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Ride the River - Fall Foliage (CBES)


Ride the River - Fall Foliage (CBES)

Time: October 16, 2016 from 8am to 9pm
Location: Norwood Park
Street: 5850 N Avondale
City/Town: Chicago
Phone: 312-588-2300
Event Type: social, beer, brewery, brewpub, des, plaines, river, trail
Organized By: Rich S
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2016

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Come join CBES on an Autumn ride along the Des Plaines River Trail!  

We'll meet at Norwood Park (northwest corner by Natoma and Avondale) for an 8:00 AM departure.

It's a few miles to the Des Plaines River Trail which we'll take north to Tighthead Brewing in Mundelein, with a brief rest stop at the River Trail Nature Center along the way. Tighthead does not serve food but there are a few places in the mile before where we can take lunch to go. 

After lunch and refreshments we'll head east on the North Shore bike path to Lake Bluff Brewing

Distance: 45 miles

Minimum avg speed: 12 mph 

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Be aware that the Des Plaines River Trail is not paved. The surface ranges from hard packed dirt/mud to smooth crushed limestone. It can get pretty sloppy if it's wet and there is potential for some underpasses to be closed. Please make sure you and your bike can handle the trail, speed, and distance as well as any minor mechanical issues or flats. And last but not least, portions of this ride are on public roads with traffic so consume responsibly. You are responsible for you. 

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

Metra options home
Libertyville: 1:10, 3:10, or 5:10

Lake Bluff: 2:21, 4:21, 5:20 or 7:21

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Comment by Rich S on October 16, 2016 at 10:10am
Chris, we're going to stop at Firkin for lunch. Should be there about 12:30ish
Comment by Rich S on October 16, 2016 at 12:03am

Hope you feel better, Marcus. If you're up for it meet us at Lake Bluff for some hoppy remedy! 

See you at Tighthead, Chris. 

Comment by Marcusn on October 15, 2016 at 3:28pm

Crap. Not feeling 100% this weekend, so I'm not going to be joining the ride tomorrow afterall. You'll all have a good time without me I'm sure. Cheers.

Comment by Rich S on October 15, 2016 at 2:39pm
Yup ride is still on
Comment by Rich S on September 26, 2016 at 11:23am

Cool.I still have your number Marcus so I can text with location updates. If I recall correctly that extension was finished last year and was quite nice to not have to ride on Milwaukee. 

Comment by Marcusn on September 25, 2016 at 2:33pm

I'll meet up with the group on my way south on the DPRT. Hopefully I'll see you all around Lake Cook or so. 

Rich, that bump over onto Milwaukee Rd in Lincolnshire is no longer needed. The Lake County Forest Preserve purchase the land needed, and now the trail is continuous from Lake Cook to Wisconsin.

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