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2016 EBC Ride Schedule

Spring & Summer Weekly Rides   Effective: 05/01/17

Unless a Remote Start is listed, 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 off Poplar south of Greenleaf

Weekdays – Chandler Center, 1028 Central St, Evanston

 

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

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays – Start: Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette.

For Show & Go Rides, riders should match up with others by pace to select a destination and ride leader.  You can help by bringing a sign-in sheet and being prepared to lead a ride at your pace.

8:00 AM

Very Fast Show & Go Ride (20+ mph) – Distance will be 40 to 100 miles, with frequent pace line work. Please arrive at or before the posted start time.  The ride leaves promptly at 10 minutes after the posted start Time.  Ride Contact: Felix A vikfel@yahoo.com

8:00 AM

Fast Plus Show & Go Ride (17-20 mph) - Distance is typically 40 to 80 miles with a snack stop.  Ride Contact: Melissa G 847.343.1422 melissa.gattuso@icloud.com

9:00 AM

Fast Show & Go Ride (15-17 mph) - Distance is typically 35 to 70 miles with a snack stop.  Ride Contact: Jeff M 312.354.0080  jeff_miller@aol.com 

9:00 AM

Moderate Show & Go Ride (13-15 mph) - Distance is typically 30 to 45 miles with a snack stop.  Ride Contact: Ken S 847.323.3277 bikesken@gmail.com

9:00 AM

Casual Show & Go Ride (10-12) - Distance is typically 20 to 30 miles with a snack stop.  Ride Contact: Jo G  773.271.5802 jigcsr@gmail.com

Tuesday

9:00 AM

Moderate Ride to Interesting Destinations (14-15 mph) - Distance is typically 30 to 50 miles. Ride Leader: Neal N 847.274.6480  nney60202@gmail.com  Remote Start: - Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette.

5:00 PM

Very Fast Plus Evening Ride (22+ mph) – Ride starts at 5:00 PM SHARP.  The ride will be either a loop to Fort Sheridan (~30 miles) or a loop to Lake Bluff (~40 miles) depending on the weather and the daylight time left.  The pace is very fast – average speed with all stop signs is over 20 mph.  There are sprints over 30 mph.  If you bike to the start from far away, be sure to have lights for the ride home.  If you plan on riding, please contact Ride Leader Felix at vikfel@yahoo.com to confirm that the ride is a go.  Remote Start: Centennial Park Ice Rink, 2300 Old Glenview Rd, Wilmette.

Wednesday

8:30 AM

Moderate Ride (13-15 mph) - Distance is typically 25 to 40 miles. Ride Leader: Joanne D 847.773.7668 jbdavis715@comcast.net.  Start: Chandler Center, 1028 Central St, Evanston.

8:30 AM

Fast Plus (17-20 mph) and Very Fast (20+ mph) Loop to Lake Bluff.  A Fast Plus group led by Jim H & a Very Fast group led by Felix A will ride about 45 miles with a snack stop in Lake Bluff.  Many stretches are self-paced with a paceline for part of the ride.  A Fast group also often forms with another ride leader.  Ride Leaders: Jim H (Fast Plus) 773.761.2717 jamesheller@sbcglobal.net and Felix A (Very Fast) vikfel@yahoo.com.  Remote Start: Centennial Park Ice Rink, 2300 Old Glenview Rd, Wilmette.

Thursday

 

9:00 AM

Casual Ride (10-12 mph) – Ride at a casual pace and enjoy the scenery.  Led by experienced EBC ride leaders.  Usually returns by approx. 1:30 PM.  Start: Chandler Center, 1028 Central St, Evanston (except for Thurs 5/25 which starts from Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave, Evanston).  (Beginning Thurs 05/18)

5:00 PM

Very Fast Plus Evening Ride (22+ mph) – Ride starts at 5:00 PM SHARP.  The ride will be either a loop to Fort Sheridan (~30 miles) or a loop to Lake Bluff (~40 miles) depending on the weather and the daylight time left.  The pace is very fast – average speed with all stop signs is over 20 mph.  There are sprints over 30 mph.  If you bike to the start from far away, be sure to have lights for the ride home.  If you plan on riding, please contact Ride Leader Felix at vikfel@yahoo.com to confirm that the ride is a go.  Remote Start: Centennial Park Ice Rink, 2300 Old Glenview Rd, Wilmette.

6:30 PM

Moderate Dinner Ride (13-15 mph) – A rider should expect to ride about 25 miles, stopping for a leisurely dinner along the way and returning after dark.  Lights are required.  Ride Leader:  Jeff M. 312.354.0080  jeff_miller@aol.com  Remote Start: Panera Bread.   (Beginning Thurs 05/18)     

Friday

9:00 AM

High Fast Loop to Lake Bluff (17 mph) Distance typically 40 miles with snack stop in Lake Bluff.  Ride Leader Suzie L will be riding at High Fast Pace (17 mph).  Other groups typically form at other paces with other leaders. RideLeaderSuzlabelle@comcast.net  Remote Start: Centennial Park Ice Rink, 2300 Old Glenview Rd, Wilmette.