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Seventh Step Ride: Laid-Back & Deutsch-Freundlich Version
Sunday Jul 23, 2017
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 humbly asking Him to remove our shortcomings.

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 Daley Plaza. You can join up anywhere along the trail. Just let the group know where to make sure you get picked up.

This month I'm welcoming a friend from Germany with a special laid-back 12 mph and Deutsch-freundlich version of the usual ride.

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. 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.

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 3080
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 24, 2017
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 3066
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jul 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 3071
Pampered Century
Sunday Jul 30, 2017
Active
Touring
Arthur Gilfand, email: chicubz2006@yahoo.com
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 100 miles 15 to 19 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

PAMPERED CENTURY 2017

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.

This year Brian Bird and Jim Adgate will fill in as ride leaders as yours truly, Art Gilfand will not be able to lead the ride.  But I will be in SAG truck.

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.

Event 3054
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 31, 2017
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 3067
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Aug 2, 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 3072
10th Annual South Lakefront and Boulevard Architectural Tour
Saturday Aug 5, 2017
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. (Lollapalooza will start at noon but not in this corner of Grant Park.)

On July 1st we rode through parts of the southeast side to view historic buildings and new construction. While this ride will cover some of the same neighborhoods, it will be a completely different route and different architectural or historic sites.We'll go a little further south and not as far west this time. 

We'll head down Michigan Ave to IIT, through the GAP and Bronzeville to Oakwood and Drexel Boulevards. We will go through different areas of Kenwood and Hyde Park including  neighborhoods from the 1870s and the east side of Hyde Park. We'll see new construction just south of the University of Chicago in Woodlawn down to 63rd Street, First Presbyterian Church, Mount Carmel High School, the site of the 1895 Chicago Coliseum, and the sites of the Obama library and proposed new golf course.

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


 

Event 3079
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Aug 7, 2017
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 3062
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Aug 9, 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 3073
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Aug 14, 2017
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 3063
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Aug 16, 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 3074
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Aug 21, 2017
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 3064
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Aug 28, 2017
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 3065
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Aug 30, 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 3075
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Sep 6, 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 3076
Last Wednesday Night Training Ride Of The Year
Wednesday Sep 13, 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)

Last wednesday ride of the year! We will do the short route via Harms&Lake and conclude at fireside restaurant for a celebration of the season past.

All monday & wednesday night riders invited.

The ride should be at fireside by 8pm if you want to join then!

Fireside is at 5739 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660. Its a bar&restaurnat with good food, a nice beer selection, and seats out front for our post ride relaxation.

 

Event 3077