No, this isn't about making direct amends to the people we've harmed whenever doing so is possible and won't injure them or others.
It's about riding to Three Floyds and boosting our cognitive function every month this year! There's a somewhat consistent schedule -- usually the 4th Saturday of the month -- and you can qualify for the F-12 Award.
In accordance with pandemic guidelines from the Mayor, the Governor, and the CDC, this ride is limited to 50 people, first come, first served, and social distancing and masks are strongly recommended.
September is National Century Month, so this step is a century -- if you ride a little extra before or after. We meet between 8 and 8:30 at Intelligentsia Broadway to caffeinate. We then take Barry east and the lakefront trail south. Feel free to join up anywhere along the trail. Just let us know where so we can look for you.
28 miles to 18th Street + 7 to Three Floyds + 10 to Flossmoor Station = 45 miles. Take the Metra Electric home or ride another 25 to Oak-toberfest at Imperial Oak + 8 to Brookfield = 78 miles. Take the BNSF home or ride another 5 to German fare and lager from Revolution at Sausage is the Sh*t at Fitzgeralds = 83 miles. Take the Blue Line home or ride another 12 to the end at DryHop = 95 miles. 15-18 mph.
Bring money, government-issued ID, a lock, lights since we'll be out late, water and snacks to have en route, and panniers for beer you can't get in Chicago.
Online resources: Google map, cue sheet, South Shore Line schedule, Metra Electric train schedule, BNSF train schedule, Bikes on the Metra, Bikes on the L, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.
PS: I give these rides these names because I find them humorous in an ironic way. It's not my intent to make light of addictions, efforts to recover from addictions, or 12-step peer support groups like AA. If you're trying to drink in moderation, we'll support you. If you're trying to abstain, you may want to give this ride a pass.