Come join the Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society Explorers on a ride to 3 breweries in the north burbs!
The Farmer's Almanac is predicting peak foliage for northern Illinois. This will also be the only free weekend I have since I'll be back in school.
We'll meet at the Logan Square Monument for a 9:30am departure. Head over to the Des Plaines River Trail and take that to Firkin in Libertyville for lunch and beer. This first leg is 40 miles in total. Firkin is not a brewery but comes highly recommended and has an excellent beer list. There's a 5:10pm Metra in Libertyville for those that want to head home after Firkin.
For those continuing, we'll head 3 miles to Tighthead Brewing for some more beers. Tap room only but we should still be good from lunch.
And finally, we'll take the north shore bike path about 9 miles to Lake Bluff Brewing.
Lake Bluff metra stop is right around the corner to get us home or ride 30 miles back to Chicago on the McClory and Green Bay trails.
Total distance including getting to the Des Plaines River Trail should be a bit over 50 miles. Be aware that the DPRT is not paved. Tires at least 28mm in width should be fine as the surface is fairly smooth.
Minimum average speed: 10mph
Bring: Bungee for Metra, Water, Snacks, Lock, Lights, and a Spare Tube