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On (To) Wisconsin! Waterford Factory Tour, Ride and More
Saturday Jul 23, 2016
Closed
Touring
Brian Bird, email: b_t_bird@yahoo.com
8:45 AM - 3:30 PM 25/42/60 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

 

WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!

If you are interested in post-ride dining at a Wisconsin supper club in Racine, WI before you drive back to Chicago, please reply to the ride leader offline through his e-mail address.   

 

Event 2931
Seventh 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 Jul 23, 2016
Closed
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 humbly asking Him to remove our shortcomings.

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 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, Flossmoor Metra Electric train schedule, 93rd St Metra train schedule, 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 2932
Monday Night Intro to Group Rides
Monday Jul 25, 2016
Active
Training
Adam Perrone, email: aperrone72@gmail.com | Mobile: (773)320-5249
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 30 - 35 miles 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 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 gets dark fast.

Note: Please be sure your tires are pumped to right pressure and wear a helmet.

Event 2942
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Jul 27, 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 2880
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Jul 28, 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 2901
Go with the Flow: Tour Downtown Fountains
Saturday Jul 30, 2016
Active
Touring
Greg Borzo, email: gborzo@comcast.net | Mobile: (312) 636-8968
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 4 10 to 12 mph Rosenberg Fountain at 1121 S. Michigan (in Grant Park, across from Yolk)
Ride FAQ (please read)

 

Chicago has more than 100 outdoor public fountains. Visit some beautiful and historical ones with author, tour guide and cycling aficionado Greg Borzo. Discover new fountains; learn about familiar ones. Hear about how these foutains came to be and what they represent. On this tour, we will visit about a dozen downtown fountains, many of which are unknown or overlooked by busy Chicagoans. Be prepared to ride on a few busy city streets. For those who wish to particiapte, we will finish up with a cup of coffee or a bite to eat near Millennium Park. This tour is limited to 12 riders, so RSVP early. Helmet required. A good time will be had by all!

 

Event 2950
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Aug 3, 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 2943
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Aug 4, 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 2902
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Aug 10, 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 2944
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Aug 11, 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 2903
9th Annual South Lakefront and Boulevard Architectural Tour
Saturday Aug 13, 2016
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.

The architecture on the near south east side has a remarkable history.This is the 9th year for this bike trip with an architectural theme and 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
Indiana Drive In
Saturday Aug 13, 2016
Active
Social
Thomas Grose, email: fishfool2@comcast.net | Mobile: (312) 305-2726
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM 32 miles 10 to 14 mph South Lakeshore Drive /Farragut Drive
Ride FAQ (please read)

Join us for a ride to the Indiana border on the Eirie Lakawana Trail. We will visit a classic drive in for lunch just over the border. Parking is available along South Lakeshore Drive at the remote start.

Event 2936
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Aug 17, 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 2945
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Aug 18, 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 2904
Do the Divvy with Optional Dogs participating
Sunday Aug 21, 2016
Active
Social
Kathy Schubert, email: kangarookathy@yahoo.com | Mobile: 773 757 9502 | Phone: (773) 248-5499
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12 to infinity 10 to 14 mph 1113 W Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 in the back yard
Ride FAQ (please read)

We will gather in the backyard, enjoy coffee and bagels, walk a block from the meeting point, choose a Divvy bicycle and ride in the northwest direction, checking out the Private Bank Fire Pitch (what is that anyway?) at 3626 N. Talman and end at the Albany Park World Fest.  We will return to Lincoln Park on a different route.  Anybody who doesn't care to ride back can take the Brown Line which starts right there at Kimball and Lawrence.  We will check our Divvy Bikes in every half hour as usual.  Everyone must wear a helmet, even the dogs on bicycles.

If you are not a member of Divvy, bring credit card to pay for rental.

Bring $5.00 if you wish to attend the Albany Park World Fest

Please RSVP so I can suggest to Divvy that they have enough bicycles for us at Webster and Sheffield on that date

If 12 miles is not enough of a workout for you, there will be an optional loop returning to the street festival if they wish.

Event 2951
Wednesday Night Training Ride
Wednesday Aug 24, 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 2946
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
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
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
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