Road Rave!

Join us for another Friday Night Skate!

Roadraves are street skates organized by National Skate Patrol. They take place 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 (there aren't that many in Chicago)

What else:

This event 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 typically end at a bar close to the starting location. Details to follow. 

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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  • Kirsten

    Another great route. Thanks Tom for the map and thanks everyone who came out and looked out for each other. I love how supportive and friendly these skates are.

    12 · July 19

    • Wes U.

      You all are very brave... The veterans among us know what it is like to learn how to respond to terrain like that as well.

      July 22

    • Kirsten

      There were a couple rough spots but the rest was fine. Tom takes a lot of time planning and pre-skating these routes.

      July 22

  • Geoffrey B.

    Great time. Interesting route. See all of you soon

    3 · July 19

  • Jason S

    I missed you guys. Anyone have location or direction? I'm at Daley. Thanks.

    July 18

  • Tatijana G.

    I brought my gear & last min work came up !!! Miss u ALL & skate awesome y'all

    July 18

    • Jenya

      Oh, we'll miss you!

      1 · July 18

    • Tatijana G.

      Il be working a Booth at the River North Fest / Taste til 10pm 2nite --- stop by if able ;)

      July 18

  • Tom

    We skate west to Paulina, north to Fullerton, then back downtown.

    1 · July 18

  • Emily H.

    Hey. I'm working @ the Berghoff tonight til late. Have fun out there you guys!

    July 18

  • Jenya

    does anyone know the itinerary?

    1 · July 18

  • Geoffrey B.

    Looking forward to a great time as always.

    2 · July 17

  • Ohsik

    Excited to see u all n skate together tmw!

    2 · July 17

  • Ed T.

    looking forward to skating on Friday.hope the weather cooperates

    2 · July 15

  • Geoffrey B.

    I type too fast sometimes..SKATE...LOL

    1 · July 14

  • Errol H.

    Sake? I like Sake :)

    4 · July 13

    • Ohsik

      Haha good one! I'm pretty sure Goeff meant Sake.

      1 · July 14

    • Kirsten

      You sake at your own risk.

      1 · July 14

  • Mark

    I finally got new wheels and bearings. Looking forward to using them on Friday.

    3 · July 14

  • Tatijana G.

    Will try it out ;))) Getting my protective gear So ALL will be well

    5 · July 14

  • Geoffrey B.

    Looking forward to another great sake with the crew

    1 · June 23

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