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ECHO MAGAZINE

ROB HEINBOCKEL

CHICAGO BICYCLE ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE Advocates for biking, walking and public transit. Its initiatives include Bikeways for All, which pushes for bike-friendly infrastructure, and Vision Zero, which aims to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2026. activetrans.org THE CHAINLINK Provides resources for cyclists with forums for asking questions and promoting cycling events, and links to cyclist advocacy organizations, hotlines and bike shops. thechainlink.org CHICAGO GHOST BIKES Memorializes cyclists killed in car crashes by chaining bicycles to lamp posts as a reminder of their deaths. The bicycles are painted white to serve as a haunting reminder of the lives lost. ghostbikeschicago.com SLOW ROLL CHICAGO Seeks to bring people of all ages, races, incomes and geographies into the bicycling community. Every Wednesday from April to October, it hosts group rides for people of varying levels of biking experience at locations throughout the city. slowrollchicago.org THE RECYCLER COLLECTIVE Fosters a collaborative and welcoming community with its open shop, educational classes, youth programs and used bike sales. Cyclists can donate old bikes that will be repaired and resold, making biking more sustainable and environmentally friendly. therecyclery.org CHICAGO RIDE OF SILENCE Hosts an annual event when cyclists around the world flood city streets to remember all cyclists who have been killed in bicycle crashes and remind drivers that cyclists have a legal right to ride on public roads. rideofsilence.org

ANASTASIA KONDRASHEVA

VIRGINIA “GINNY” MURRAY

GEORGE CHAVEZ

JEPSON LIVINGSTON

AMANDA “MANDY” ANNIS

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DION HARRIS

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Columbia College Chicago ECHO 2017