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Rest of Schedule From 10/21/18
2016 EBC Ride Schedule

   

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Fall 2018 Rides   Effective: 10/13/18

 

Please see each ride for start location:

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

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

“Remote start” = 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.

 

NOTE: Rides showing “LEADER NEEDED” are not scheduled!

 Details:Yes  No   Pace:  Include:60 Days Rest All From: 
Date Time/Miles Pace Destination~Leader
10/21 Sun 9:00 AM
35             M
CANCELED! High Water DRT Old School to Van Patten Woods Trail Ride - Remote: Old School Forest Preserve in Lake County ~ Ed Culp
Remote Start: Old School Forest Preserve.  From Hwy 41 or Tri State tollway, go west on Hwy 60 to St Marys Road, north on St Marys Rd 2 miles.  Park at the Old School parking lot.  From Evanston, allow about 35 minutes for driving about 22 miles to Old School F.P.
Most of the ride is on the Des Plaines River trail but there will be a section on quiet roads so we can eat at a restaurant.
More info: Ed  e_culp@sbcglobal.net
10/21 Sun 9:00 AM
57             F
NOT YOUR AVERAGE BIRTHDAY RIDE: Panera start ~ Jeff Miller
Join Jeff Miller and Sara Polonsky on a ride to celebrate the average of their birthdays!  We will take a somewhat circuitous route to Ming Hin Cuisine, 1440 Golf Rd., Rolling Meadows.
 
MingHin Cuisine (http://www.minghincuisine.com) specializes in traditional and contemporary Cantonese and Dim Sum.
 
10/27 Sat 9:00 AM
44             M
Didier Farms - Pumpkin Donuts: Panera start ~ Dana Taylor
Shorter and moderately paced version of the Fast paced Pumpkin Donuts ride.  Goal is Didier Farms for pumpkin donuts, see the pigs and fall harvest displays, then stop in Buffalo Grove for lunch.
10/28 Sun 9:00 AM
52             F
Busse Woods: Panera start ~ Randy Pickard
We will ride out to Elk Grove Village to visit the elk in Busse Woods.
 
For those who enjoy seeing the fall foliage, you'll get some great views on this ride.  Highlight of the ride is a trip around Busse Woods. The Busse Woods paved bike trail is the boundary for an elk preserve, and the elk are usually in pretty close proximity to the trail. This route features a lots of turns and stoplights in getting west of Des Plaines, but the scenic segments of the route once west of Des Plaines make it a nice change of pace ride during fall foliage season.  Lunch spot may have to be moved, possibly to Portillo's, as the originally planned stop Egg'lectic in Rolling Meadows appears to be closed. Please bring snack for refueling.  We will attempt a mid-ride stop at the Sugar Bowl in Des Plaines, but it may be tough to find open seats on a Saturday morning; if so, the Sugar Bowl may be just a quick restroom stop.
 
10/30 Tue 9:00 AM
36             M
Halloween Lake Forest Mystery Ride: Panera start ~ Neal Ney
This week's Tuesday Moderate Ride: October 30th – 9:00 AM – Panera
 
I recently learned about a Lake Forest mystery and ghost story, which will provide the theme for this week’s ride. We’ll visit the scene of the murder (or was it a suicide), the site of reported ghost sightings, and a few other locations including the grave of the victim/ghost. Given my extreme skepticism and the daylight hour, no ghost sightings are expected. Consequently after lunch at Caputo’s in Lake Forest we’ll make a stop to see the ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters on display at Ravinia Glen Place (just north of Lake Cook Road on the west side of Green Bay Road).
 
Our total distance will be about 36 miles. My pace will be a moderate 13 – 15 mph. With enough interest and a willing leader, we may have a second group traveling at around 16 mph for portions of this ride.
 
If you are curious about the mystery and ghost story (dating from 1916) you can take a look at this three part Chicago Tribune story about it: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ghost-story-north-shore-gallery-storygallery.html.
11/03 Sat 9:00 AM
45             M
Ryerson Woods: Panera start ~ Dave Barish
11/07 Wed 8:30 AM
33             M
Walnut Room at Macy's: CHANDLER START ~ Joanne Davis
This week's Wednesday Moderate Ride: Departing CHANDLER at 8:30 to visit this iconic establishment. Let's start the pre-holiday festivities early.  The Christmas tree and all the decorations will be in their splendor! This is the 111th year of the Great Tree.  Please wear your favorite festive outfit if you wish.
 
We'll travel down the lakefront path at a moderate pace of 13-14 mph, viewing the progress of the Navy Pier Flyover, and skirting Maggie Daley Park. We'll park our bikes in the security of the indoor McDonald's Bike Park ($4.00 cash fee/ bring your lock) and walk the short distance to State Street. If you are unable to ride with us then please consider joining us at The Walnut Room anyway.  The group should arrive prior to 11AM and there will be a wait.  Hopefully we can muscle in on the community table.  Cash payment works best for sorting through the check.
 
 
The Walnut room features a history that started when it opened in 1907 making it the oldest continuously-operated restaurant in the country. It features Circassian walnut paneling imported from Russia, Austrian chandeliers, and a 17,000 square foot dining room. Come check it out!  Back around 3:30pm or so.
 
11/10 Sat 9:00 AM
69             F
Will's Birthday Ride (17mph): Panera start ~ Will Heelan
This 69 mile Fast ride will connect a lot of bike trails and run mostly at 17 mph. It will start with a view of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline from Northwestern University, then travel south on the McCormick bike path to Foster & Bryn Mawr west to Forest Glen where we head north on the North Branch bike path through the forest preserves to the Botanic Gardens and over to Max's Deli for our lunch stop.  After lunch we head up the Skokie Valley Trail and Waukegan to Rte 176 and east to Lake Bluff.  We will stop by Sunrise Park beach and travel south via scenic roads to the Lake Forest beach.  Then we continue south through Ft. Sheridan and finish our ride via Sheridan Rd. and various side streets back down the North Shore to Wilmette.
 
11/20 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: Ride to Land's End by Pam Faulkner ~ Sharon Kaminecki
November 20, Ride to Land's End by Pam Faulkner
 
Pam Faulkner is a cycling enthusiast who rode in Africa and China raising funds for cancer research prevention and treatment with Women V Cancer.  She will tell us about her most recent 2017 Women V Cancer End 2 End Challenge.  This ride began at John O'Groats (the far northeastern tip of mainland Scotland) and ended at Land's End (the Far southwestern tip of Cornwall), spanning a bit more than 1,000 miles in 12 days, raising $5,000.  Pam and Larry Faulkner are owners of Green Bay Cycles.
12/18 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Annual Holiday Pot Luck Dinner ~ Sharon Kaminecki
01/01 Tue 10:00 AM
28             M
2019 New Year's Ride: Lincoln Park Conservatory: Panera start ~ Peter Glaser
Help roll in 2019 on the bike!  Ride from Panera down to the Lincoln Park Conservatory, with a lunch stop at a nearby Thai restaurant.  Both the Conservatory and restaurant are open on New Year's Day.  DRESS WARM AND BRING A GOOD LOCK!
 
The Lincoln Park Conservatory's Show House turns into a Winter Wonderland filled with poinsettias, holiday trees, sparkling lights and model trains that traverse through the plantings, all themed around the colors black and white.
 
Lunch: Nine Thai Cuisine, 2349 N. Clark St.
01/22 Tue 
             F
San Diego Week 1 – Jan 22 to Jan 29, 2019 ($) – Remote: Encinitas, CA ~ Jerri Cohen
If you're tired of blizzards and sub-zero temperatures in Chicago during the winter, join us in sunny southern California for six days of amazing cycling.  Each ride will feature beautiful vistas and delicious lunch stops.  The terrain will be mostly rolling and hilly.  A few climbs will be challenging, but well worth the effort.  Most rides will be 30 to 40 miles with lots of time for sightseeing.  This is a fixed base trip.  So, you are free to take a rest day at any time.  This ride is limited to 16 participants.  For additional details and to sign up for the ride, contact Jerri at jerrimailbox-bike@yahoo.com.
01/29 Tue 
             F
San Diego Week 2 – Jan 29 to Feb 5, 2019 ($) – Remote: Encinitas, CA ~ Jerri Cohen
If you're tired of blizzards and sub-zero temperatures in Chicago during the winter, join us in sunny southern California for six days of amazing cycling.  Each ride will feature beautiful vistas and delicious lunch stops.  The terrain will be mostly rolling and hilly.  A few climbs will be challenging, but well worth the effort.  Most rides will be 30 to 45 miles with lots of time for sightseeing.  This is a fixed base trip.  So, you are free to take a rest day at any time.  If there is enough interest and another ride leader, there may be a F+ group on some days. This ride is limited to 16 participants.  For additional details and to sign up for the ride, contact Jerri at jerrimailbox-bike@yahoo.com.
02/05 Tue 
             F
San Diego Week 3 – Feb 5 to Feb 12, 2019 ($) – Remote: Encinitas, CA ~ Jerri Cohen
If you're tired of blizzards and sub-zero temperatures in Chicago during the winter, join us in sunny southern California for six days of amazing cycling.  Each ride will feature beautiful vistas and delicious lunch stops.  The terrain will be mostly rolling and hilly.  A few climbs will be challenging, but well worth the effort.  Most rides will be 30 to 45 miles with lots of time for sightseeing.  This is a fixed base trip.  So, you are free to take a rest day at any time.  If there is enough interest and another ride leader, there may be a F+ group on some days. This ride is limited to 16 participants.  For additional details and to sign up for the ride, contact Jerri at jerrimailbox-bike@yahoo.com.
 
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