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Four Star Bike & Chow ~ 12/22/35/62 Mile Options (Public Event)

Take a spin through many of the neighborhoods that make Chicago unique as well as some of the near-north suburbs. At rest stops along the way, sample delicious Chicago treats such as pierogies, egg rolls and tacos! Your registration supports the Active Transportation Alliance's efforts to make it safer and easier to walk, bike and take transit around Chicagoland.

Check out pics from 2012's ride here!

All routes begin at the University of Illinois-Chicago campus in the West Loop. Post-ride festival with entertainment and option to purchase food and beverages.

Four Route Options
12 Miles – Chicago Ramble (Start 9:00-9:30 am)
22 Miles – Northside Jaunt (Start 8:30-9:00 am)
35 Miles – Chicago North by Northwest Ride (Start 7:00-8:30 am)
62 Miles – Ultimate Neighborhood Ride (Start 6:30-7:00 am)

Click here to access the Four Star Bike & Chow page. Register by July 3rd for the deepest discount on your registration cost!

I will email my cell phone number to all riders who have RSVPed "Yes" by the night before. We can attempt to find each other pre-ride, though it may be difficult based upon the venue, crowds and staggered start times; however, we can definitely hook-up at the post-ride festival for some beer / coffee and entertainment!

Suggested Items to Bring
- Front and Back Lights
- Rider and helmet numbers and wristband as provided by the event organizers

- Spare Inner Tube
- Portable Air Pump / CO2 Cartridges
- Tire Levers
- Photo ID
- Cash / Debit / Credit Card
- Two Water Bottles
- Sunglasses
- High Energy Snacks (PowerBars, Clif Bars, Trail Mix, etc)
- Cell Phone
- Sunscreen and Lip Balm
- Bike Lock
- Camera

All cyclists bike at their own risk.

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  • Marc R.

    I'm switching to the ride with Larry and Nancy.

    August 24, 2013

  • Kathi T.

    Sorry guys but Scott and I have to bail! Enjoy the ride - I will be missing the pierogies!

    August 24, 2013

  • Kathi T.

    62-mile route!

    August 24, 2013

  • Donna N.

    I know :( this upcoming week at work is going to be hectic! I have a charity bike ride on Saturday too. :-)

    August 18, 2013

  • Donna N.

    Have to drop this. Have fun!

    August 17, 2013

  • Kathi T.

    Received our punch cards in the mail for our food stops on the 62-mile route - Polish, Thai, and Indian food stops... yum! I like the way they have changed up this ride but will also miss the traditional boulevard routes!

    August 17, 2013

  • Donna N.

    Turning into a maybe :(

    August 10, 2013

  • Marcia

    in michigan - again

    August 8, 2013

  • Killian S.

    I'd love to do this...all depends on work

    July 10, 2013

  • Kathi T.

    62-mile route!

    January 26, 2013

    • Marc R.

      Right there with you!

      June 4, 2013

  • Marc R.

    Putting on some good (s)miles. Hopefully w/o too much weight! Haha

    June 3, 2013

  • Cindy

    This sounds so fun!

    June 2, 2013

  • Donna N.

    35 miles! Need time to stop and smell roses :)

    March 12, 2013

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