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Rest of Schedule From 10/24/17
2016 EBC Ride Schedule

   

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PACE

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(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
10/28 Sat 9:00 AM
35             M
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
10/29 Sun 9:00 AM
45             M
Ryerson Woods ~ Dave Barish
11/04 Sat 9:30 AM
23             C
Brew Pub Ride ~ Dave Barish
We will depart from Panera at 930 am.  We will have a little something to eat before we leave and then spend the rest of the day riding and sipping.  We will ride to Half Acre and take the 11 AM tour before going to their tap room to sample their beer.  Next we will ride to the Revolution Tap Room on Kedzie in Chicago, and then back to Temperance in Evanston.  You can get something to eat at Paninos and bring it to Temperance where we can discuss the variety of brews we have been sampling all day.
 
11/05 Sun 9:00 AM
68             F
Will's Birthday Ride (17mph) ~ Will Heelan
Join Will Heelan for his annual birthday ride!  The 68 mile Fast ride will connect a lot of bike trails and run mostly at 17 mph. It will start with a nice view of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline from Northwestern University, then back west to travel south on the McCormick bike path through the Skokie Sculpture Park and west on Bryn Mawr 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 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 will continue south via the bike path and through Ft. Sheridan.  We will finish our ride via Sheridan Rd. and various side streets back down the North Shore to Wilmette.
 
11/08 Wed 8:30 AM
33             M
Walnut Room at Macy's - REMOTE: CHANDLER ~ Joanne Davis
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 109th year of the Great Tree which is Cubbie blue and white this year.  Please wear your favorite festive outfit if you wish.
 
We'll travel down the lakefront path at a moderte 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.
 
11/21 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: Riding the Katy Trail: Sheri Rosenbaum ~ Sharon Kaminecki
Sheri Rosenbaum will be presenting on her experience riding the Katy Trail in Missouri. This famous Rails to Trails was built on the former corridor of the Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad and is now 300 miles long. Sheri has loved biking all her life and became a true roadie about 25 years ago. She's competed in time trials, triathlons and recently started fat tire biking. She's an advocate to get more people to join the sport of cycling, especially women. To empower women particularly those over 50 to embrace their bodies and fitness, she started a blog "Fifty, Fit and Fabulous" fiftyfitfabulous.blogspot.com
12/15 Fri 6:30 AM
25             C
15th Annual Holiday Toy Ride - REMOTE: Amlings Cycle @ 8140 N. Milwaukee, Niles ~ Dave Barish
 
O COME ALL YE CYCLISTS
 
With the Holiday Season upon us, it’s important to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. Amlings Cycle has partnered with the Marines Corp Reserve’s Toys-For-Tots campaign to help make the Holidays brighter for some children.
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, 2017 at 6:30am
 
Participants will ride from Amling’s Cycle (8140 N. Milwaukee) to Corcoran’s Grill & Pub (1615 N. Wells) to meet a waiting truck from the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. We'll then enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast courtesy of Corcoran’s.
 
The time has come to once again pull a trailer full of toys for the kids. The 15th Annual Amling's Cycle Holiday Toy Ride is ON!
 
 
 
12/19 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: Holiday Party ~ Evanston Bicycle Club
There will not be a club meeting or program, but our annual holiday party will be held instead. Bring a dish to share with your fellow EBCers. There is no warming capability at the Ecology Center, so either bring your dish in a container that keeps it warm, or bring something that can be served at room temperature. Please bring a serving utensil for your dish.
 
12/21 Thu 5:00 AM
15             C
Winter Solstice Concert ($) Remote: Dunkin Donuts DATE TO BE DETERMINED! ~ Dave Barish
Remote Start: Dunkin Donuts, Howard and Western
 
We will again fight Seasonal Affective Disorder by riding city streets on one of the shortest days of the year to the Winter Solstice Concert.  This unique show is well worth the early morning departure.  
 
We will leave Dunkin' Donuts at 5 am sharp.  We should arrive at Constellation, the home of Links Hall, 3111 N Western at about 5:45 am.  The show starts at 6 am.  Your best choice is to buy tickets in advance - http://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1377284-26th-anniversary-winter-chicago/
 
Because this is a work day we will see who shows up and where they have to be that day before deciding on breakfast and who is riding home. I will plan to eat breakfast but then ride downtown.
 
01/01 Mon 10:00 AM
20             M
2018 New Year's Ride! ~ Cliff Hoffman
Help roll in 2018 on the bike!  The destination will be determined based on weather conditions.
01/30 Tue 
             F
San Diego Week 1 - Jan 30 to Feb 6, 2018 ($) - Remote: Encinitas, CA ~ Jerri Cohen
Remote Start: Encinitas, CA
 
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 40 to 55 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 F+ sections on some rides.  This ride is limited to 16 participants.  For additional details and to sign up for the ride, contact Jerri at jerrimailbox-bike@yahoo.com
 
02/06 Tue 
             F
San Diego Week 2 - Feb 6 to Feb 13, 2018 ($) - Remote: Encinitas, CA ~ Jerri Cohen
Remote Start: Encinitas, CA
 
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 40 to 55 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 F+ sections on some rides.  This ride is limited to 16 participants.  For additional details and to sign up for the ride, contact Jerri at jerrimailbox-bike@yahoo.com
 
02/24 Sat 
420-500   V
Tucson CycleMania VII: Feb 24th - Mar 4th, 2018 ~ Felix Angelov
 
We are planning our annual winter trip to meet up with Phil Procida for a week of cycling in warm & sunny Tucson, AZ.  There will be daily Very Fast rides for the entire week.  The plan is to ride 420 to 500 miles in 7 days with significant elevation changes (lots of climbing!).  We are flying to Tucson on 2/24/17 and returning to Chicago on 3/04/17.  If you are planning to join us, contact Felix at vikfel@yahoo.com
 
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