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Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting
Mon Mar 18th 7-8:30pm
Ridge Park fieldhouse, 1817 W. 96th St. (just east of Longwood Dr.)
Please join us for our monthly meeting to discuss planning and events for the year.  
For those who aren't familiar with our group and what we do, we are a non-profit advocacy group working to improve and maintain the Major Taylor Trail and promote its use. We have an active working relationship with the Chicago Park District, Forest Preserve District of Cook County and other non-profits and government agencies. We organize volunteer workdays, bike rides and…… 312-520-1641
Let's go that way! Planning a Self-supported Bike Tour
Tue Mar 19th 7:30-9pm
Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston
Is there a place you’ve always wanted to explore by bike but didn’t know how to plan the trip? Can you really just step off a plane, train, or automobile with your bicycle and start riding? EBC club members Robb Geiger and Peter Glaser will share their experience in planning a self-supported bike tour. They’ll cover the essentials: route planning resources, equipment, finding places to stay and eat, navigation, and more.  This is a monthly meeting of the Evanston Bicycle Club.  Meeting is…
http://www.evanstonbicycleclu… 773-442-2549
Bike Lane Uprising Presents @ Chicago Women in Big Data
Wed Mar 20th 5:30-7:30pm
1 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL, 60603, Monroe
Join Chicago Women in Big Data on March 20 to learn about Bike Lane Uprising: a cyclist-led civic tech platform
BLU Founder, Christina Whitehouse, will share how Bike Lane Uprising got started, how it works and some examples of what we've been able to do with the data we're collecting.
Food, fun, networking, and opportunity to volunteer with Bike Lane Uprising and buy some sweet gear! And a big Chicago Women in Big Data……
The Grungy Leprechaun, Gravel Ride
Sun Mar 24th 9am-2pm
Lena Brewing Company, 9416 W Wagner Rd, Lena, IL
A few friends of mine and I are planning on driving out to Lena Brewing Company (9416 W Wagner Rd Lena, IL 61048) for a gravel ride.  The goal is ride 62.8 miles on gravel roads at a 13-16 MPH pace. 
Currently we have 9 riders attending and are welcoming anyone else to join.   We are using them as the start and end location.  Post ride food and drinks planned at the brewery. 
We are unsupported, bring anything you need to fix your bike on the side of the road. ……
Chicago Critical Mass
Fri Mar 29th 6-11pm
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington
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.
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22nd Annual Bike Winter Art Show
Fri Mar 29th - Sat Mar 30th
Reggie's, 2105 S. State St., 2nd Floor
The 22nd Chicago Bike Winter Art Show will be at
Reggies for two nights of bike fun. We open the show Fri Mar 29th after the Critical Mass ride, then close Sat Mar 30th with a night of music and performance. 3 Cheers to our friends at
West Town Bikes for supporting our show!
Still time to make Bike……
Bike Lane Uprising Presents @ Chicago City Data Users
Wed Apr 3rd 6-7:30pm
Microsoft Technology Center | Aon Center - 200 E. Randolph Ste 200, chicago, IL, Randolph
Come learn how Bike Lane Uprising got started, the data we're collecting, and what we've able to do with that data.
Bike Lane Uprising, is a cyclist-led civic tech platform making it easy to report bike lane obstructions. While many miles of bike lanes exist, they’re often blocked by vehicles that use them as free parking. Blocking bike lanes is dangerous for cyclists as it forces them into faster moving traffic. By creating a central database of bike lane……
Folks on Spokes Easter Ride
Sun Apr 14th 7am-3pm
Old Plank Road Trail and other local roads, Frankfort, Illinois
Come join Folks on Spokes for their annual Easter Ride on April 14th in quaint downtown Frankfort in the southwest suburbs. There are multiple routes to choose from with some family-friendly routes on Old Plank Road Trail. Space is limited due to parking in the downtown area so reserve your spot by preregistering.
Folks on Spokes Easter Ride
Sun Apr 14th 7:30am-3pm
Plank Road Cyclery, 20 West Elwood St., Frankfort, IL
Registration  7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.   Food at rest stops. $20 before March 27, $30 after, under 12, $5.
Pick one of five newly configured routes: 13 or 16 mile shorter routes, mostly on paved trails to Barrens Shelter/Schmuhl School Museum; 24, 43, and 62 mile longer routes (rest stop at Monee Reservoir) mostly on lightly traveled paved roads. All routes are fully marked. 815 600-0454
Bring your Bike With You: Car Racks Demystified
Tue Apr 16th 7:30-9pm
Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston
At some point everyone wants to go on a bike ride a distance from your front door and that is where a car rack becomes a useful utility.  From roof, trunk, hitch, spare tire, and truck, which rack is the right one to get you around with your bike?  What are the cost and installation considerations?  William Wakefield, Store Manager at Rack Attack in Skokie will share tips for selecting and installing the best rack for you, your bike, and your car. 
http://www.evanstonbicycleclu… 773-442-2549

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