Dates: Monday through Friday, every week through the end of the season
Departure Time: 6:00 am SHARP
Distance: Varies - routes are chosen by the ride leader at the time of the ride start
End Time: 8:00 am
Ride Leader (Name/Email/Cell Number): Dwayne Cooper 773-640-1322/ZHdheW5lX2NwciB8IHlhaG9vICEgY29t
Start Location: 87th and Lake Shore Drive
Duration: 2 hours
Average Speed: 16- 18 mph
Rolling Speed: 16 - 20 mph
Stops: Although there may be a stop at the midpoint there will likely NOT be a store. Bring enough food and water for a 2-hour ride.
Drop/No Drop: No Drop
This ride is intended for those who would like to ride at a spirited pace which progressively gets faster throughout the riding season. If you'd like to increase your cycling skill and speed be sure to join us! ROAD BIKES ONLY PLEASE.
Please check the Major Taylor Chicago facebook group 1 hour before the ride time for updates regarding ride cancellations due to weather.
Rides during the COVID-19 pandemic: MTC3 is following the guidelines as set by the CDC, IDPH, and the Chicago Department of Health. We are limiting the number of cyclists who participate and may break up the group into multiple groups, if necessary. Please plan to bring and wear a mask and practice social distancing.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES!
WHAT TO BRING TO AN MTC3 RIDE:
Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride. Below is a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride.
Gear Bag: buy a gear bag (saddle bag is recommended) and stock it with the basics – extra tube,tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.
Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc).
Tire Pressure: pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride. If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn.
Your bike: Give it a quick inspection. Spin the wheels to make sure they aren’t rubbing. Do the gears shift accurately and easily? Does everything seem to be in order? This is called an ABC check. (Air, Brakes, and Chain)
Optional items: The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but aren’t absolutely necessary. Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts.
Be on Time: MTC3 rides leave promptly at the advertised time. Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll with soul!
You may also like the following events from Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago:
Tickets for Flash and Go can be booked here.
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