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Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society


Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society

Every member of the Society (CBES) should aspire to have a beer at every brewery or brewpub located in a day or two bicycle ride distance from Chicago (and, of course, within the city limits).

Naturally, preferable way of getting to is by bike, as for riding back . . . whatever is available, train, bus, horse and buggy, depending on amount of beverages consumed at the destination.

Routes on Ride with GPS, here.

On Facebook, here.

On Twitter, here.

Lists of breweries and brewpubs (and other beer things): on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Up-to-date map (with a list, postal- and web-addresses and phone numbers, where available). Five hundred thirty (530!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 199
Latest Activity: 22 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Future rides 71 Replies

Please post suggestions, ideas and discuss 'em here.Continue

Tags: beer rides, brewery rides, future rides, CBES

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Brett Miller Apr 28.

Post your favorite local beers here! 14 Replies

Did you just try a local beer that you thought was exceptional?  Post it here!  Continue

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Allan Oct 3, 2017.

Bikes, Bites and Brews - North Mayfair Festival 1 Reply

North Mayfair Improvement Association (NMIA) is pleased to announce “Bikes, Bites & Brews”, a neighborhood festival scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 1 – 3, 2017.  Fest-goers can look…Continue

Started by Matthew J. Robertson. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Jul 30, 2017.

Beer-, but non necessarily bike-related events 43 Replies

Post here a beer-related event you'd like to attend and invite others.Continue

Tags: beer events, events, beer

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Dec 11, 2014.

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Comment by djm on July 2, 2021 at 6:12am

Warm, dry and sunny tomorrow with NW winds.  Phase Three?

Comment by bobweiser on June 27, 2021 at 5:39pm

a couple fun divv-e stats:

  • actual range probably 40-70% > stated range (2 of 3 times rode further than app said i'd be able to)
  • average mph 16.9 (last leg: 22.23 mi. in 1h19m)
Comment by bobweiser on June 27, 2021 at 5:28pm

Comment by bobweiser on June 26, 2021 at 4:37pm

"The next generation of Lyft ebikes is a joy to ride with a sleek form-factor, a smooth and adaptive motor, as well as improved ergonomics to accommodate a larger range of riders. The new modern design integrates personalized features with a built-in speaker system, new lighting effects and improved safety features like on-board sensors and retroreflective paint."

Comment by bobweiser on June 26, 2021 at 4:31pm

In Chicago, the number of bike-share rides in May increased from 338,000 in 2019 to 531,000 in 2021, with a third of those extra rides on e-bikes. --Covid fueled the rise of the e-bike. See where ridership grew in th...

Comment by bobweiser on June 26, 2021 at 1:50pm

all that planning and now "Mostly cloudy" only 24% lol

Comment by bobweiser on June 26, 2021 at 12:40am

Sixth Step Rain or Shine Divvy-Friendly Ride (rescheduled) this sun., starting from Intelligentsia Broadway at 9!

Comment by bobweiser on June 25, 2021 at 11:08am

of course those not interested in a divvy-e adventure and not babying their own bikes would be free to ride them :-)

regular divvys don't come with locks, so we'd need to bring our own for 18th st.

Comment by bobweiser on June 25, 2021 at 11:03am

ok, learned a couple things today!

  • the colors on the divvy map are for the 2 divv-e fee zones (together, their "service area")
  • if we end (or start) a divv-e ride in the outer gray zone we get free minutes and they waive their usual "out-of-station parking fee"
  • if we park a divv-e outside their service area, for example over the state line, they dock us $25

so, divv-e as far southeast as we can, divvy to 18th st. and FFF and back to their service area, then divv-e home?

Comment by bobweiser on June 25, 2021 at 10:11am

otoh rain when it's 82 is a lot different than rain when it's 42. partly i just got my bike washed and don't want it to get wet. :-)

divv-e? right now there are 8 at E 134th St & S Avenue O, and 3 of them have an estimated range of 16 miles. alas, from there it's 10 miles to FFF. hmm, plain old-fashioned divvy?


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