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Chicago Perimeter Ride 2015

Time: September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2015
Location: Buckingham Fountain
Event Type: century, social, perimeter, critical, mass
Organized By: David of the North (David606xx)
Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2015

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The best ride of the year!

Chicago Perimeter Ride leaves Buckingham Fountain at 9am for a day-long Critical Mass-style ride around the City and back again. 

No registration fee, no support vehicles, no drops. Many miles, many sights, many transit bail-out points, not as many pee stops as we'd like.

The pace isn't crazy, but we do need to cover miles, so only come if you've been riding weekly/daily all summer. (Last year's ride was ~80 miles or so.) Carbon racing frames are NOT necessary, but a fixie or bmx will wear you out halfway through. Be able to carry water and some snacks and some more water.

Bring cash for food, what tools you can, and at least one or two spare inner tubes--one for you and one to share, there are usually a few flats. We won't leave you behind, but we can only do so much with a breakdown, so get your ride tuned up as best you can beforehand.

Most of the ride is in traffic, some streets are better than others. Get your ride tuned up soon. Water. Cash. Miles.

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Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on September 28, 2015 at 10:14pm

bummed I missed this ride (I've missed a whole lot of rides, but this is one of my favorite).  Next year!

Comment by David of the North (David606xx) on September 25, 2015 at 5:34pm

12-14 I think? 

Comment by Marcusn on September 24, 2015 at 8:37pm

Is the pace around 14-16mph? or 16-18mph? 

Comment by David of the North (David606xx) on September 24, 2015 at 1:42pm

Congratulations on the baby, David. We'll try to announce the date for Perimeter 2016 before the first of the year so we can post it in the Calender edition of The Derailleur. Keep an eye out on the general facebook group for Perimeter Ride:

Comment by Andrew Bedno on September 24, 2015 at 1:19pm
Comment by David Altenburg on September 23, 2015 at 11:36am

This is such a great ride. I can't attend this year due to new baby responsibilities. Looking forward to next year!

Comment by JoAnna on September 22, 2015 at 1:01pm

This is one of the best rides of the year, sad to be missing it.  Enjoy!!

Comment by Greg Valent on September 22, 2015 at 12:52pm

Not attending, but, I notice you plan on leaving at 8:00 pm for an 80 plus mile ride ending at midnight. Whew, you're talking Tour de France pace.

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