Bike up to the Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park + Canoeing

Biketropolis
Biketropolis
Public group

Lakefront - Kwagulth Totem Pole (Lakeview)

3510 N. Recreation Dr. · Chicago, IL

How to find us

In front of the Totem Pole on the Lake Front Path between Addison and Belmont Harbor.

Location image of event venue

Details

Adventure Cycling Tour to the Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park + Canoeing to Baha'i Temple

Cost: $25 per person. (Covers Canoe Rental)

Date: Sunday September 4th

Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Average Speed: 10 MPH (Approximately 25 Miles Round Trip)

Bike from the Totem Pole on the Lake Front Trail @ Addison St. down Lawrence Ave., then up the North Shore Channel Trail through the Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park. We will continue our Cycling Adventure to the Evanston Community Center. We will then take a guided canoeing trip facilitated by the Evanston Ecology Center up the North Branch of the Chicago River to the Baha'i Temple and back.

Point of Interest along the way...

North Branch Pumping Station

http://chicagopatterns.com/north-branch-pumping-station/

North Branch Damn (Chicago's mini Niagara Falls)

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160208/north-park/its-no-niagara-falls-but-this-is-chicagos-only-waterfall

Sculpture Park

http://sculpturepark.org

Evanston Ecology Center/Arboretum

http://cityofevanston.org/parks-recreation/ecology-center/

We will break up to have lunch on Center Street in Evanston at the location of your choice. Here are a couple food recommendations.

Backlot Coffee

http://www.backlotcoffee.com

Prarie Joe's

http://prairiejoes.com

There are also several specialty shops you can visit on Center Street as well.

http://centralstreet-evanston.com/directory

Time Table:

8:00am Depart from the Totem Pole

9:30am Arrive at the Evanston Community Center to lock up our bikes and for a short break

10:00am Canoeing Orientation and Departure

12:00pm Arrive back from Canoeing Trip

12:15 Bike to Evanston Center Street for lunch

2:00 Bike back down the trail to spend time viewing the sculptures and take photos.

4:00 Depart back to Lake Front Trail.

5:00 Arrive back at Totem Pole