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Rest of Schedule From 08/20/17
2016 EBC Ride Schedule

   

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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!

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 Details:Yes  No   Pace:  Include:60 Days Rest All From: 
Date Time/Miles Pace Destination~Leader
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 who wish to, 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. 
 
08/26 Sat 9:00 AM
60             F
DeKalb Corn Fest - Remote: St Charles, IL ~ Brian Montigney
New Start Location - By popular demand, we will start & end the ride at a WATER PARK
 
Remote Start:  Otter Cover Aquatic Park - 3615 Campton Hills Road, St Charles, IL - use the entrance to the park from Peck Road: we will meet in the first parking lot at that entrance.
 
We will be starting at the Water Park, then we bike west on rolling hills reminiscent of our Cuba Road route.  The landscape gently transitions to classic midwest corn fields - a real treat this time of year as it appropriately sets the mood for our arrival at Corn Fest. 
 
Corn Fest Admission is free and they have: a classic car show, live music, food vendors, and lots of FREE FRESH sweet corn at the corn boil.  You also get a free 60 mile bike ride through the corn fields of Illinois!  
 
Our new improved bike route includes a rest stop at Kupiers Family Farm for the start of apple season on the way to Corn Fest and a rest stop at Hill's General for ice cream on the way back.
 
This ride will be at the high end of fast (16-18 mph).  While there are several long break away sections for riders who wish to go faster, and may do so, Brian will lead at this posted speed.
 
Please bring at least two full water bottles.
 
After the ride feel free to stay and play at the water park.  Bring appropriate water wear and $13 for admission.
 
Please RSVP to Brian at whippetsx2@gmail.com so we know you are coming.
08/27 Sun 7:00 AM
81             F+
Phil's 81st Birthday Ride to Barrington ~ Phil Procida
81   Celebrate Phil's 81st birthday with an 81 mile ride to Barrington. Ride north to Ft Sheridan, then south and west thru Long Grove. Continue on Cuba Rd, then do a hilly loop thru Barrington Hills. Stop for lunch at Einstein's in Barrington. Head home via Northbrook.
 
08/29 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.
08/31 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
Glencoe - NSC 25 mile route ~ Ken Schulein
09/02 Sat 8:30 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.
 
09/03 Sun 9:00 AM
20             M
Back by Noon / Super H - Remote: Chandler ~ Jack Weiss
Remote Start:  Chandler Center, 1028 Central, 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.
09/03 Sun 11:00 AM
45             F
Taste of Serbia Ride - From Panera, Wilmette ~ Ken Schulein
We will ride to St. Basil's Church on Old School and Bradley roads in Mettawa to sample the food and listen to the music at the Taste of Serbia http://www.stbasilchurch.org/taste_of_serbia.html  We will spend at least an hour eating and listening to the entertainment before heading back. The pace will be classic fast (15-16 mph).
09/04 Mon 9:00 AM
28             C
Fort Sheridan ~ John Burger/Joyce Riffer
09/05 Tue 9:00 AM
50             M
Hyde Park - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
We'll ride to this south side neighborhood and have lunch at the famed Velois Cafeteria, where Senator Obama used to breakfast.
09/07 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
The Secret Garden ~ Bill Benjamin
We will ride up to Highland Park,  stopping along the way to visit the Secret Garden.  Lunch will be in the Roger Williams - St Johns area.
09/09 Sat 9:00 AM
40             F
Portillo's Restaurant ~ Jeff Miller
We will head west to Portillo's in Rolling Meadows.  The total distance will be about 40 miles.
09/10 Sun 7:00 AM
25-100     V
Harmon Hundred ($) - Remote: Wilmot, WI ~ Felix Angelov
Remote Start: Wilmot High School, 11112  308th Ave, Wilmot, WI
 
This ride thru rural Wisconsin is sponsored by the Wheeling Wheelmen.  For more details see http://www.wheelmen.com/harmon_hundred.asp
 
The EBC Very Fast riders will be meeting at 7:00 am and departing at 7:30 am PROMPT.
 
To preregister ($20 by 9/7, $25 after) go to http://www.wheelmen.com/harmon_hundred.asp
09/10 Sun 7:00 AM
100           F
North Shore Century Preview - Remote: Dawes Park ~ Brian Montigney
100 Preview the North Shore Century with the NSC Route Chair, Brian Montigney.  This ride will be doing a careful preview of the NSC which will necessitate occasional slowing down or stopping to gather other people's opinions and/or jot down notes and/or check route markings. 

Remote start: Dawes Park near Sheridan Rd & Church St in Evanston
09/10 Sun 7:00 AM
100           F+
North Shore Century Preview - Remote: Dawes Park ~ Melissa Gattuso
100 Leader: Be sure to get cue sheet before the ride.

Remote start: Dawes Park near Sheridan Rd & Church St in Evanston
09/10 Sun 8:00 AM
62             F
North Shore Century Preview - Remote: Dawes Park ~ Jeff Miller
62 Leader: Be sure to get cue sheet before the ride.

Remote start: Dawes Park near Sheridan Rd & Church St in Evanston
09/10 Sun 9:00 AM
25             C
North Shore Century Preview - Remote: Dawes Park ~ Bill Benjamin
25 Leader:  Be sure to get cue sheet before the ride. 
 
Remote start: Dawes Park near Sheridan Rd & Church St in Evanston
09/10 Sun 9:00 AM
50             M
North Shore Century Preview - Remote: Dawes Park ~ Jo Gayle
50 Leader:  Be sure to get cue sheet before the ride.
 
Remote start: Dawes Park near Sheridan Rd & Church St in Evanston
09/12 Tue 9:00 AM
50             M
Lambs Farm - Remote: Panera ~ Neal Ney
We'll lunch in the popular restaurant at this famed institution for the developmentally disabled.
09/14 Thu 9:00 AM
25             C
Lola's in Park Ridge ~ Marty Horn
Full disclosure: as best as we can tell, there is no one at this diner who goes by the name L-O-L-A Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola, nor will you be able to drink champagne that tastes just like cherry cola.   But if your tastes run to omelets, pancakes, waffles, or scramblers, or to wraps, burgers and BLT’s, and you like a late '50's/early ‘60’s vibe, then Lola’s Diner will definitely take you by the hand.
 
As usual, we’ll begin our ride at Chandler at 9:00.  Roundtrip to Lola’s and back is about 25 miles.
 
09/16 Sat 9:00 AM
24             M
Techny Basin Ride ~ Jack Weiss
We will visit the Techny basin in southern Northbrook and northeast Glenview. We'll see two large retention basins, discover how to get to REI or Whole Foods safely by bike, and see the Glenview Prairie Preserve.  We'll return to Evanston through southeast Glenview and Wilmette.
09/17 Sun 6:00 AM
25-100     Any
North Shore Century ($) - 25,50,62,75,100 mile routes - Remote: Dawes Park ~ Evanston Bicycle Club
  North Shore Century
09/19 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: EBC Grantees ~ Shel Orkin
The Evanston Bike Club supports many organizations by providing financial grants.  We have invited a few of those grantees to attend our monthly meeting to share information about their organizations, how these funds are being used, and how these funds have helped their organizations.
 
09/21 Thu 9:00 AM
10             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.
 
09/24 Sun 8:00 AM
100           Any
Apple Cider Century ($) - Remote: Three Oaks, MI ~ Jay Twery
Remote Start: Three Oaks, MI
 
The Apple Cider Century is one of the largest one-day century events in the Midwest.  Route options ranging from 15 to 100 miles travel through orchards, forests, wine country and along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.
For complete details see their website -  http://www.applecidercentury.com/
You must pre-register, as the event usually sells out.
 
Jay Twery will be leading an EBC F+ group (17-20 mph) on the 100 mile route @ 08:00am from the sidewalk just west of the school near the start/finish line (but the Apple Cider Century does have riders at all speeds if you do not wish to ride F+ with Jay). If you plan to join the ride, please email him at jaytwery@gmail.com or text him @ 312 925 3085 so that he knows you are coming.
09/24 Sun 9:00 AM
36             M
Oak Park Breakfast with Angela ~ Joanne Davis
I thought it would be different and fun to journey to Oak Park to have breakfast with Angela May who now resides in Oak Park. I just don't get to see her as often as I would like so I figured it was time to visit her instead of expecting her to come north.  The pace will be as moderate as possible for an urban ride (which means that it will probably be the slow end of moderate.)  The food stop will be at Connolly's Public House at 1109 South Blvd in Oak Park  http://www.connollyspublichouse.com.  Distance around 36 miles RT.  Probably back around 2:30PM.
 
 
09/28 Thu 9:00 AM
30             C
River Cafe (formerly Mrs.V's) - Des Plaines ~ Ed Culp
We'll head out west to Des Plaines to River Cafe (formerly known as Mrs. V's.)
10/01 Sun 9:00 AM
62             F/F+
Cuba Marsh & Pumpkin Donuts ~ John Chisholm (F) / Heidi Hoppe (F+)
John will lead a Fast metric century ride and Heidi will lead a F+ section ahead.  We will stop at Didier Farms for pumpkin donuts on our way to Long Grove and Cuba Marsh.   We will cycle the beautiful, rolling hills of Cuba Road, with a quick stop to pick up sandwiches at Jimmy John's to eat at Cuba Marsh.  Those that want can explore the area on a limestone bike trail.
10/01 Sun 10:00 AM
35             M
Rural Ramble - Remote: Lake Mills, WI ~ Barbara Miller
Join me to honor the English cycling heritage and traditions in the ride described on this website: www.bicyclingbackwards.com. The organizer collects and restores (and rides) mid-20th century British bikes. But a vintage bike is not required for this ramble through London and Cambridge (Wisconsin). The oldest bike you have that will comfortably take you 35 miles on a combination of trail and road or a steel bike of any vintage is just fine (or really just about any bike you take pride in). But observation of the lycra-free dress code is requested and taking some effort to coordinate your personal kit with your steed will be appreciated! This ride is all about style and attitude and enjoying life in the slow lane and respecting bygone customs. Let me know if you're interested or have questions. Note: Lake Mills is about a 2 hour drive from Chicago, just off Interstate 94 west of Milwaukee. There is a $4 charge for a one day trail pass. 
10/04 Wed 8:30 AM
34             M
Revolution Brewery in Logan Square ~ Joanne Davis
How about something different?  A "Bike and Brew Ride."  Join the Wed ride theme of "revolution" (as in wheels and pedaling) as we travel to Revolution Brewery in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.  We'll take the North Branch trail to Devon, then cross onto Elston, rounding the Illinois Monument in Logan Square and then visit the historic landmark of Walt Disney's birth place (under renovation.)  Finally, we'll arrive at Revolution for a well deserved brew and lunch.
 
Moderate pace, but probably slower since this is a city ride.  Round trip about 34 miles.  Probably back around 2 PM or so.  Check out the brews and menu at Revolution Brewery.
10/05 Thu 9:00 AM
10             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.
 
10/06 Fri 
50             Any
Oct 6-8 Farm/Art DTour ($) - Remote: Reedsburg, WI ~ Sandra Basile
Remote Start: Reedsburg, WI
 
The Farm/Art DTour is a 50 mile self-guided tour through the beautiful, unglaciated hills and valleys of Sauk County, highlighting four communities.  The route is punctuated by temporary art installations and artist-built mobile roadside stands selling fresh locally grown produce.  You'll also find Pasture Performances and more!
 
There is no better way to enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of the 50 mile Farm/Art DTour than on a bicycle.  The hilly terrain is not for beginners, but experienced riders will enjoy this unique method of traveling the route.  We have all day to complete the ride, but as an alternative for casual riders, the less challenging WI 400 Trail is accessible from Reedsburg.
 
For more details see Bike the DTour.
 
The ride takes place during the Reedsburg Fermentation Fest.  Authors, bakers, chefs, scientists, chocolatiers and cheesemakers will provide plenty of food for thought.
 
The plan is to drive up on Friday Oct 6, enjoy the Fermentation Fest, do the bike ride on Saturday Oct 7 and return on Sunday Oct 8.
 
Sandra suggests lodging at the Ho Chunk Casino Resort.  The casino is located nearby on a native American Reservation.  Rooms fill up fast - please reserve early.
 
Sandra will be leading rides at high moderate pace (14-15 mph) but the Tour supports riders at any speed if you prefer a different pace.  Contact Sandra at basiles2003@yahoo.com if you are interested.
10/07 Sat 8:00 AM
45             M
Knollwood ~ Dave Barish
10/07 Sat 9:00 AM
25             C
Highwood Pumpkin Festival ~ Cynthia Karabush
  Ride up to Highwood for the Great Pumpkin Festival.
10/07 Sat 9:00 AM
56             F
NOT YOUR AVERAGE BIRTHDAY RIDE! ~ 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.
 
10/08 Sun 9:00 AM
58             F
Barrington Ride - Remote: Village Green, Northbrook ~ Jeff Miller
Start at the Village Green Park in Northbrook for a 58 mile ride. The park is located at the corner of Walters & Meadow.   If you drive to this location, many streets have parking restrictions. There is a parking lot on Walters, just south-east of the park, where you should be able to park.
Lunch will be at Einstein's in Barrington.  We may stop at the Deerfield Bakery on the way back if we get there before it closes.
10/08 Sun 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.
10/08 Sun 9:00 AM
49             M
Lake Tichigan - Remote: Brighton Dale Golf Course, WI ~ Ken Schulein
The ride will be led at the high end of moderate (15mph). There are rolling hills. Faster riders are welcome to print a cue sheet, form a group and ride ahead.  This ride goes through a wildlife preserve north of Waterford. Our lunch stop is at Sam's Diner (262-662-4200 until 2 PM) at mile 30 and dessert is at  Uncle Harry's Frozen Custard in Waterford.  
 
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.
10/10 Tue 9:00 AM
45             M
Ryerson Woods - Panera Start ~ Neal Ney
Trail conditions permitting, we’ll take a fall color walk in this Lake Country Forest Preserve.  Lunch will be at Greek Feast.
10/12 Thu 9:00 AM
10             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.
 
10/14 Sat 9:00 AM
50             F
Corner Bakery in Vernon Hills ~ Jeff Miller
Ride to the Corner Bakery on Rte 60 in Vernon Hills via Riverwoods.  Rest stop at Village Green in Northbrook both directions.
10/14 Sat 9:00 AM
45             M
Ryerson Woods ~ Dave Barish
10/15 Sun 9:00 AM
44             M
Didier Farms Pumpkin Donuts ~ 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 on the way back for lunch 
10/15 Sun 9:00 AM
52             F
Busse Woods ~ 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 good change of pace ride during fall foliage season.  Lunch at Egg'lectic in Rolling Meadows.
10/17 Tue 7:30 PM
             
Club Meeting: TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED ~ Shel Orkin
TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED
10/19 Thu 9:00 AM
14             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.
 
10/22 Sun 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
10/22 Sun 9:00 AM
40             M
Riverwoods ~ Neal Ney
http://www.thegreekfeast.com/Menu/Menu.htmlWe'll take a scenic, but less direct route to Riverwoods from Panera.  Lunch will be at Greek Feast.
10/28 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 ~ 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 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.  Please bring a lock for the lunch stop at Botanic Garden cafe.
 
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: TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED ~ Shel Orkin
TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED
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.
 
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