Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Women Bike Chicago at Women and Children First Bookshop Thursday NIght! Then on to Chinatown.

Women Bike Chicago is swinging into the summer season with two great not to be missed programs this month. 

First, this Thursday, June 13th at 7:30p.m, Women and Children First Bookshop will be hosting a talk about getting back on your bike after a crash. Susan Levin and Leah Jones will share their inspiring stories of returning to ride. Rumor has it there will be very delicious refreshments on hand and good cycling books to peruse after the talk. Susan and Leah will share not only their stories but answer questions as well. A great evening at this venerable Andersonville bookshop!

Later this month, on Saturday the 23rd of June Jane Healy will lead a delicious ride from 31St. Beach to Chinatown. 4 to 7 pm. Kids welcome.

We'll be along for both events. Who did you think was bringing the refreshments anyway? Stay tuned for a Women Bike Chicago summer workshop on packing your bike with your food shopping (with kids too).

  Details from the posts from Women Bike Chicago are here: 

By  popular demand (really - you said so in the survey from our March 23 event), we're presenting an expanded version of the "Getting Back On a Bike" session, where Susan told of her experience getting back on her bike after a serious crash.  She'll be joined by Leah Jones, who also suffered a crash - coincidentally at the same intersection - about a year later.

Susan and Leah will share their stories - what happened on their respective fateful days and how they got riding again.  Remember, every story is different:  everyone heals at her own pace.   Learn how they did it.

Please come to Women and Children First,  5233 N. Clark St. in Andersonville on June 13, 7.30 PM

Refreshments will be served, and you'll have a chance to talk to the presenters as well.
The event is Free!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Biking Lakeshore Drive Again

Early in the morning last week, through the city...
one in the cargo bike, one in front

And they're off!

The bridge over the Chicago River is always our favorite part even if the
Active Trans people keep shouting at people not to stop

Rest area featuring water, welcome green bananas,  cookies and energy bars.
Uptown Bikes had a firepit going near their rickshaw.

There weren't many people with lights and fenders

A well deserved hot chocolate and
pastry for the pedalers