Welcome to the CBG Monthly Windy City Rides!

We will meet at the parking lot on McCormick Blvd. that is SOUTH of Dempster Street. This location has facilities and s couple of picnic tables. The ride will depend on the wind direction. If there is a North wind, we will ride up to Central Avenue and Green Bay Road in Highland Park. If there is a South wind, we will ride down to North Avenue Beach in Chicago. Either roundtrip is about 24 miles.

The ride direction will be announced at the Meetup; it will be based on that morning's 9AM weather report.

Plan on a 12-14 mph pace. We can split into "faster" and "slower" groups if the ride is large enough. Much of either route includes street riding.  There are food places and a bike shop at either halfway point.

The ride will proceed as long as there is no active rain...

Helmets and signed waivers are absolutely necessary.

What to bring with you:

1. A bicycle in good working order. Almost any type of bicycle will do. Remember to properly fill the tires with air. And bring a spare tube.

2. Filled water bottles.

3. An energy bar, or similar.

4. A helmet.

5. A bicycle lock.

6. ID card.

7. Some money for food, etc. if desired.

8. Sun screen.

9. Sun glasses.

Most important, bring enthusiasm!

 

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  • Larry G

    Good group.... Good pace.... Good weather.... GREAT TIME!!!!

    June 18, 2013

  • Nancy

    Perfect weather for a bike ride! Had a great time as we rode, joked, had a snack break, and a quick demo on how to change an inner tube. Thanks Gary!

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Don M.

    A beautiful day for a bike ride through the north shore.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    Like these zoomy rides. Good group, stalwart leader and a great day to ride. A little bumpy at the north end but who's counting?

    June 16, 2013

  • Gary C.

    Windy both directions & I had a flat; otherwise great company and a great ride!

    1 · June 16, 2013

    • Carrie

      Great ride Gary. Lotsa fun. Looking forward to next time.

      June 16, 2013

  • Fred Y

    Great weather, great people, great ride. Thanks, Gary.

    June 16, 2013

  • marianne

    Can't make it after all. Have fun, all!

    June 16, 2013

  • Gary C.

    Laura's race was delayed this morning. I might be a few minutes late.

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Called in to work. Have to cancel. May the wind be at your backs.

    June 15, 2013

  • Don M.

    Happy Father's Day!

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Bonnie L.

    I'll ride if we go north. Bonnie

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    1st bike ride in a long time.

    June 9, 2013

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