Eventbrite - Third Annual Day of Dialogue and Demonstrations Women Bike Chicago: April 2013

It's beginning to look like spring!

FINALLY we are getting some weather breaks and Women Bike Chicago is planning some "mini-events".  Consider this a "Save The Date" notice and put these on your calendar:

Sunday, May 19:  Anne Alt will lead a Welcome Spring Nature Ride.  Time, location, and route to come.

Date TBD:  Susan Levin will lead a discussion about How to get back on your bike after a Crash from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Location to come.

Sunday, June 23: Jane Healy will lead a Food & Fun ride.  Time 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from 31st Street Harbor to Chinatown.

Check back for details!

new book: Women on Wheels

I noticed something online about a new book: Women on Wheels.  I'd be curious to know if any of you have read it and what your impressions were.

Are there any notable books or articles on bicycling women among your recent reads?

      - Anne

Yes, today's ride is on!

In case you have some doubts about the weather, it doesn't look like we'll have significant rain, so today's Cherry Blossom ride is on!

Cherry blossom ride

On the subject of staying in touch, I'd like to propose a casual social ride for this Sunday, 4/14.  We'll meet at 31st St. beach house at 10:00 a.m. for a ride of approx. 15 miles to visit Osaka Garden in Jackson Park. After this week's rain and warmer weather, I'm hoping that we'll get to see cherry blossoms.

Osaka Garden
Bikes aren't allowed in the garden, so it's a good idea to bring a lock.  There's a bike rack right outside. 

There are plenty of lunch options in Hyde Park if you want to stop for a bite after visiting the garden.  If you want to get lunch, make sure you bring lock(s)/cable to secure your bike.

If you need transit info to get to the start, click here for CTA map, get CTA route/schedule info here (red line or green line to 35th St., or one of several buses - NOT Lake Shore Dr. express routes) or here for Metra (Rock Island to 35th St.).  If you take Metra, don't forget to bring a bungee cord to secure your bike on board the train.  (18-24" will work.)

Got questions? Give me a call.  312-520-1641

    -- Anne Alt

webinar tomorrow - getting more moms and families on bikes

If you're interested, the League of American Bicyclists is offering an online webinar tomorrow afternoon (Thurs. 4/11). Click here for details and to register for access.

Bike traffic skills class

Do you have a friend or family member who would like to ride more places but lacks confidence in traffic? A Traffic Skills 101 class might be just the thing.  There's a class starting Monday night 4/15.  Click here for more info.