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Saturday Sunrise Ride


Saturday Sunrise Ride

Have you ever seen the sun rise over Lake Michigan while riding with the cityscape on your other side.  It's an experience you won't want to miss.  The water is calm, the setting is serene, and the company is AWESOME!  Come and enjoy a no pressure cruise along Chicago's picturesque Lake front.  It's perfect for photo ops because this ride is on Chicago's 17 mile-long front porch.

The ride begins at 39th and the lakefront but picks riders up at 31st and the lakefront along the way.  Please read the description to know where you'd like to begin the ride and the time that you need to be there. 

Because this is a sunrise ride, please be sure to bring your lights.

Date:  Saturday mornings throughout the riding season

Ride Leader: Darius Lawrence 773-718-7555/ZGFyaXVzbGF3cmVuY2UxIHwgbWUgISBjb20=

Start Location 1: 39th and Lake Shore Drive

Arrival Time 1: 4:45 am Bike Check

Departure Time 1:  5:00 am SHARP

End Time 1: about 7:15 am

Start Location 2: 31st and Lake Shore Drive

Arrival Time 2:  5:00 am Bike Check

Departure Time 2:  5:15 am SHARP

End Time 2:  about 7:15 am

Distance: 30 miles

Average Speed: about 12 mph

Rolling Speed: 12-16 mph

Drop/No Drop: No Drop

Route and Description of the ride: A cruise along Chicago's beautiful Lake Front.  The ride heads north to Hollywood, and then returns.




 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.

 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)

 Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc).

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!

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