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Mini-Tour of the Loop

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Mini-Tour of the Loop

Time: June 14, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Buckingham Fountain
Street: Grant Park
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map: http://g.co/maps/3nsnp
Phone: 773-255-6347
Event Type: architectural, social, tour
Organized By: Lee Diamond
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2012

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Led by Lee Diamond of Chicago Neighborhood Bike Tours, join us for a free 2-hour mini-bike tour of the Loop. After work, grab your bike and pedal over to Buckingham Fountain to learn about some of Chicago's most notable historical landmarks and districts.

 

The tour will feature a 6 mile trek with narrated stops about the Downtown section of Chicago known as the Loop. Community Area #32, The Loop is bordered by Lake Michigan on the east, by the Chicago River on the north and west and by Roosevelt Road on the south, and within this small area exists dozens of national and city landmarks, and canyons of skyscrapers, set on top of double and triple leveled streets, intersected and sharing space with el trains. It is the seat of government for the city of Chicago and Cook County.

 

Ride limited to 150 participants. Pre-registration is required.

Register|Buy Poster - $5

 

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Photo Album|Ross Felten 2011 Tour Poster

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Comment by Liz on June 14, 2012 at 8:56am

I've got softbnall in Grant Park at 5:30 but its usually done by 6:15, I registered online, I should be able to make it in time. 

Comment by Julie Hochstadter on June 13, 2012 at 11:32am

Hey Lee - you still need a few volunteers?

Comment by Lee Diamond on June 12, 2012 at 2:56pm

Just Will - city of Chicago just corrected their website and auto reply.  They also sent out an email to all attendees to clarify.  Sorry for the confusion!

Comment by Lee Diamond on June 12, 2012 at 2:55pm

Jim - Yes sorry - it is a poster from last year.  I completely see why that would confuse you, but amazingly enough, I always show old posters of the rides and you are the first person to ever mention that because I think it is the first time the dates were so similar, just different years.  Anyway, that is the poster from last year.  No new posters for rides that have one already.

Comment by JustWill on June 11, 2012 at 11:19am

This is also on your confirmation page:

Loop Bike Tour registration form -- Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Thank you for registering for the Bike Chicago Loop Bike Tour on Wednesday, June 15th. The 2-hour tour starts and finishes at Buckingham Fountain. Check-in opens at 6:00 p.m. and the ride begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Comment by Lanterne Rouge on June 3, 2012 at 9:11pm

Sounds like fun! And it's on my birthday!

FYI - the poster image you put up says Wednesday, June 15th - 6/15 is a Friday.

The city of Chicago website registration says June 14th, Thursday. Just wanted to give you a heads up!

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