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Not Exactly Switzerland . . . nor Sweden (CBES)

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Not Exactly Switzerland . . . nor Sweden (CBES)

Time: June 1, 2013 from 8am to 8pm
Location: Ogilvie Transportaion Center
Street: 500 W. Madison St.
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/zwyIh
Phone: vii vii iii vii iii iii i ix vi i
Event Type: brewery ride, brewery, beer, beer ride, chicagoland beer exploration society, cbes, geneva lake brewing company, lake geneva, prairie trail, fox river trail
Organized By: Serge Lubomudrov
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2013

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Description

Board UP-NW Metra at OTC at 8:30 a.m., arrive to Harvard at 10:20 a.m.

Don't forget to have breakfast and take snacks with you.

Ride approximately 20 miles to 750 Veterans Parkway in Lake Geneva, to Geneva Lake Brewing. There's a tap room; no food served on premises, but it's OK to bring food from somewhere else. Of course, we can eat first, then continue to the brewery. I googled around a bit for a source of food, and found that Simple Cafe nearby has good reviews. Not so good reviews, but right on the lake: Lake House Tap & Grill.

After libations, ride about 8 miles to the Prairie Trail trailhead in Genoa City, then follow the trail south to Crystal Lake (~20 m) or even farther, depending on weather conditions and our state of mind (+17 m to Elgin; + another 13 m to Geneva Metra station—the latter would make it "Geneva to Geneva" ride!).

 

Places of interest along the route (or close):

Onion Pub & Brewery.

Emmett's Tavern and Brewing.

Stockholm's Brewpub ("not Sweden" part).

 

Trains from Crystal Lake to OTC: 4, 6, 8 p.m.

From Elgin to Union Station: 3:55, 5:55, 8 p.m.

From Geneva to OTC: 4:37, 6:37, 8:37 p.m.

Weekend pass: $7.00.

 

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Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 5, 2013 at 11:33am
Thank you, Kevin! I'm glad Douglas is well. Still feel rather bad about it . . .
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 5, 2013 at 11:17am
Thank you, Kevin! I'm glad Douglas is well. Still feel rather bad about it . . .
Comment by Kevin C on June 5, 2013 at 11:10am

I forgot to mention I received a voicemail message from Douglas on Sunday night. He couldn't find Serge's number, but wanted to thank him for organizing and letting him come along. He acknowledged that he struggled with the pace. 

Comment by Jared on June 1, 2013 at 10:51pm

Thanks for organizing this.

Comment by OLB 0.1 on June 1, 2013 at 10:38pm
Great ride, even if we got rained on at the end.
Thanks for organizing Serge.
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 1, 2013 at 10:14pm

Thank you, Kevin, and everyone! Was fun indeedy :)

Comment by Kevin C on June 1, 2013 at 9:53pm

Another fun ride, Serge. Thanks.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 1, 2013 at 8:31am
We are on the train.
Comment by Jared on June 1, 2013 at 8:22am

leaving now.  see you in jeff park.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 1, 2013 at 7:53am
Traitor! ;-)

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