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Ride Schedule From 03/22/19 Thru 05/21/19
2016 EBC Ride Schedule

   

RIDE

PACE

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Moderate

Fast

(F+) Fast Plus

Very Fast

(V+) Very Fast Plus

10-12 mph

13-15 mph

15-17 mph

17-20 mph

20+ mph

22+ mph

 

Winter 2019 Rides   Effective: 12/15/18

DRAFT RIDE SCHEDULE 2019

 

Please see each ride for start location:

“Panera start” = Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette

“Chandler start” = Chandler Center, 1028 Central St, Evanston

Other Starting Locations as shown

 

PLEASE: NO BIKES ON PANERA PATIO OR LEANING ON WINDOWS!

Do NOT park in the Panera parking lot:

On weekends, parking is available in the Metra lot along Poplar Drive south of Greenleaf.

On weekdays, parking is available a few blocks east on Greenleaf Ave: make sure signs allow all-day parking where you park!

  

Rides will not take place if there is snow or ice on the surface of the road, or if it's raining or snowing.

Don't forget to check Weekly Rides for regular recurring rides and Rides Forum for rides added, changed, or canceled at the last minute!

Click here for: Ride sign-in sheet for ride leader.

 

NEW RIDES & EVENTS CALENDAR COMING SOON!

CLICK THIS LINK TO CHECK IT OUT:  EBC Rides & Events TeamUp Calendar

 

NOTE: Rides showing “LEADER NEEDED” or Leader with “?” are PENDING!

 Details:Yes  No   Pace:  Include:60 Days Rest All From: 
Date Time/Miles Pace Destination~Leader
03/23 Sat 9:00 AM
35             F
St. Patrick's Day Ride to the Curragh Irish Pub in the Glen: Panera start ~ Jeff Miller
Start:  Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette

We will ride to the Curragh Irish Pub in the Glen for an Irish lunch to mark the traditional start of the cycling season.   Marty Horn has arranged for us to have our own room.  We will order from their pub menu.  Even if you don't want to ride, you are invited to join us and socialize!  We will be arriving around 11:30 am.  Come on out and join the fun!
03/23 Sat 9:00 AM
33             M
St. Patrick's Day Ride to the Curragh Irish Pub in the Glen: Panera start ~ Ed Culp
Start:  Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave,  Wilmette
We will ride to the Curragh Irish Pub in the Glen for an Irish lunch to mark the traditional start of the cycling season.  Marty Horn has arranged for us to have our own room.  We will order from their pub menu.  Even if you don't want to ride, you are invited to join us and socialize!  We will be arriving around 11:30 am.  Come out and join the fun!
03/23 Sat 9:00 AM
36             F+
St. Patrick's Day Ride to the Curragh Irish Pub in the Glen: Panera start ~ Will Heelan
Start:  Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
 
We will ride to the Curragh Irish Pub in the Glen for an Irish lunch to mark the traditional start of the cycling season.   Marty Horn has arranged for us to have our own room.  We will order from their pub menu.  Even if you don't want to ride, you are invited to join us and socialize!  We will be arriving around 11:30 am.  Come on out and join the fun!
03/23 Sat 9:30 AM
24             C
St. Patrick's Day Ride to the Curragh Irish Pub in the Glen: Panera start ~ Dave Barish
Start:  Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
We will ride to the Curragh Irish Pub in the Glen for an Irish lunch to mark the traditional start of the cycling season.  Marty Horn has arranged for us to have our own room.  We will order from their pub menu.  Even if you don't want to ride, you are invited to join us and socialize!  We will be arriving around 11:30 am.  Come on out and join the fun.
03/24 Sun 2:00 PM
             
Ride Leader Training ~ Will Heelan
Evanston Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 1st Floor
 
We will hold two sessions of Ride Leader training:
 
     - 2:00 pm for new Ride Leaders:
 
 
     - 3:30 pm for all Ride Leaders
 
RSVP Required: Please watch for posting on Rides Forum for more details!
04/07 Sun 9:00 AM
22             M
Back by Noon / North Shore Channel: Chandler start ~ Jack Weiss
Remote Start:  Chandler Center, 1028 Central St., Evanston
On this ride we'll follow the North Shore Channel Trail into the city past Riverview to Belmont, visiting Ravenswood Gardens/Ravenswood Manor. There will be a rest/food stop halfway at Beans & Bagel, Rockwell and Leland.  Most of the ride is on paved trails in parks or on lightly traveled city streets.
04/14 Sun 9:00 AM
             
Advanced Cycling Clinic: Panera start ~ Alvin Spector / Maria Larkin (CWEC)
Meet at Panera @ 09:00AM.  Come join a cycling clinic sponsored by the Chicago Women Elite Cycling group (CWEC). This clinic will include bike handling, safety, and group riding skills. The CWEC includes National and Olympic caliber cyclist and promotes women's involvement in bicycle racing. More information on the organization can be found here www.chicagowomenselite.com/ .
04/16 Tue 9:00 AM
40             M
Riverwoods: Panera start ~ Neal Ney
This week's Tuesday Moderate Ride: A slightly circuitous route through Riverwoods with lunch at Greek Feast.
04/16 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: Bring your Bike with You: Car Racks Demystified by William Wakefield ~ Sharon Kaminecki
Bring your Bike with You:  Car Racks Demystified by William Wakefield
 
At some point everyone wants to go on a bike ride a distance from your front door and that is where a car rack becomes a useful utility.  From roof, trunk, hitch, spare tire, and truck, which rack is the right one to get you around with your bike?  What are the cost and installation considerations?  William Wakefield, Store Manager at Rack Attack in Skokie will share tips for selecting and installing the best rack for you, your bike, and your car.
04/20 Sat 8:30 AM
40             M
Lake Front Trail to new 35th St Bridge/ visit Stephen DouglasTomb /Balbo Monument: Panera start ~ Joanne Davis ?
Lake Front Trail to new 35th St Bridge/ visit Stephen DouglasTomb /Balbo Monument
Leaving from Chandler: Hopefully the weather will be cooperative. We'll journey down the lake front trail and ride over the stunning new pedestrian bridge, followed by a visit to The Douglas Tomb.  Lunch at Manny's Deli, 1141 S Jefferson St, Chicago.
http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/11/10/13577246/chicago-transportation-new-35th-street-pedestrian-bike-bridge-bronzeville-opens
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_A._Douglas_Tomb
04/20 Sat 9:00 AM
50             F/F+
Century Training #1 - Libertyville: Panera start ~ Jeff Miller (F), Jay Twery (F+) ?
50    This is the first of a series of rides to prepare for a 100 mile ride.
We will ride out to Libertyville for a delicious brunch at the Picnic Basket.
 
Jeff Miller will lead a Fast group (15-17 mph) and Jay Twery will lead a Fast Plus group (17-20 mph).
 
04/21 Sun 9:00 AM
32             M
Lake Forest College Easter Brunch: Panera start ~ Sara Polonsky ?
LEAVING PANERA  @ 09:00 AM.
Join us at 9:00 am on Easter Sunday for a Moderate ride (13-15mph) to Lake Forest College for brunch.  If the Easter Brunch Fast Ride is too fast for you, but you still want to enjoy the abundant brunch (for only about $11) join us at Panera in Wilmette @ 9am for the Moderate version!  Note: the ride will not go if it is raining.

Don`t eat breakfast before you leave for this ride! The brunch is huge & the price is only about $11!
04/21 Sun 9:30 AM
40             F
Lake Forest College Easter Brunch: Panera start ~ Tim Schoolmaster ?
This will be a classic fast (15-17 mph) paced 40-mile ride to the fabulous Sunday Easter Brunch at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL. Depending on how many people show up, we may break into two groups.  We expect to get to Lake Forest at 11:30 am. 

Don`t eat breakfast before you leave for this ride! The brunch is huge & the price is only about $11!
 
We will hoist our bloated bodies onto our bikes about 12:30 or 1:00, and come home via the Green Bay Trail. We should be back by 3:00 pm, even with a restroom stop.
04/27 Sat 9:00 AM
60             F/F+
Century Training #2 - Cuba Road: Panera start ~ Steve Schoenfeld(F), Melissa Gattuso ?
60   This is the second of a series of rides to prepare for a 100 mile ride

We will ride along the rolling hills of Cuba Road, beyond Cuba Marsh to Ela Rd, then stop at Long Grove for lunch on the way back.

Steve Schoenfeld will lead a Fast group (15-17 mph) and Melissa Gattuso will lead a Fast Plus group (17-20 mph)
05/04 Sat 8:00 AM
52             F
G.O.A.T.S. Ride the Ups and Downs ($) - Remote: Elizabeth, IL ~ Alvin Spector
Our friends in Galena, The G.O.A.T.S. (Go Out and Tour Somewhere) Bicycle Club - www.goatscycling.com - invite EBC members to join them for their first challenging ride of the season, Ride the Ups and Downs 2019 on Saturday, May 4th.  Enjoy a full day tour of beautiful Galena Country featuring spectacular views and just a few hills. (well maybe more than a few). This is a beautiful ride with good challenges and an appropriate number of rest stops.  Check the ride out at Visitgalena.org.
 
The fee is $25 for the ride.  For complete information on the ride please click on this link: http://www.goatscycling.com/events.html.  There are three routes - 32, 52 and 63 miles.  Start is at CTE Academy, 950 U.S. HWY 20, Elizabeth, IL.  For more info please eMail Alvin Spector at aspec@aol.com.
 
Alvin will be leading an EBC group on the 52 mile route at Fast Pace (15-17mph) but if you want to ride a different distance or at a different pace, this ride accommodates riders on whatever route and speed they choose.
 
05/04 Sat 9:00 AM
20             M
Back by Noon / Super H - Remote: Chandler start ~ Jack Weiss ?
Remote Start:  Chandler Center, 1028 Central St, Evanston
This is an easy ride to Niles with a rest/food stop at the Super H, a wonderful Korean food market.  Bring your backpacks so you can take home fresh seafood, vegetables, or dumplings.  We’ll travel on quiet streets for the most part, and the North Branch Trail.  Back by noon, unless you shop too long.
05/04 Sat 9:00 AM
70             F/F+
Century Training #3 - Gurnee: Panera start ~ Brian Montigney (F), Will Heelan (F+ ?
70  This is the third of a series of rides to prepare for a 100 mile ride.
We will take an indirect route to Gurnee, passing Almond Marsh and catching a distant glimpse of the roller coasters at Six Flags.  Lunch will be at the Culver's restaurant in Gurnee.
 
Brian Montigney will lead a Fast group (15-17 mph) and Will Heelan will lead a Fast Plus group (17-20 mph).
05/05 Sun 7:30 AM
14-62       F
Tour de Hope ($) - Remote: Kansas City, MO ~ Tom Witt ?
The Tour de Hope is an annual fully-supported charity fundraising ride in Kansas City, Missouri with 14, 36, 50 and 62 mile routes (as well as several challenging climbing options that can be added on), with the routes taking riders past Kansas City’s favorite landmarks and many interesting neighborhoods. The ride begins and ends at the country’s only official national World War I museum, and wraps up with a post-ride party. Online registration is $40 per rider at https://tourdehope.org where you will also find downloadable route maps and cue sheets and other information about the ride. Tom Witt is planning to ride one of the longer routes at Fast pace (15-17) but riders can choose any option and ride at whatever pace they wish.
 
Prior to the day of the ride, there are these other activities nearby so you can make a weekend of it:
 
Friday night (May 4) - 1st Friday in the crossroads district . . . unique art stores, 30+ food trucks, live music on the streets
Saturday night (May 5) - Martin City Brewery Shrimp Boil . . . $25 for craft beer sampling (proceeds benefit Tour de Hope)
 
Please eMail Tom Witt at wittto@comcast.net if you’re planning to go.
05/05 Sun 9:00 AM
20             C
Chicago Botanic Garden Paved Trail Ride! - Remote: Harms Woods ~ Bill Benjamin ?
Remote Start: Harms Woods - Central (Groves 3&4) parking lot, 1/2 mile north of Golf on Harms Rd.  The parking lot is adjacent to the North Branch Trail.  We will ride the North Branch Bike Trail at a casual pace to the Chicago Botanic Garden.  Stop for a short walk and a snack then return by the trail.
 
05/08 Wed 8:30 AM
45             M
Visit to Osaka Japanese Garden: Chandler start ~ Joanne Davis ?
This week's Wednesday Moderate Ride: Visit to Osaka Japanese Garden and viewing of Yoko Ono's "Sculpture of the Phoenix" in Hyde Park. 45 Miles. Lunch at Valois Cafeteria in Hyde Park.
05/11 Sat 8:00 AM
80             F/F+
Century Training #4 - Almost Algonquin via Cuba Rd: Panera start ~ Peter Glaser - F, Melissa Gattuso - ?
80   Let's go forth for the fourth of a series of rides to prepare for a 100 mile ride.
This is a beautiful ride out to Barrington Hills.  There are nice rolling hills on Cuba Road and a few steeper hills in Barrington Hills.  We also ride by several small scenic lakes.

Steven Schoenfeld will lead a Fast group (15-17 mph) and Melissa Gattuso will lead a Fast Plus group (17-20 mph).
05/11 Sat 8:30 AM
18             C
Rosehill Cemetery ride and walking tour: Chandler start ~ Joanne Davis ?
Founded in 1859, Rosehill is Chicago's oldest and largest non-sectarian cemetery. This free 2 hour walking tour will highlight cemetery art, architecture, symbolism and pioneers of Chicago commerce and politics. If you're not able to ride with us then please consider meeting us at the Rosehill main entrance at 5800 N Ravenswood Ave at 10 AM. Please wear a good pair of walking shoes, and bring a strong lock and cable.
 
Roundtrip 17-18 miles.  Pace (city ride) around 11-12 MPH  If you stay for lunch expect to be back by around 3PM.
Lunch will be at the nearby Fireside Grill Restaurant  5739 North Ravenswood. Fireside Menu   
Fireside Brunch Menu
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosehill_Cemetery
 
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170417/west-ridge/rosehill-cemetery-map-graves-where-oscar-mayer-sears-john-shedd
05/12 Sun 9:00 AM
50             M
Forest Home Cemetery: Panera start ~ Neal Ney ?
Join me for a moderately paced 50-mile ride to Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park.  We'll take a slow turn through the Cemetery stopping to look at the Haymarket Monument, Emma Goldman's grave, and the famed Dissenter's Row.
05/14 Tue 9:00 AM
45             M
Dutch Windmill in Elmhurst: Panera start ~ Neal Ney ?
This week's Tuesday Moderate Ride: We will ride to the oldest windmill in Illinois located in Mt Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst.
05/15 Wed 7:00 PM
10             C
Ride of Silence - REMOTE: Wheel & Sprocket ~ Dave Barish ?
Evanston will again participate in the International Ride of Silence, www.rideofsilence.org on May 16th at 7 pm. On this date, riders all over the world will ride in silence to remember riders who have been injured or killed on the roads and to support cyclists and cycling.
 
Remote Start: Wheel & Sprocket, 1027 Davis, Evanston.
Please be at Wheel and Sprocket before 7 so we can all  talk before we silently leave on the 11 mile ride. Wheel and Sprocket will host us for some refreshments after the  ride.  If you are riding home you will need a light as it will be dark by the time we are done. Need a light? You can get one at the shop. Rides all over the world leave at 7pm to honor and remember people injured or killed on the road.  There is a listing for the ride at Ride of Silence- Evanston.  Come ride with us. This will be at a very casual pace. If you want to ride but are not near Evanston at 7 pm, you can try one of the other Rides of Silence in the Chicago area.  They are also listed on the calendar on The Chainlink. 
05/16 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
Superdawg - first Casual Thursday ride of the season! Chandler start ~ Connie Uselman
This week's Thursday Casual Ride: Finally the Thursday Casual riding season is upon us. Let's go to Superdawg - an old time hot dog stand in Chicago. We will do a loop ride on established trails and through gentle neighborhoods. Let's look forward to a great year of riding!  See you on the trail.
05/18 Sat 8:00 AM
90             F/F+
Century Training #5 - Volo Bog: Panera start ~ Peter Glaser (F), Will Heelan (F+) ?
90 This is the fifth of a series of rides to prepare for a 100 mile ride. 
We're almost up to a century!  This week's century training ride takes us out to Volo Bog.   We will have lunch at Z's Café in Round Lake before heading over to Volo Bog.  After an optional short hike around the Bog we will return for dessert at either the Deerfield Bakery or Culver's.  Back around 4:30pm.
 
70 mile option: meet the group at the Village Green in Northbrook around 8:45 am.  Please let the Ride Leader know if you plan to do this so they can look for you.
 
Peter Glaser will lead a Fast group (15-17 mph) and Will Heelan will lead a Fast Plus group (17-20 mph).
05/18 Sat 9:00 AM
22             C
This Old Bike Ride - Remote: Bucephalus Bikes ~ Joanne Davis ?
 Remote Start:  Bucephalus Bikes, 1424 Lake St, Evanston
Are you still fascinated and enthralled by your old (or current) bike?  Do you experience that "knees-in-the-breeze" freedom?  Feature your old, vintage or new steed and meet at Bucephalus Bikes, where we will be treated to some retro snacks of our childhood.  (Rest assured, we couldn't find any Tang.)  Curious?  Join us as we roll out to the Corner Bakery in the Glen.
All bikes are welcome - be it your old bike, your other bike or your only bike.  Maybe it would be fun to wear or bring a vintage or sentimental item or article of clothing.  We will probably be back between 12:30 and 1 pm.  Join us on this sentimental journey.
05/19 Sun 8:00 AM
28-69       V
Arlington 500 Ride ($) - Remote: Barrington High School ~ Felix Angelov ?
Remote start: Barrington High School - West Parking Lot, 616 W. Main Street, Barrington, Illinois 
Details are available on the Arlington Heights Bicycle Club website - http://www.cyclearlington.com/arlington500.php
Email Felix  vikfel@yahoo.com if you are planning to ride with us, so he can keep you updated about what time we plan to start and where to meet.
05/19 Sun 9:00 AM
42             M
Arlington 500 Ride ($) - Remote: Barrington High School ~ Joanne Davis ?
 
9:00 AM Remote start: Barrington High School - West Parking Lot, 616 W. Main Street, Barrington, Illinois 
Details are available on the Arlington Heights Bicycle Club website - http://www.cyclearlington.com/arlington500.php.  $20 pre-registration required.
 
Joanne will lead an EBC group at Moderate (13-15 mph) Pace on the 42 mile route.
05/21 Tue 9:00 AM
50             M
Lake Bluff: Panera start ~ Neal Ney ?
This week's Tuesday Moderate Ride: We'll take a scenic route through Lake Forest and Lake Bluff to lunch at the famed Bluffingtons.
05/21 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: Bike Lane Uprising by Christina Whitehouse ~ Sharon Kaminecki
Bike Lane Uprising by Christina Whitehouse
Bike Lane Uprising is a cyclist-led civic tech platform for reporting bike lane obstructions.  While many miles of bike lanes exist, they are often blocked by vehicles that use them as free parking.   Since launching over a year ago, over 7,000 bike lane obstructions have been submitted by cyclists in Chicago and 60 other cities to the database and have identified over 1,000 repeat offenders.  Volunteers work with local organizations, city departments, and companies to prevent obstructions resulting in safer public roadways for cycling.  Christina Whitehouse, founder, will share the story of how it got started, what it has accomplished, and plans for the future.
 
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