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Ride to Pierogi Fest


Ride to Pierogi Fest

Time: July 30, 2016 from 9:30am to 6pm
Location: Field Museum - North side
City/Town: Chicago, IL
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Event Type: social, cultural, endurance, food
Organized By: John
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2016

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A relaxed ride (no drop) along the Lakefront Path and Burnham Greenway through the south side and barely into Indiana.

  • Delicious food
  • Polka music and dancing
  • Mr. Pierogi, the Piroguettes, Ms. Panczki and Halupki Guy
  • Shaded beer garden with live music
  • World class "relief facilities" (air conditioned, running water and clean)
  • Rockstar valet bike parking, courtesy of South Shore Trails!

10:00am departure fron here:

There will be a beach stop on the return trip.  Bring a lock, water, sunscreen and cash for food.

Click here for the route

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Comment by neozen on July 30, 2016 at 9:55pm

Many thanks to the leaders and organizers!

Comment by John on July 30, 2016 at 9:30pm

Thanks to all for a grand day out!

Comment by Andrew Bedno on July 30, 2016 at 8:12pm

I've posted a handful of interesting photos of the day at

Starting with:

I achieved my every goal: had a shake, bought pirogi shaped soaps for my bestee, bought boozes not legal in Chicago, met someone new (HI Sarah the architect from Washington!) and more.

Comment by neozen on July 30, 2016 at 9:19am

On our way from Lakeview...

Comment by John on July 30, 2016 at 9:10am
Hanging out on the steps. Soundcheck from Lolla is shaking my bike.
Comment by John on July 29, 2016 at 9:40pm

Comment by Jared on July 28, 2016 at 1:28pm

I was there a few months ago and no one was around, wasnt hard to get in.

Comment by John on July 27, 2016 at 2:00pm

If a security guard is available, we may stop to see this landmark on the return trip:

Comment by John on July 27, 2016 at 1:28pm

Grant Park has been completely fenced off for Lollapalooza, so let's mee on the north side of the Field Museum (  

If you are coming from the LFP, you can exit N. or S. of the Shedd Aquarium to get there.  If you are coming from W. of Lake Shore Drive, I recommend the underpass between 11th St. and Roosevelt Rd.

Some riders will be staying late to catch the Village People show, but there will be a group heading back at 4:00pm from Whiting if anyone wants to join a convoy.

Comment by Andrew Bedno on July 27, 2016 at 1:15pm

Wondering the same as everyone, is Buckingham for sure the start?  I feel like we overlapped before, and somehow it wasn't a problem. We met along a fence or something. True?

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