Third Step Ride

note updated date and time: now fri. 3/24 @ 9 no longer sat. 3/25 @ 8. better partly cloudy 73° chance of rain 20% than chance of rain 90% possibly thunder 54°.

Friday Mar 24, 2017
Active
Touring
Bob Hsiung, email: bob@dr-bob.org
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 45/50/55/70 mi 15 to 18 mph
Ride FAQ (please read)

No, this isn't about making a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand Him.

It's about riding to Three Floyds and boosting our cognitive function every month this year! There's a somewhat consistent schedule -- usually the 4th Saturday of the month -- 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.

45 miles total 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 all the way. 15-18 mph. I like to get there before they open at 11:00 (it's still the eighth-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, Metra Electric train schedules, Jeffrey Jump (J14) bus schedule, Bikes on the Metra, Bikes on the Bus, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.

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