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A Hailstorm in a glass half full - CBES

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A Hailstorm in a glass half full - CBES

Time: May 3, 2014 from 9am to 6pm
Location: Wicker Park
Street: 1425 N Damen Ave
City/Town: Chicago
Event Type: social, drunken, training
Organized By: Duppie
Latest Activity: May 4

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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 Brewery, 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(updated!)
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

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Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 4, 2014 at 2:38pm

Thank you, Frank, for organizing the ride. Was fun!

Comment by Brian Bender on May 4, 2014 at 12:22pm

Thanks for working out the Lemont/Tinley route, so many bad choices avoided.

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on May 4, 2014 at 2:18am
Yes it was a great ride. Nice hanging out. The club afterwords wasn't to bad.
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 3, 2014 at 9:52pm

It was sehr kool. Thank you, Frank!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 2, 2014 at 5:42pm

Woo-hoo!

Comment by Duppie on May 2, 2014 at 4:28pm

Talking about the weather.

Low 50s at the start going up to mid 60s makes for some ideal riding weather. We will be fighting the wind on the first segment, but on segment 2 and 3, the wind should be in the back.

See you all tomorrow at 9 promptly.

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on May 2, 2014 at 1:54pm

Cool, yea i am trying to get over something as well.  The ride back should be swift though based on the forcasted winds.

Comment by KevinM on May 2, 2014 at 1:48pm

Deet, you're welcome to ride with me on the way back. I'd kinda like to hurry back to city after Polyanna. Although, I'm still 50/50 at this point, as I'm just getting over the stomach bug I've have all week. 

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on May 2, 2014 at 9:02am

Kevin if you are looking for company, i will  do the same it would be nice to get back to the city by 4

Comment by Duppie on April 30, 2014 at 4:10pm

An article on the recent opeining of Hailstorm

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-28/news/ct-tinley-park-m...

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