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Wednesday Morning Workout: TBD
Wednesday Oct 5, 2016
Active
Touring
Take Yamamoto | Phone: (773) 528-7812
8:45 AM - 2:30 PM 50 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.  The pace will generally be 15-17 mph, but will increase to 18-20 in stretches where there are no turns.  In general, there are no breaks except for lunch.  Be at the start location at the start time for sign-in.  The ride will start 15 minutes later on the dot.

Please print out the route sheet and bring it with you.

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Kathy's Birthday Ride Part I

I tried to put all the comments in the paragraph above.

Saturday Oct 8, 2016
Active
Social
Kathy Schubert, email: kangarookathy@yahoo.com | Phone: (773) 248-5499
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM 25 miles 10 to 14 mph 1113 W Webster - back yard
Ride FAQ (please read)
K&J at the Fire Station 35th St.

Join Kathy and Suzy Schnauzer on one or more parts of a three day event to celebrate Kathy's 75th Birthday.  Each day's ride is only 25 miles.  

The first one will start by going South on Halsted St. passing the edge of the University of Illinois/Chicago.  Halsted is relatively smooth compared to many other Chicago streets.  We'll visit the vertical farm The Plant  We'll stop at the Chicago Fire Station on 35th street and hope a friendly fire fighter will show us the equipment.  Maybe we can get a photo with the vehicle.

After the Fire Station, we pass through Illinois Institute of Technology, The Illinois College of Optometry and see the statue of the legendary Bud Billiken on MLK Drive.  Just past Bud we'll definitely find the Farmer's Market known as OTIS Fresh Market (Organic Things in Season) and the Urban Farm which grows them.  We'll take our bikes right through McCormick Place, coming out on to the Lakefront Path at Soldier Field.     We'll leave the path at Roosevelt road and encounter a bike path on the sidewalk outside Trader Joe's then on to the two way bicycle path on Dearborn St.  We'll find a place to stop for lunch somewhere in the Loop and then finish up on the Clybourn St separated path passing Yojimbo's Garage and another Trader Joe's.  If you come at 9:30AM enjoy Coffee and Bagels in the back yard.  We start our ride at 10:00AM. Please wear your helmet or borrow one of ours.  Be sure to RSVP so we'll have enough bagels.

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Kathy's Birthday Ride Part II
Sunday Oct 9, 2016
Active
Social
Kathy Schubert, email: kangarookathy@yahoo.com | Phone: (773) 248-5499
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM 25 miles 10 to 14 mph 1113 W Webster - come around to the back yard, please
Ride FAQ (please read)
Jackfruit - on the outside - it's huuuge

This is part two of a 3 part series.  You can ride one or all of them to help Kathy celebrate her 75th birthday.  Each is only 25 miles long at a 10-14 mile pace.  The second one  is Divvy compatible as it was planned out in order to experience the use of Divvy shared bikes on a Sunday in August publicized as Let's Do the Divvy  We'll go towards Albany Park where Kathy grew up.  On the way there, we'll ride a few miles on the 606 trail, check out the Private Bank Fire Pitch, a school where a play called Learning Curve is performed in various rooms with the audience following the actors around and we'll pass by Mayor Emanuel's house.  At the midpoint, if we're lucky we'll find the street peddler who sold Kathy the pictured Jackfruit and a lot of bananas and peaches.  We can purchase more and take them to a park and have a little picnic.  You needn't ride a Divvy, but if anybody does we can check them in every 30 minutes.  Please be sure to hang onto your credit/debit card if you do a 24hour Divvy rental. P.S. There will be bagels and coffee in the back yard.  Come at 9:30 if you want them.

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Kathy's Birthday Ride Part III
Monday Oct 10, 2016
Active
Social
Kathy Schubert, email: kangarookathy@yahoo.com | Phone: (773) 248-5499
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM 25 miles 10 to 14 mph 1113 W webster - come around to the back yard
Ride FAQ (please read)
Kathy & Suzy your leaders

this is Part III of a 3 part ride to help Kathy celebrate her 75th birthday.  Each is 25 miles at a 10-14 mph pace.  Do one or several rides but please wear your helmet or borrow one of hers.  We start by going NW towards the Lincolnwood/Skokie sculpture park.  We'll enter Evanston via Green Bay Road and then Wilmette, turn on pleasant residential streets that bring us East towards Evanston.   We'll pass the Bahai' Temple, her Alma Mater Northwestern University, and pass near the start of the North Shore Century.  We'll go south along Sheridan Road where Senior Citizens wave flags to help navigate their street crossings, ending up on N. Clark St., going past Wrigley Field.   After we leave Wrigley, we can split up or continue back two miles to the start at Chez Schubert.  There will be birthday cake to share and if you want to bring Pot Luck contributions, we can have a real picnic.

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Wednesday Afternoon Workout
Wednesday Oct 12, 2016
Active
Touring
Take Yamamoto | Phone: (773) 528-7812
12:45 PM - 3:30 PM 30 miles 15 to 17 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Join me for a Wednesday afternoon workout ride to Wilmette.  Note that sometimes the leader can't make it.  Check the website around 7:30 am the morning of the ride for cancellations.  The pace will generally be 15-17 mph, but will increase to 18-20 in stretches where there are no turns.   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.

Please print out the route sheet and bring it with you.

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F-12 Oct Alternative
Friday Oct 14, 2016
Active
Touring
Bob Hsiung, email: bob@dr-bob.org
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 40/60/85 16 to 19 mph Fullerton & the Lakefront Trail
Ride FAQ (please read)

Ride to Three Floyds and boost your cognitive function. Just for fun or also to qualify for the F-12 Award if you can't make the Tenth Step Ride.

If conditions are favorable, we might return via Imperial Oak. I've been curious about the prairie in autumn.

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Wednesday Afternoon Workout
Wednesday Oct 19, 2016
Active
Touring
Take Yamamoto | Phone: (773) 528-7812
12:45 PM - 3:30 PM 30 miles 15 to 17 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

Join me for a Wednesday afternoon workout ride to Wilmette.  Note that sometimes the leader can't make it.  Check the website around 7:30 am the morning of the ride for cancellations.  The pace will generally be 15-17 mph, but will increase to 18-20 in stretches where there are no turns.   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.

Please print out the route sheet and bring it with you.

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Tenth Step Ride

Please note that this is one of the months I can't make it, so someone else has an opportunity to lead. Anybody want to step up? If so, please let people know here.

Saturday Oct 22, 2016
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 continuing to take personal inventory and promptly admitting when we were wrong.

It's about riding to Three Floyds and boosting our cognitive function every month this year! Now there's a consistent schedule -- the 4th Saturday of every month -- others have opportunities to lead (I can't make it every time, including this time), 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 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. 16-19 mph. I like to get there before they open at 11:00 (it's still the fourth-best brewery in the world, so sometimes there's a line). Bring money, government-issued ID, a lock, lights since it's getting dark early, 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 Bikes on Trains schedule, Metra Electric train schedules, Jeffrey Jump (J14) bus schedule, South Shore Line FAQ, Bikes on Metra, Bikes on the Bus, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.

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Wednesday Afternoon Workout
Wednesday Oct 26, 2016
Active
Touring
Take Yamamoto | Phone: (773) 528-7812
12:45 PM - 3:30 PM 30 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.  The pace will generally be 15-17 mph, but will increase to 18-20 in stretches where there are no turns.   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.

Please print out the route sheet and bring it with you.

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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

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