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Flash and Go

Time: April 1, 2019 from 6am to 8am
Location: 87th & Lake Shore Drive
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-640-1322
Event Type: ride
Organized By: Dwayne Cooper
Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2019

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Come out for these lively training rides with IL#1 Dwayne Cooper (Cat 5 Racer).  These rides are spirited and you are encouraged to unlock the speed that lies within you.  The rides will get progressively faster, so we recommend to come early in the season and come often.  

Dates:  Monday through Friday, every week through the end of the season

Departure Time:  6:00 am SHARP

End Time: 8:00 am

Ride Leader: Dwayne Cooper  773-640-1322/

Start Location: 87th and Lake Shore Drive

Duration: 2 hours

Rolling Speed: 16-20 mph

Drop/No Drop: No Drop

This ride is intended for those who would like to ride at a spirited pace which progressively gets faster throughout the riding season.  If you'd like to increase your cycling skill and speed be sure to join us!  ROAD BIKES ONLY PLEASE.  

Please check the Major Taylor Chicago facebook group 1 hour before the ride time for updates regarding ride cancellations due to weather.




 Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride.  Below is a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride.

 Gear Bag:  buy a gear bag (saddle bag is recommended) and stock it with the basics  – extra tube,tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.

 Tire Pressure:  pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride.  If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn.

 Your bike:  Give it a quick inspection.  Spin the wheels to make sure they aren’t rubbing.  Do the gears shift accurately and easily?  Does everything seem to be in order?  This is called an ABC check.  (Air, Brakes, and Chain)

 Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc).

  • Optional items:  The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but aren’t absolutely necessary.  Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts.
  • Be on Time:  MTC3 rides leave promptly at the advertised time.  Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll with soul!

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