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Lincoln Park Zoo and Nature Center Ride


Lincoln Park Zoo and Nature Center Ride

Time: July 7, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo
Street: 2001 North Clark Street
City/Town: Chicago
Phone: 312-203-8664
Event Type: ride
Organized By: Ed Dixon
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2019

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Family ride with a brief tour around the Lincoln Park Zoo and Nature Center. Will also include some of the trails west of Lake Shore Drive. Stopping at sites of interest with time to read the markers and take photos.

Date: July 7, 2019

Departure Time: 10:00 am SHARP

End Time: about 12:00 Noon

Ride Leader: eD Dixon 312-203-8664/

Start Location: Lincoln Park Zoo Lot

Distance/Time Duration: 2-3 hours

Average Speed: 5- 8 mph

Drop/No Drop: No Drop

Route and Description of the ride: This is a family ride limited to cycling trails and low speeds for families with children. Minimal street riding.



Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride. Below are 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 (saddlebag 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 are not 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 are not 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!

As always... check the MTC3 Listserv on the day of the ride for any updates on weather, etc. To join the listserv, sign up for our Yahoogroup!

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