Chicago Bike Buddies – Its finally happening! This all started back in November 2011 when I hosted a Brazilian CouchSurfer at my place. Michele, she was super cool, a cyclist and activist from São Paulo who also made a mean vegan cake. We talked a lot about cycling and she told me of the Bike Angels in Brazil. The program hooked nervous or hesitant riders up with experienced folks who would show them the ropes of riding in their city. Sound familiar?
After hearing about this program, I knew that I had to bring it to Chicago. We have a lot of cycling resources but we don’t have anything that connects the enthusiastic riders with the newbies. One-on-one connections, you know? Why not? So simple, right? So, I spread the word and got 2 awesome friends involved in the project (Alicia and Rachel) and we became a little team. And then after some good hours brainstorming, writing emails, meeting with folks, talking about it, posting on the Chainlink, etc etc, we finally got something started!
And by started, I mean, soon. We’ll start soon.
But we’re pumped as heck!!