June Critical Lass – all lasses welcome!

Chicago’s second Critical Lass ride rolled out last Thursday, this time with a group of nearly 30. Like the inaugural ride in May, the ride was so much fun. I love it!

As you can see in my photos below, it’s a women’s ride, plain and simple. All lasses are welcome! I guarantee you will be greeted by the friendliest group of women in Chicago.

(Saying goodbye to mom)










Chatting with others and riding side-by-side was easy due to the super calm route.  After about an hour, we ended at a bar in Logan Square, where I stayed for a couple of hours, enjoying beer and buffalo wing specials.

The next Critical Lass ride is July 21 – always the third Thursday of the month, starting at the Polish Triangle. I hope to see even more lasses there next time! :)

I bow down, once again, to our amazing leader Ash.

p.s. You can read about Edmonton’s June Critical Lass ride via Loop Frame Love and Girls and Bicycles.

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15 thoughts on “June Critical Lass – all lasses welcome!

  1. Great photos! Here’s my piece on Chicago Critical Lass from Time Out Chicago:
    http://timeoutchicago.com/things-to-do/this-week-in-chicago/14808979/critical-lass

    Cheers,

    John Greenfield

  2. Amy says:

    That looks like such fun! I love checking out everyone’s bikes- so cute. (Any idea what the yellow one in the 2nd photo is?)

  3. cycler says:

    What a lovely group!
    And OMG I want those “mismatched” yellow and orange tights in photo 8!

    We need to get a group like this going in Boston. As soon as I have some free time :)

  4. Julie says:

    That girl in the ric-rac dress stole my heart! She is so cute! Does she have a blog? Twitter? I need to stalk her.

    • Dottie says:

      Ha :) What is a ric-rac dress?

    • Ash says:

      Only casual stalking, please.

      Dottie, ric rac is a kind of wavy trim for clothing.

      My blog is only bikey in nature. I never remember to document my sewing/crafting during the process. Once of these days I’ll get around to doing that.

  5. Sue says:

    Ric-rac dress… I learned something new today :). Looks like you all had so much fun. Love the red and green-grayish Bianchi!

  6. Maureen says:

    *Ric-rac refers to the trim on the dress.
    All you cyclists look happy and ready to roll! What a nice way to get together and ride! Glad it was a success!

  7. April says:

    I’m sorry I missed it. It looks like you ladies had so much fun! I’ll do my best to be at the next WWB event! Happy Summer Riding Everyone!!! -April

  8. Redeyedtreefr0g says:

    I love how everyone looks so awesome on their bikes in these photos. Even with their helmets on! I always feel like mine sticks out a mile to either side of my head. I do notice that those neat streamlined helmets (I think Dottie poked fun at hers once in reference to a Mario mushroom) are much more stylish than the “regular” bike helmets.

    I’ll have to keep an eye out and see if my new town does anything like this :)

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