I am resurrecting the weekly North Branch Evening Ride.... Before there was a Wednesday Night Ride there was a Tuesday Night Ride.... IT'S BACK!!!! We start at Harms Woods, gather at 5:45pm, and ride at 6:00pm, usually north to Dundee Road. I anticipate a pace of about 12-14mph and a distance of about 14-18 miles, but we can change this, or the direction, if needed.
Trail Type / Bike Type
This is a paved trail and any bike will do.
There is a lot at Harms Woods with ample parking. We MUST have our cars out of there by sunset. The Cook County Forest Preserve Police are usually pretty strict about that.
Feel free to arrange carpools amongst yourselves.
What You Should Bring
Bike (in good working order), Helmet, Extra Inner Tube, Portable Air Pump (or CO2 cartridges), Tire Levers, Sunscreen, Lock (if stopping for dinner), Money (if stopping for dinner), Cell phone (recommended), Photo ID (recommended), Insurance Card (recommended), Munchies / Power Bars / Trail Mix (recommended for any long ride without a break for food.)
Waiver / Helmet Rule
Each rider will have to sign a waiver for each ride (I will supply the waivers). All riders must wear a helmet for the duration of the ride.
I plan to do this ride unless the weather conditions make it unsafe or extremely uncomfortable.
Organizer Contact Info
I will e-mail out my contact info on Tuesday night to those who RSVP.... If anyone wants to RSVP after the RSVPs close, e-mail me through the Meetup site and I will e-mail you back my contact info and you can still join us.... You can always just show up without an RSVP, but if you don't have the contact info and end up running late or something, you might miss us.... If everyone is there and ready to leave a few minutes early, we might leave without you if I don't know that you are just showing up....