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Wednesday Afternoon Workout Ride
Wednesday Mar 29, 2017
Active
Touring
Take Yamamoto | Phone: (773) 528-7812
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM 15 miles 15 to 17 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Join me for a Wednesday afternoon workout ride.  Note that sometimes the leader can't make it.  Check the website around 7:30 am the morning of the ride for cancellations.   No rest stops are planned.  Be at the start location at the start time for sign-in.  The ride will start 15 minutes later on the dot.  In the case of inclement weather or icy conditions, the ride will be cancelled.

Event 3010
Tour of Chicago Sculpture Exhibit
Sunday Apr 2, 2017
Active
Social
Kathy Schubert, email: kangarookathy@yahoo.com | Phone: (773) 248-5499
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 22 10 to 14 mph 1113 W Webster Back Yard
Ride FAQ (please read)

Visit the large outdoor sculptures of the 15th Annual Chicago Sculpture Exhibit.  Please wear your bicycle helmet or borrow one of mine.

 

Event 3015
Wednesday Morning Workout Ride
Wednesday Apr 5, 2017
Active
Touring
Take Yamamoto | Phone: (773) 528-7812
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM 30 miles 15 to 17 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Join me for a Wednesday morning workout ride.  Note that sometimes the leader can't make it.  Check the website around 7:30 am the morning of the ride for cancellations.   No rest stops are planned.  Be at the start location at the start time for sign-in.  The ride will start 15 minutes later on the dot.  In the case of inclement weather or icy conditions, the ride will be cancelled.

Event 3011
2017 Champagne Ride
Sunday Apr 9, 2017
Active
Social
Steve Kramer, email: biking@SteveKramer.info | Mobile: (773) 401-7690
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Distance up to 30 miles w/shorter routes and transit options. 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)
2003 Champagne Ride

Come and toast the new riding season on the annual Champagne Ride. We'll meander to the Northern suburbs of Evanston and Wilmette and a small park area within Plaza De Lago, and toast to the coming of Spring and the ride season for 2017.

For those looking for a shorter ride, the 15 miles option will be included again this year. We'll toast some bubbly beverages and have a brief brunch picnic before we return back to Chicago. There's a Jewel and Starbucks at the plaza, so remember to bring some cash for snacks / coffee etc. or pack your personal favorites.

Steve Kramer is proud to once again serve as your ride leader and host.
Please note the 9:30 am start to better align with lunch time.

Pre-registration or advance sign-up is not required and there's no cost to ride.

PROST!

Event 3034
Wednesday Morning Workout Ride
Wednesday Apr 12, 2017
Active
Touring
Take Yamamoto | Phone: (773) 528-7812
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM 30 miles 15 to 17 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Join me for a Wednesday morning workout ride.  Note that sometimes the leader can't make it.  Check the website around 7:30 am the morning of the ride for cancellations.   No rest stops are planned.  Be at the start location at the start time for sign-in.  The ride will start 15 minutes later on the dot.  In the case of inclement weather or icy conditions, the ride will be cancelled.

Event 3012
Salt Creek - Graue Mill - Fullersberg Woods Nature Center
Saturday Apr 15, 2017
Active
Touring
Brian Bird, email: b_t_bird@yahoo.com
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 60 miles 15 to 18 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Ride west and southwest to Oak Brook via the Salt Creek Bicycle Path.  City and 'burb riding on asphalt - hopefully without potholes or Spring flooding.  Outbound trip includes a ride past Brookfield Zoo.  Return trip includes a meander through Riverside.  Outbound trip opening stop will be at Prairie Bread Kitchen in downtown Oak Park, midpoint stop just past Graue Mill at the Fullersburg Nature Preserve Center, and return trip stop at Tasty Dog and other fine food-drink establishments near Lake Street - Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park.

Event 3035
Wednesday Morning Workout Ride
Wednesday Apr 19, 2017
Active
Touring
Take Yamamoto | Phone: (773) 528-7812
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM 30 miles 15 to 17 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Join me for a Wednesday morning workout ride.  Note that sometimes the leader can't make it.  Check the website around 7:30 am the morning of the ride for cancellations.   No rest stops are planned.  Be at the start location at the start time for sign-in.  The ride will start 15 minutes later on the dot.  In the case of inclement weather or icy conditions, the ride will be cancelled.

Event 3013
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Apr 19, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3018
Wednesday Morning Workout Ride
Wednesday Apr 26, 2017
Active
Touring
Take Yamamoto | Phone: (773) 528-7812
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM 30 miles 15 to 17 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Join me for a Wednesday morning workout ride.  Note that sometimes the leader can't make it.  Check the website around 7:30 am the morning of the ride for cancellations.   No rest stops are planned.  Be at the start location at the start time for sign-in.  The ride will start 15 minutes later on the dot.  In the case of inclement weather or icy conditions, the ride will be cancelled.

Event 3014
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Apr 26, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3019
Fourth Step Ride
Saturday Apr 29, 2017
Active
Touring
Bob Hsiung, email: bob@dr-bob.org
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 42/45/50/55/70 mi 16 to 19 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

No, this isn't about admitting to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

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.

42 miles total if to return you ride to Hammond and take the South Shore Line, 45 miles total if you ride to Flossmoor Station and take the Metra, 50 if you ride to 93rd and take the Metra or to 100th and take the J14, 55 if you ride to 71st and take the J14, 70 if you ride all the way. 15-18 mph. I like to get there before they open at 11:00 (it's still the eighth-best brewery in the world, 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.

Event 3030
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday May 3, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3020
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday May 10, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3021
Dark Lord Day (and Fifth Step) Ride
Saturday May 13, 2017
Active
Touring
Bob Hsiung, email: bob@dr-bob.org
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 42/45/50/55/70 mi 16 to 19 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

No, this isn't about making a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

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.

Dark Lord is a gargantuan Russian Style Imperial Stout, with a reverse cascading head that starts out billowing the color of burnt oil like the Dark Lord rising from the black primordial beginnings. Its resonant vinous aroma has been described as cherries, sweet malt, molasses, burnt currants, plums with a port wine alcohol undertow. Mochachino notes buried within. Motor oil consistency, hellishly smooth yet divinely burnt and vinous. The first sip coats your palate with a palatial charred fruit and chocolate blanket. Alcohol burn wiggles its way down your throat with a thick body.

Dark Lord Day is a festival where participants can meet other beer enthusiasts, sample beers from all over the world, enjoy good food, listen to live music, and generally have a great time. It's also the only day of the year you can buy Dark Lord. The festival requires a ticket (but the ride doesn't). The name on the ticket must match the government issued ID of the ticket holder.

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.

42 miles total if to return you ride to Hammond and take the South Shore Line, 45 miles total if you ride to Flossmoor Station and take the Metra, 50 if you ride to 93rd and take the Metra or to 100th and take the J14, 55 if you ride to 71st and take the J14, 70 if you ride all the way. 15-18 mph. Bring money, government-issued ID, a lock, lights if you might stay late, water and snacks to have en route, and panniers for your Dark Lord and rare Dark Lord variant.

Online resources: Google map, cue sheet, conversation about this ride, South Shore Line Bikes on Trains 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.

Event 3029
Chicago Ride of Silence 2017
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Active
Social
Elizabeth Adamczyk, email: rideofsilence.chicago@gmail.com | Mobile: (773) 370-2038
6:00 PM - 9:00 AM end location is different from starting point 8 to 12 mph Daley Plaza 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. We invite you to join us immediately following the RIde for refreshments.

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 2922
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday May 17, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3022
Ride to Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve
Saturday May 20, 2017
Active
Touring
Brian Bird, email: b_t_bird@yahoo.com
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 75 miles 15 to 18 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Come ride west and south and out of Cook County as we head to the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in swinging unincorporated DuPage County.  Please bring yourself, your fully-functioning road bike, skinny tires, helmet, and $$$ to ride out of town and through Oak Park, River Forest, North Riverside, the Salt Creek Bike Path, Indian Head Park, Burr Ridge, Western Springs, more Burr Ridge and the aforementioned nature preserve.  The route will have asphalt pavement.  The route will have hills.  The route will have rest beaks at Prairie Bread Kitchen in Oak Park, some convenience store in DuPage County, and the Tasty Dog back in Oak Park.  Lastly, the route will have weather - just don't know what type.

Event 3037
9th (Almost) Annual South Lakefront and Boulevard Architectural Tour
Saturday May 20, 2017
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 24 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.

Last year's annual ride was postponed, but we are back in business this year. This will be the 9th such ride in 10 years and later this summer we'll have the 10th such ride in 10 years to get back on track.The architecture on the near south east side has a remarkable history. We'll visit some new areas, including Chinatown, as well as some previous favorites while staying away from heavy traffic.

We'll see old mansions in Kenwood, Hyde Park, and Bronzeville, and bike through Chicago Landmark Districts: Prairie Avenue Historic District, Oakland, North Kenwood, Kenwood, Giles-Calumet-Prairie Historic District, IIT, and Chinatown.No lunch is planned.

Event 2939
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday May 24, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3023
Remote Ride: Tinley Woods - Old Plank Trail
Monday May 29, 2017
Active
Social
Brian Bird, email: b_t_bird@yahoo.com
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM 30 miles 12 to 16 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

A CCC Memorial Day tradition!  Come out and join the club'sresident southwest sider Brian Bird as we go on a 30-mile round trip to Frankfort, IL via the Old Plank Bicycle Path.  Turnaround point will be at or near the downtown Frankfort village green.  Endpoint rest stop will be next door to the start site at Tinley Park's Aurelio's Pizza and its universally-acclaimed pizza buffet.  Please note that the remote location start site is accessible by car and a 4-mile bike ride from the Metra - Rock Island line's Oak Forest or Tinley Park-Oak Park Avenue stations  (NOTE:  Metra will run its holiday schedule on Memorial Day - please check the website for outbound and inbound train details).  Bring your fully-functionng bicycle, helmet, $$$ for food-drink, and come out on the ride!

Event 3036
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday May 31, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3024
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jun 7, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3028
The Road to Hegewisch - Part 22
Saturday Jun 10, 2017
Active
Touring
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM 36 miles 15 to 18 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

REMOTE START: 31st Street Beach House The first ride of the year to that crazy town of Hegewisch, founded as a separate town in the 1880s and now part of Chicago. We'll start at the 31st Beach House and head southeast to the most remote corner of Chicago, The pace will be brisk (depending on the weather and wind) but not impossible. We'll stop for lunch at Skyway Dogs on the way back. Paid parking is available at the 31st Street Beach lot. Free parking is usually available on South Rhodes Ave just west of the lakefront and south of 31st Street, or ride your bike to the start to add some more miles to your trip. We'll shoot for getting back by 1 PM.

Event 3004
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3025
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jun 21, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3026
Along Lake Michigan to Hammond, Whiting, and Marktown, Indiana
Saturday Jun 24, 2017
Active
Touring
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 38 16 to 20 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)
Bridge across Wolf Lake

This is a great route without much traffic or stopping thanks to relatively new connections around Wolf Lake and the South Shore Drive extension. The pace will be usually in the 16-20 mph range if there is open road and no wind.

The route will be within a mile of Lake Michigan most of the way with Marktown, Indiana, as the final destination. We'll go down Chicago's lakefront to the South Shore Drive extension, through Eastside and through the woods to a bike bridge that crosses Wolf Lake, straight across 129th St to Marktown then back along the lakefront in Hammond and Whiting, to the Burnham Greenway, Calumet Park, and back to the lakefront. If you'd like to join the ride further south along the lakefront trail, please contact the ride leader to coordinate.

Marktown is a historic district in East Chicago, Indiana, designed in 1917 by Howard Van Doren Shaw. The tiny residential community was to be the start of a company town to serve the nearby steel mill owned by Clayton Mark. Shaw designed the community to be like an English village with narrow streets and houses with small yards. Marktown is in need of major preservation efforts and demolition is a threat. We'll shoot for getting back before noon to the South Shore Cultural Center and from there you can set your own pace back to downtown. No lunch is planned.

Event 3005
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jun 28, 2017
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.

So 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, the fast pace and 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.  A certain level of experience with group riding and fitness is expected. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by the ride participants.

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.

Event 3027