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North Branch Trail : Linne Woods-to-Chicago Botanic Gardens Loop

North Branch Trail : Linne Woods-to-Chicago Botanic Gardens Loop

GPS Information Summary After some deliberation we parked at Linne Woods and rode north to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Our main objective was the ride the trail that Connie attended the opening of on the day before. On the way there we passed the memorial for Molly Gwinn a Chicago actress who died last week […]

By Sunday, September 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
North Branch Trail Addition

North Branch Trail Addition

One of the great pleasures of living in the Chicago area is cycling the paths and byways that traverse the city and surroundings. Renowned among cyclists, runners and walkers alike, the North Branch Trail of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) extends 20 miles north from Chicago.

By Saturday, September 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Four Star Bike Tour 2014 – 21 Mile Route

Four Star Bike Tour 2014 – 21 Mile Route

GPS Information Summary The weather was perfect as we arrived and parked at the UIC Parking Lot on Taylor and Halsted. After getting the bikes ready we rode over to the Starbucks a half mile west before returning to Morgan and beginning the ride. What was a bit puzzling the whole ride was the unspoken belief […]

By Sunday, September 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Glen Ellyn’s ‘BIKE ROUTE’ Toodle

Glen Ellyn’s ‘BIKE ROUTE’ Toodle

GPS Information Summary The day began with a trip into the City of Chicago to drive the Four Star Bike Tour’s 22 mile Route. We were surprised to see that most of the route had already been marked. The only ‘missing‘ sections were those in Bronzeville. If you like ‘twisty-gurney‘ routes this one should be […]

By Monday, September 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ozaukee Interurban Trail Ride from Mequon to Port Washington and back

Ozaukee Interurban Trail Ride from Mequon to Port Washington and back

GPS Information Summary After an early breakfast we set out for Mequon, WI. Along the way we passed the Lamb’s Farm site where for years we visited each summer: lambs farm where people grow Lambs Farm is a place that touches everyone who comes in contact with us. To our residents, Lambs Farm is home. […]

By Sunday, August 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ride to Egg Harbor for Breakfast – Visit New Wheaton College Underpass

Ride to Egg Harbor for Breakfast – Visit New Wheaton College Underpass

Cyclometer Information Distance: 3.3 milesSpeed: 6.3 mphTime: 0h 31m 56s Summary Enjoyed leisurely breakfast at Egg Harbor Cafe before heading back to Wheaton College and the new railway underpass. Since my time at Wheaton students always had to wait for trains at the crossing adjacent to the Billy Graham Center Museum. Now that crossing has been […]

By Saturday, August 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Batavia to Mill Race Cyclery Loop Ride

Batavia to Mill Race Cyclery Loop Ride

GPS Information Summary Nothing helps to relieve stiff joints from a ride in cold rain the day before like another ride the following day. We loaded up the Easy Racers Tour Easy bikes and took them from the Batavia Police Station to Mill Race Cyclery and back. Here’s hoping the next few days are easier […]

By Sunday, August 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Botanic Gardens Ride – Deja Vu All Over Again!

Botanic Gardens Ride – Deja Vu All Over Again!

GPS Information Summary Judy Mikesell was leading an EBC ride this morning. She was departing from the parking lot about 10 miles from the Botanic Gardens and heading up to spend an hour there and then riding back as far as the Southern Terminus of the North Branch Trail if her attendees wanted to do so. […]

By Saturday, August 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Wright Ride 2014

Wright Ride 2014

GPS Information Summary Early risers were in evidence as we entered the parking lot in downtown Oak Park for the beginning of the Wright Ride 2014. A group in yellow t-shirts entered from the east as a group and began the signing in process. We decided this year to use the ‘same day registration‘ approach. […]

By Sunday, August 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Batavia to St. Charles Sculpture Garden and Back

Batavia to St. Charles Sculpture Garden and Back

GPS Information Summary Forty-five years ago today two things occurred that would change my life forever. In upstate New York there was a small gathering of musicians at a farm near Woodstock. After three days they would have made one of the more pivotal concerts ever happen. What went on their shaped my generation in […]

By Saturday, August 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ride to Native Foods Cafe – Hyde Park

Ride to Native Foods Cafe – Hyde Park

GPS Information Summary This is the weekend for the Chicago Air and Water Show. We’ve been coming to this since the very beginning. Today we decided to forego riding to the North End of the Chicago Lakefront Trail and concentrate instead on the South End. Lots or riders out and about on the trail and plenty […]

By Friday, August 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Videos: Midwest Recumbent Rally – 2014

Videos: Midwest Recumbent Rally – 2014

Ice Cream Ride (OnLine) Saturday Ride (OnLine) Sunday Ride (OnLine)

By Tuesday, August 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Naperville Rotary Ride 2014

Naperville Rotary Ride 2014

GPS Information Summary This ride begins at Commissioner’s Park in Napeville and portions travel as far west as the Silver Springs State Park Preserve. The terrain out here is fairly rolling but there are some short steep sections along the Reservation Road section. If you are looking for a late season ride for next year […]

By Sunday, August 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Everybody Rides Ride 2014

Everybody Rides Ride 2014

GPS Information Summary Got to talk with Hal Honeyman this morning before hitting the trail towards Kaneville. He reported that although the ride was not supposed to begin until 7 AM riders were showing up at 6 AM ready to roll. Lots of Wounded Warriors on their adaptive handtrikes. Hate to admit it but these […]

By Sunday, August 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
UPDATED: Crystal Lake Nite Owl Bike Ride (2014)

UPDATED: Crystal Lake Nite Owl Bike Ride (2014)

GPS Information Summary The Crystal Lake Nite Owl Ride left from the Village Headquarters. About 400 souls took to the roads of the town and surrounding vicinity on either the 24 or 13 mile routes. We began doing the 24 mile route and cut it short just before the 15 mile mark. The bikes and […]

By Sunday, August 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Pierogi Fest Toodle 2014

Pierogi Fest Toodle 2014

GPS Information Summary Began at Indiana Visitors Center in Highland and then over to Cabela’s to use underpass before heading into Hammond and then over to Whiting via Wolf Lake Trail. It was a very nice trip along the Erie-Lackwanna Trail extension that heads into Hammond. Paved asphalt and very nice overpasses make for easy […]

By Sunday, July 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Erie-Lackawanna Trail Toodle 20-Jul-2014

Erie-Lackawanna Trail Toodle 20-Jul-2014

Background Reading Greenways & BlueWays Map (OnLine) West Part Lake and Porter Counties (PDF) East Part Porter and LaPorte Counties (PDF) 2010 Ped and Pedal Plan (OnLine) NWI Regional Greenways and Blueways Plan (OnLine) GPS Information Summary The Erie-Lackawanna Trail begins at the Visitor Welcome Center in Highland, IN. Over the past decade we have ridden this trail numerous […]

By Sunday, July 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Ride 2014

Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Ride 2014

GPS Information Summary The 2014 Edition of the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival was held today in Dawes Park. We visited the booths to do our annual Christmas present shopping for my Aunt Betty Davis. She is my mother’s only sister. She has a brother my Uncle Charles Gilliard who is still alive and both are […]

By Saturday, July 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Riding the Root River Trail with Chris Kegel

Riding the Root River Trail with Chris Kegel

GPS Information Summary Arrived at Hales Corners, WI Wheel and Sprocket store just before noon. We grabbed some breakfast at the local Starbucks and saddled up. Mark Ariens was just arriving and heading in to man the Recumbent Sales Section. In fact when we returned he was hard at it talking to a pair of […]

By Sunday, July 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ride to Luncheon at Chipotle

Ride to Luncheon at Chipotle

GPS Information Summary Last night we spent time installing our new Velocity Chukker and Velocity Aeroheat wheels. My previous wheel builds of two Velocity Aeroheat rims had gone well. They have lasted several years with no ‘ill effects‘ and I thank Peter White for suggesting them to me. What was different this time was the use […]

By Saturday, July 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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