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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
7th Annual 47th Ward Bike Ride
Saturday Aug 26, 2017
Active
Social
Sarah Dandelles, email: dandelles@gmail.com
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Six and a half miles 6 to 8 mph North Center Town Square (W. Belle Plaine Ave. and N. Damen Ave., just south of the Farmers Market)
Ride FAQ (please read)
Alderman Pawar and residents, 2016

 

Join Alderman Ameya Pawar on a leisurely, all-ages group bike ride around the 47th Ward on the morning of Saturday, August 26 at 8:30am, meeting at North Center Town Square, just west of Damen on Belle Plaine. 

Please arrive on time to meet your neighbors and do bike safety checks at the start.

The ride will begin in North Center, stop at a few points of interest around the ward, and finish at Begyle Brewing around 10:30am. 

All are welcome! Please bring water and wear a helmet. 

(This is a rain or shine event.)

Event 3087
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
Woodlawn and Oak Woods Cemetery - the past and the present
Saturday Sep 9, 2017
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.

This ride will focus on what is old and what is new in Woodlawn. An example of what is happening is the restoration of the Shrine of Christ the King at 64th and Woodlawn and development in the surrounding area. The 1923 Henry Schlacks-designed church remains quite open despite a fire and threatened demolition. The congregation has met at the adjacent First Presbyterian Church, by Tallmadge and Watson 1928. The Apostolic Church of God has been thriving in this same area for many years. New homes have been built within a few blocks of these churches. The tour will have a rest stop at the Shrine priory and a brief explanation of what is happening in the next few months hosted by the Save the Shrine preservation group.

The University of Chicago has added several new buildings to their south campus in Woodlawn in the past several 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 6,000 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), Laredo 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 PM.

Event 3088
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