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Graffiti and Gears Cycling Tour


Graffiti and Gears Cycling Tour

Time: August 5, 2018 from 8:30am to 5pm
Location: Daley Plaza
Street: 50 W Washington St
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60602
Website or Map: https://graffitiandgearscycli…
Event Type: cycling, tour
Organized By: Tom Limon
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2018

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Join Adventure Cycling Tours and traverse the city on our bicycles on an art tour to visit many of the city’s Murals, Graffiti Walls, and Street Art. Key points of interests include the Pilsen Mural Wall, Hubbard Street Murals, The 606 Murals, Permission Logan, Vivian Maier Mural, The Mile of Murals, and hidden gems in between all of these sites I have been tracking. This tour will include discussions with a guest speaker at the Pilsen Mural Wall and the Permission Logan Wall, and an opportunity to witness an organized graffiti battle at the Logan Monument.

Date: Sunday, August 5th, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Donation: $25 (Includes a donation to West Town Bikes)
Departure Location: Daley Plaza (under the Picasso)
Registration Link:
Total Distance Round Trip: 10, 25, and 50 Mile Options
Average Speed: 10MPH with rest stops planned along the way.
Skill level: Moderate ride / No drop
Lunch: The Empanada Bike (Vegan and non-Vegan options they accept Cash/Credit/Debit)
Gear: bike, lock, helmet, hydration, snacks, sunscreen and a camera

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Comment by Tom Limon on August 8, 2018 at 7:47am

The ever growing photo album from this year’s West Town Bikes fundraiser!

Comment by Tom Limon on July 31, 2018 at 6:57pm

Hello riders we are less than a week away from the Adventure Cycling Tours Graffiti and Gears event. Have you had your bicycle check up yet lately? I would recommend paying a visit to your local bike shop this week prior to the tour this Sunday.  If you would like to learn how to maintain your own bicycle visit one of the open shop nights listed at the end of this post.

Here are the top issues we see on rides that can be avoided ahead of time.

Proper Tire Inflation- It’s not a great idea showing up to a group ride knowing your your tire pressure is low. Often times it turns out to be a slow leak or flat. Fixing flats out of the gate can delay our start time. (Also always carry a spare inner tube)

Brake Adjustments- Please make sure your brakes are adjusted properly for improved stopping control.

Saddle Adjustment - You will be surprised how much farther you can ride with a properly adjusted saddle.

Chain Lubrication - A properly lubricated chain reduces friction (easier to pedal) and increases the life of your bicycles drivetrain. 

Thanks to everyone who has pre-registered, we have a lot to see on this tour and want to minimize repair times before/during/after the event.

Remember to bike safely.

West Town Bikes

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Comment by Tom Limon on July 23, 2018 at 9:52pm

I am please to announce Luis from Pilsen Public Art Tours ( will be hosting the Pilsen Mural Wall portion of this Adventure Cycling Tours ( event. Be sure to register in advance, he also lended a hand on the Divvy Adventures-Pilsen Murals tour and shared his verse knowledge about the murals and culture surrounding these much appreciated murals in Pilsen. Here is the official registration link

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