Come Take a Spin…
Weekend starts are emailed on Fridays. Depending on sunrise, they're typically 6–8 am. Meet at the Pickwick Theatre, 5 S Prospect Ave. In good weather, we complete a 55-mile loop — most often to Lake Bluff — in 3 to 3½ hours, plus one rest stop. We regroup along the way at regular points like Glencoe beach or Fort Sheridan. Typically, some head home from these stops, so riders preferring a shorter route can find company on the way back. These points are the best locations for a different-paced group to communicate its plan to separate. Our shortest route, for poor-weather days, is a 1-hour "Costco loop" to Glenview (see Routes). We talk briefly at the Pickwick and start together, or as separate A & B groups, depending on the wishes of those present. Good road etiquette applies regardless. See Speeds for approximate pace.
Weekdays, a few riders depart the Pickwick promptly at 5:45 am for a Costco loop. Attendance varies; Wednesdays are most popular. Pace varies, too, but typically resembles the weekend "A" group. Drop ride. No leader or sweeper. Want morning company but need a different start time? Message us using the Join Us page.
DISCONTINUED! The Ladies Ride / New Cyclists Ride builds confidence for the newer rider. Growing skills from the basics: helmet fit, fixing flats, adjusting seat height, gear shifting, and riding on the road. Sundays 8–10 am at Wheel and Sprocket, 672 N Northwest Hwy, Village Green Shopping Center. Arrive with your bike in riding condition; helmets required. Because of low attendance, our last ride was July 31, 2022. New to cycling? Try the Monday Social Ride.
Monday Social Rides depart summer evenings at 6:30 pm in front of the Park Ridge library, 20 S Prospect Ave. A 1-hour loop into Glenview. Newcomer? Start here! Rides often end at the rear patio of Harp & Fiddle, 110 Main St., for those who wish to grab dinner or a drink. Rides run June 2 to Sept 12 (first Monday after Memorial Day to the first one after Labor Day). For September rides, bring front and rear lights.