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Come Take a Spin…

Rides depart from different Park Ridge locations; details are below. See Rules & Etiquette for key guidelines. To receive our brief, weekly ride announcements, head to the Join Us page.


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 Sprocket672 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.

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