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Nature Ride #1: Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Nature Ride #1:  Chicago Botanic Gardens

Time: May 19, 2012 from 2pm to 8pm
Location: caldwell woods
Street: devon & milwaukee
City/Town: chicago
Event Type: social
Organized By: Sarah D
Latest Activity: May 19, 2012

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this is the first in a short series called Nature Rides, in which the objective is to sit back on that saddle for a minute and enjoy the natural beauty that we bike through.  there will be 4-6 rides this spring/summer/fall, all meant to showcase chicagoland's ever-changing scenery.

 


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destination: Chicago Botanic Gardens

, Glencoe, IL

what's happening: it's the height of flowering season!  trees, shrubs, annuals, biennials and perennials are going balls to the wall right now.  additionally there's a festival there with plant and food vendors.  a definite must-see.

meeting point:  at the start of the North Branch Trail at Caldwell Woods (corner of Devon & Milwaukee Ave).  we'll be in the parking lot.

time: heading out at 2:00pm, so everyone wanting to stop by the bike wash has a chance to.

price: admission to the gardens is FREE.

 

other details:

-this ride is BYO food/beverages.  please feel free to bring your own but keep in mind that there will be kids at the picnic areas/gardens.  there is a grill and cafe with a patio at the gardens that serves food and drinks (including alcohol).

 

-while at the gardens, feel free to explore them or sit back and relax at the patio area.

 

hope to see you there!

 

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Comment by Sarah D on May 19, 2012 at 2:11pm
Sure! What time do you think you'll be getting up to devon/milwaukee?
Comment by Julie Hochstadter on May 19, 2012 at 1:54pm
Sarah - there is a group of us heading from belmont harbor heading north. Maybe we can meet up?
Comment by Sarah D on May 19, 2012 at 11:34am

alright!  hope you're all gearing up- it's a fantastic day for a ride!

Comment by Loan L. on May 16, 2012 at 2:46pm

Great idea, will come with my camera.

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