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Night Tour of the Loop

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Night Tour of the Loop

Time: July 6, 2012 from 8pm to 11:45pm
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: Jul 6, 2012

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This night tour of the Loop focuses on impressive features of the dark in 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.

 

Unlike the free tour of the Loop (June 15), this ride will focus on the most impressive architectural elements of the area that stand out at night. We will take upper and lower streets, we will see lakefront and walls of vintage skyscrapers in the most concentrated area of landmark buildings in the world.

 

The ride is $10 at the start of the ride and you must wear a helmet and have front and rear lights to ride.

 

Buy Tour - $9|Buy Tour & Poster - $12|Buy Poster - $5

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Photo Album|Ross Felten 2011 Tour Poster

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Comment by Tank-Ridin' Ryan on July 6, 2012 at 5:29pm

Gotta pack for camping, but I still wish you horrendous weather.

Comment by Tank-Ridin' Ryan on July 6, 2012 at 2:14pm

You can make it happen Lee!  We believe in you (and your horrible horrible weather-attracting abilities)!

Comment by Lee Diamond on July 6, 2012 at 1:02pm

97 at lakefront at 1:00 PM.  Hmmmm.  Only 6 hours left for it to drop 85 degrees and drop two feet of snow on the Loop. 

Starting to doubt my earlier predictions. 

Comment by Lee Diamond on July 3, 2012 at 11:35am

Hi Anne,

3-4 hours depending on speed of group, rain and departure time, which has been known to be of a flexible duration.

Comment by Anne B. on July 2, 2012 at 4:23pm

Approximately how long is the ride (in hours, not miles)?

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