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Chances are, you aren't! A cable lock is good if you are only going to leave your bike for a short time, but if you are going to leave your bike for a few hours or overnight, you need to be better prepared.

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  The 2016 Ride Season has started! Bring your children out for some fun rides. See the attached, downloadable documents for more info.
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Tour de Fat!

Blue Island Bike Club and The Tour de Fat Ride

Costumes and bike decorations are strongly encouraged!


Saturday July 13th. Depart from the garage (121st and Maple Ave) at 8 am.



This is a long day and a long ride in city traffic!

This is a ride for experienced cyclists who are comfortable riding in traffic. Only select children will be allowed to come without a parent. There will be adults riding with the group.

**Ride to the 95th Street Red Line Station. Take the Red Line to Fullerton. Ride from Fullerton Station to Palmer Square in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Participate in the Bike Parade. Enjoy the festivities, bands, and live performances at Tour de Fat. Meet up at the bikes at 3:45 pm to return to the CTA red line (adult riders and parents with their own children are welcome to stay later to hear the wonderful band Los Amigos Invisibles). Return to 95th Street train station. Ride home to Blue Island. Return to Blue Island about 6 pm.

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2014 Summer Ride Schedule
  Here it is! The 2014 Summer Ride Schedule.

Remember: You must have a valid Ride Waiver turned in before your first ride, and each year you need to turn in an updated Ride Waiver.

Download the schedule here

Download page 1 of the Park District Waiver here

Download page 2 of the Park District Waiver here

  Posted by janeh on June 4, 2014
Rides: Bike Club Schedule of Events: Summer 2013
  Summer 2013

***All bikes MUST have a white front light: This is the law in IL!*** All rides start at 4:30 pm. (ABC Quick Check from 4 pm onward) Dress for the weather! Bring water and a helmet!



Friday, June 28--Makeup ride for cancelled Pool Ride event. Ride starts at *5 pm*--returns at 9 pm. Ride first for about 4 miles, pool at 6:15 pm. Bring suit, towel, $ for food if you want it. Pool entry is free.

Saturday, June 29--For experienced riders only! Lakefront trail and Fix-A-Flat Workshop. Bring $ for lunch and train fare (Metra if small group, CTA if large group; at least $5 for transit). Ride leaves at 8:30 am SHARP, returns ~3 pm. Fast pace. At least 15 miles!

Sunday, June 30--Female only ride! Chinatown and the historic near South Side. Riders must bring at least $10 for dinner, plus Metra Train fare ($4 r/t for students, $7 for adults r/t) Meet at 2:45 pm SHARP, return ~ 9:30 pm. About 20 miles.

Friday, July 5--No bike club for the Fourth of July weekend.

Friday, July 12--Mt. Greenwood Park and Playground. Bring a towel and/or dry t-shirt as there are play fountains at this park. Ride about 7 miles.

Saturday, July 13--Tour de Fat! http://tinyurl.com/TourBIBC 7:40 am SHARP, return late... probably around 7:30 pm. Riders need to bring $ for food (*excellent food truck options at the festival*) and for transit ($4 r/t students, $7 r/t adults). Bring sunscreen and water! Silly costumes and/or decorated bikes are strongly encouraged. This is a long, hot, but very fun day. Ride about 18 miles.

Thursday, July 19--Beverly Hills Cycling Classic will be running in nearby Beverly neighborhood. I can’t go to this due to a school board meeting, but I encourage families to go out and watch the some of the top racers in the United States as they fly over the hills of Beverly (average speed 35 mph!). Festival at 107th and Longwood. http://www.bapa.org/content.aspcontentid=156

Friday, July 20--Pool Ride! Meet at 5 pm. We will ride for about 1 hour before we swim. Bring suit and towel, plus $ for food if you want it. Pool entry is free. Return around 9:30 pm.

Friday, July 26--Last Friday of the month. No ride.

Friday, Aug. 2--Hurley Park and Playground.

Friday, Aug. 9 and 16--No bike club. Healy family on vacation.

Friday, Aug. 23--Pool Ride! Meet at 5 pm. We will ride for about 1 hour before we swim. Bring suit and towel, plus $ for food if you want it. Return around 9:30 pm. Pool entry is free.

Friday, Aug. 30--last Friday of the month. No bike ride. Enjoy your Labor Day off!

Friday, Sept. 6--Blue Bridge and Fay’s Point. We will be hiking and climbing, so wear the right shoes. Bring insect repellent or spray up before heading out!

Saturday, Sept. 7--Tinley Creek Trail. Meet at 8:30 am, return around noon. Bring water, sunscreen (and some $ as we might stop for snacks). Ride is about 14 miles if we have a small group and can drive to trailhead, about 24 miles if we ride from Blue Island.

Friday, Sept. 13--Ride to Rainbow Cone. Bring about $5 for ice cream. Ride is about 9 miles.

Saturday, Sept. 14--Hike and Ride, Lake Katherine to Turtlehead Lake. Drivers will be needed for this event--please contact Ms. Healy if you are willing to help. Meet at 9 am, return around noon. Bring water and some $ to go to the Nature Center. Ride is about 9 miles.

Friday, Sept. 20--Ride to Mt. Greenwood Park. Ride is about 7 miles.

Friday, Sept. 27--no bike ride. Last friday of the month.

Contact information: Jane Healy at 708-308-8662 (cell) or repto@aol.com Website: www.bibc.us

  | Rides Posted by janeh on June 30, 2013

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