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Tonight – Friday, December 9 – our friends at Turin Bike Shop in Evanston, IL, invite all to this charity event: Dr. Jeff Spencer (of the Lance’s winning Tour de France Postal team) will speak tonight at TURIN, sharing his “insider secrets” about the tools you need to plan your success in cycling:

Charity Event at Turin Bike Shop

Then, on Saturday, December 10, the City of Chicago’s Department of Transportation will be hosting a community open house about the Streets for Cycling 2020 Plan. As noted in an email from the Active Transportation Alliance:

Chicago’s Streets for Cycling 2020 Plan is gaining momentum. In a nutshell, the plan will guide the development of 150-250 miles of innovative bikeways—including protected bike lanes—that will make bicycling a safe and easy option for everyone in Chicago.

For an introduction to the Streets for Cycling Plan, come for an hour or two to an open house that will be held this Saturday. There will be mapping exercises, opportunities to speak with Chicago Department of Transportation staff about biking in your neighborhood and there will be videos on a continuous loop. Please tell (and bring) your friends!

The details:

Streets for Cycling Open House
December 10th, Saturday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
23 E. Madison St. (storefront)
Find it on Facebook

Community advisory groups have also been set up in nine regions around the city to gather input for the plan. Each group is led by volunteer co-leaders and is open to volunteers who want to get involved outside of the public meetings to provide more focused, in-depth input.

If you are interested in working with the advisory group in the region of the city where you live, here’s more information.

For more events and opportunities in the Chicago area, see the calendar of events on TheChainlink.org — plenty to keep you and your bike busy each day.