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Crown Jewels 2015 (CBES)


Crown Jewels 2015 (CBES)

Time: May 16, 2015 at 9am to May 17, 2015 at 9pm
Location: Queen's Landing
Street: LFT across the Lakeshore Drive from Buckingham Fountain
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:
Phone: vii vii iii vii iii iii i ix vi i
Event Type: social, brewery ride, beer ride, chicagoland beer exploration society, cbes, beer, beerfest, crown brewing, crown point
Organized By: Serge Lubomudrov
Latest Activity: May 18, 2015

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Ride to the Crown Beer Fest in Crown Point, IN, drink beer and eat there, stay overnight in a hotel nearby, next day swing father south to visit two more breweries—Route 2 in Lowell and Border Town in Momence; finish at University Park Metra.

To Crown Point (download cue sheet PDF):

Next day (download cue sheet PDF):

Let's meet at 9 in the morning at Queen's Landing, leave no later than 9:30. It's just over 40.5 miles to the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, where the beerfest will take place.

General admission to the fest starts at 2 p.m. Tickets ($35.00) could be purchased here. Fest closes at 6 p.m.

Closest hotels are all located in Merrillville (~7 miles) and in Cedar Lake (also ~7 miles).

Feel free to invite friends!

Trails: Lakefront; Burnham Greenway; Illiana Marina; Erie Lackawanna.

Minimum average speed: 12 mph.

Total distance: approximately 90 miles.

Do not forget: water, spare tubes, tools, lock, bungee cord, layers, gloves, snacks, sunscreen, etc.

Weather forecast could be found here.

More details to follow, if needed.


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Comment by djm on May 15, 2015 at 11:02am

Another GLR day.  Enjoy!

Comment by Rich S on May 15, 2015 at 10:43am

I won't be able to make it either, Serge. Do have a great ride! 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 15, 2015 at 10:01am

Happy volunteering! ;)

Comment by Duppie on May 15, 2015 at 9:43am

Sorry, can't make it. Volunteer duty with ATA is calling.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 12, 2015 at 3:48pm

I've uploaded PDFs with cues.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 11, 2015 at 10:23am

As I'm afraid to miss the last train out of Joliet (it departs at 8:30 p.m.), I'm scrapping the last part of the second day route.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on March 25, 2015 at 10:27pm
BTW, I do have a ticket to the fest and have booked the room in Cedar Lake, so I am all set.
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on December 21, 2014 at 6:22pm

That, Frank, would be just fine. But you'll have to bring something interesting from the Hunter's ;)

Comment by Duppie on December 21, 2014 at 12:00pm
I'd love to attend, but would return the same day. Similar to the ride you and I did 2years ago.

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