17 April 2009

Schnauzer, Joey Ms.
age 15 1/2, was born in Joliet, IL. A lifelong resident of Chicago, she was co-founder of Chicago Cycling Club and its club mascot for 15 years. She also rode with Chicago Critical Mass, San Francisco Critical Mass, and Cycling Sisters Chicago. She rode RAGBRAI ten times, cycled in France, Portugal, California, New York, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah, and rode from Ottawa, Canada to Washington, D.C. Joey led a ride in honor of her Bark Mitzvah. It was a Tour of Temples. Her mileage was as high as 2,000/year for several years of her short life. She always wore her helmet. She won countless prizes for costumes at Halloween. Her best one was Elvis in her pink Cadillac based on a bicycle trailer. She was the October, 2008 calendar girl for the P.A.W.S. calendar. She appeared on many TV news programs and in magazines and newspapers. She had her own Web site, http://www.kangarooconnection.com/joeyspage.html. She went over the rainbow on Monday, April 13th at 10:30AM. She is survived by her dog guardian Kathy Schubert, her groomer Missy Baumgarten, her Uncle Ernie in Florida, and countless friends in Illinois and Iowa. Donations may be made in her honor to P.A.W.S., http://www.pawschicago.org, 1110 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609; or West Town Bikes, http://westtownbikes.org, 2459 W Division St, Chicago IL 60622.

Via Cycling Sisters.