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Indiana Drive In
Saturday Jun 23, 2018
Active
Social
Thomas Grose, email: fishfool2@comcast.net | Mobile: (312) 305-2726
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM 32 miles 10 to 14 mph South Lakeshore Drive /Farragut Drive(8000 South)
Ride FAQ (please read)

Join us for a ride to the Indiana border on the Erie Lackawanna Trail. We will visit a classic drive in for lunch just over the border. We will also visit the "Triple Dog Dare" Statue on the Little Calumet Trail. Parking is available along South Lakeshore Drive at the remote start. CTA J14 bus to 79th street then bike to Lake Shore & Farragut.

Event 3174
Louis Sullivan architecture tour - north

All 15 spots on this tour are now fullIf you sign up now, you will on a waiting list and MIGHT get a spot if one opens up. For anyone who registers after 6/2, I will notify you if a spot is available and will ask you to confirm if you can still attend the ride.

This ride includes a moderate amount of walking. Please wear shoes suitable for both walking and riding.

Sunday Jun 24, 2018
Active
Social
Anne Alt, email: anne.alt@gmail.com | Mobile: (312) 520-1641
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Twenty 10 to 14 mph north side location - make reservation to get details
Ride FAQ (please read)

This will be a small group docent tour (group limited to 15 people). It's an easy-paced tour of locations from the north side to the Loop, with many stops to view buildings designed by Louis Sullivan, and some other relevant sites. There will be a lunch stop at a neighborhood cafe. The tour will end downtown.

Please reserve a place in the tour group to get start location. There will be a waiting list. If you aren't one of the first 15 people to sign up, you might still get a spot on the tour.

Bring your lock and lunch money. Bringing change to make it quicker and easier to settle up the lunch tab is helpful.

Event 3032
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jun 25, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3160
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jun 27, 2018
Active
Training
Bevan Brookfield, email: bevanbrook@hotmail.com | Mobile: (224) 548-6173
6:30 PM - (not specified) 32 miles 18 to 35 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Its back. The wednesday night training ride returns for another year of fast road training. Same time, same day, same focus on disciplined group riding, always hotly contested set sprint points and the same friendly atmosphere.

Join us for a fast-paced training ride aimed at increasing your speed and improving your group riding skills. Practice rotating pace lines, close proximity riding and advanced bike handling while building race pace fitness.  Ride paces range from 18-22 warm-up, 25+ for extended periods with planned leadouts for sprints; re-grouping occurs after all sprints.

Due to the need to ride in a tight pack and the fast pace, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial bikes and handle bars are discouraged.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. 

Heres the route we take:

https://www.strava.com/routes/4134946

This is not a no drop ride, but a range of abilities is expected (and welcomed). After a 5 mile warm up the pace will heat up and the group may fragment, chase groups will form allowing riders to continue riding together. The ride always stops for red lights and all or some of the ride will always stop to assist you with mechanical problems&punctures. Please bring tools and the ability to fix a puncture fairly quickly.

The ride completes at PKs Pantry convenience store close to the start point (<0.5 mile) with enough room in its car park for a large group to hang for a recovery drink and socializing with your fellow rider.

Lights are required by ALL in april&sept, and recommended year round if you ride home any distance after the route. Ride ends by 8:00pm if there are no mechanical problems, but has been known to stretch to 8:30.

Guests are welcome, please just register below 

Event 3125
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 2, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3161
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Jul 5, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3139
Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride
Saturday Jul 7, 2018
Active
Social
Bob Hsiung, email: bob@dr-bob.org
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 37/40/45/50/60 mi 12 to 12 mph Daley Plaza or Promontory Point
Ride FAQ (please read)

No, this isn't about being entirely ready to have God remove all defects of character.

It's about riding to Three Floyds and boosting our cognitive function every month this year! There's a somewhat consistent schedule -- usually the 4th Saturday of the month -- and you can qualify for the F-12 Award.

The ride takes the lakefront trail south from the Clock Tower. You can join up anywhere along the trail. Just let the group know where so they can look for you.

37 miles total if to return you ride to Hammond and take the South Shore Line, 40 miles total if you ride to Flossmoor Station and take the Metra, 45 if you ride to 93rd and take the Metra or to 100th and take the J14, 50 if you ride to 71st and take the J14, 60 if you ride all the way. 12 mph. I like to get to Three Floyds before they open at 11:00 (they're still one of the top 100 brewers in the world, and the food, like the beer, is unapologetically in your face with flavor, so sometimes there's a line). Bring money, government-issued ID, a lock, water and snacks to have en route, and panniers for beer you can't get in Chicago.

Online resources: Google map, cue sheet, conversation about this ride, South Shore Line schedule, Metra Electric train schedules, Jeffrey Jump (J14) bus schedule, Bikes on the South Shore Line, Bikes on the Metra, Bikes on the Bus, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.

Running down the road? Try to loosen your load!

PS: I give these rides these names because I find them humorous in an ironic way. It's not my intent to make light of addictions, efforts to recover from addictions, or 12-step peer support groups like AA. If you're trying to drink in moderation, we'll support you. If you're trying to abstain, you may want to give this ride a pass.

Event 3173
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 9, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3162
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jul 11, 2018
Active
Training
Bevan Brookfield, email: bevanbrook@hotmail.com | Mobile: (224) 548-6173
6:30 PM - (not specified) 32 miles 18 to 35 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Its back. The wednesday night training ride returns for another year of fast road training. Same time, same day, same focus on disciplined group riding, always hotly contested set sprint points and the same friendly atmosphere.

Join us for a fast-paced training ride aimed at increasing your speed and improving your group riding skills. Practice rotating pace lines, close proximity riding and advanced bike handling while building race pace fitness.  Ride paces range from 18-22 warm-up, 25+ for extended periods with planned leadouts for sprints; re-grouping occurs after all sprints.

Due to the need to ride in a tight pack and the fast pace, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial bikes and handle bars are discouraged.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. 

Heres the route we take:

https://www.strava.com/routes/4134946

This is not a no drop ride, but a range of abilities is expected (and welcomed). After a 5 mile warm up the pace will heat up and the group may fragment, chase groups will form allowing riders to continue riding together. The ride always stops for red lights and all or some of the ride will always stop to assist you with mechanical problems&punctures. Please bring tools and the ability to fix a puncture fairly quickly.

The ride completes at PKs Pantry convenience store close to the start point (<0.5 mile) with enough room in its car park for a large group to hang for a recovery drink and socializing with your fellow rider.

Lights are required by ALL in april&sept, and recommended year round if you ride home any distance after the route. Ride ends by 8:00pm if there are no mechanical problems, but has been known to stretch to 8:30.

Guests are welcome, please just register below 

Event 3126
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 16, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3163
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jul 18, 2018
Active
Training
Bevan Brookfield, email: bevanbrook@hotmail.com | Mobile: (224) 548-6173
6:30 PM - (not specified) 32 miles 18 to 35 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Its back. The wednesday night training ride returns for another year of fast road training. Same time, same day, same focus on disciplined group riding, always hotly contested set sprint points and the same friendly atmosphere.

Join us for a fast-paced training ride aimed at increasing your speed and improving your group riding skills. Practice rotating pace lines, close proximity riding and advanced bike handling while building race pace fitness.  Ride paces range from 18-22 warm-up, 25+ for extended periods with planned leadouts for sprints; re-grouping occurs after all sprints.

Due to the need to ride in a tight pack and the fast pace, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial bikes and handle bars are discouraged.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. 

Heres the route we take:

https://www.strava.com/routes/4134946

This is not a no drop ride, but a range of abilities is expected (and welcomed). After a 5 mile warm up the pace will heat up and the group may fragment, chase groups will form allowing riders to continue riding together. The ride always stops for red lights and all or some of the ride will always stop to assist you with mechanical problems&punctures. Please bring tools and the ability to fix a puncture fairly quickly.

The ride completes at PKs Pantry convenience store close to the start point (<0.5 mile) with enough room in its car park for a large group to hang for a recovery drink and socializing with your fellow rider.

Lights are required by ALL in april&sept, and recommended year round if you ride home any distance after the route. Ride ends by 8:00pm if there are no mechanical problems, but has been known to stretch to 8:30.

Guests are welcome, please just register below 

Event 3127
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Jul 19, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3140
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 23, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3164
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jul 25, 2018
Active
Training
Bevan Brookfield, email: bevanbrook@hotmail.com | Mobile: (224) 548-6173
6:30 PM - (not specified) 32 miles 18 to 35 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Its back. The wednesday night training ride returns for another year of fast road training. Same time, same day, same focus on disciplined group riding, always hotly contested set sprint points and the same friendly atmosphere.

Join us for a fast-paced training ride aimed at increasing your speed and improving your group riding skills. Practice rotating pace lines, close proximity riding and advanced bike handling while building race pace fitness.  Ride paces range from 18-22 warm-up, 25+ for extended periods with planned leadouts for sprints; re-grouping occurs after all sprints.

Due to the need to ride in a tight pack and the fast pace, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial bikes and handle bars are discouraged.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. 

Heres the route we take:

https://www.strava.com/routes/4134946

This is not a no drop ride, but a range of abilities is expected (and welcomed). After a 5 mile warm up the pace will heat up and the group may fragment, chase groups will form allowing riders to continue riding together. The ride always stops for red lights and all or some of the ride will always stop to assist you with mechanical problems&punctures. Please bring tools and the ability to fix a puncture fairly quickly.

The ride completes at PKs Pantry convenience store close to the start point (<0.5 mile) with enough room in its car park for a large group to hang for a recovery drink and socializing with your fellow rider.

Lights are required by ALL in april&sept, and recommended year round if you ride home any distance after the route. Ride ends by 8:00pm if there are no mechanical problems, but has been known to stretch to 8:30.

Guests are welcome, please just register below 

Event 3128
On (To) Wisconsin! Waterford Factory Tour and Ride
Saturday Jul 28, 2018
Active
Touring
James Adgate, email: jadgate@adgateonline.com | Phone: (773) 551-8242
8:45 AM - 2:00 PM 3 route options 25/40/60 12 to 20 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Note:

Due to a scheduling issue, this ride date was changed from June 30th to July 28th.

Richard Schwinn, in conjunction with Waterford Precision Cycles, is sponsoring a factory tour and group ride at his factory in Waterford, WI. This will be a joint ride with the Kenosha/Racine Bike Club. The ride will be self-paced (queue sheets provided) with sag support.. The routes for each ride (3 options - 25, 42, or 60 miles) will start from the Waterford Factory at 8:45 so allow some time to unload and setup.  Plan to ride through beautiful Wisconsin scenery between Waterford and Waukesha, then back.

Richard Schwinn will give tours of the factory between 8:00 and 8:30. This is a great opportunity to see how top quality bicycles are built.

Note: those who are looking for auto transport to the remote start, the ride leader suggests posting to our Facebook page or at Chainlink at http://thechainlink.org.

Also note the remote start location: Waterford Precision Cycles, 816 Bakke Ave, Waterford, WI - please allow 1 1/2 hours from Evanston, Take I-94 to WI-20 West (Exit #333), Turn left on Jefferson Street (Cty-W) in Waterford, Go South 1 mile, Turn Right on Bakke .2 Mile. Here are directions from the ClockTower from Google Maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Addison+and+Lake+Shore+Drive,+Chicago,+IL/816+Bakke+Avenue,+Waterford,+WI+53185-4228/@42.35613,-87.93494,90622m/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x88059c3e2b7f642d:0x56bead91cbb791b4!2m2!1d-88.22639799999999!2d42.755151?source=embed&hl=en&dg=dbrw&newdg=1

Event 3151
Pierogi Fest - Whiting Indiana
Saturday Jul 28, 2018
Active
Social
Thomas Grose, email: fishfool2@comcast.net | Mobile: (312) 305-2726
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM 30 miles 8 to 14 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Enjoy the food and beverages at the Whiting Pierogi Fest. We will mostly be on bikeways in Ill. & Ind.

Event 3155
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 30, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3165
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Aug 2, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3141
Woodlawn and Oak Woods Cemetery - the past and the present
Saturday Aug 4, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 10 miles 10 to 12 mph Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Ride FAQ (please read)
Shrine of Christ the King, Woodlawn

We will see what new construction has occured since last year's inaugural ride. Remote Start in Hyde Park at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 on the grounds of the University of Chicago. If you are uncertain of the location or how to get there, please email me. Parking is available on nearby streets. Rockefeller Chapel is 1 mile west of the lakefront bike trail, if you want to add some more miles to your trip. The ride is free to all CCC members and free to anyone else who signs up as a guest.

The University of Chicago has added new buildings to their south campus in Woodlawn, and apartments along Cottage Grove have been built or renovated in the last few years. We'll take a look at those buildings including new schools on 63rd Street. The south end of Washington Park was home to White City, Midway Gardens, Washington Park Race Track, Trianon Ballroom, Sans Souci Amusement Park and the neighborhood of Studs Lonigan author, James T. Farrell. We’ll use our imagination to see those places.

Oak Woods Cemetery is at the south end of Woodlawn on 71st and one of the oldest in the City. It includes monuments for 5,000 Confederate soldiers who died at Camp Douglas, Jesse Owens, Harold Washington, and Roland Burris. We will ride through the cemetery avoiding any services.

The trip will also include Mt. Carmel High School (an all-male Catholic High School in Woodlawn since 1900), Lorado Taft Studios and his Fountains of Time and Creation, the sites (bring your imagination) of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, the Midway, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Woodlawn Coliseum, Obama Library and a proposed new golf course! Seriously, all these places were/are in Woodlawn. A quick spiel at each point of interest. Back by 11:30 AM.

Event 3106
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Aug 6, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3166
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Aug 13, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3167
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Aug 16, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3142
11th Annual South Lakefront and Boulevard Architectural Tour
Saturday Aug 18, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 22 12 to 14 mph Just north of the intersection of Indiana and Roosevelt near the skate park (the SW corner of Grant Park)
Ride FAQ (please read)

In order to avoid the lakefront congestion, we will meet at the skateboard park north of Roosevelt and east of Michigan Avenue in the southwest corner of Grant Park. 

We will see what is new as to development and architecture in the last few years on the near southeast side and visit some past favorites. Likely neighborhoods to ride through will include Prairie Avenue, Bronzeville, Kenwood and Hyde Park.

No lunch is planned. Pace is 12 to 14 mph easy going.


 

Event 3105
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Aug 20, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3168
Pampered Century
Sunday Aug 26, 2018
Active
Training
Arthur Gilfand, email: chicubz2006@yahoo.com
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 100 15 to 19 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

PAMPERED CENTURY 2018

Looking to ride a century with the feeling of support behind you?  Come along on the Pampered Century.   We’ll be heading north to the Kenosha Velodrome on mainly quiet roads.  You might even get to take a spin on the velodrome.

Join me, Art Gilfand on this year’s Pampered Century.

Jim Kreps will be providing your SAG service and caterer.  At each of the two rest stops in each direction, Jim will have his truck loaded with fruits, energy drinks and bars, juices, bagels and snacks.  He will also cater lunch at the mid-point at the Kenosha Velodrome with a variety of lunchmeats, PBJ and sandwich fixings.

More importantly, if something goes wrong with your bike, Jim can be there and fix most minor problems and get you moving.   If something goes wrong with you and you need a bit of a rest, he can bring you to the next rest stop or further if needed.

The ride begins at the Chandler Community Center, 1028 Central Street in Evanston. There is street parking on Lincoln Street and you are near the Central Street station of the CTA Purple Line.  The ride begins promptly at 7:00 and plan to return between 5:00 and 6:30.   Expect a riding pace between 15 and 19 mph.

There is a $20 charge for the food and SAG vehicle costs.  Please bring cash that morning.  The ride a joint event with the Chicago Cycling Club and the Evanston Bike Club.

If you intend to go on this ride or have any questions, please contact Art Gilfand at 773-871-1872 or by email at chicubz2006@yahoo.com.

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Event 3156
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Aug 27, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3169
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Sep 3, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3170
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Sep 6, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3143
Louis Sullivan architecture tour - south

This ride includes a moderate amount of walking. Please wear shoes suitable for both walking and riding.

Saturday Sep 8, 2018
Active
Social
Anne Alt, email: anne.alt@gmail.com | Mobile: (312) 520-1641
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sixteen 10 to 14 mph Loop location - make reservation to get details
Ride FAQ (please read)

This will be a small group docent tour (group limited to 15 people). It's an easy-paced tour of locations from the Loop to the near west side and south side, with many stops to view buildings designed by Louis Sullivan, and some other relevant sites. There will be a lunch stop at a neighborhood cafe. 

Please reserve a place in the tour group to get start location. There will be a waiting list. If you aren't one of the first 15 people to sign up, you might still get a spot on the tour.

Bring your lock and lunch money. Bringing change to make it quicker and easier to settle up the lunch tab is helpful.

Event 3111
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Sep 10, 2018
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 18 to 22 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Curious to find out what training rides are all about - but aren't sure if you can ride at 25 mph? Here's your chance. This ride has the look and feel of a training ride, but at a slower pace. Emphasis will be placed on smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette, practice sprints and building confidence on the open road. There may be a few designated sprint areas; however, we will always regroup before heading on. 

Due to the training specific nature of this ride, use of traditional style road bikes is strongly recommended. Recumbent, hybrid and mountain bikes will not be allowed, time-trial handle bars are discouraged. 

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Bring your lights! Tail lights/head lights what ever you have to make yourself visible. Early season rides get dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 3171
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Sep 20, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3144
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Oct 4, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3145
Pilsen public art tour

There will be some walking on this tour. Please wear shoes suitable for both walking and riding.

Saturday Oct 6, 2018
Active
Social
Anne Alt, email: anne.alt@gmail.com | Mobile: (312) 520-1641
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fifteen 10 to 14 mph 19th & Wolcott, by the corner of the National Museum of Mexican Art
Ride FAQ (please read)

A leisurely tour of public art in Pilsen, with a visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art and an optional lunch stop at the end.

Bring your lock and lunch money.

Event 3112
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Oct 18, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3146
Chicago Ride of Silence 2019
Wednesday May 15, 2019
Active
Social
Elizabeth Adamczyk, email: rideofsilence.chicago@gmail.com | Mobile: (773) 370-2038
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM end location is different from starting point 8 to 12 mph Daley Plaza's Eternal Flame
Ride FAQ (please read)

Please arrive at Daley Plaza's Eternal Flame by 6:00 pm to sign-in and get ready. The Ride will depart from Daley Plaza at 6:30 pm.

While this is a free event, donations are welcome to offset costs.

For more information on local Ride of Silence events, visit www.rideofsilence.org/chicago, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RideOfSilenceChicago and join our Chainlink group http://www.thechainlink.org/group/chicagorideofsilence

Event 3154