Midnight Bike Ride - New Date 9-12-19


Midnight Bike Ride - New Date 9-12-19

Time: April 11, 2019 at 9pm to April 12, 2019 at 7am
Location: Loyola University's Norville Athletic Center Plaza, 6526 n. Winthrop Ave.
Street: 6526 N. Winthrop Ave.
City/Town: Chicago, Illinois
Website or Map: http://www.luc.edu/history/mi…
Phone: 1-773-508-2221
Event Type: historical, educational, extraordinary, sociable, enjoyable, late, night, fun, ride.
Organized By: Professor Timothy Gilfoyle w/CL member Tom A. K.
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2019

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Next Ride Date: 9-12-19

*4-11-19 Severe Thunderstorm Risk. 

*Unfortunately, the 9-13-18 Midnight Bike Ride has been cancelled.

* Due to icy spring weather the 4-19-18 ride has been cancelled.

Since 1989, Loyola University history professor Timothy Gilfoyle has conducted a "midnight bike ride" for his students and friends. The event introduces students to major themes in American history by visiting various historic sites in Chicago.

The adventure begins at 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018, in the plaza outside the Norville Athletics Center (6526 N. Winthrop Ave.) and across the street from Loyola Hall (1110 W. Loyola Ave.) on the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University. Riders normally return to campus between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. the following day. The ride takes place in the late evening and morning hours in order to avoid daytime and rush-hour traffic and because participants always see and learn more on a bike than during a bus ride or walking tour. Riders pedal at a leisurely pace (this is not a race), frequently stopping at important historical and architectural sites. Pit stops to eat, drink, and visit the rest room are frequent. All Loyola students, faculty and alumni are invited, and they are encouraged to bring family and friends. 

Free event. This event has been marked as open to the public. A reasonable number of CL friends can be accommodated for this ride. Please inquire.

A near nine-hour cycling adventure. Now this IS, an all night bike ride!

All riders must sign release waiver.


Yes, the Wrigley Building clock says 3:30am. A unique and extraordinary ride.



The Midnight Bike Tour will proceed at a pace of about 9-12mph. Participants should bring/rent a bicycle. Recommended/optional items: helmet, lock, water, snacks and cash (food stop).

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Comment by Tom A.K. on April 11, 2019 at 6:38pm
Comment by Tom A.K. on April 10, 2019 at 6:59am

Please check ride link for updates about possible weather effects on the 4-11-19 Midnight Bike Ride. 

Photo Credit: Stacy Snyder, 'I'm your neighbor'.

Comment by Tom A.K. on September 14, 2018 at 4:14pm

We return, . . . , in hope that this ride can return to good fortune once again. 

Comment by Tom A.K. on September 7, 2018 at 3:12pm

Comment by Tom A.K. on September 1, 2018 at 9:32am

Thanks,   See You   . . .   !

https://youtu.be/Cf8J5848_Io (2:34)

Comment by Tom A.K. on April 19, 2018 at 2:41pm

Announcement from Professor Timothy Gilfoyle,
Due to unseasonably cold weather (33 degrees with snow in the forecast), the Spring 2018 Midnight Bike Ride (scheduled for Thursday, April 19) has been cancelled. The ride will return in Fall 2018 on Thursday, September 13. Check back to this site for details.

Comment by Tom A.K. on April 18, 2018 at 6:17pm
Comment by Tom A.K. on April 18, 2018 at 5:45pm

Midnight Bike Riding Back with 'Suzy'(snowflake), ('Yukon') Jack, and Nanook('of the North')!

Comment by Tom A.K. on April 15, 2018 at 5:22am

Meeting spot: Norville Athletic Center. Gather~8:30pm

Comment by Tom A.K. on April 12, 2018 at 4:28pm

One week from now Thursday evening. Gather at~8:30pm, complete waiver, Midnight Bike Ride rolls out~9pm and continues till~6am. Drop is your option.
Overnight, April 19 forecast,

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