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4th Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Tweed Ride


4th Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Tweed Ride

Time: November 10, 2012 from 1pm to 11:45pm
Location: Four Moon Tavern
Street: 1847 W. Roscoe
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:…
Event Type: tweed, bonfire, social, autumn
Organized By: BBC
Latest Activity: Nov 12, 2012

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Join British Bicycles of Chicago to celebrate the 407th anniversary of the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot.  How?  By spiffing ourselves up, riding our bikes and having a bonfire.

We will meander from Roscoe Village to Bridgeport,  pausing at Happy Village and Skylark to refresh ourselves and chat. The ride will be capped off with a roaring bonfire at Bubbly Dynamics, thanks to Mr. Owen Lloyd.

One of the best loved BBC rides, it promises a scenic route, great riding companions, snappy dressers and a fire hot enough to melt glass.

Break out your finest winter clothing, strap a log to your bike rack and fill your flask.  A golden autumn day awaits you and your bicycle.  BYOM (marshmallows).

Come earlier and enjoy lunch if you like ~

Route map

Departure from Four Moon Tavern will be at 1:30 pm; Skylark is cash only and you will need photo identification to enter.

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Comment by John on November 12, 2012 at 8:27pm

A few more photos here.

Comment by globalguy on November 12, 2012 at 3:55pm

On other creative fronts, Doty, whose Let's Go Ride a Bike blog, is the ultimate on fantastic fashion sense, rode with us. She also did us the honour of taking some awesome (as usual) snaps of both ladies and gents - inlcuding these two newly-weds!  

Comment by Aaron Bussey on November 12, 2012 at 10:54am

1zt7hr8qm0y90 Comment by 1zt7hr8qm0y90 on November 11, 2012 at 10:55pm
Oops, corrections to my Toys for Tots post. The website is, not rides. Mystic Celt is in Southport, not Bridgeport.
1zt7hr8qm0y90 Comment by 1zt7hr8qm0y90 on November 11, 2012 at 8:17pm
What an AWESOME ride with bar stops and a bonfire burning Lance Armstrong's character. I'm not sure where to put this but as long as I'm here I'd like to invite all chainlink members to the 10th annual Amlings Toys for Tots ride. Details at I'm sure Joe won't mind. This is his ride and he is the owner of Amlings Cycles in Niles who specializes in recumbant bikes and trikes. The ride will start at Amlings on the west side of Milwaukee Ave. about one block north of Oakton Ave. in Niles (my neighborhood) and will end at Mystic Celt in Bridgeport with a free breakfast before he opens for business. This ride will be police escorted and traffic will be stopped for us so we can legally run red lights and stop signs (whoopee). You must register so Joe knows how many trailers to assemble and the bar knows how much food to prepare and bring one new unopened toy or game. These items will be given to underprivilaged children so it is best to avoid toys/games that require batteries. Stuffed animals are also frowned upon. This is the bicycle version of the infamous Toys for Tots motorcycle run. Here are pictures of me at the bar and on the ride with my trusty reliable 2002 Huffy Ocala 6 speed Special Edition Beach Cruiser which I am very fond of. The best thing about it is that basically nobody will steal a bike with no resale value because nobody except for a fool like me would buy a used 10 year old Department store $100 bike. My pics
Comment by KatieP on November 11, 2012 at 4:11pm
Jolly good debauchery!
Comment by globalguy on November 11, 2012 at 3:36pm

And to Bubbly Dynamics as well as Owen & his Crew for hosting the fire!

Comment by globalguy on November 11, 2012 at 3:35pm

Truly a jolly good roll! Double points to John for leading, Alan for Guying, Charlie for dragging, and all the wonderfully dressed and quaffed ladies (and gents) who rode!  Many, many thanks to all!

Comment by Alan Lloyd on November 11, 2012 at 12:53pm
Comment by Alan Lloyd on November 11, 2012 at 12:51pm

Our route yesterday, including our ride up from Bridgeport to the start at the Four Moon Tavern, punctuated by sheltering from the rain at Navy Pier and the 'shell' near Montrose Harbour ...

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