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Ride Schedule From 04/23/19 Thru 06/22/19
2016 EBC Ride Schedule

   

RIDE

PACE

Casual

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
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.
05/23 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
Botanic Garden: Chandler Start ~ LEADER NEEDED
This week's Thursday Casual Ride: A nice ride up to Botanic Garden.
05/23 Thu 6:30 PM
25             M
Northbrook Velodrome Dinner Ride: Panera start ~ Jeff Miller ?
This week's Thursday Moderate Dinner Ride: 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: https://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/race-descriptions/
 
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
 
05/25 Sat 
             Any
Horsey Hundred May 27-28 ($) - Remote: Georgetown, KY ~ 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/
 
Ride Leader still needed to lead an EBC group at _____ pace,  but this ride accommodates riders at all paces and distances if you prefer a different pace.
 
Please contact Leader Needed if you plan to participate and let them know when you plan to arrive.
 
05/25 Sat 8:00 AM
59             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 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 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!
 
05/26 Sun 9:00 AM
30             M/C
"Remembering Memorial Day"/ Visit to Ft Sheridan Cemetery: Panera start ~ Joanne Davis (M), Cynthia Karabush ( ?
"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.
05/26 Sun 9:00 AM
54             F
Plainfield & More - Remote: Mather Woods Forest Preserve ~ 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 Mon 7:00 AM
100           F
Century Training Finale - Butter Burger Century to Pleasant Prairie, WI: Panera start ~ Peter Glaser (F), John Chisholm ( 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.

Peter Glaser will lead a group at Fast pace (15-17 mph) and John Chisholm will lead a group at Fast Plus (17-20 mph).
05/27 Mon 9:00 AM
59             F
Mundelein Caboose Restaurant: Panera start ~ 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.
05/28 Tue 9:00 AM
40             M
Estate Lane: Panera start ~ Neal Ney ?
This week's Tuesday Moderate Ride: 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.
 
05/30 Thu 9:00 AM
22             C
Trail Loop Ride: Chandler start ~ Connie Uselman
This week's Thursday Casual Ride: 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.
 
06/01 Sat 8:00 AM
40             M
Mettawa and St. Mary's Road: Panera start ~ 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.
06/01 Sat 9:00 AM
24             M
Back by Noon / Willow Hill: Chandler start ~ 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.
 
06/02 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
06/02 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
 
06/02 Sun 8:00 AM
60             M
C.E.R.T.'s Pancake Breakfast Ride in Lake Zurich: Panera start ~ 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
06/02 Sun 8:00 AM
65             F
C.E.R.T.'s Pancake Breakfast Ride in Lake Zurich: Panera start ~ 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
06/02 Sun 9:00 AM
20             C
Highland Park's Sweet Side: Panera 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.
06/06 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
Edgebrook & more: Chandler start ~ Marty Horn ?
This week's Thursday Casual Ride: 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.
 
06/08 Sat 
125-196   F
Tour of the Mississippi River Valley ~ Scott Schaedel
Tour Of the Mississippi River Valley (TOMRV), scheduled for June 8-9. This ride has been a favorite of cyclists for many years because of the variety of the terrain, beautiful vistas, and the short 2.5 hour drive to the start.  There are two route options, both challenging because of the hilly terraine.  Leave on Saturday from Bettendorf, Iowa (106 miles) or from Goose Lake, Iowa (75 miles), and travel to Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. The next day we return using a different route to Bettendorf (90 miles) or to Goose Lake (50 miles). The route is varied and scenic, using lightly traveled paved roads. There are many views of the Mississippi River as we ride along it, over it on bridges, and through it on causeways. The route is hilly near Dubuque, with 6,000 feet of climbing on Saturday and 4,000 feet on Sunday.  Scott will lead an EBC group at Fast pace (15-17mph) but you can also choose which distance or pace you ride.  Check out the website below and contact Scott Schaedel @ svschaed2@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 
Registration is open.  The initial fee of $73.00 will increase to $84.00 on April 1, will increase again on May 27, as well as at packet pick-up. New this year is a $20.00 discount for active and veteran military members.  This discount runs through May 8.  The TOMRV homepage is:  http://qcbc.org/tomrv
 
Register for 2019 at: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=130934
06/08 Sat 9:00 AM
45             M
Lyons & Burlington Wisconsin - Remote: Brighton Dale Golf Course ~ Ken Schulein ?
This ride goes on rural roads with rolling hills to the town of Lyons. Rest Stops with snacks are at mile 12 and 25. We stop for lunch at The Coffee House in Burlington at mile 35.

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.
06/08 Sat 9:00 AM
50             F
Libertyville Culvers: Panera start ~ Jeff Miller ?
A nice big loop ride out to the Culvers in Libertyville.
06/08 Sat 10:00 AM
25             M
Hot Dogs in Highwood: Panera start ~ 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.
06/09 Sun 
300           Any
Grand Illinois Bike Tour - June 10 to 15 ($) - Remote: Clinton, IL ~ 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.  
06/09 Sun 8:00 AM
70             F
Barrington Hills & Beyond - Remote: Northbrook Village Green Park ~ 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.
06/09 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.
 
Please register today at:
 
The first 10 EBC riders to register get $10 off with the code ROBFRIEND
 
 
06/09 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.
06/11 Tue 9:00 AM
45             M
Middlefork Savanna: Panera start ~ Neal Ney ?
This week's Tuesday Moderate Ride: 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.
06/13 Thu 9:00 AM
22             C
Butterfly Garden at Chicago Botanic Gardens: Chandler start ~ Ken Schulein ?
This week's Thursday Casual Ride: Ride to Botanic Garden via the new trail connecting the Green Bay Trail to the Chicago Botanic Gardens and view the Butterfly Garden ($8/$7 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 Sat 
25-100     Any
Peninsula Century ($) - Remote: Bailey's Harbor, WI ~ Melissa Gattuso ?
Remote: Bailey's Harbor Town Hall, 2392 Cty F, Bailey's Harbor, WI.
 
Fantastic riding in Door County!  We will meet at the start of the Century in Bailey’s Harbor on Saturday.  Contact Melissa @ melissa.gattuso@icloud.com if you are interested.
Peninsula Century Spring Classic - A Door County Century Ride: peninsulacenturyspringclassic.com
 
Melissa will be leading an EBC Fast Plus group on the century at 17-20 mph, but you can ride at any pace or distance you choose and other EBC groups may form at other speeds if ride leaders are present.  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.
06/15 Sat 9:00 AM
45             M
Lake Forest: Panera start ~ 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.
06/15 Sat 1:30 PM
28             M
Taste of DesPlaines to see AMERICAN ENGLISH - Beatles Tribute Band: Panera start ~ Nancy Warren ?
Are you ready to TWIST & SHOUT?!?
Are you ready for a MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR?!?
YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTIONary bike ride?!?
Well then, SHAKE IT UP BABY and join fellow EBC riders:
 
High end Moderate, low end of Fast  -  28 miles roundtrip: Ride to Taste of DesPlaines to see AMERICAN ENGLISH - Beatles Tribute Band 3PM show.  They put on a great show!
 
WE WILL STAY FOR THE ENTIRE SHOW and there will also be food options at the Taste of DesPlaines
 
As another option: you could do the AM Show & Go ride, then come back to Panera for a bite to eat (we should patronize our Panera)
and then join this 1:30 PM ride!
 
http://www.americanenglish.com/the_show_scroll.html
 
https://www.desplaines.org/government/citydept/media/taste_of_des_plaines.htm
06/16 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 and some rolling hills, though a few of them are steep.  It will be go at your own pace during the hilly sections, and Fast Plus otherwise. We'll stop and regroup if people get spread out while riding the hills. There will be a lunch stop in the town of Burlington, and a short break at miles 15 and 54. Please email Jay @ jaytwery@gmail.com if you have any questions about the ride.
 
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.
 
06/16 Sun 9:00 AM
25             C
Glencoe: Panera start ~ Bill Benjamin ?
We'll do much of the NSC 25 mile route.  Mostly quiet, residential streets.
06/18 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED ~ Sharon Kaminecki
 
 
06/20 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
Georgie V's in Northbrook: Chandler start ~ Bill Benjamin ?
This week's Thursday Casual Ride: Destination - lunch at Georgie V's in Northbrook.  This ride is mostly on residential streets and in the forest preserve. 
06/20 Thu 5:00 PM
TBD           C
Bike To Work Day Rally - Remote: Daley Plaza ~ LEADER NEEDED ?
Remote Start: Dunkin Donuts at Howard and Western
 
Bicycles are a great means of transportation.  Sure, its fun to ride.  But we also ride because we have somewhere to go.  Chicago's Bike to Work Week celebrates bicycles as a commuting option.  Many club members commute to work so let's kick off the week right by joining the Chicago Bike Week Rally in Daley Plaza on Thursday, June 21 at at 5 p.m. This year offers a new evening rally featuring a Revolution Brewing Beer Garden, as well as a host of other sponsors and partners! 
06/22 Sat 9:00 AM
20             C
Chicago Botanic Garden: Panera start ~ Connie Uselman
We will ride to the Chicago Botanic Garden and spend about an hour walking through the gardens and having lunch.
 
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