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Ride Schedule From 06/26/17 Thru 08/25/17
2016 EBC Ride Schedule

   

RIDE

PACE

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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

 

Unless a Remote Start is listed, Spring & Summer Rides start at:

 

-      Weekends & Holidays - 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 to the south.

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

 

-      Weekdays - Chandler Center1028 Central St, Evanston

 

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.

 Details:Yes  No   Pace:  Include:60 Days Rest All From: 
Date Time/Miles Pace Destination~Leader
06/27 Tue 9:00 AM
40             M
Riverwoods - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
We'll take a scenic, but less than direct route to Riverwoods.  Lunch will be at Greek Feast.
06/29 Thu 9:00 AM
20             C
Glencoe & Homer's Ice Cream ~ Ed Culp
We will ride through residential streets up to Glencoe, stop at Homer's for ice cream, then ride back to Chandler.
06/30 Fri 9:00 AM
20             C
Highland Park's Sweet Side - Chandler Start ~ 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.
07/01 Sat 8:30 AM
40             F
Cantigny Park, Wheaton - Remote: Villa Park ~ Brian Montigney
The ride starts in Villa Park and travels roads through scenic western suburbs until circling the Fermilab in Batavia. After that we stop at Cantigny Park in Wheaton for lunch and a tour of the First Division Museum and/or McCormick Mansion and the Park Gardens. There is a Dairy Queen on the return route shortly before the end of the ride.
 
The ride is relatively short – 40 miles – so that we have time to explore this hidden treasure of a park/museum. Here is the link to the Cantigny website:  http://www.cantigny.org/
 
One way to get to the start of the ride is:
 
·         Go South on the Tollway (I-294)
·         Exit West onto I-290 towards Rockford/IL 64  
·         Immediately, at the first interchange, go West on North Ave (IL 64)
·         Go Left (south) at IL 83 
·         Go Right (west) at St. Charles Ave
·         Go Left (south) in three blocks at Villa Ave
·         Go Right (west) in two blocks at Kenilworth Ave. (If you cross railroad tracks you have gone too far)
·         Shortly after turning onto Kenilworth, you'll find public parking on the right, from which the ride will start. It is a U-shaped parking lot around a little park, which doubles as a trail head for the Great Western Bicycle Trail.  The public parking lot is located right behind the More Brewing Company at 126 S. Villa Ave, Villa Park, IL, 60181.
 
Driving from Wilmette takes 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic. 
 
Please send an eMail to either Brian, whippetsx2@gmail.com or Diana Montigney, dmontign@gmail.com if you decide to enjoy the outing with us, so no one gets left behind if they are running late!
07/02 Sun 8:00 AM
60             F+
Burlington Wisconsin Scenic Cruise - Remote: Bristol Woods Park, WI ~ Melissa Gatuso
Melissa will lead a Fast Plus Group (17-20mph) leaving Briston Woods at 08:00AM!
 
Remote Start: Bristol Woods County Park.  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 and go west 2.5 miles on Qty Q.  Turn right (north) at Cty MB and go 0.5 miles.  Turn left into the park entrance.  Park at the Pringle Nature Center - follow the park road about 1/4 mile past the picnic shelter at the top of the hill.  Allow an hour from Evanston.

There will be some rolling hills and maybe a few not so rolling.  We will ride at Fast Plus (17-20mph).  Most of the route is on scenic rural roads.  Lunch will be at a lovely cafe in Burlington - The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine.  We will also stop for root beer floats at the Dairy Queen in Silver Lake.
 
If weather is questionable check the Rides Forum after 6:30 AM.
07/02 Sun 9:00 AM
60             F
Burlington Wisconsin Scenic Cruise - Remote: Bristol Woods Park, WI ~ Brian Montigney
Brian will lead a FAST group (15-17mph) leaving Bristol Woods at 09:00AM.
 
Remote Start: Bristol Woods County Park.  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 and go west 2.5 miles on Qty Q.  Turn right (north) at Cty MB and go 0.5 miles.  Turn left into the park entrance.  Park at the Pringle Nature Center - follow the park road about 1/4 mile past the picnic shelter at the top of the hill.  Allow an hour from Evanston.

There will be some rolling hills and maybe a few not so rolling.  We will ride at Fast pace (17-20mph).  Most of the route is on scenic rural roads.  Lunch will be at a lovely cafe in Burlington - The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine.  We will also stop for root beer floats at the Dairy Queen in Silver Lake.
 
If weather is questionable check the Rides Forum after 7:30 AM.
07/03 Mon 6:30 PM
             M
Monday Night Fireworks & Feast Ride ~ John Chisholm
Remote start:  Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
 
EBC Fireworks Enthusiasts:
 
On Monday, July 3rd, we will have a triple action-packed night of cycling, eating, and oohing-ahing. Once again Wilmette will be celebrating the '3rd of July' in grand style.  This includes a spectacular fireworks display at Gillson Park at the lakefront, starting at 9:30 pm.
 
This ride will start at Panera in Wilmette at 6:30pm.   We will meander around the North Shore at a very moderate pace, and will arrive at 7:30pm at the highly acclaimed Ridgeview Grill (at high Ridge Road and Lake Avenue in Wilmette) for a pre-fireworks feast and general bacchanal.   After those festivities, we will proceed under our own 2-wheel power to the Wilmette fireworks.
 
We plan to sit on the eastern lawn (near the public sidewalk) of the Baha'i Temple, on Sheridan Road just south of the Wilmette harbor, for an unobstructed view of the fireworks. 
 
Feel free to join us for one or more of these activities.   Lights and helmets are mandatory, mosquito repellent and something to sit on are recommended.   It should be an enjoyable Summer night and pre-Independence Day celebration.
 
07/04 Tue 7:00 AM
105           F
Crystal Lake Century ~ Cliff Hoffman
We will ride through the hills near Barrington and north of Crystal Lake before having lunch at Andy's Restaurant in downtown Crystal Lake.
07/04 Tue 9:00 AM
55             M
Libertyville ~ Neal Ney
We will celebrate Independence Day with a ride to Libertyville and lunch at the Liberty restaurant. 
07/06 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
Northbrook and Georgie V's ~ Ken Schulein
07/08 Sat 8:45 AM
65             M
Waterford Factory Ride - Remote: Waterford, WI ~ Ken Schulein
Remote Start: Waterford Precision Cycles 816 W. Bakke Ave, Waterford, WI
Get out of the city and head to Wisconsin for some beautiful, rural riding!   See how top quality, custom bicycles are built.
 
This will be a joint ride with Milwaukee's Cream City Cycle Club.  Come early for the factory tour.  Richard Schwinn will give a tour of the Waterford Precision Cycles Factory from 8:00 am to 8:30 am.  The ride will start at 8:45 am.  There will be three route options - 25, 40 or 65 miles.  Both routes will be on beautiful, quiet Wisconsin roads with some rolling hills.
 
Allow 1.5 hours from Evanston to Waterford:  take I-94 to WI-20 west (exit 333), turn left on Jefferson St (Cty W), go south 1 mile, turn right on Bakke.
 
Ride Leader will be at the factory at 8:00 a.m. and plans to lead the 65 mile route at Moderate Pace (13-15 mph) leaving at 8:45.  The ride does accommodate riders at different speeds and distances if you want to ride at a different speed or distance.  If you are planning to attend please look for Ride Leader at the factory entrance so you can sign in.  If you are planning to do the shorter rides it is expected that the routes should be well marked and you should not have any problems staying on course.  Please RSVP to Ride Leader if you are planning to attend so they can look for you.
07/08 Sat 9:00 AM
23             M
Back by Noon / Bryn Mawr - Remote: Chandler ~ Jack Weiss
Remote Start:  Chandler Center, 1028 Central St, Evanston
A new route for BBNers - Into the city on the North Branch Trail to Edgebrook for a lunch stop.  Then, we'll weave our way on street bike lanes to the North Branch Trail and home.
07/09 Sun 8:45 AM
50             F
Civil War Days at Lakewood Forest Preserve($) - Remote: Village Green Park in Northbrook ~ RIDE LEADER NEEDED!
 Remote Start - Village Green Park in Northbrook, located at the corner of Walters & Meadow Rd
 
We will ride out to Wauconda for lunch at Lindy's or Bulldogs.  After lunch, we will enjoy a visit to Civil War Days.
 
The boom of cannons, the crack of rifle shots, and the galloping of horse hooves will welcome you to the Civil War Days encampment at Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.
Admission is $5 for seniors and $10 for other adults.  Get $1 off admission with this coupon
Bring a lock for your bike.
• Meet President & Mrs. Lincoln, Civil War era generals, Harriet Tubman & Sojourner Truth.
• Wander through civilian camps to see artisans and tradesmen at work.
• Experience a soldier's life with reenactments of pay day, weapon checks, drills and mail call.
• See drills and demonstrations by cavalry, infantry and artillery units.
• Explore public amusements and horticultural and domestic arts exhibitions at the 1863 Summer Fair.
• Shop Civil War era vendors.

If there is enough interest and another ride leader, there may also be an F+ section.
07/09 Sun 9:00 AM
50             M
Buffalo Grove - 50 ~ Dana Taylor
07/11 Tue 9:00 AM
40             M
EBC Pool Party - Panera Start ~ Shel Orkin
Shel Orkin will be hosting his annual EBC pool party on Tuesday.   We’ll leave from Panera.  Bring a swim suit, towel and lunch money.  Shel will bring in lunch and the cost will be shared by the group.  Please RSVP by mid-day on July 10th to Shel at: shelorkin@gmail.com, so he knows how much food to get!
07/13 Thu 9:00 AM
29             C
Cherry Pit Cafe in Deerfield ~ Marty Horn
We will be riding to the Cherry Pit Cafe in Deerfield via a nice meandering route that does not use Deerfield Rd and maintaining EBC's alternative moniker, Eating Biking Club.  Except for eating, this ride is casual: 10-12 mph & 29 miles.
07/13 Thu 6:30 PM
25             M
Taste of Park Ridge Dinner Ride - Remote: Panera ~ Jeff Miller
Remote Start:  Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
This week the Thursday dinner ride will go to Taste of Park Ridge - featuring a variety of local restaurant food vendors and live entertainment.
07/15 Sat 7:00 AM
104           F+
Bull Valley ~ Steven Schoenfeld
The total distance is about 104 miles. This is one of the more challenging rides on the EBC schedule.
 
Alternative remote start for a 68 mile ride: Deerfield Panera on Milwaukee @ 08:30am.  Please notify ride leader if you intend to meet there!
07/15 Sat 9:00 AM
45             M
Middlefork Savanna ~ Neal Ney
We will ride at a moderate pace (13 – 15 mph) 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).
Lunch will be at the Panera in Lake Bluff.  After lunch we will resume our moderate pace on the roads and paved paths back to Evanston.  Our total distance will be around 45 miles.
07/15 Sat 9:00 AM
40             F
Discover Deerfield ~ Jeff Miller
We are stopping for lunch in Deerfield, a town we often ride past, but not through.
07/16 Sun 8:00 AM
70             F
Barrington Hills & Beyond - Remote: Northbrook Village Green ~ Jeff Miller
Remote start:  Village Green Park in Northbrook (corner of Walters & Meadow). 
 
The pace will be Fast (16-17 mph).  Faster riders are welcome to form a separate group and ride ahead.
 
We will ride through the rolling hills of Barrington Hills, passing horse farms and mansions.  We will continue beyond Barrington, riding along the scenic Fox River.  Then, we pick up a few miles of the Prairie & Fox River Bike Trail which is flat, nicely paved and surrounded by lovely wooded areas.  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
 
07/16 Sun 9:00 AM
25             C
Logan Square Farmers Market ~ Dave Barish
We will ride to the Logan Square Farmers Market at a casual pace.  We will stay at the market for a while to walk around, listen to music, eat and buy fresh things to bring home.  Bring a lock for your bike and panniers to carry home your purchases.  Much of the ride will be on the North Shore Channel Trail.
07/18 Tue 9:00 AM
40             M
Lake Forest - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
Our route to Lake Forest and back will be mostly familiar, with a route variation on the final approach to Lake Forest that will take us along some streets we seldom ride.  Lunch will be at Caputo Cheese Market in Lake Forest.
07/18 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: It's all in a wheel ~ Shel Orkin
Since this is the riding season and wheels are such an important component of the bicycle, we are having this night's meeting dedicated to the construction differentiation of wheels.

Adam Kaplan, Head Bicycle Fit Technician at Get A Grip Cycles who builds wheels and Justin Schlitt, their Amer Sports rep(parent company) of Enve and Mavic brand wheels will be talking about different wheel styles, how they impact your ride, how to select a wheel, the various components that comprise the wheel. They will bring with them various  wheel styles to demonstrate.
 
NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION: Instead of our usual venue, the July 19 meeting will take place in the ITW Executive Meeting Room located in the Ford Engineering Building on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University, 2133 Sheridan Road.
 
07/20 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
Superdawg ~ Bill Benjamin
Ride will be mostly on a trail through the forest preserves.  Destination is Superdawg, a drive-in that is a Chicago Landmark. 
07/22 Sat 8:30 AM
61             F
Burlington, WI - Remote: Bristol Woods Park, WI ~ Tom Witt
Remote Start: Bristol Woods County Park.  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 and go west 2.5 miles on Qty Q.  Turn right (north) at Cty MB and go 0.5 miles.  Turn left into the park entrance.  Park at the Pringle Nature Center - follow the park road about 1/4 mile past the picnic shelter at the top of the hill.  Allow an hour from Evanston.
 
There will be some rolling hills and maybe a few not so rolling.  Lunch will be in picturesque downtown Burlington. We will be mostly on scenic rural roads.  On the way back we will stop in Silver Lake for root beer floats.
 
If there is enough interest and another ride leader, there may also be an F+ section.
07/22 Sat 9:00 AM
25             C
Coffee and Ice Cream Ride ~ Jo Gayle
Our Coffee and Ice Cream Ride is going to Highland Park for coffee (not sure where yet), and then to Graeter's on Green Bay Rd. in Hubbard Woods for ice cream!  We will ride at a high casual/low moderate pace (11-13 mph).
07/23 Sun 8:00 AM
70             V
EBC Picnic Ride - Remote: Panera Bread, Wilmette ~ Felix Angelov
Remote: Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette.
The picnic will be at Lighthouse Park, Sheridan Road and Central Street in Evanston.
07/23 Sun 8:00 AM
40             F
EBC Picnic Ride - Remote: Lighthouse Park, Central & Sheridan ~ Tom Witt
The picnic will be at Lighthouse Park, Sheridan Road and Central Street in Evanston.  From Chandler, ride 0.4 miles east on Lincoln, turn left on Sheridan.  Ride 0.2 miles north to Lighthouse Park.
07/23 Sun 8:00 AM
42             F+
EBC Picnic Ride - Remote: Lighthouse Park, Central & Sheridan ~ Brian Montigney
The picnic will be at Lighthouse Park, Sheridan Road and Central Street in Evanston. From Chandler ride 0.4 miles east on Lincoln, turn left on Sheridan.  Ride 0.2 miles north to Lighthouse Park.
07/23 Sun 9:00 AM
25             C
EBC Picnic Ride - Remote: Lighthouse Park, Central & Sheridan ~ Marty Horn
The picnic will be at Lighthouse Park, Sheridan Road and Central Street in Evanston. From Chandler ride 0.4 miles east on Lincoln, turn left on Sheridan.  Ride 0.2 miles north to Lighthouse Park.

We'll leave from Lighthouse Park for a ride through the northern suburbs.  
07/23 Sun 9:00 AM
35             M
EBC Picnic Ride - Remote: Lighthouse Park, Central & Sheridan ~ Ed Culp
The picnic will be at Lighthouse Park, Sheridan Road and Central Street in Evanston. From Chandler ride 0.4 miles east on Lincoln, turn left on Sheridan.  Ride 0.2 miles north to Lighthouse Park.
07/25 Tue 9:00 AM
40             M
Mitsuwa - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
We'll ride to this popular Japanese food court in Arlington Heights.
07/27 Thu 9:00 AM
20             C
Sweet Thursday ~ Barbara Miller
We'll meander through Evanston, Skokie or Wilmette and stop at several points of interest (historical, architectural and/or commercial) on our way to/from a locally owned coffee shop/bake shop for a short mid-morning nosh (not a meal).  Total mileage will be 10-12 or so.  Bring a lock for your bike and perhaps a small backpack, pannier or basket to take a tasty delight home.  Back before noon.
 
07/28 Fri 
160           C
Bike to Beverly Shores, July 28-30 ~ Tom Grose
For the 12th year in a row, EBC members Harvey and Lynn Lyon are inviting us to spend a summer weekend at their lovely home in Beverly Shores Indiana.

We'll ride to Beverly Shores on Friday 7/28, stay with the Lyons Fri & Sat nights, and ride back on Sunday 7/30.  There will be a sag vehicle on the ride to carry your overnight bag; for those who do not want to bicycle the full 80 miles each way, a ride in the sag vehicle can be arranged.

We'll be riding on paved roads and trails at a casual to moderate pace, the sag vehicle will carry water, snacks, boxed lunch (for Friday), and meet us at scheduled intervals.  On Sat we usually do a short ride into Chesterton in the morning, to visit the local French Market.  But it's basically a free day, many do spend part of the day on the beach, a short walk from the Lyons' residence.  We drive to a restaurant together Sat night for dinner, and start the ride home early Sun morning.

The expense for groceries, cleaning fees, fuel cost for the sag vehicle, will be divided among the participants, and normally falls below average cost of even one night stay at a hotel.

Space for this trip is very limited; if interested please contact Stanley Schwartz: phone 847-677-6978, Email: Sls8442@gmail.com
07/29 Sat 8:00 AM
75             F
Lake Geneva, WI - Remote: Bristol Woods Park, WI ~ Steven Schoenfeld
Remote Start: Bristol Woods County Park.  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 and go west 2.5 miles on Qty Q.  Turn right (north) at Cty MB and go 0.5 miles.  Turn left into the park entrance.  Park at the Pringle Nature Center - follow the park road about 1/4 mile past the picnic shelter at the top of the hill.  Allow an hour from Evanston.
 
We will ride from Bristol Woods to Lake Geneva, circling counter clockwise around the scenic lake, stop for lunch in Fontana, then return to Bristol Woods.
 
Expect some very challenging hills, especially on the loop around Lake Geneva.  Be sure to bring a bike with the appropriate gearing for steep hills.
07/30 Sun 7:00 AM
100           F+
Pampered Century - Remote: Chandler ~ Art Gilfand
Looking to ride a century with the feeling of support behind you?  Come along on the Pampered Century.   We’ll be heading north to the Kenosha Velodrome on mainly quiet roads.  You might even get to take a spin on the velodrome.  This year Brian Bird and Jim Adgate will fill in as ride leaders as yours truly, Art Gilfand will not be able to lead the ride.  But I will be in the SAG truck.
 
Jim Kreps will be providing your SAG service and caterer.  At each of the two rest stops in each direction, Jim will have his truck loaded with fruits, energy drinks and bars, juices, bagels and snacks.  He will also cater lunch at the mid-point at the Kenosha Velodrome with a variety of lunchmeats, PBJ and sandwich fixings.  More importantly, if something goes wrong with your bike, Jim can be there and fix most minor problems and get you moving.   If something goes wrong with you and you need a bit of a rest, he can bring you to the next rest stop or further if needed.
 
The ride begins at the Chandler Community Center, 1028 Central Street in Evanston. There is street parking on Lincoln Street and you are near the Central Street station of the CTA Purple Line.  The ride begins promptly at 7:00 and we plan to return between 5:00 and 6:30.   Expect a riding pace between 15 and 19 mph.
 
There is a $20 charge for the food and SAG vehicle costs.  Please bring cash that morning.  The ride is a joint event with the Chicago Cycling Club and EBC.
 
If you intend to go on this ride or have any questions, please contact Art Gilfand at 773-871-1872 or by email at chicubz2006@yahoo.com.
07/30 Sun 8:00 AM
77             F
Pierogi Fest in Whiting ~ Jeff Miller
JOIN US AS WE Ride from Wilmette down Chicago's Lakefront path, along part of the Burnham Greenway Bike path and past Wolf Lake to Pierogi Fest. Some street fests subsist of bad bands and overpriced beer. Pierogi Fest takes a different tack: tacky (in a good way).  Highlights include Eastern Bloc Jeopardy, THREE STAGES FOR LIVE MUSIC and, of course, a pierogi-eating contest. Go hungry. FREE ADMISSION

Option to meet us at the Clock Tower by Marovitz Golf Course on the Lakefront Path in Chicago. The Clock Tower is at the south end of the golf course at Recreation Dr. (South of Irving Park, North of Belmont Harbor.)  Metered parking  is available in the lot east or west of the tennis courts - allow at least 8 hours for the ride.  We should be there around 9:00 am.
07/30 Sun 9:00 AM
30             C
Fort Sheridan & La Casa de Isaac ~ John Chisholm
Enjoy a casual ride up to Fort Sheridan.  On the route back, stop for a unique Mexican brunch at La Casa de Isaac in Highland Park.
08/01 Tue 9:00 AM
43             M
Forest Park - Blue Max Coffee - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
Join me for a moderately paced 44-mile ride to EBC favorite Blue Max Coffee in Forest Park.  Our route will take us along the North Branch Trail and city streets. The menu can be found here:  http://www.allmenus.com/il/proviso/279196-blue-max-coffee/menu/
08/03 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
The Glen ~ John Chisholm
We will journey to the Glen. Our ride will take us around the Techny conservation basin as well as the beautiful park by the Glen. We will stop at the Corner Bakery for a snack.
08/05 Sat 
386           Any
West Michigan Shoreline Ride, August 5-12. Remote; Montague, MI $ ~ Scott Schaedel
West Michigan Shoreline Ride, August 5-12. This 386 mile ride starts in Montague, MI and travels through Traverse City, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Mackinaw City. Camping included; motels/tent service are available at additional cost. Pedal tree-lined roadways and past breathtaking waterfront views. Enjoy local wineries, brewpubs, farmer's markets, crystal-clear lakes, historic resort towns, and the iconic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The $435 fee includes two meals daily and shuttle bus return to Montague.  Click link for more info: League of Michigan Bicyclists Shoreline West Bicycle Ride. Ride Leader: Scott Schaedel at  svschaed@gmail.com.  Please call Scott before registering – 847-239-2879.
 
Scott will be leading an EBC group at Classic Fast speed around 15-16 mph but the ride is open to riders at all speeds if you prefer a different pace.
08/05 Sat 8:00 AM
60             F
Wauconda - Remote: Village Green Park, Northbrook ~ Steve Tattleman
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 from Northbrook to Wauconda and have lunch at Lindy's Landing (on the waterfront of Bangs Lake).  Culver's ice cream on the way home.
 
 
08/06 Sun 9:00 AM
25             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.
08/06 Sun 9:00 AM
22             M
Back By Noon / North Shore Channel - Remote: Chandler ~ 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.
08/08 Tue 9:00 AM
51             M
Lake Bluff: Graffiti Grill - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
A slightly meandering ride to Graffiti Grill.
08/10 Thu 9:00 AM
20             C
Chocolate Shoppe ~ Marty Horn
 Take a casual ride to the Chocolate Shoppe for ice cream.   
08/12 Sat 7:00 AM
100           F+
Century Ride to Wisconsin ~ John Chisholm
This ride will pass by the golden Pyramid House and its Colossus and by Lake Shangri-La with its life extending waters.
08/12 Sat 9:00 AM
50             F
Picnic Basket Restaurant in Libertyville ~ Jeff Miller
The Picnic Basket is known for it's distinctive gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads (Picnic Basket Menu).  The distance will be 50 miles and the pace around 16 mph.
08/12 Sat 9:00 AM
26             C
Northbrook Court - Remote: Bucephalus Bikes ~ Joanne Davis
Remote Start:  Bucephalus Bikes, 1424 Lake St, Evanston (a few blocks west of Ridge)
 
Journey to the Corner Bakery at Northbrook Court
08/13 Sun 9:00 AM
35             M
Botanic Garden Kite Festival ~ Will Heelan
Ride up to the Botanic Garden for the Kite Festival.  We will enjoy a synchronized kite flying team performance set to music by the Chicago Fire Kite Team.  See a video here: Chicago Fire Kite Team @ Botanic.  There will be very simple food (sandwiches and hot dogs) available at the festival.
 
We will ride at the high end of moderate - 15 mph.
 
Our very indirect route up to the Botanic Garden will head north on Sheridan Road, taking some familiar routes to Highland Park, but with a few different twists and turns.  We will meander into some neat little sections of town and travel on a couple of little bike paths which you may not have seen before.  Around 11:30 am, we will enter the Botanic Garden from the north, where we will lock up our bikes and head out to the meadow for the Kite Festival.  Around 1:00 pm, we will leave the festival and head south through the forest preserves; then take the scenic route through Indian Hills golf course, getting back to Wilmette around 2:30 pm for an optional stop at Homer's Ice Cream in Wilmette.
 
Please bring a lock for your bike and possibly shoes suitable for walking - it's about a 5 minute walk out to the meadow for the Kite Festival.  It is wise to bring a hat since we will be sitting in the grass out in the sun watching the kites.  For more info, follow this link - Kite Festival
08/15 Tue 9:00 AM
42             M
Riverwoods / Greek Feast - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
A slightly circuitous route through Riverwoods with lunch at Greek Feast.
08/15 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED ~ Shel Orkin
TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED
 
08/17 Thu 9:00 AM
32             C
Views of the Lake from Ft. Sheridan ~ Ken Schulein
08/18 Fri 9:00 AM
20             M
Air & Water Show - Remote: South Blvd & Chicago Ave ~ Jack Weiss
Remote Start:  South Blvd & Chicago Ave, Evanston
Even on a hot August day this is an easy ride, mostly along Chicago’s lakefront bike path, following the bike route through East Rogers Park on the way.  We’ll watch the show at Fullerton Avenue.  The Friday Chicago Air & Water Show, while technically a rehearsal, is a full-blown production.  It starts at 11 am and ends at 4 pm.
08/19 Sat 8:00 AM
38             C
Oak Park ~ Dave Barish
We will ride at a casual pace to Oak Park.  Our planned destination is Prairie Bread Kitchen http://www.prairiebreadkitchen.com/ in downtown Oak Park.  We will probably get to Oak Park by 10 am and return to Panera in Wilmette by 1 pm.  Casual riders, don't forget to wake up earlier than usual - we start at 8 am. 
08/19 Sat 8:30 AM
60             F
Burlington, WI Hill Loop - Remote: Bristol Woods Park, WI ~ Nancy Warren
Remote Start: Bristol Woods County Park.  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 and go west 2.5 miles on Qty Q.  Turn right (north) at Cty MB and go 0.5 miles.  Turn left into the park entrance.  Park at the Pringle Nature Center - follow the park road about 1/4 mile past the picnic shelter at the top of the hill.  Allow an hour from Evanston.

There will be some rolling hills and maybe a few not so rolling.  We will ride at the high end of Fast / low end of Fast Plus.  Most of the route is on scenic rural roads.  Lunch will be at a lovely cafe in Burlington - The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine.  We will also stop for root beer floats at the Dairy Queen in Silver Lake.
 
If weather is questionable check the Rides Forum after 6:30 AM.

If there is enough interest and another ride leader, there may also be an F+ section.
08/19 Sat 9:00 AM
40             F
Deerfield Annual Grillfest and Corn Roast ~ Jeff Miller
We went to the Deerfield Grillfest a couple of years ago as part of a Show and Go ride.  Everyone enjoyed the ride.  Due to popular demand, the ride has been added to the regular schedule.  Grillfest features free grilled corn on the cob and other food choices available for purchase.
08/20 Sun 
10/68       M
The Wright Ride - Remote: Oak Park ~ Jo Gayle & Cynthia Karabush
Sponsored by the Oak Park Cycle Club the 2016 Wright Ride takes place on Sunday, Aug. 21, in Oak Park.  This is the tenth year for this family friendly ride, which offers 10, 30, 50 and 68 mile supported ride options through beautiful tree-lined, architecturally rich communities.  You may contact Jo Gayle for more information at jigcsr@gmail.com.
http://www.oakparkcycleclub.org/wright-ride
08/20 Sun 8:30 AM
20-25       C
IHOP near the Glen ~ Marty Horn
For those that want, there will be an option to ride to the top of the Willow Springs Country Club. I did it and it was pretty cool!
08/22 Tue 9:00 AM
52             M
Long Grove - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
Lunch at Enzo & Lucia In Long Grove: Enzo & Lucia lunch menu.
08/24 Thu 9:00 AM
22             C
Explore Evanston ~ Barbara Miller
Join me on a 22 mile meander through the City of Evanston.  We will explore neighborhoods throughout the city with a brief point of interest stop in each of the nine wards.  Our route will take us along signed bike routes, paths and protected bike lanes.  The food stop will be at Freshii on Fountain Square. If we're lucky, the owner (Eric Green) may tell us about his Schwinn bike collection.
 
We'll park our bikes in the best kept bike parking secret (secure) in downtown Evanston but be sure to bring a lock. 
 
 
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