Enjoy a relaxing cruise along Chicago's picturesque Lake front before work. This ride is not too far, and not too fast. Also, it's perfect for photo ops because this ride is on Chicago's 17 mile-long front porch.
Date: Tuesday mornings throughout the riding season
Departure Time: 5:30 am SHARP
End Time: about 7:00 am
Ride Leader: Tume 773-330-2782/dHVoYXNtZSB8IGdtYWlsICEgY29t
Start Location: La Rabida Children's Hospital (South Parking Lot), 6501 South Promontory Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
Time Duration: 1 1/2 hours; 45 minutes out and 45 minutes back
Average Speed: 13 mph
Rolling Speeds: 12-15 mph
Drop/No Drop: No Drop
Route and Description of the ride: This ride will go north, roughly to the Museum Campus near the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium, then return. This ride is intended to be a steady paced ride. The intention is to get back at 7 am, so that those who have to work may still arrive to their jobs on time.
Because this ride begins at 5:30 am, you need lights to do this ride.
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.
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!