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Ninth Step Oaktoberfest and Closing Night Almost-Century


Ninth Step Oaktoberfest and Closing Night Almost-Century

Time: September 25, 2021 from 9am to 9pm
Location: Intelligentsia Broadway
Street: 3123 N Broadway
City/Town: Chicago
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Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2021

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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!

September is National Century Month, so this step is a century -- if you ride a little extra before or after. We meet between 8:30 and 9 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 Hammond. Take the South Shore Line home or ride another 7 to Three Floyds (the sixth-best brewery in the world is unfortunately currently pickup-only) + 12 to Flossmoor Station = 47 miles. Take the Metra Electric home or ride another 23 to the 8th annual Oak-toberfest at Imperial Oak Willow Springs + 7 to Imperial Oak Brookfield = 77 miles. Take the BNSF home or ride another 18 to closing night at Half Acre Lincoln Avenue (proof of vaccination, mask, and credit card required) + 3 to the end at DryHop = 98 miles total. 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.

Chicago is currently in Phase 5. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor public settings. Masks are required on buses and trains. If you are sick with or think you might have Covid, please stay home.

Online resources: Google map, cue sheet, South Shore Line schedule, Metra Electric train schedule, BNSF train schedule, Bikes on the South Shore Line, Bikes on the Metra, 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.

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Comment by bobweiser on September 26, 2021 at 1:03am

thanks everyone for coming. hope you all made it home safe.

Comment by bobweiser on September 24, 2021 at 10:20am

mark, looking forward!

Comment by DerferMark on September 23, 2021 at 10:47am

I'm in for the 1st leg Bob, to 18th Street.  See ya by 9am Sat.!

Comment by bobweiser on September 22, 2021 at 12:28am
plus the wind will help us home :-)
Saturday 09/25 8%
Partly cloudy skies. High near 70F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Comment by bobweiser on September 22, 2021 at 12:26am

i have confidence in you! :-)

Comment by Ana on September 21, 2021 at 8:15pm

Wow. This looks like an amazing event. I hope I can make it to mile 98!

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