Thursday, June 16, 2011

Critical Lass

Every summer I promise myself that I'll ride my bike more, but come September I may have hit the Lake Shore path once. I like to blame it on the fact that my bike sucks - it's a mountain bike I bought with my Bat Mitzvah money freshman year of high school - but what I really need is motivation. Motivation in the form of Critical Lass.

Critical Lass is a new bike ride exclusively for women and transgender cyclists. Anyone can join the ladies for their monthly trek through a different Chicago neighborhood. The rides start at the Polish Triangle (Division/Ashland/Milwaukee) at 6:30 p.m. and ends at a local restaurant or bar for cocktails and conversation.

If the name sounds familiar, it's because the ride was created as an alternative to Critical Mass. But instead of loud, rowdy hipsters taking over the street - which can be very entertaining to watch - it's a leisurely ride with the girls.

Tonight's ride will tour Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park. Stop by Marble afterwards for a beer and 20 chicken wings for $2. If you want to join the bike ride, be at the Polish Triangle by 6:00 p.m.

And since I absolutely need a new bike, here are some of my favs. So cute!
Clockwise from Top Left: Kearney Cycles, Ladies Cadillac Fleetwood Cruiser, Velorbis Classic Vintage, Ivanhoe Townie Three Speed,

And don't forget that it's still Bike to Work Week!


  1. sounds like a lot of fun! h and i just bought our bikes yesterday!! i got a linus dutchi 1 from a place in wicker park. i cannot wait to ride it this weekend! :) xo jillian

  2. I committed bikicide once... I left my bike for an extended period of time (read: never collected) locked up on campus.

    I anthropomorphize objects (THANKS PIXAR!) often, and I'm cringing now remembering it and imagining it whimpering.

    In the rain. In the dark.

    Can you believe I procreated!?

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