Biketropolis is a group of cyclist who bike for adventure. Cycle through awesome neighborhoods, check out urban archeological ruins, search for street art, and always biking to exciting destinations. Members should be capable of biking 20+ miles and have mechanically sound bikes for most of these adventure rides.
Grab your favorite bicycle and come explore the bountiful Art Deco architecture woven into the fabric of the city. Chicago's Art Deco architectural details are usually hiding in plain sight and often overlooked by passersby. Bicycling during twilight will set the stage for astounding views of Chicago's architecture and deliver a new experience for adventure cyclists. Experts from the Chicago Art Deco Society and Preservation Chicago will ride with us on this tour to give you information and share some preservation stories about the many Art Deco buildings we will be visiting. The tour will include access to some of the buildings, plus viewing of facades, fountains and much more.
Date: Saturday, May 18th.
Time: 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $35 (Portion donated to Preservation Chicago).
Registration Link: https://artdecocyclingtour.eventbrite.com
Departure Location: Daley Plaza under the Picasso (50 W. Washington St.)
Food Break Location: Ipsento 606 + Empanada Bike along the 606 at Milwaukee Ave.
End Point: Palmolive Building (159 E. Walton Pl.)
Approximate Distance: Approximately 20 miles
Average speed: 10-12 mph with rest stops planned along the way.
Skill level: Moderate ride/no drop.
Gear: bike, lock, lights, helmet, hydration, snacks, camera, and cash for food.
If you are interested in taking a deep dive into the city's Art Deco designs, I recommend the Chicago Art Deco Society's highly anticipated book, which is now available https://www.chicagodeco.org/book