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Chain O'Brews (CBES)

Time: August 24, 2013 from 8am to 9pm
Location: Ogilvie Transportation Center
Street: 500 W. Madison St.
City/Town: Chicago
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Phone: vii vii iii vii iii iii i ix vi i
Event Type: social, brewery ride, beer ride, chicagoland beer exploration society, cbes
Organized By: Serge Lubomudrov
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2013

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Newest Brewery Grand Opening!

That would be the Chain O'Lakes in McHenry, IL. The festivities start at noon of Saturday, 24th of August.

So . . . Let's meet at the Ogilvie Metra station at 8 in the morning and take 8:30 UP-NW train to Crystal Lake. Ride 9 miles to McHenry. After sampling what the new brewery has to offer (there should be music and a Raging Kitchen food truck), pedal about 19 miles to the Tighthead Brewing (tap room only) in Mundelein; then 4 miles to the Mickey Finn's in Libertyville (food on premises); and, finally, another 6 miles to the Lake Bluff Brewing.

Return options: ride back to Chicago; take the train from Lake Bluff (those who'd prefer to be back sooner can board Metra in Livertyville).

Metra weekend pass: $7.00.

Trails: Prairie, Millennium, North Shore Bike Path.

Overall distance: ~38 miles.

Minimum average speed: 10 mph.

The usual: water, snacks, spare tubes, sunscreen, etc.


More details to follow, if needed.



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Comment by djm on August 25, 2013 at 6:55pm

Thanks for organizing and coordinating a fun ride!  Looking forward to the next outing.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 24, 2013 at 9:48pm

Thank you, Alex, Dan and Larry! It was fun. Deer included ;)

Comment by millenial removing Bernie tattoo on August 24, 2013 at 7:38am

Getting on at Irving Park.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 23, 2013 at 11:45pm
Last piece of information, guys: cash only tomorrow at the Chain O'Lakes grand opening. Bring snacks, as the food truck arrives at 2 p.m. (or we can get something to eat nearby).

See you in the morning!
Comment by djm on August 23, 2013 at 5:49pm

Serge — I did, but it took a little while for my post-work mind to comprehend and by then you were off in the distance.  :-)  See you tomorrow.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 23, 2013 at 3:15pm

The weather is looking up!


Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 23, 2013 at 2:00pm

See you tomorrow, Dan.

. . . By the way, did you hear me yelling your name yesterday, at Sedgwick/Lincoln/Armitage intersection?

Comment by djm on August 23, 2013 at 1:17pm

I will join hop on at Jefferson Park.  See you at 8:48a.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 19, 2013 at 3:15pm

The Best Beer in Chicago, by Chicago Magazine.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 19, 2013 at 2:34pm

Deservedly so. Thank you, Ramon!

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