Break The Gridlock unHappy Hour, September 15th, 2010

Our second unHappy Hour will happen on Sepember 15th, 2010, 7pm at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 North Western (at Fullerton).

Our last event (our very first) successfully brought people together to hear speakers and engage each other in a social setting.  We're looking forward to growing on that success.

This month, we'll be welcoming Break The Gridlock Member Organization Bike Winter.  We will talk about how all season riding fits into overall efforts to promote car-freedom and share tips for convincing others to stay in the saddle year round.

Think of this as a "train the trainer" event. Veteran Bike Winter hucksters will demonstrate different strategies for getting your friends, co-workers and strangers in the check-out line to keep rolling as the temps drop. Content (what do I say?) and delivery (how do I say it?) will be addressed.

Participants will leave with a BW starter promo kit, including stickers from past years, spare gaitors to hand out to other faltering cyclists, and notes for future reference. And, there will be a quiz!

Bike Winterites will also share quick tips for braving the cold, wet, windy days of fall. Remember: Bike Fall is harder than Bike Winter. More on Bike Fall and planning BW events (and the unveiling of the 2011 sticker!) will be at the 9/22 kick off meeting--right after the car-free day rally.

The presentation/formal discussion will start at 7pm and last about an hour. People are encouraged to stick around afterwards to mingle and scheme.

***

The unHappyHour is Break The Gridlock's bi-monthly social event seeking to bring together those interested in BTG's mission to reduce automobile dependency.  Each event will generally start with short presentations followed by unstructured time where participants can come together, hear short presentations, and discuss Chicago's growing Appropriate Transportation movement. We are unhappy with the state of Chicago's transportation networks, but optimistic that we can make them better!

No RSVP is necessary.