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Pedal For the Parks!

Join up to 10,000 bicyclists for Chicago’s BIGGEST nighttime ride!

Help support Friends of the Parks’ work to preserve, protect and improve Chicago’s neighborhood parks, children’s playgrounds and Chicago’s lakefront.

Top Ten Reasons to participate in The L.A.T.E.RIDE:

  1. No sun, no sweat, and an almost-perfectly-hill-less course.
  2. Groove to live music at Buckingham Fountain before the ride.
  3. Cruise through tons of cool Chicago Neighborhoods along a 25-mile trek.
  4. Burn at least 250 calories when you’d normally be sleeping!
  5. Check out fellow rides in funky glow-in-the-dark fashions, helmets decorated with dinosaurs and fancy lit-up bikes.
  6. Meet your soul mate (it’s happened at least four times – that we know of!)
  7. Get high-fives from onlookers and cheers like you’re in the Tour de France.
  8. Once-a-year chance to ride along the lakefront under the stars (Chicago parks close at 11pm).
  9. Watch the sunrise over Lake Michigan.
  10. Have fun with friends!

Registration is now open at

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Just called REI. The packets can be picked up the night of the event. Saved!

    June 27, 2012

  • Frank

    Rita, You can pick up your packet at Buckingham Fountain the night of the ride. Get there a little earlier.

    June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer! I registered long ago, but forgot to pick up my registration packet. Today was the last day, Schaumburg REI, til 8pm. Does anybody know if it can be picked up onsite? Doubt it though.

    June 27, 2012

  • Rasika P.

    Is there anyway you could rent a bike? Coz I do not have a bike of my own :(

    June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be working medical and by myself; does anyone want to meet before/after for snacks or a beverage? Was it this group that was coordinating a pre-boat ride?

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Want obligation warrants presidence

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm working medical so not completely sure I can join before, but I'll try:-)

    June 4, 2012

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