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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 Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! on November 10, 2012 at 8:27am

Anyone have a list of bars and times? My Saturday mornings at WNUR always make it difficult to get to the start of anything of the 1pm variety.

Comment by John on November 10, 2012 at 12:16am

13 hours left.  

Who will bring the Best Decorated Log?

Who will be anointed as Snappiest Dressers?

Who will make us swoon over the Most Beautiful Bike?

Mend your socks, get out the brilliantine, rinse out your unmentionables and fill your flask.  Today we roll!

Comment by globalguy on November 9, 2012 at 10:54pm

Everyone remember to thank two fine gents tomorrow:

Pirogi John, not only for planning and leading a wonderful bumble, but for purchasing a large quantity of combustibles for the night's entertainment and ...

2. Sir Alan for his wonderful artistic efforts in creating the evening's gallant golam!

Comment by Alan Lloyd on November 9, 2012 at 6:30pm

> If anyone can bring copies, they'll be much, much appreciated ...

Is 40 enough?

Comment by Anne Alt on November 9, 2012 at 1:14pm

Wish I could be there, but I'll be in Toronto by the time the ride starts.  Wishing you all a lovely time.  Cheers!

Comment by globalguy on November 9, 2012 at 11:58am

T'will be warm tomorrow and warmer still near the blaze but here's a little ditty to set the ton! If anyone can bring copies, they'll be much, much appreciated ...

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
the Gunpowder Treason and Plot,

I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent to blow up King and Parliament.

Three score barrels were laid below to prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s mercy he was catch’d with a dark lantern and lighted match.

Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

Hip hip hoorah!

A penny loaf to feed the Pope
A farthing o’ cheese to choke him.

A pint of beer to rinse it down.
A faggot of sticks to burn him.

Burn him in a tub of tar.
Burn him like a blazing star.

Burn his body from his head.
Then we’ll say ol’ Pope is dead.

Hip hip hoorah!
Hip hip hoorah hoorah!


1zt7hr8qm0y90 Comment by 1zt7hr8qm0y90 on November 9, 2012 at 1:54am
I wish I could see a route map without downloading or registering for anything. I guess I'll have to follow the crowd.
Comment by globalguy on November 8, 2012 at 9:41pm

Double points for both Will & Wrongway!

Comment by Wrongway Pete on November 8, 2012 at 4:17pm

Thanks for doing that, JW!


Comment by JustWill on November 8, 2012 at 4:15pm

Here's the link to the article Click Here

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