11th Annual January Three Floyds Brewpub Ride


11th Annual January Three Floyds Brewpub Ride

Time: January 23, 2016 from 7:30am to 5pm
Location: Daley Plaza or Promontory Point
Street: Washington & Dearborn or 55th & Lakefront Trail
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://www.dr-bob.org/3f.map
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2016

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There's been a ride to the Three Floyds brewpub in Munster, IN, every January since 2006. The beer is great ("there are few places more exciting from a beer lover's perspective", says the NY Times), and they take their cuisine as seriously as they do their beer.

Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor gloom of night stays these couriers (and other riders) from the swift completion of their appointed "rounds". We depart Daley Plaza at 8:00 AM and collect riders at Promontory Point at 8:45 AM. I like to get there before they open at 11 (it's the fourth-best brewery in the world, so sometimes there's a line). After we complete our rounds, we may be less swift, so there are different return options: 40 miles total if you ride to Flossmoor Station and take the Metra, 45 if you ride to 93rd and take the Metra or to 100th and take the J14, 50 if you ride to 71st and take the J14, 60 if you ride both ways.

The fine print: There is no support vehicle. You are responsible for yourself. The pace is 12-15 mph with a short break at 7-Eleven. January weather can be extreme. Be prepared for cold as well as flats/mechanical problems.

▢ Water and snacks to have en route
▢ Lights
▢ Lock
▢ Pump, tube, tools
▢ Extra layers of clothing (more than you expect to need)
▢ Money
▢ Government-issued ID
▢ Panniers for beer you can't get in Chicago

Online resources: Google map, cue sheet, Flossmoor Metra Electric train schedule, 93rd St Metra train schedule, Jeffrey Jump (J14) bus schedule, Metra policy, CTA guide, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.

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Comment by bobweiser on January 24, 2016 at 3:07pm

Comment by bobweiser on January 24, 2016 at 5:23am

thanks for coming, everyone. hope you all made it home safe, and to see you again next month!

Comment by Yasmeen on January 24, 2016 at 3:42am
Yes, please post pics if you can. :-)
Comment by Eli on January 24, 2016 at 3:16am

It was great to get out and ride despite the cold. Thanks for organizing this, Bob. I'd also love to see that photo.

Comment by Jeff Dildine on January 23, 2016 at 1:21pm

Great ride today. Someone be sure to share that photo please.

Comment by Tom Limon on January 23, 2016 at 2:50am
I'll be at Daley Plaza
Comment by bobweiser on January 23, 2016 at 2:27am

wups, just noticed that was regular cue sheet, not snow cue sheet

Comment by bobweiser on January 23, 2016 at 2:19am

jeff, i'm going to both  :-)

Comment by Bill Watson on January 23, 2016 at 1:31am

Brad Field and I are riding in from Oak Park and will meet you at Daley.

Comment by Jeff Dildine on January 22, 2016 at 5:01pm

Who's going to Daley plaza and who's meeting at the Promontory Point?

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