Pump up the tires and oil your chains!! It's time to peddle the Chicago lakefront. This has always been a favorite for me. October means cooler days which makes peddling more enjoyable.
We'll meet near McCormick Place and ride north to Montrose Beach (about an hour). At Montrose we'll walk the famous "Horse Shoe" pier. From there we'll head back south and stop at Navy Pier. We'll walk around the pier, have lunch, shop , etc.
The entire ride will be less than 20 miles. It's nearly all flat and not difficult. Please, only sign up if you are SURE you can peddle the distance. Wearing a helmet is recommended. The traffic on the bike trail gets very congested. Plan on bringing the following items.
Cable bike lock
It's recommended that you carry a spare tube or repair kit. Some of us will have air pumps so if you don't have one don't worry. Check your bikes out a few days before the ride so you don't have any surprises the morning of the trip. This is also a good time to inflate tires.
I'll email you of the exact meeting location a few days before the event. Try to carpool if you can (I know it's hard because everyone has a bike). I'll be leaving the Northwest suburbs and have room for 3 people and 3 bikes.
Hope to see you soon.