Please join Break the Gridlock, the Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition, and Chicago Bike Winter for the Winter Bike Swap 2014. Proceeds will benefit these same organizations. We are also proud to have WLUW as our media sponsor.
This year, the event has been scaled down and is returning to the site of the original Winter Bike Swap at Jaks Tap at 901 W Jackson in Chicago on Saturday February 15, 2014 from 11:00AM until 4:00PM.
Vendor spaces are sold out! Here is a list of who is going to be there:
Admission will be $5 at the door, or $20 with a one-year membership to the Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition and a free Winter Bike Swap t-shirt, in advance or at the door. You can also purchase a Winter Bike Swap t-shirt and entrance to the swap for $17. Here it is:
We look forward to seeing you all at the Winter Bike Swap 2014!
Cargo Bike Roll Call Block Party this Saturday July 27th noon-7p
West Town Bikes, 2459 W Division Street, 312-593-4857
Chicago's TENTH World Naked Bike Ride is
Saturday June 8th 2013 - Gather 6pm, Ride 8pm.
Soliciting new members! You get to be on a 501.c3 board, meet every few months often at a bar, network about Chicago bicycling, and sometimes give away money.
Interested? Join us on May 30th:
Update: A million thanks to all the volunteers who came out to support this event, which grew by 63% over last year's ride!
We are thrilled to announce that year's Urban Assault Ride, sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, will benefit Break the Gridlock, The Chainlink and West Town Bikes. Our task is to recruit volunteers for jobs such as beer security at Murphy's Bleachers and helping (and cheering) at checkpoints.
Sign up here: http://urbanassaultride.com/chicago/volunteer/npo
(NOT the link you see from the main Urban Assault page.)
Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, food, drinks, and beer (21 and older). As an added incentive, our friends at the Active Transportation Alliance are offering Urban Assault volunteers a discount for Bike the Drive, which is the following weekend. Enter GRIDLOCK5 for online registration at www.bikethedrive.org
Please consider volunteering for this fun event. Your time helps support local causes that promote biking and reduce car dependency.
Why do 86-year-olds drive? Because most of their life in America has been tied to automobile dependency.
This mother's editorial in the Chicago Tribune reminds me of another reason to support funding for public transportation. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, I fear we may see more preventable tragedies on our roadways.
Join cycling friends this Sunday Feb 20th for a whimsical bike activism outing to "shutdown" the Chicago autoshow. Starts in Daley Plaza (50 W Washington, under the Picasso) after noon, then a short social ride reaching McCormick Place (2301 S King Dr) by 1pm. There we'll spread joy and inspiration about low-car living with costumes, cheers, conversations, free advice and demos. We'll be flyering for the next Saturday's Cycle Swap in Pulaski Park, where consumers can "tradeup" from their cars to bikes. Promises photos and fun, and warm drinx somewhere after 3pm. Latecomers text "where" to email@example.com
The 2011 FLYER is now posted for DOWNLOAD and PRINT: http://autoshowshutdown.org/tradeup