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9th (Almost) Annual South Lakefront and Boulevard Architectural Tour
Saturday Jul 1, 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.

Last year's annual ride was postponed, and we were rained out in May of this year. But we are back in business July 1st. 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 will check out some brand new dorms and university buildings in Hyde Park.

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. Pace is 12 to 14 mph easy going.


 

Event 2939
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 3, 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 3059
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jul 5, 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 3068
On (To) Wisconsin! Waterford Factory Tour and Ride
Saturday Jul 8, 2017
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)

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 the CCC-chat list or 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 3039
Chicago's Fabulous Fountains
Sunday Jul 9, 2017
Active
Social
Greg Borzo, email: gborzo@comcast.net | Mobile: (312) 636-8968
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM 10 miles 8 to 10 mph NE corner North & Clark
Ride FAQ (please read)

Visit some of Chicago's more intriguing fountains with Greg Borzo, long-time cycling advocate, Chicago historian and author of the new book, "Chicago's Fabulou Fountains." You'll be surprised at the variety of fountains, and you'll hear fun, interesting stories about how these watertossers came to be, what they represent, who built them, etc. The goal of the tour is to inform and entertain.

You must be comforatble riding in traffic. Most of the route is over quiet streets and streets with bike lanes. Neverthless, short parts of the route will take us over busy streets, such as Clark, Michigan, LaSalle, etc., although they won't be super busy on a Sunday morning.

Alas, the ride will be limited to the first 12 people that RSVP. I will, however, keep a waiting list of extra RSVPs. And if this ride fills up quickly, I'll run another one this summer. The ride will start near the Chicago History Museum and end at the very bike-friendly Spoke & Bird (1248 W. 18th Street) for food and/or refreshments. A good time will be had by all! NOTE: this tour will be somewhat different than the one I did for CCC last summer, with some new fountains. Join us! 

Event 3078
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 10, 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 3060
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jul 12, 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 3069
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 17, 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 3061
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jul 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 3070
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
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