Ride with us.The Chicago Rapha…See More
Jul 15, 2015
Loan L. might attend Nançois's event

Women Bike Chicago Movie Night at Women & Children First Bookstore

July 29, 2015 from 7pm to 8pm
Women Bike Chicago is sponsoring a Movie Night  featuring three short films celebrating women and cycling. Each film is directed by women about women who have found self-empowerment and happiness on their bicycle.See More
Jul 15, 2015
Loan L. replied to Lisa Elliott's discussion Looking for Riding Buddies in the SLoop area
"Great Lisa! Will keep you posted."
Jul 8, 2015
Loan L. replied to Lisa Elliott's discussion Looking for Riding Buddies in the SLoop area
"Hello Lisa, I live near Union Station, and like riding on the weekends with a few friends also living very near the Loop. You wanna go riding with us sometimes? Loan."
Jul 6, 2015
Loan L. might attend John's event

8th Ride to Pierogi Fest at Buckingham Fountain - west side, near Columbus Drive

July 25, 2015 from 10am to 6pm
A relaxed ride (no drop) along the Lakefront Path and Burnham Greenway.  We ramble through the beautiful south side and across the border into Indiana.Vast amounts of delicious food, including much veg friendlyPolka music and dancingMr. Pierogi, the Piroguettes, Ms. Panczki and Mr. Cabbage RollShaded beer garden with live musicThe best festival "relief facilities" (air conditioned, running water and clean)Attended bike parking, courtesy of …See More
Jul 6, 2015
Loan L. might attend Venus de Miles's event

Venus de Miles, all-women's bike ride at Northshore

July 25, 2015 from 7am to 3pm
Venus de Miles, all-women's road ride returns for the 4th year in Lake Forest on July 25th, 2015!  Voted Best Cycling Event twice by Competitor magazine, the 2015 ride will offer 25-mile and 62-mile course options. Throughout the day, riders are treated to healthy,…See More
Jul 6, 2015
Loan L. might attend Michael Young's event

Tour de Fat at Palmer Square

July 11, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike.Opening each show with a costumed bike parade through the host city, Tour de Fat celebrates the power of the bike by encouraging everyone to embrace their…See More
Jul 6, 2015
Loan L. posted an event

Downtown to Botanic Garden at Monroe Harbor

June 21, 2015 from 9am to 6pm
Go up Lake Front Trail then North Branch Trail to Botanic Garden, have lunch, then head back along the lake.See More
Jun 18, 2015
Loan L. might attend DerferMark's event

Metra- Harvard to Beloit, Metric Century at Irving Park Metra Station

July 25, 2015 from 8:30am to 7pm
62 miles - a Metric Century (100 KM)Get out of Dodge and into the country with zero carbon emissions. Avg. speed of ride leader for total ride (excluding stops) will be 14-16 mph, perhaps as high as 18 mph on straight aways with a tail wind! All riders of all paces welcome and detailed cue sheets provided.We’ll meet at the Irving Park…See More
Jun 15, 2015
Loan L. might attend Yasmeen's event

Chainlink Bar Night - Happy Village at The Happy Village

May 28, 2015 from 6:30pm to 11pm
This month we are going to Happy Village for Chainlink's Bar Night. Come out and join us for a great night including:Beer garden Ping pongSnacks provided by Michael Keating of Illinois Bicycle LawyersTasty beer selectionCelebrate warmer weather and National Bike Month with your fellow Chainlinkers. See you there!On Facebook: More
May 20, 2015
Loan L. might attend Emily Leidenfrost's event

Women's Open House and Clothing Swap at West Town Bikes! at West Town Bikes

April 1, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Want to see the digs and meet the dedicated community of Women's Night Open Shop? Tell your lady friends, tell your mama, tell your sista to join us on Wednesday, April 1st to learn what Women's Night at West Town Bikes is all about!  We'll be shmnoozing, swapin' clothes, talking bikes and enjoying food and drink together from 7-10pm.  All ladies are welcome to join! Bring your used clothes to swap. Or don't. You don't need to bring clothes to participate in the clothing swap.  Leftover…See More
Mar 30, 2015
Loan L. might attend Lee Diamond's event

Liar's Ride 2015 at Ciclo Urbano/West Town Bikes

April 1, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
The Liar's Ride is a bike tour with nary a stitch of truth told from beginning to end of the 492,385,412 mile journey.  Ride should take about 5 minutes.  See you there.See More
Mar 30, 2015

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What I ride:
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Distance
About me:
I moved to Chicago from East Coast in Dec 2012. Looking forward to discovering the city and the Midwest area on wheels with fellow cyclists.
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At 10:29pm on September 29, 2013, Cyndi Isetts said…

So good to meet you yesterday, stay in touch!

At 4:47pm on July 26, 2012, katrina m said…

Hi Loan-  thanks for the welcome greetings! I'm not in any racing club or training group.  I'm training on my own for the upcoming Chicago triathlon and Chicago marathon.  I don't consider myself a hardcore cyclist, i'm scared of riding my bike on the streets next to a moving vehicle.  either i ride on my trainer during off season or I drive myself to a trail, then i ride.

At 10:31am on July 12, 2012, Howard Lo said…

Hi Loan, I noticed that you RSVP for Cycle for Change. Can you email me ( so that I include you on our roster and send you our logistics communique? Thanks, Howard


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