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Ride Schedule From 04/21/18 Thru 06/20/18
2016 EBC Ride Schedule

   

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NOTE: Rides showing “RIDE LEADER NEEDED” are unconfirmed!

 

Winter 2017/2018 Rides   Effective: 12/18/17

 

Unless a Remote Start is listed, rides start at: Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette

 

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!

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Date Time/Miles Pace Destination~Leader
04/21 Sat 8:30 AM
40             M
Lake Front Trail to new 35th St Bridge/ visit Stephen DouglasTomb /Balbo Monument ~ 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
04/21 Sat 9:00 AM
50             F/F+
Century Training #1: Libertyville ~ 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).
 
04/28 Sat 9:00 AM
60             F/F+
Century Training #2: Cuba Road ~ Steve Schoenfeld(F), Melissa Gatuso (F+)
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 Gatuso will lead a Fast Plus group (17-20 mph)
04/29 Sun 9:00 AM
             
Advanced Cycling Clinic ~ Alvin Spector / Rachel Wills
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/ .
05/05 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 2018 on Saturday, May 5th.  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 accomodates riders on whatever route and speed they choose.
 
05/05 Sat 9:00 AM
20             M
Back by Noon / Super H - Remote: Chandler ~ 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.
05/05 Sat 9:00 AM
70             F/F+
Century Training #3: Gurnee ~ 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).
05/06 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.
 
05/09 Wed 8:30 AM
45             M
Visit to Osaka Japanese Garden ~ Joanne Davis
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.
05/12 Sat 8:00 AM
80             F/F+
Century Training #4: Almost Algonquin via Cuba Rd ~ Peter Glaser (F), Melissa Gatuso (F+)
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.

Peter Glaser will lead a Fast group (15-17 mph) and Melissa Gatuso will lead a Fast Plus group (17-20 mph).
05/12 Sat 9:00 AM
18             C
Rosehill Cemetery ride and walking tour ~ 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
05/13 Sun 9:00 AM
50             M
Forest Home Cemetery ~ 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.
05/15 Tue 9:00 AM
45             M
Dutch Windmill in Elmhurst - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
We will ride to the oldest windmill in Illinois located in Mt Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst.
05/15 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: Chicago Bike Plan ~ Sharon Kaminecki
05/16 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. 
05/17 Thu 9:00 AM
20             C
First Casual Thursday ride of the season! ~ Connie Uselman
A casual ride to somewhere fun with a nice snack!  Spring has sprung - come on out for the first Thursday casual ride of the season!
05/19 Sat 8:00 AM
90             F/F+
Century Training #5: Volo Bog ~ 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 pick up sandwiches at Subway, picnic at Volo Bog, take a short hike around the Bog and then ride on down the road to dessert at either the Deerfield Bakery or Culver's.
 
Peter Glaser will lead a Fast group (15-17 mph) and Will Heelan will lead a Fast Plus group (17-20 mph).
05/19 Sat 8:30 AM
25             M
Breakfast Club to Edgewater ~ Sharon Kaminecki
If you like to eat, ride a bike, meet new people, explore different parts of the north shore and north side of Chicago, but dedicate only half a day doing it at a time, this group bicycle ride is for you!  The "Breakfast Club" will ride at a moderate pace to a different neighborhood, stop for breakfast at a pre-selected restaurant, and be back around noon.
 
Join us as we ride to brunch in Edgewater at the Revival Social Club, 1133 W Granville Ave, Chicago, www.revivalsocialclub.com.  Fuel up with a snack before coming out to ride because we will do most of the riding before stopping for breakfast.  Bring cash/credit card for breakfast, a lock for your bike, and a helmet for your head.
05/19 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.
05/20 Sun 8:00 AM
28-69       V
Arlington 500 Ride ($) - Remote: Barrington High School ~ Felix Angelov
Remote start: Barrington High School - West Parking Lot, 616 W. Main Street, Barrington, Illinois 
Details are available on the Arlington Heights Bicycle Club website - http://www.cyclearlington.com/arlington500.php
Email Felix  vikfel@yahoo.com if you are planning to ride with us, so he can keep you updated about what time we plan to start and where to meet.
05/20 Sun 9:00 AM
42             M
Arlington 500 Ride ($) - 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.
05/22 Tue 9:00 AM
50             M
Lake Bluff - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
We'll take a scenic route through Lake Forest and Lake Bluff to lunch at the famed Bluffingtons.
05/24 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
Botanic Garden ~ Connie Uselman
A nice ride up to Botanic Garden.
05/24 Thu 6:30 PM
25             M
Northbrook Velodrome Dinner Ride - Remote: Panera ~ Jeff Miller
EBC is sponsoring a night of racing at the Northbrook Velodrome on Thursday, May 24th.  The first race begins at 6:45 pm and the night wraps up around 9:30 or 10:00 pm.  The "showcase" races, the 5 & 10 Mile Record Attempts, are the second races of the evening and usually start about 8:15 pm.
The races on May 25th are:   ♦  Tempo (everyone)   ♦  10 Mile Record Attempt Scratch Race (Cat 1/2)   ♦  5 Mile Record Attempt Scratch Race (Cat 1/2/3 women)   ♦  1 Mile Scratch Race (all other categories)   ♦  Belgian Win & Out (everyone)
Descriptions of the different races are located here www.northbrookvelodrome.org/information/glossary-of-racing-terms
They do not sell food at the Velodrome, but you are allowed to bring your own (no alcohol permitted).  Sunset Foods Northbrook is just down the street, as well as other restaurants.
The entrance fee is $2, but if tell them you are with EBC, you will get in for free on May 24th.  You can either bike there on the dinner ride or meet us there on your own.
If you ride to the Velodrome with the dinner ride, expect to arrive about 7:30 pm.  We'll stay for a few races and leave between 8:30 and 9:00 pm.  If we have rain, sleet or snow, the ride will be canceled.  However, dark of night is in the plans.  If you plan to ride to this event, you must have proper lighting on your bike.
Any question, contact Jeff Miller  312-354-0080
 
05/26 Sat 
             Any
Horsey Hundred May 27-28 ($) - Remote: Georgetown, KY ~ RIDE LEADER NEEDED
Experience the rolling hills in Kentucky’s Bluegrass on a Bicycle! The annual Horsey Hundred will be held the weekend of May 26-27, 2018, in Georgetown, KY (just north of Lexington).  A wide variety of distance options are offered (25, 41, 62, 82,102) on Sat and several shorter routes are offered on Sunday (26, 35, 53, 75).  Cost is $65 in advance and includes a post-ride meal both days.  A limited number of dorm rooms at Georgetown College are available for $50 for Friday & Saturday night.  Some may prefer a motel in the Georgetown area for a few more creature comforts.  If you arrive early, you are invited to join one of five open rides with the Bluegrass Cycling Club on Friday, May 26th in the Lexington area.  Website for the Horsey Hundred is http://horseyhundred.com/
 
The EBC Ride Leader will be riding an EBC group at Fast pace (15-17 mph) but this ride accommodates riders at all paces and distances if you prefer a different pace.
 
Please contact Ride Leader if you plan to participate and let them know when you plan to arrive.
 
05/26 Sat 8:00 AM
59             F+
Burlington, WI - REMOTE: Briston Woods, WI ~ Jay Twery
Remote Start:  Bristol Woods, WI
 
This ride will be on quiet rural roads with little traffic, some rolling hills, and a few steep ones.  This is one of my favorite club rides, and it's surprisingly scenic given it's only about 1 hour drive from Evanston.  It will be go at your own pace during the hilly sections, with a possible stop to regroup if people get spread out. There will be a lunch stop in the town of Burlington, and short break at miles 15 and 44. Please email me if you are going to come on the ride at jaytwery@gmail.com. I do not plan on bringing any cue sheets; please print your own using the Route link if you want one. 
 
Directions to start:  Take I-94 North.  A few miles past the Wisconsin border, take Exit #347 Hwy 165/Cty Q.  Turn left (west) at the end of the exit ramp.  Go west 2.5 miles on Cty Q.  Turn right (north) on Cty MB for 0.8 miles.  Turn left into the Bristol Woods park entrance.  Follow the park road about 1/4 mile past the picnic shelter at the top of the hill to the Pringle Nature Center.
 
If the weather looks bad, I'll post a cancellation on the forum by 6:30 on the day of the ride.
05/26 Sat 8:30 AM
40             M
Lake Bluff ~ Joanne Davis
Low end of moderate pace (about 13 mph). Come join us as we journey up to Panera at Route 176.  We'll travel through the Botanic Gardens, Ridge Ave, skirting Lake Forest Hospital.  Returning via the Bike Path and Ft. Sheridan route.
05/26 Sat 9:00 AM
54             F
Plainfield & More ~ Brian Montigney
A lovely 54 mile ride through the farmlands beyond Plainfield with a stop for lunch at a very cute diner in Newark, the Newark Country Kitchen. 
 
The ride will begin and end in the parking lot for the Mather Woods Forest Preserve. To get to there: 
1. travel South on I-55.
2. Turn right (NW) onto W Lincoln Hwy/US-30 W. 
3. Turn left onto W Renwick Rd/County Hwy-36. Continue to follow W Renwick Rd.
4. After crossing over the DuPage River, Mather Woods is (quickly) the second entry on your right. 
 
Estimated travel time is 75-85 minutes with low traffic on a Saturday morning.
 
Please let Brian know at whippetsx2@gmail.com beforehand if you wish to join the ride so we know if we need to wait for anyone at the start.
05/27 Sun 6:00 AM
40             M
Bike The Drive ($) - Remote: Dunkin Donuts, Howard & Western ~ Dana Taylor
Dana will be leading a group of EBC riders to "Bike The Drive" on Sunday, May 27th.  The group will meet at the Dunkin Donuts at Howard & Western and ride down together to the start at Bryn Mawr. The pace will be moderate 13 - 15 mph. Once we get onto Lake Shore Drive, we may split up as speeds may vary.
For details about Bike the Drive and to preregister go to http://www.bikethedrive.org/  

Please email Dana if you plan to come so he knows how many people to expect.  Contact Dana at danataylor1@comcast.net.  In the event of questionable weather he will post a cancellation by 5 am that morning. 
 
Be sure to pre-register for the ride!
 
05/27 Sun 9:00 AM
30             M/C
"Remembering Memorial Day"/ Visit to Ft Sheridan Cemetery ~ Joanne Davis (M), Cynthia Karabush (C)
"Remembering Memorial Day"/ Visit to Ft Sheridan Cemetery
 
I think that it is fitting that we pay our respect to service members over this Memorial Day Weekend, so I'd like to lead a ride to the cemetery at Fort Sheridan.  While there we can explore the cemetery, be humbled and show our gratitude to those deceased members Bring a poem to read if you wish. Taps may be sounded.  Please join me to "put remembrance back into Memorial Day."
 
Joanne will lead a group at the low end of Moderate (13 MPH) pace and Cynthia will lead a group at Casual pace (10-12 mph), with around 30 miles round trip.  Back around 1:30 or 2PM.
 
Lunch at Once Upon a Bagel in Highland Park.
05/28 Mon 7:00 AM
100           F/F+
Century Training Finale: Butter Burger Century to Pleasant Prairie, WI ~ John Chisholm (F), Melissa Gatuso (F+)
100  This is the last of a series of rides to prepare for a 100 mile ride.

This ride is on mostly rural roads after Gurnee and includes a few hills along the way.  Lunch will be at Culver's, home of the famous Butter Burger.

John Chisholm will lead at group at the high end of Fast (17 mph) and Melissa Gatuso will lead a Fast Plus group (17-20 mph).
05/28 Mon 9:00 AM
59             F
Mundelein Caboose Resturant ~ Jeff Miller
We will start at Panera and ride to Mundelein at a Fast pace.  Total distance is 59 miles.  Lunch is at Caboose Restaurant in Mundelein.  We will return via the 176 trail to the North Branch Trail.  A link to the route on Ride with GPS is above.  Caboose Menu.
05/29 Tue 9:00 AM
40             M
Estate Lane - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
Join Neal for his expanded tour of the former Albert Lasker estate in Lake Forest.  We will be making lots of stops for building gawking.  If you would also like to know more about the estate you can find the publication at: Lasker Estate Tour Booklet
 
We will ride at a steady moderate pace to and from the estate, but some patience will be necessary as we explore the estate because of the frequent stops. It is possible that lunch will be a bit later than usual, so breakfast and snack accordingly.
 
05/31 Thu 9:00 AM
22             C
Trail Loop Ride ~ Connie Uselman
Casual ride, 9 am from Chandler Park.  How many trails can we find in one day?  Come explore Skokie Valley Trail (south) to Sauganash Trail to the North Branch Trail and return via the Channel Trail.  We will nourish ourselves in Edgebrook or at Mariano's. Around 22 miles and return around 1:30.
 
06/02 Sat 8:00 AM
40             M
Mettawa and St. Mary's Road ~ Dave Barish
This ride will be at the cusp of casual and moderate.  Casual riders, fear not, you can make this distance.  Moderate riders, fear not, you will get in some good miles and we will have some paths where you can blaze ahead.  We will stop at Once Upon a Bagel in Highland Park before heading back.
06/02 Sat 9:00 AM
24             M
Back by Noon / Willow Hill - Remote: Chandler ~ Jack Weiss
Remote Start:  Chandler Center, 1028 Central St, Evanston
 
Jack will be leading this ride at High Casual pace, around 12 mph through south Wilmette, using the North Branch Trail and lightly traveled city streets, passing near The Glen on Ravine Way – only to face the HILL at Willow Hill.  There will be a rest/food stop at IHOP on our return from the Hill.  We’ll return through scenic Southeast Glenview.
 
06/03 Sun 7:30 AM
100           V
The Udder Century ($)- Remote: Union, IL ~ Felix Angelov
Remote Start: McHenry College, 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL
 
We will do the 100 mile route on the Udder Century at a Very Fast pace. You must pre-register online at the link below!  If you are planning to join us, let me know so I can look for you.  Contact Felix at vikfel@yahoo.com.
 
Udder Century Website:  http://www.mchenrybicycleclub.org/index.php/udder-century
06/03 Sun 7:30 AM
62             F+
The Udder Century ($)- Remote: Union, IL ~ Alvin Spector
Remote Start: McHenry College, 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL
 
We will do the 62 mile route on the Udder Century at a Fast Plus pace. If you are planning to join us, please let me know so I can look for you.  Contact Alvin Spector at Aspec@aol.com

Advanced registration with the McHenry Bicycle Club is necessary as they do not do same day registration: http://www.mchenrybicycleclub.org/index.php/udder-century
 
06/03 Sun 8:00 AM
60             M
C.E.R.T.'s Pancake Breakfast Ride in Lake Zurich ~ Dana Taylor
  We'll ride out to Lake Zurich for an all you can eat pancake breakfast.  For only $7 you get fluffy pancakes, sausages, muffins, coffee, juice and more!  There will also be a silent auction, raffles and music.  All proceeds go to support CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) of South Lake County.
 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/barrington/community/chi-ugc-article-11th-annual-all-u-can-eat-pancake-breakfast-2018-03-13-story.html#share=email~story
06/03 Sun 8:00 AM
65             F
C.E.R.T.'s Pancake Breakfast Ride in Lake Zurich ~ Jeff Miller
  Prior to breakfast, we will do a few of the rollers on Cuba Road, circle Honey Lake and ride around the north side of Lake Zurich.  At mile 37, we will stop at the CERT Pancake Breakfast in Lake Zurich.  This is an all you can eat event for $7.00 per person.  The menu includes fluffy pancakes, sausages, muffins, coffee, juice and more!  There will be a silent auction, raffles and music.  All proceeds go to support CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) of South Lake County serving Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich and Ela Township - all communities we frequently ride through.
 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/barrington/community/chi-ugc-article-11th-annual-all-u-can-eat-pancake-breakfast-2018-03-13-story.html#share=email~story
06/03 Sun 9:00 AM
20             C
Highland Park's Sweet Side ~ Cynthia Karabush
 
Join Cynthia for a casual bike tour of artisanal Cupcake and Gelato shops in Highland Park.  If you still have room, we'll stop for lunch in Highland Park.
06/07 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
Edgebrook & more ~ Marty Horn
Our casual loop ride starts with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline from Northwestern University.  We then head west and travel south on the McCormick bike path through the Skokie Sculpture Park.  Next, we head west on Pratt and stop for a snack in Edgebrook at either the Edgebrook Coffee Shop & Diner or the Corner Bakery up on Touhy.
 
Finally, we return via the North Branch bike trail through the forest preserves, then east via Glenview Road and the Wilmette Community Playfields.  We will ride at a casual pace of 10-12 mph.
 
06/09 Sat 9:00 AM
50             F
Libertyville Culvers ~ Jeff Miller
A nice big loop ride out to the Culvers in Libertyville.
06/09 Sat 10:00 AM
25             M
Hot Dogs in Highwood ~ Jo Gayle
 
Join us for a ride to Highwood, where we will stop for lunch at the Mean Wiener.  We will ride at a High Casual/Low Moderate pace, 11-13 mph.
06/10 Sun 
300           Any
Grand Illinois Bike Tour - June 10 to 15 ($) - Remote: Clinton, IL ~ RIDE LEADER NEEDED
Join us June 10-15 for the 16th annual Grand Illinois Bike Tour. The 2018 route will feature central Illinois with a special focus on Abraham Lincoln history. We’ll enjoy great bicycling on quiet country roads and visit charming towns and places from Lincoln’s life in Springfield, Decatur, New Salem, and his days as a lawyer on the 8th Judicial Circuit.
 
Our unforgettable six-day ride will make a loop starting and ending in Clinton, with overnight stops in Lincoln, Springfield (2 nights), and Decatur (2 nights). Choose among our daily mileage options for a total ranging from 200 to 370 miles. Pick between our camping and motel options, and enjoy evenings filled with good food and fellowship with riders hailing from around the country. Proceeds benefit Ride Illinois and support our mission to make Illinois a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to ride.  Choose between camping or motel options; most meals included. Proceeds benefit Ride Illinois and support its mission to make Illinois a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to ride. For more info and pricing, check out the website: http://rideillinois.org/events/2018-grand-illinois-bike-tour/
 
Ride at your own pace with daily routes ranging 43-59 miles and longer route options available.  Let the Ride Leader know if you plan to join the ride to sign in and make sure your mileage is recorded.  
06/10 Sun 8:00 AM
             Any
Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride Chicago ($) - Remote: Evanston Subaru of Skokie ~ Dana Taylor
 Remote Start:  Evanston Subaru of Skokie, 3340 Oakton St, Skokie
 
Help injured and healing veterans, through cycling on Sunday, June 10 at 8am.  Dana Taylor  will be leading an EBC group at Moderate pace (13-15mph) but this ride accommodates riders at all speeds.
 
Developed by Ride 2 Recovery/Project HERO and sponsored by Evanston Subaru in Skokie and United Airlines, Honor Ride Chicago provides a life changing experience for our healing heroes.  Ride with veterans, enlisted military and hundreds of supporters on a fun, non-competitive ride along the North Shore.   
 
Ride begins in Skokie.  Three non-competitive distances: 18, 36 or 50 miles. Ride features rest stops and SAG support in case of a flat tire or if you need a lift.  Following the ride, at Evanston Subaru in Skokie, you’ll receive a finishing medal, enjoy a free lunch from Del Campo’s taco bar and live entertainment by the Humboldt Park Orchestra.  
 
Please join Honor Ride Chicago for a memorable day saluting our military heroes.  In years past, Honor Ride Chicago has been honored to have a US Senator and Congressman in attendance to support our Veterans.
 
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06/10 Sun 8:00 AM
70             F
Barrington Hills & Beyond - Remote: Village Green Park, Northbrook ~ Jeff Miller
Remote start:  Village Green Park in Northbrook (corner of Walters & Meadow).  If you drive, many streets have parking restrictions. There is a parking lot on Walters, just southeast of the park, where you should be able to park.

We will ride through the rolling hills of Barrington Hills, passing horse farms and mansions.  After Barrington, our route continues along the scenic Fox River, then onto the Prairie & Fox River Bike Trails - which are flat, nicely paved and frequently shaded by a canopy of trees.  Lunch will be at a small cafe along the bike path in East Dundee.  After lunch, we return on the bike trail and then onto some different hills and more horse farms and mansions.
 
The pace will be Fast (15-17 mph).  Fast Plus riders are welcome to form a separate group and ride ahead.
 
Anyone looking for a longer ride can start at Panera in Wilmette at 7 am and meet us in Northbrook for a total of 90 miles.
06/10 Sun 8:30 AM
             M
Bicycle Club of Lake County RAMBLE ($) -Remote: Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort, Wilmot, WI ~ Joanne Davis
Bicycle Club of Lake County RAMBLE ($) -Remote: Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort, Wilmot WI
 
Participate in one of the Chicago-Milwaukee area’s best recreational rides through beautiful rural roads in Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin.  Their "Ride with GPS" maps show a RED route with an elevation of to 575 feet, and a BLUE route up to 493 ft elevation.
 
Details at:  http://bikebclc.com/ramble-ride/   Please email Joanne at jbdavis715@comcast.net to coordinate meeting and ride routes.
06/10 Sun 9:30 AM
45             M
Lyons WI - Ye Olde Hotel Remote: Brighton Dale Golf Course ~ Ken Schulein
This ride goes on rural roads with rolling hills to the town of Lyons where we stop for lunch at Ye Olde Hotel which was once a stagecoach stop. The pace with be Moderate (14-15) but slower on the hills. Faster riders may ride ahead at there own pace.The 9:30 start is timed so we get to the restaurant after it opens. 
 
Remote Start: Brighton Dale Golf Course. Take I-94 North. 7.5 miles past the Wisconsin border, take Exit #340 WI-142 West toward Burlington. Turn left (west) at the end of the exit ramp and go west 8.5 miles on WI-142. Turn right (north) at WI-75 (248th St) and go 0.7 miles. Turn left into golf course entrance. Follow the park road about 0.5 mile to the parking lot next to the club house. Park at an empty area of the lot. Allow an hour and 15 minutes from Evanston.
06/12 Tue 9:00 AM
45             M
Middlefork Savanna - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
A savanna is open woodland with grasses and forbs growing under the trees.  We will ride at a moderate pace to this rare remnant from Illinois' pre-settlement past.  We'll ride a bit more than four miles on the limestone trail in the preserve at a slow pace with some stops for nature gawking. The trail is suitable for road bikes (as long as you are not in a hurry).  After lunch we will resume our moderate pace on the roads and paved paths back to Evanston.
06/14 Thu 9:00 AM
22             C
Butterfly Garden at Chicago Botanic Gardens ~ Ken Schulein
Ride to Botanic Garden via the new trail connecting the Green Bay Trail to the Chicago Botanic Gardens and view the Butterfly Garden ($6/$5 Senior). Bring snack/sandwich or buy one at our rest stop at Bob's Deli. We will stop at a shelter to eat our snacks then view the butterfly garden or just explore the gardens if you prefer.
 
06/15 Fri 
130-150   Any
Peninsula Century ($) - Remote: Bailey's Harbor, WI ~ RIDE LEADER NEEDED
Remote: Bailey's Harbor Town Hall, 2392 Cty F, Bailey's Harbor, WI.
 
Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th -  Extend your fun in Door County!  Fast Plus Ride Leader is leading a Fast Plus group at 18-20 mph, 30-50 mile ride on an extra ride on Friday, June 15th, the day before the Peninsula Century (Time and location TBD). We will meet at the start of the Century in Bailey’s Harbor on Saturday, June 16th.  Group will decide on an optional Sunday, June 17th ride.  More information on the Century can be found at peninsulacenturyspringclassic.com.  Note: You can ride at any pace you choose and other groups may form at other speeds if ride leaders are present.  Contact Fast Plus Ride Leader if you are interested.
 
Peninsula Century Spring Classic - A Door County Century Ride:  peninsulacenturyspringclassic.com
 
Fast Plus Ride Leader will be leading an EBC Fast Plus group at 17-20 mph for the Century itself, but the ride is open to riders at all speeds if you prefer a different pace.  The Peninsula Century Spring Classic bike ride is the only spring Door County century ride offering routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles through beautiful northern Door County.
06/16 Sat 9:00 AM
45             M
Lake Forest ~ Dana Taylor
Join Dana for a moderate ride to Lake Forest.  Lunch will be at Ferentino's - enjoy pizza, pasta, sandwich or salad before your return to Wilmette.
06/17 Sun 
339           Any
Bicycle Across Missouri, June 17-22 ($) - Remote: Weston, Missouri ~ Scott Schaedel
Bicycle Across Missouri, June 17-22. Big BAM is Missouri's cross state bike tour and music festival. Over six days of riding you'll experience the stunning hospitality of small towns, gorgeous roads, and incredible live music every night. Six days of riding across some beautiful pristine countryside. We’ll stay on hard-surfaced roads with minimal traffic. And don’t forget the parties at each of the seven overnight towns where we will have a concert and festival every night. Total mileage is 339 miles over 6 days of riding. (Note: this is a camping trip; but there is an optional tent service which will do all of the work for you! Just arrive at your daily destination, shower, and plop down in your luxurious accommodations!) Cost is an economical $249 for the week, not including food and a nominal bus shuttle to the starting point.  For more info, see https://www.bigbamride.com/.  Ride Leader: Scott Schaedel at svschaed@gmail.com, 847-239-2879.
 
Scott will be leading an EBC group at Classic Fast speed around 15-16mph but the ride is open to riders at all speeds if you prefer a different pace.
06/17 Sun 8:00 AM
70             F+
Burlington, WI - Remote: Bristol Woods, WI ~ Jay Twery
Remote Start:  Bristol Woods, WI
 
This ride will be on quiet rural roads with little traffic, some rolling hills, and a few steep ones.  This is a favorite club ride, and it's surprisingly scenic given it's only about 1 hour drive from Evanston.  It will be go at your own pace during the hilly sections, with a stop to regroup as needed if people get spread out. There will be a lunch stop in the town of Burlington, and a short break at miles 15 and 44. Please email Ride Leader if you are going to come on the ride so we can look for you. I do not plan on bringing any cue sheets; please print your own using the Route link if you want one. 
 
Directions to start:  Take I-94 North.  A few miles past the Wisconsin border, take Exit #347 Hwy 165/Cty Q.  Turn left (west) at the end of the exit ramp.  Go west 2.5 miles on Cty Q.  Turn right (north) on Cty MB for 0.8 miles.  Turn left into the Bristol Woods park entrance.  Follow the park road about 1/4 mile past the picnic shelter at the top of the hill to the Pringle Nature Center.
 
If the weather looks bad, I'll post a cancellation on the forum by 6:30 on the day of the ride.
 
06/17 Sun 8:30 AM
30             M
Breakfast Club to Avondale ~ Sharon Kaminecki
If you like to eat, ride a bike, meet new people, explore different parts of the north shore and Chicago, but dedicate only half a day doing it at a time, this group bicycle ride is for you!  The "Breakfast Club" will ride at a moderate pace to a different neighborhood, stop for breakfast at a pre-selected restaurant, and be back around noon.
 
Join us as we ride to brunch in Avondale at the Avondale Tap, 3634 W. Belmont, Chicago, https://www.facebook.com/The-Avondale-Tap-479714939059590/.  Fuel up with a snack before coming out to ride because we will do most of the riding before stopping for breakfast.  Bring cash/credit for breakfast, a lock for your bike, and a helmet for your head.
06/17 Sun 9:00 AM
25             C
Glencoe ~ Bill Benjamin
We'll do much of the NSC 25 mile route.  Mostly quiet, residential streets.
06/19 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: Topic to be announced ~ Sharon Kaminecki
 
 
 
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