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
- Helmet - REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
- 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
- High Energy Snacks (PowerBars, Clif Bars, Trail Mix, etc)
- Cell Phone
- Sunscreen and Lip Balm
- Bike Lock
All cyclists bike at their own risk.