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Join Active Trans, Elmhurst Bicycle Club and Spin Doctor Cyclewerks of Bartlett for our second annual Bike the Burbs Ride. 

This year, on June 29th, we’ll travel the historic Illinois Prairie Path round-trip from Elmhurst to our lunch stop at the fantastic and bike-friendly Two Brothers Brewery and Tap House in Warrenville, where we’ll enjoy a tour of the brewery and a special menu. 

The ride will depart at 9:30 a.m. from Elijah’s Coffee & Tea (136 W. Vallette) near the path in Elmhurst.  Conveniently, a UP-W Metra train will arrive in Elmhurst just minutes before we begin. 

EBC members will greet you at the Elmhurst station and escort you to the start of the ride two miles away.  There is also free parking available near Elijah's.

The Illinois Prairie path is a true gem in the Chicagoland region and a great example of what’s possible when neighbors come together in support of better recreation and non-motorized transportation opportunities. 

The path is largely hard-packed limestone (suitable for road bike tires) and features comfort stations, water fountains, prairie restoration and excellent birding opportunities. If you’ve lived in the area for a while, but have yet to visit this remarkable trail, join us!

The ride is free but we do ask that you register in advance here: http://atrana.convio.net/btb.

Through the registration page, we also invite you to join or renew your support of Active Transportation Alliance, and help us mobilize advocates for infrastructure like the Prairie Path throughout Chicagoland.

We’ll ride at a casual pace, but we are aiming to keep roughly a 12 mph pace. The total distance for the ride (roundtrip) is roughly 40 miles.

Riding Metra? Be sure to hop aboard the UP-W train that arrives in Elmhurst at 9:12 a.m. (departs Ogilvy at 8:40 a.m.).
On the return trip, inbound trains depart from Elmhurst at 3:13 p.m., and then every 2 hours.

We’ll also be passing a Metra stop in Wheaton along the way, for those who would prefer not to make the entire journey. Inbound trains depart from Wheaton at 12:54 p.m., and then every 2 hours

Space is limited to 75 riders.

Hope to see you there!

Kevin Dekkinga

Membership & Operations Manager

kevin@activetrans.org

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I had a Two Brothers (draft) somewhere over the weekend and it wasn't as bad as most of the craft beers out there. Looking it up..... it was a Dog Days Dortmunder-style ale.

So you're not a craft brew fan?

h' 1.0 said:

I had a Two Brothers (draft) somewhere over the weekend and it wasn't as bad as most of the craft beers out there. Looking it up..... it was a Dog Days Dortmunder-style ale.

I like their SideKick pale ale.  I tried Night Cat once too, a dark wheat, and remember it favorably.

I think I'd better hold off on responding until we've operationally defined "craft" beer.  Apparently it's not all that simple...

http://beer.about.com/od/beertastinganddrinking/f/What-Is-Craft-Bee...

What I'll say is that the majority of beers coming out of non-giant breweries are too thick and flavored for my taste.  And the trend of giving them attention-getting names is a huge turn-off-- put "bitch" in the name of your beer and I can guarantee I'll be passing it over.
 
Anne Alt said:

So you're not a craft brew fan?

h' 1.0 said:

I had a Two Brothers (draft) somewhere over the weekend and it wasn't as bad as most of the craft beers out there. Looking it up..... it was a Dog Days Dortmunder-style ale.

What better way to compare and review then in person.  I'm partial to the Outlaw.  Hope to meet you all on the ride.  Start with a cup of coffee in Elmhurst.  Terry

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