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Spring Cycle Camp '22

Ride the climbs of North Georgia

Did you miss our annual late-April trip? We'll be back in 2023. Learn more here.

Events We Ride

Individually, we take on rides from Colorado's Triple Bypass to climbs in the French Alps to local criteriums, sanctioned either by American Bicycle Racing or USA Cycling. We ride the events listed below more or less as a club. We also organize a spring pilgrimage to North Georgia​, tackling climbs featured in the Six Gap Century and the old Tour of Georgia.

Grand Fondo New York  —  Sunday, May 15, 2022. An intense, European-style fondo for lovers of green kits.
Dairyland Dare  —  Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. Hilly, bucolic Wisconsin splendor in serving sizes from 50k to 200k.
Bike the Drive  —  Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. DuSable Lake Shore Drive as it was meant to be. Details below.
The 55-mile option: Meet us at the Pickwick, time TBD, for a 12-mile route along Bryn Mawr to enter Lake Shore Drive at Hollywood. LSD itself is a 30-mile loop. We rest halfway, at Museum of Science & Industry. MSI also has a T-shirt pickup; rubber bands will help fit that shirt into a jersey pocket. Round trip ~55 miles. "B" pace. Registration is $55, or $50 with code Postcard5, which may be combined with an Active Transportation Alliance membership for further discount. • For a 30-mile ride, join us at St Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd, just before we enter LSD. Time TBD. • Driving downtown to ride with the kids, or on your own? Try Grant Park South garage; ample volunteers guide cyclists riding up the garage ramp onto Lake Shore Drive.
Door County Century  —  Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. An overnight or weekend. Count on someone to book a huge airbnb.
North Shore Century  —  Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. Pay to ride our usual roads.... but in support a good cause!
Apple Cider Century  —  Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Tour Michiana backroads before the season wraps up.

Where We Chat

PR Cycling on Facebook

Need a buyer for that old Trek, or a partner for an impromptu ride? Got a photo to share? Join Park Ridge Cycling's Facebook group. Not an email fan? You can see our weekly ride times here instead.

PR Cycling on Strava

Strava users: You can follow every cyclist in town—or join our Strava club instead. Club rides will appear in your feed separately from your activities and those of folks you follow. Use it to find a new local route, or simply add a post. You can specify whether your rides are visible to the club, to your followers, or just you. Strava's club FAQ is here and privacy details here.

Places We Go

Wheel & Sprocket  —  Our very own LBS, with access to stock in 10 other Illinois and Wisconsin locations. Start point for Sunday's New Cyclist rides. Village Green Shopping Center, 672 N Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge.

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Peregrine Bicycle Studio — Road bike specialists. Sales, service, and the best bike fitter in Chicago.

The Harp & Fiddle  —  End point of our Monday rides. Food for all, deep beer list, and secure bike parking.

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Hansa Coffee  —  Beloved Lake Bluff and Libertyville café stops.

Ride Illinois — Advocate for biking statewide. Maps, bike laws, and more. Check out their safety quiz.

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Active Transportation Alliance  —  Advocate for local biking and Bike the Drive's organizer.