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Le Tour de Shore

Time: June 14, 2013 to June 15, 2013
Location: Chicago-to-Michigan
Street: Start: McDonalds Cycle Station (Millennium Park) 239 East Randolph Street
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60601
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Phone: 708-261-2905
Event Type: touring
Organized By: Steve Coughlin
Latest Activity: Jun 16, 2013

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LeTourdeShore is 2-day recreational charity bike ride from Millennium Park, Chicago, IL to the Indiana Dunes, (66 miles); and then, on day 2, to City Beach, New Buffalo, MI (34 miles). Explore dedicated lakefront and duneland bike paths, and scenic secondary roads.

Proceeds to benefit 
Maywood Fine Arts, Maywood, IL, a not-for-profit organization providing programs in art, dance, drama, music, tumbling and voice to children in the Chicago area.

This is our 9th annual ride. Ride Limit 350.

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Comment by Lisa Curcio on June 16, 2013 at 7:32am

Great fun, although I waited with quite a few folks for the train to pass.  It was moving when I got there. And there is another Chainlinker in those photos!

Comment by Anne B. on June 15, 2013 at 9:06pm

I didn't bring a camera but got a couple (bad) cellphone photos of the *lovely* train crossing from today's ride! :) This was such a fun ride, I'll definitely be back next year. Nice meeting some of you guys!

Comment by spencewine on June 13, 2013 at 9:46pm

No prob...I streetviewed it in google maps and it's definitely the Village Tavern. Here is a google map from the last Sag Stop at Thomas Centenial Park to the Tavern:

Comment by Lisa Curcio on June 13, 2013 at 8:52pm

Thanks, spence.  That is pretty close to the Best Western.  I will look for a red bike jersey that says "Hub of Aspen" and your fiancé.  I know what J.A.W. looks like!

Comment by spencewine on June 13, 2013 at 8:42pm
Did some Internet sleuthing and I'm pretty sure it's called Village Tavern on Lincoln.
Comment by Lisa Curcio on June 13, 2013 at 8:02pm

And, oh yeah, who is going to the Bike to Work Week rally before heading out?  I am planning to go there right when they start so I can get the cool t-shirt.  Then I am going to have to tie it down or wear it. 

Comment by Lisa Curcio on June 13, 2013 at 8:00pm

Maybe I will rethink the lock.  It weighs a ton.  If you remember the bar name before tomorrow morning, post it!  It would be nice to hook up with "youse guys" before the dinner thing since they take us somewhere and I know it is not the campground.  We should have a stamp for our foreheads that says "Chainlinker" so we can identify one another.  

Comment by spencewine on June 13, 2013 at 7:44pm
Oh, and I will be wearing a red bike jersey that says "Hub of Aspen" and will be riding a forest green trek along side with my fiancé.
Comment by spencewine on June 13, 2013 at 7:40pm
I rode The tour last year. Some nuggets: I'm not bringing a lock this year as it is just extra weight and I never needed it. Panniers are not needed if you have a saddle bag or a handlebar bag. My rack is staying at home mostly because it's not worth the effort to put it back. It's prob not worth the effort to take it off for that matter. SAG stops have toilets and come well stocked with food/water/gator aid. I'm not planning on carrying any food between stops, but I have done a lot of long-distance riding this year and know my body can handle the 20 miles of fasting between them. There is a great, cheap bar in Chesterton with outdoor seating that many riders go to(name slips me). Chesterton is the last SAG stop of day1 and only 4-5 miles from the campground. Pizza at camp is awesome. Day2: seems to go by quick, there isn't beer at the BBQ, so you will need to Byo.
Comment by daWillinChi on June 13, 2013 at 5:00pm
Each I traced the route last night for my GPS and it seems that all the sag stops are at a park or some sort, so there's likely bathrooms.

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