Friday nights are a lot more exciting on skates! Join us for another Roadrave. Get to know the city the way you have never seen it before, meet awesome people and exercise at the same time.
Roadraves are street skates organized by National Skate Patrol. They take place every other Friday during Summer.
Route: 10 to 12 Miles through the city. Duration approximately 2 hours. 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).
Snacks (Energy bar or something small) You will probably have to refuel at some point during a 2 hours skate.
Blinky lights if you have them.
Required skill level:
Know how to brake
Comfortable skating in traffic (we skate on the streets)
Ability to keep a decent pace (you don't have to be super fast but somewhat able to keep up)
Ability to step over curbs, railroad tracks, etc.
Comfortable on hills (there aren't that many in Chicago)
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.
We typically end at a bar close to the starting location. Recently Monk's on Lake Street has been our destination.
Check this page for last minute updates and more information. Road Raves are usually canceled by 3pm day of if bad weather is expected.