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Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Aug 25, 2016
Active
Social
Mitchel Gold, email: mitchelv8@ameritech.net | Mobile: (312) 203-1944
10:30 AM - (not specified) 10-25 10 to 14 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

This is the standing weekly ride of the Senior cycling and Gourmet Club. Why ride alone? Come make some new friends. Ride with us! We will start in the first week of May and continue every Thursday until the end of September. We meet at 10:30 A.M at the North Avenue Beach house. We will stop for a gourmet lunch along the way. This ride affords an opportunity for active ladies and gentlemen, 55 years and older to ride together. ALL RIDERS ARE WELCOME. Mitch Gold, Ride leader.

Event 2905
Eighth Step Ride
Saturday Aug 27, 2016
Active
Touring
Bob Hsiung, email: bob@dr-bob.org
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 42/45/50/55/70 mi 17 to 20 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

No, this isn't about making a list of all the people we've harmed and becoming willing to make amends to them.

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), 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 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 both ways. 17-20 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, 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, South Shore Line Bikes on Trains schedule, Metra Electric train schedules, Jeffrey Jump (J14) bus schedule, South Shore Line FAQ, Metra policy, CTA guide, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.

Event 2956
Egretes & Enchiladas
Saturday Aug 27, 2016
Active
Social
Thomas Grose, email: fishfool2@comcast.net | Mobile: (312) 305-2726
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 35 miles 10 to 14 mph S. Lake Shore Dr./Farragut(8000 South)
Ride FAQ (please read)

We will ride to the Hammond Rookery on the Little Calumet Trail. Then we will lunch at a Hammond farmers market for Maria's enchiladas.Please bring cash for market. Free parking at the start.  CTA J14 bus to 79th street then bike to Lake Shore & Farragut. 

Event 2955
Pampered Century
Sunday Aug 28, 2016
Active
Touring
Arthur Gilfand, email: chicubz2006@yahoo.com
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 100 miles 15 to 19 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

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 land of cheese on mainly quiet roads. 

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.

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.   I am planning to have 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.

Please RSVP by Friday.

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 2855
Monday Training Ride: Intro to Training Rides
Monday Aug 29, 2016
Active
Training
Rich Baumgarten, email: rbjr47@hotmail.com | Phone: (773) 759-8690
6:30 PM - (not specified) 30 18 to 23 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 saftey in a group ride, smooth riding techniques, paceline etiquette and building confidence on the open road as well as in the group. Back to working on distance, endurance and smooth pace line technique. Sprints will not be part of this month training ride rather will pick up the tempo from time to time.‚Äč Route will have varying terrain.

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.

Lights are highly recommended as we are getting later into summer.

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

Event 2962
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Aug 31, 2016
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 is back for another year of fast road training. We will continue with the evolved standard route from 2015.

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 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.

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 2947
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Sep 1, 2016
Active
Social
Mitchel Gold, email: mitchelv8@ameritech.net | Mobile: (312) 203-1944
10:30 AM - (not specified) 10-25 10 to 14 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

This is the standing weekly ride of the Senior cycling and Gourmet Club. Why ride alone? Come make some new friends. Ride with us! We will start in the first week of May and continue every Thursday until the end of September. We meet at 10:30 A.M at the North Avenue Beach house. We will stop for a gourmet lunch along the way. This ride affords an opportunity for active ladies and gentlemen, 55 years and older to ride together. ALL RIDERS ARE WELCOME. Mitch Gold, Ride leader.

Event 2906
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Sep 7, 2016
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 is back for another year of fast road training. We will continue with the evolved standard route from 2015.

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 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.

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 2948
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Sep 8, 2016
Active
Social
Mitchel Gold, email: mitchelv8@ameritech.net | Mobile: (312) 203-1944
10:30 AM - (not specified) 10-25 10 to 14 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

This is the standing weekly ride of the Senior cycling and Gourmet Club. Why ride alone? Come make some new friends. Ride with us! We will start in the first week of May and continue every Thursday until the end of September. We meet at 10:30 A.M at the North Avenue Beach house. We will stop for a gourmet lunch along the way. This ride affords an opportunity for active ladies and gentlemen, 55 years and older to ride together. ALL RIDERS ARE WELCOME. Mitch Gold, Ride leader.

Event 2907
Picnic ride to the beach - details TBD
Sunday Sep 11, 2016
Active
Social
Anne Alt, email: anne.alt@gmail.com | Mobile: (312) 520-1641
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 15/25/40 10 to 18 mph Jarvis beach, 1213 W Jarvis
Ride FAQ (please read)

This will be a multi-distance/speed ride of 2 or 3 groups (depending on ride leader availability) ending in a potluck picnic/BBQ at Jarvis beach. Thomas Berube has kindly offered to host, as he lives next to the beach.    *** STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS. ***

Event 2953
Final Wednesday Night Training Ride of the year
Wednesday Sep 14, 2016
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 ride of the year.

A joint event for all mon and wed night riders.

Normal start point at DD, We will run the short route to be back at Fireside on ravenswood by 8pm for beer, food and tales of the sprint that got away. 

Fireside has seats out front and we can park our bikes right there safely.

Bring lights as the nights are drawing in. 

Event 2949
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Sep 15, 2016
Active
Social
Mitchel Gold, email: mitchelv8@ameritech.net | Mobile: (312) 203-1944
10:30 AM - (not specified) 10-25 10 to 14 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

This is the standing weekly ride of the Senior cycling and Gourmet Club. Why ride alone? Come make some new friends. Ride with us! We will start in the first week of May and continue every Thursday until the end of September. We meet at 10:30 A.M at the North Avenue Beach house. We will stop for a gourmet lunch along the way. This ride affords an opportunity for active ladies and gentlemen, 55 years and older to ride together. ALL RIDERS ARE WELCOME. Mitch Gold, Ride leader.

Event 2908
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Sep 22, 2016
Active
Social
Mitchel Gold, email: mitchelv8@ameritech.net | Mobile: (312) 203-1944
10:30 AM - (not specified) 10-25 10 to 14 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

This is the standing weekly ride of the Senior cycling and Gourmet Club. Why ride alone? Come make some new friends. Ride with us! We will start in the first week of May and continue every Thursday until the end of September. We meet at 10:30 A.M at the North Avenue Beach house. We will stop for a gourmet lunch along the way. This ride affords an opportunity for active ladies and gentlemen, 55 years and older to ride together. ALL RIDERS ARE WELCOME. Mitch Gold, Ride leader.

Event 2909
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Sep 29, 2016
Active
Social
Mitchel Gold, email: mitchelv8@ameritech.net | Mobile: (312) 203-1944
10:30 AM - (not specified) 10-25 10 to 14 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

This is the standing weekly ride of the Senior cycling and Gourmet Club. Why ride alone? Come make some new friends. Ride with us! We will start in the first week of May and continue every Thursday until the end of September. We meet at 10:30 A.M at the North Avenue Beach house. We will stop for a gourmet lunch along the way. This ride affords an opportunity for active ladies and gentlemen, 55 years and older to ride together. ALL RIDERS ARE WELCOME. Mitch Gold, Ride leader.

Event 2910
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