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CCC Annual (Post) Holiday Party
Saturday Jan 20, 2018
Active
Other
Julie Sherman, email: bikegoddess@hotmail.com | Mobile: (312) 401-8631
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM 0 miles 0 to 0 mph 2133 W. Huron Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Ride FAQ (please read)

The holidays are over and now it's time to breath and relax. What could be better than a post holiday casual gathering of old and new friends to eat, drink, be merry and catch up. 

No excuses! Come on down and gather for a fun evening of mixing, mingling, drinking, eating and relaying stories old and new. Members, guests, interested parties are all invited to attend this pot luck party. So bring a dish to share and some stories to tell. 

The holidays aren't over yet, so come on out and ho ho ho together. Bring a pair of slippers or warm socks to wear inside the house.

 

Location is easily accessible via the Western, Damen, Chicago and Grand Ave buses. Bike parking in the rear of the property and no permit required street parking in the area. 

Event 3101
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday May 3, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
May 3, 10:30 AM - May 17, 2:00 PM, 2018 to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3107
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday May 17, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3108
The Road to Hegewisch - Part 23
Saturday May 19, 2018
Active
Touring
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM 36 miles 15 to 18 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

REMOTE START: 31st Street Beach House The first ride of the year to that crazy town of Hegewisch, founded as a separate town in the 1880s and now part of Chicago. We'll start at the 31st Beach House and head southeast to the most remote corner of Chicago, The pace will be brisk (depending on the weather and wind) but not impossible. We'll stop for lunch at Skyway Dogs on the way back. Paid parking is available at the 31st Street Beach lot. Free parking is usually available on South Rhodes Ave just west of the lakefront and south of 31st Street, or ride your bike to the start to add some more miles to your trip. We'll shoot for getting back by 1 PM.

Event 3103
Senior Cycling and Gourmet Club
Thursday Jun 7, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM to be determined 12 to 15 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the North Avenue Beach House. We decide where to ride and where to have lunch, which is not really gourmet dining. We are usually back in the area by 2PM. The ride is open to all, but the group at this time of day usually consists of retirees.

Group size will vary from 5 to 20. At times, we divide the group to ride at different paces. We have gone to Evanston, Oak Park, Hyde Park and other destinations last year. Ride distance may vary from 15 to 30 miles. Some riding is along the lakefront; at other times we will be in the neighborhoods. Mitch Gold originated this group ride several years ago, but is on "injured reserve" this year.

In the event of likely rain, check back to this posting at 9AM the day of the ride to see if the ride is cancelled.

 

 

 

Event 3109
Along Lake Michigan to Hammond, Whiting, and Marktown, Indiana
Saturday Jun 9, 2018
Active
Touring
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 38 15 to 18 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)
Bridge across Wolf Lake

This is a great route without much traffic or stopping thanks to relatively new connections around Wolf Lake and the South Shore Drive extension. The pace will be usually in the 15-18 mph range if there is open road and no wind.

The route will be within a mile of Lake Michigan most of the way with Marktown, Indiana, as the final destination. We'll go down Chicago's lakefront to the South Shore Drive extension, through Eastside and through the woods to a bike bridge that crosses Wolf Lake, straight across 129th St to Marktown then back along the lakefront in Hammond and Whiting, to the Burnham Greenway, Calumet Park, and back to the lakefront. If you'd like to join the ride further south along the lakefront trail, please contact the ride leader to coordinate.

Marktown is an historic district in East Chicago, Indiana, designed in 1917 by Howard Van Doren Shaw. The tiny residential community was to be the start of a company town to serve the nearby steel mill owned by Clayton Mark. Shaw designed the community to be like an English village with narrow streets and houses with small yards. Marktown is in need of major preservation efforts and demolition is a threat. We'll shoot for getting back before noon to the South Shore Cultural Center and from there you can set your own pace back to downtown. No lunch is planned.

Event 3104
Woodlawn and Oak Woods Cemetery - the past and the present
Saturday Aug 4, 2018
Active
Social
George Vrechek, email: vrechek@ameritech.net | Phone: (312) 654-8909
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 10 miles 10 to 12 mph Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Ride FAQ (please read)
Shrine of Christ the King, Woodlawn

Remote Start in Hyde Park at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 on the grounds of the University of Chicago. If you are uncertain of the location or how to get there, please email me. Parking is available on nearby streets. Rockefeller Chapel is 1 mile west of the lakefront bike trail, if you want to add some more miles to your trip. The ride is free to all CCC members and free to anyone else who signs up as a guest.

The University of Chicago has added new buildings to their south campus in Woodlawn, and apartments along Cottage Grove have been built or renovated in the last few years. We'll take a look at those buildings including new schools on 63rd Street. The south end of Washington Park was home to White City, Midway Gardens, Washington Park Race Track, Trianon Ballroom, Sans Souci Amusement Park and the neighborhood of Studs Lonigan author, James T. Farrell. We’ll use our imagination to see those places.

Oak Woods Cemetery is at the south end of Woodlawn on 71st and one of the oldest in the City. It includes monuments for 5,000 Confederate soldiers who died at Camp Douglas, Jesse Owens, Harold Washington, and Roland Burris. We will ride through the cemetery avoiding any services.

The trip will also include Mt. Carmel High School (an all-male Catholic High School in Woodlawn since 1900), Lorado Taft Studios and his Fountains of Time and Creation, the sites (bring your imagination) of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, the Midway, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Woodlawn Coliseum, Obama Library and a proposed new golf course! Seriously, all these places were/are in Woodlawn. A quick spiel at each point of interest. Back by 11:30 AM.

Event 3106
11th Annual South Lakefront and Boulevard Architectural Tour
Saturday Aug 18, 2018
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. 

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

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


 

Event 3105