Join us for a ride to the southwest suburbs. We will be leaving the fountain in Wicker Park at 9am and ride 32 miles on through Riverside and Brookfield and onto the I&M Canal trail to Lemont where we will be visiting the Polyanna Brewer
y, get a tour and sample some of their beers.
We will then continue approximately 20 miles to Hailstorm Brewing
in Tinley Park. This second part sees some significant hills in the first 5-7 miles. Almost all 20 miles are on residential suburban roads and trails
From there we have a few choices: We can ride another 9 miles to Flossmoor station and have a few more beers there, before we take the Metra electric back to Chicago, or we can ride 1.3 mile to the Tinley/80th station on the Rock Island District, from where we take the train back to Chicago.
Route from Wicker Park to Polyanna here
Route from Polyanna to Hailstorm here
Route from Hailstorm to Flossmoor here
Metra RI schedule here
Metra Electric schedule here. (Metra Electric now has some new trains that actually accommodate bikes!)
As always please bring: Water, layers, a lock, a bungee cord for Metra, and a flat repaiir kit