Road Rave!

Roadraves are street skates organized by National Skate Patrol. They happen every 1st and 3rd Friday during Summer.

Route: 10 to 12 Miles through the city. Every skate has a different theme that will be announced shortly prior to the event.


What to bring:

  • A helmet (Skate Patrol absolutely requires them). Wrist guards and other pads are also recommended.
  • Water (there will be none on the route).
  • Blinky lights if you have them.


Required skill level:

  • Know how to brake
  • Comfortable skating in traffic (we skate on the streets)
  • Able to step over curbs, railroad tracks, etc.
  • Comfortable on hills

What else:

  • Again this is organized by Skate Patrol and not by this meetup group. We will stay together as a group and don't run red lights etc.
  • You skate at your own risk. Skaters will have to sign a Waiver to attend.
  • Don't worry if you are not a fast skater. Speed will be determined by the slowest.


We end at All-Stars Sports Bar - 205 W. Wacker. (Wacker & Wells)


Check the Chicago NSP site for last minute updates and more information.  Raves are usually canceled by 3pm day of if bad weather is expected.

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  • Steve

    Had a great time.

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • John

    I love skating in the city, see you all there!

    June 6, 2013

  • Philip G.

    Sorry. I'm not going to be able to make it - too many commitments to the Old Town Art Fair. Hey everyone: Great music at Old Town Art Fair this weekend!!! (I'm in charge of music!)

    June 4, 2013

  • bobarazzi

    Hope to be there and bring a few Rainbo members as well.

    June 4, 2013

  • Don F.

    Been looking for people in the city who like to roller blade

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Chris

    Sorry, visiting friends that night. Have fun...hopefully next time!

    June 2, 2013

  • Kirsten

    Have to miss out again :( Still in Germany.

    April 27, 2013

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