|Rest of Schedule From 06/26/17|
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 Center, 1028 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.
Click here for: Ride sign-in sheet for ride leader.
|Date Time/Miles Pace||Destination~Leader|
|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
|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 $435 fee includes two meals daily and shuttle bus return to Montague. Click link for more info: League of Michigan Bicyclists Shoreline West Bicycle Ride. Ride Leader: Scott Schaedel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call Scott before registering – 847-239-2879.
Scott will be leading an EBC group at Classic Fast speed around 15-16 mph but the ride is open to riders at all speeds if you prefer a different pace.
09/24 Sun 8:00 AM
|Apple Cider Century ($) - 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 email@example.com or text him @ 312 925 3085 so that he knows you are coming with.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.