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Major Does Metra

Time: September 27, 2014 from 8am to 2pm
Location: Metra Rail: Ogilvie Transportation Center West
Street: 500 W Madison St
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:…
Phone: 312-203-8664
Event Type: ride
Organized By: Ed Dixon
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2014

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Many of you have never had the distinct and different experience of a “Major does Metra” ride.

We meet at one of the Metra Stations, buy breakfast to eat on the train, strap our bikes into the handicap/bike area, and then ride to the end of the Metra line.  This is usually about a 40-60 mile distance.  At the end of the Metra line we grab bikes, helmets, and cleats and roll with soul back to the loop.  It is usually a combination of rural roads, streets, trails and an occasional “where the heck are we?” Come with us this Saturday for a Major Does Metra ride.

Date:  Saturday, 9/27/2014

Start Time:  8:00 am  The train leaves the station at 8:40 am so give yourself time to buy a ticket and breakfast at the station.

Start Location:  Ogilvie Transportation Center West, 500 W. Madison St.

Distance:  About 45 miles

Pace:  15 - 18 mph rolling speed, No rider left behind ride

Ride Leader:  Ed Dixon 312-203-8664/

Additonal info:

Fare:  Zone I, one-way ticket is $7.25.  

Arrive Elburn:  9:06 am and begin ride back to the Loop (bring something to read or listen to along the way or just take a nap.)

The route will include rural roads in DuPage County up to the Fox River. Then we will ride the Great Western Trail back to Maywood. Parts of the trail are crushed limestone. The final leg of the ride will be Chicago City Streets from Maywood to the Loop. Four terrain types combined in one ride in one day! (Rail, road, trail, streets)

Bring your helmets, tire repair kits, money, your bike, sunglasses, sun-block, patience and strong legs. MAKE SURE TO BRING A COUPLE OF BUNGEE CORDS TO STRAP YOUR BIKE TO THE TRAIN SEATS.

Let’s Roll with Soul!  


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