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Ride the River Brewery Ride - Fall Foliage Edition


Ride the River Brewery Ride - Fall Foliage Edition

Time: October 19, 2013 from 9am to 8pm
Location: Logan Square Monument
Street: Milwaukee, Kedzie, and Logan
Event Type: social, beer, brewery, brewpub, des, plaines, river, trail
Organized By: Rich S
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2013

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Come join the Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society Explorers on a ride to 3 breweries in the north burbs! 

The Farmer's Almanac is predicting peak foliage for northern Illinois. This will also be the only free weekend I have since I'll be back in school.

We'll meet at the Logan Square Monument for a 9:30am departure. Head over to the Des Plaines River Trail and take that to Firkin in Libertyville for lunch and beer. This first leg is 40 miles in total. Firkin is not a brewery but comes highly recommended and has an excellent beer list. There's a 5:10pm Metra in Libertyville for those that want to head home after Firkin. 

For those continuing, we'll head 3 miles to Tighthead Brewing for some more beers. Tap room only but we should still be good from lunch.

And finally, we'll take the north shore bike path about 9 miles to Lake Bluff Brewing.  

Lake Bluff metra stop is right around the corner to get us home or ride 30 miles back to Chicago on the McClory and Green Bay trails. 

Total distance including getting to the Des Plaines River Trail should be a bit over 50 miles. Be aware that the DPRT is not paved. Tires at least 28mm in width should be fine as the surface is fairly smooth.

Departure will be 9:30am sharp. We'll be picking up the DPRT at Bryn Mawr and East River Road via this route for anyone running late. Here's the route once we get on the trail. 

Minimum average speed: 10mph 

Bring: Bungee for Metra, Water, Snacks, Lock, Lights, and a Spare Tube

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Comment by Tom Z on October 21, 2013 at 7:16pm

Sounded like everyone had a great time. Sorry I had to miss the ride. I look forward to spring.

Comment by djm on October 21, 2013 at 1:07pm

Three Cheers for Rich and all who rode Saturday!

Comment by Adam Herstein on October 21, 2013 at 10:17am

Bummed I couldn't make it. I look forward to a ride in the spring, though!

Comment by Rich S on October 21, 2013 at 10:04am

Thanks to everyone for coming out and riding! We will definitely be doing this again next spring. 

Comment by Adam Z on October 21, 2013 at 9:50am

Good ride, good beer, good company.  Thanks everyone!

Comment by Marcusn on October 21, 2013 at 9:06am

Piling on... Great group of riders and bikes. Weather near perfect. Scenery great. All in all, a great day for sure. Rich did it again! 

Comment by PJ Kolnik on October 21, 2013 at 7:09am

Hey gang that was great! Thanks for letting a newbie shred some fall foliage gnar with you all!

Comment by ilter on October 20, 2013 at 4:54pm

Thank you all for a great day!  Here is a photo pre-beer photo. Click to enlarge (i hope that works).

Comment by Wolf-Pup on October 20, 2013 at 4:47pm

This ride was wonderful thank you for the great time everyone!

Comment by Wolf-Pup on October 20, 2013 at 4:45pm

Rich you organized such a wonderful ride! Thank you!

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