Enjoy a beautiful fall day riding around Chicago visiting some of the city's Buddhist hotspots. We will begin with a meditation sitting at the Zen Buddhist Temple at 8:30 a.m., head to Dinkel’s Bakery for carbs and coffee at 9 a.m., then hit the road for a day of exploration. The ride is roughly 46 miles, but the route is set so that those who prefer can jump on the El at the 10 & 25 mile marks or can finish at the 30 mile mark, when we will pass through Lakeview not far from the temple.
The ride will be at a 10-12 mph pace so that everybody can keep up. There will be plenty of rest stops along the way including Buddhist temples, Chinatown, Japenese Gardens, a Korean Buddhist vegan restaurant for a late lunch and some zen surprises along the way. Bike decorating is encouraged.