Go Back  Bike Forums > The Lounge > Coronavirus/COVID-19
Reload this Page >

Chicago "No bike rides"

Notices
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Discussion of the novel coronavirus

Chicago "No bike rides"

Old 03-26-20, 10:14 AM
  #1  
TakingMyTime
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Alamitos, Calif.
Posts: 1,823

Bikes: Trek 7.4 FX, 5200 & 7700

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 569 Post(s)
Liked 283 Times in 191 Posts
Chicago "No bike rides"

I just saw that Chicago is requesting that people do not go on long walks or bike rides.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is warning residents not to go on long runs or bike rides in the cityís latest effort to crack down over the spread of coronavirus, even cautioning that residents could be arrested should they break the rules.
TakingMyTime is offline  
Old 03-26-20, 10:46 AM
  #2  
Hondo Gravel
Viking Berserker
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 1,468

Bikes: Too many Motobecanes

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1038 Post(s)
Liked 776 Times in 526 Posts
Crazy times. I can see the extreme measures in highly dense population centers. But it takes away you’re freedom. Luckily I’m in the sticks but that doesn’t mean I can be careless.
Hondo Gravel is online now  
Old 03-26-20, 10:52 AM
  #3  
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 20,973
Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11543 Post(s)
Liked 2,758 Times in 1,588 Posts
Seattle Forrest is offline  
Old 03-26-20, 12:10 PM
  #4  
TakingMyTime
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Alamitos, Calif.
Posts: 1,823

Bikes: Trek 7.4 FX, 5200 & 7700

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 569 Post(s)
Liked 283 Times in 191 Posts
My walks in the park are one of the few things that are making all this bearable.
TakingMyTime is offline  
Likes For TakingMyTime:
Old 03-26-20, 12:12 PM
  #5  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 16,755

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 138 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4396 Post(s)
Liked 658 Times in 485 Posts
I feel lucky to be in a mid sized city (Des Moines). I've been walking regularly but I have no problem staying 6 ft away from anyone. I have not been bike riding though. I figure the odds of an accident are slim but I do not want to add to the problems that local hospitals will soon have.
bikemig is offline  
Likes For bikemig:
Old 03-26-20, 12:18 PM
  #6  
skijor
on by
 
skijor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 949

Bikes: Waterford RS-33, Salsa Vaya, Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 663 Post(s)
Liked 150 Times in 94 Posts
Greater population density and a greater percentage of that population off of work with every passing day would be some justification I suppose. Still, I'd go batty.

My daily walk with the pups is keeping me relatively sane.
skijor is offline  
Old 03-26-20, 12:31 PM
  #7  
nondes 
Northern Rider
 
nondes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 435

Bikes: 1999 Litespeed Tuscany 105, 2007 Marin Palisades Trail, 2006 Burley Duet tandem

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Liked 361 Times in 95 Posts
Today the "amenities" (parking, play areas, sports, shelters, off-leash dog areas) in Toronto parks are closed but the trails are still open. I did I great ride that included part of the Don Valley trails this morning, and I hope that will continue. Not many other people around. Closure of parking will be a problem for more distant parks that we normally drive to, but it will make the parks less busy so spacing will be easier.
nondes is offline  
Old 03-26-20, 01:19 PM
  #8  
kingston 
Jedi Master
 
kingston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Lake Forest, IL
Posts: 3,177

Bikes: https://stinkston.blogspot.com/p/my-bikes.html

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1383 Post(s)
Liked 184 Times in 128 Posts
The lakefront was as busy and congested as mid-summer over the weekend. People were congregating on the path, playing basketball, hanging out at the beach, etc. I live in the suburbs, but guys I know who live in the city and normally cycle along the lakefront trail this time of year couldn't because it was so crowded. My college kids are home and they told me a lot of their friends went to the lakefront to hang out, which is not really consistent with the intent of the stay-at-home order, so I can see why the city wants to close the parks and paths.
kingston is offline  
Old 03-26-20, 03:21 PM
  #9  
Hondo Gravel
Viking Berserker
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 1,468

Bikes: Too many Motobecanes

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1038 Post(s)
Liked 776 Times in 526 Posts
Was in town to get gas earlier and this is a small town. I notice the young people are not taking this seriously at all. The older ones 40s-50s are shopping for older parents or relatives seem to be doing the right things as far as wiping down the shopping carts stuff like that. I don’t want to get infected by a booger nosed teen or young adult.
Hondo Gravel is online now  
Old 03-26-20, 03:47 PM
  #10  
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 20,973
Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11543 Post(s)
Liked 2,758 Times in 1,588 Posts
Grooming has ended for the season. We had one weekend left.

If I'd known they would close Cabin Creek, I would have skied a proper goodby last weekend.

Time to put the skinny skis away and wax the fat ones.
Seattle Forrest is offline  
Old 03-26-20, 04:29 PM
  #11  
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 8,961

Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Moto Fantom29 ProSL hardtail

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 426 Times in 327 Posts
From the state of CA:

Outdoor recreation

Can I still exercise? Take my kids to the park for fresh air? Take a walk around the block?

Yes. So long as you are maintaining a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household, it is ok to go outside for exercise, a walk or fresh air. Gyms are closed.

Can I walk my dog? Take my pet to the vet?

You can walk your dog. You can go to the vet or pet hospital if your pet is sick. Remember to distance yourself at least six feet from other pets and owners.

Can people still go hiking or visit State Parks?

Californians can walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods as long as they continue to practice social distancing of 6 feet. This means avoiding crowded trails & parking lots. To help reduce crowds, State Parks is modifying operations at some parks, including closing vehicular access and parking lots to reduce density of visitors. A list of closures can be found at www.parks.ca.gov/flattenthecurve. Everyone has the responsibility to “Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks” by maintaining a social distance of 6 feet or more when recreating in the outdoors, and staying home if they are sick. If visitors cannot maintain social distancing, they need to leave the park.

For information on National Parks, please visit their website here.
RubeRad is offline  
Old 03-26-20, 05:52 PM
  #12  
BenzFanatic
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chicagoland area
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Especially after Pritzker announced we had already made a big impact, it seems like maybe half of people here are taking any of this seriously at all. I don't blame Lightfoot at all, Pritzker's shelter-in-place order was a half measure. The majority of people still seem to be working, since almost everything falls under the very broad "essential" categories. The commute has been a bit better, but barely. We had to lock the break room at work because laborers were still sharing meals, 12+ people elbow to elbow in a <100 square-foot room. I swear half of them are ignoring this whole thing because taking precautions is a threat to their delicate masculinity.
BenzFanatic is offline  
Likes For BenzFanatic:
Old 03-26-20, 06:57 PM
  #13  
SurferRosa
Senior Member
 
SurferRosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 2,130

Bikes: old school 531c & campy

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 912 Post(s)
Liked 611 Times in 364 Posts
The apes tried this with astronaut George Taylor, and he yelled at them, "I'll give you my bike ride when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!"
SurferRosa is online now  
Old 03-26-20, 07:17 PM
  #14  
Olefeller77 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Illinois quad cities (Colona)
Posts: 151

Bikes: Trek Marlin 6 29r - Scattanti road bike w carbon fork - Trek 6500 - Univega Alpina 503 - Specialized Sworks M4 made in USA

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked 58 Times in 34 Posts
I stopped at the local bait shop for our 2020 fishing license. She told me that Pritzer ordered all Ill. State fishing areas closed . That knocks out a lot of easy flat trails for exercise. Look like I will be traveling to Iowa for fishing this year. Most of the outdoors minded folks I know have already moved out of Illinois
Olefeller77 is offline  
Old 03-27-20, 06:49 AM
  #15  
Kansas Don
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Overland Park, KS
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Olefeller77 View Post
I stopped at the local bait shop for our 2020 fishing license. She told me that Pritzer ordered all Ill. State fishing areas closed . That knocks out a lot of easy flat trails for exercise. Look like I will be traveling to Iowa for fishing this year. Most of the outdoors minded folks I know have already moved out of Illinois
Missouri has taken the opposite approach and is allowing all fishing without a license or trout stamp through April 15th. Even non-residence don't need a license or stamp.


Don
Kansas Don is offline  
Likes For Kansas Don:
Old 03-27-20, 10:01 AM
  #16  
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 20,973
Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11543 Post(s)
Liked 2,758 Times in 1,588 Posts
Originally Posted by Olefeller77 View Post
I stopped at the local bait shop for our 2020 fishing license. She told me that Pritzer ordered all Ill. State fishing areas closed . That knocks out a lot of easy flat trails for exercise. Look like I will be traveling to Iowa for fishing this year. Most of the outdoors minded folks I know have already moved out of Illinois
You wouldn't like it here.
Seattle Forrest is offline  
Likes For Seattle Forrest:
Old 03-27-20, 10:11 AM
  #17  
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 8,961

Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Moto Fantom29 ProSL hardtail

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 426 Times in 327 Posts
Originally Posted by Kansas Don View Post
trout stamp
I have never seen one of those. And I don't imagine it would be very sexy.
RubeRad is offline  
Old 03-27-20, 10:11 AM
  #18  
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 8,961

Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Moto Fantom29 ProSL hardtail

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 426 Times in 327 Posts
oopx, looks like I was very wrong
RubeRad is offline  
Likes For RubeRad:
Old 03-27-20, 03:00 PM
  #19  
no motor?
Senior Member
 
no motor?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 6,181

Bikes: Specialized Hardrock

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1179 Post(s)
Liked 210 Times in 153 Posts
Originally Posted by skijor View Post
Greater population density and a greater percentage of that population off of work with every passing day would be some justification I suppose. Still, I'd go batty.

My daily walk with the pups is keeping me relatively sane.
You mean we're not helping with your sanity?
no motor? is offline  
Old 03-27-20, 09:41 PM
  #20  
StupidlyBrave 
Chepooka
 
StupidlyBrave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 1,171

Bikes: 1990 Trek 1400 7spd; 2001 Litespeed Arenberg 10 speed

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 335 Post(s)
Liked 102 Times in 68 Posts
Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
oopx, looks like I was very wrong
That is not a trout stamp. It is a delicious bass.
StupidlyBrave is offline  
Old 03-27-20, 10:53 PM
  #21  
Hondo Gravel
Viking Berserker
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 1,468

Bikes: Too many Motobecanes

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1038 Post(s)
Liked 776 Times in 526 Posts
Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
oopx, looks like I was very wrong
Yes! She fishes for bass and has a nice ass. Iím renaming my Bass Tracker to the Ass Tracker. ya know put some tape over the B
Hondo Gravel is online now  
Old 03-29-20, 10:48 AM
  #22  
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 8,961

Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Moto Fantom29 ProSL hardtail

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 426 Times in 327 Posts
Get a NY license plate that says ASSMAN
RubeRad is offline  
Old 03-29-20, 02:27 PM
  #23  
Hondo Gravel
Viking Berserker
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 1,468

Bikes: Too many Motobecanes

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1038 Post(s)
Liked 776 Times in 526 Posts
Yup the old man is going all Jeff Spicoli again


Hondo Gravel is online now  
Likes For Hondo Gravel:
Old 04-02-20, 03:58 PM
  #24  
zacster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Brooklyn NY
Posts: 6,625
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked 119 Times in 96 Posts
I consider biking one of the safest things to do since you don't ever come in close contact with anyone. Quite the opposite. My wife won't go near me after a ride. And who do you come close to during a ride, especially a solo ride? I'd avoid a mass start event, if any were happening but they all have been cancelled.
zacster is offline  
Old 04-08-20, 05:33 AM
  #25  
Wileyone 
Senior Member
 
Wileyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: GWN
Posts: 2,197
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1235 Post(s)
Liked 158 Times in 114 Posts
Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
That is not a trout stamp. It is a delicious bass.
Only if you take away the b...
Wileyone is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.