Dates: Monday through Friday, every week through the end of the season
Departure Time: 5:30 am SHARP
Distance: 20-25 miles
End Time: 7:30 am
Ride Leader (Name/Email/Cell Number): Darius Lawrence/Dariuslawrence1@me.com/773-718-7555
Start Location: LA Fitness parking lot, 3435 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616
Average Speed: 11-13 mph
Rides during Covid: The Chainlink recommends all rides wear masks and keep safe distance to avoid transmission. We are hopeful we will reach critical mass with the vaccine but until we can confirm that is true, we recommend limiting numbers and/or creating safe distance in addition to wearing masks.
Stops: There may be a stop halfway through the ride if requested by anyone attending.Drop/No Drop: No DropDue to the COVID-19 pandemic this ride leader insists that all participants wear a face covering. NO EXCEPTIONS!
This ride will only go if weather is permitting. Please check with the ride leader before traveling to the ride to check if the ride may be cancelled due to weather.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES!
WHAT TO BRING TO AN MTC3 RIDE:
Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride. Below is 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 (saddle bag 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 aren’t 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 aren’t 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!