You Missed A Great First #BikeChi Picnic Brunch

It was only a couple of weeks ago, but with the summer flying by so fast it seems like months ago!  But still, here’s a round-up. It was a cool August Sunday, and rain threatened but never appear. The threat of rain did decrease attendance a bit, but everyone who did show found plenty to  do, fellow cyclists to talk with, and good treats.

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I put my Dutch Omafiets to use as a parkside coffee-stand.

Dutch bikes like to hang out together at picnics.

Dutch bikes like to hang out together at picnics.

And, this very unique John Deere cargo bike (it utilizes the Xtracycle extension) was in attendance too!  If you’re interested in knowing more about this custom cargo bike read my post from back in 2011 when I interviewed Ryan, the owner and creator.

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Along with the brunching activities , we had kites too! Adults and kids got in on the kite-flying fun.

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Two bikes that I’ve taken photos of multiple times over the last few years as examples of solid, non-pricey city bikes stopped by the brunch too.  This black Manhattan Green bike (Green is the model name) and the blue Bianchi Milano Cafe Racer. Sarah’s black bike is showing signs of the last few years of city riding that it’s had – those poor fenders – though. I believe the Bianchi bike debuted around 2008 – not sure if they’re still made anymore, but I still seem a few of them in Chicago.

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Manhattan Green bike

Bianchi Milano Cafe Racer

Bianchi Milano Cafe Racer

 We had a great time as evidenced by the smile on LD’s face – hope everyone else did too.  Who’s up for one in September or October? Any suggestions on a place?

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