From John Greenfield:
Mark your calendar for the 4th annual Perimeter Ride, Saturday, July 30, 9 AM, meeting at the Handlebar, 2311 W. North.
This free, 100-mile ride moves at a relaxed 10 — 12 MPH pace with lots of stops for sightseeing, snacking, swimming, and other legal and illegal activities.
We’ll meet at the Handlebar for breakfast at 9 AM and hit the road at 10. The route is roughly the perimeter of the city, from Hegewisch to Beverly, Edgebrook to Rogers Park, and includes lots of off-street paths and the entire lakefront. We’ll wind up back at the Handlebar sometime after midnight for drinks.
If you’re not biking on the edge, you’re taking up tooo much space.
The Perimeter Ride is a fantastic way to see those completely out-of-the-way parts of the city, like the Calumet basin, that you’d otherwise have absolutely no reason to go and see. Plus, 100 miles isn’t nearly as far as one might think!