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WCCC Sunday Morning Ride
Weekly ride of the WCCC club, we will gather at Foster Beach at the circle of benches on the north side of the Foster Ave. entrance at the lakefront bike path. Please use this ride to come and see what WCCC is all about and what a paying membership has to offer over-and-above our weekly rides. If you enjoy this ride please consider being a member. The low price of an annual membership will offset the costs of running the club. Join here: On this ride we will split into two groups: Group 1: 16-18 MPH and 40-45 miles. Usually, this route will go north to Highland Park, later in the year to Fort Sheridan and late in the season, additional distance may be added such as the McCrory Bike path north of Fort Sheridan. This is the standard route north, reverse to come home: WCCC Fort Sheridan Route ( but routes may vary to provide some variety depending on the ride leader (details to be posted beforehand). Group 2: 12-15 MPH and 25-35 miles. This route will likely go north as well but with a turn-round location south of Highland Park. If you decide to try Group 1 but it's too much for your Sunday morning, you can rendezvous with the shorter route. A group breakfast location and time will be organized before leaving so we can come back together as a club and share stories. If you'd like a cue sheet for ride, please print and bring along: See for full member calendar.

Circle of Benches

W Foster Ave & Lakefront Trail · Chicago, IL

What we're about

The Windy City Cycling Club (WCCC) is a primarily Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allies bicycling club which encourages fellowship through recreational, road, and off-road bike rides. Throughout the year, our social events are purely fun ways to meet people and provide some ways to give back to the community. During the winter we organize outdoor and indoor recreational activities, including ice skating, wine tasting or museums. WCCC members take advantage of the many road and off-road cycling venues throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond! See descriptions of our rides and see what is scheduled in the Calendar on our website at ! Come join us - we welcome everyone from the most seasoned rider to newbies.

Rider Guidelines

Both members and nonmembers are welcome to join most rides. Non-members of Windy City Cycling Club will be asked to sign a waiver form at the ride.

Choose rides that are right for your ability and interests. Use the Ride descriptions, or contact the organizer if you have questions. Arrive well before the start of the ride. Rides will depart on-time.

Approved helmets are required. Earphones are not permitted. It is a good idea to carry identification.

In most cases, bikes should have a water bottle, pump and spare tube, but members will gladly pitch in if help is needed on a ride. For some urban rides, a lock and bus or cab fare will do in a pinch.

Know about bicycle safety and rules of the road. See safety web links (

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