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World's Columbian Exposition of 1893: Burnham and Holmes

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World's Columbian Exposition of 1893: Burnham and Holmes

Time: May 6, 2012 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Location: downtown and southern Lakefront path
Website or Map: https://chicagocyclingclub.or…
Phone: 312-636-8968
Event Type: social, ride, guided, historical, tour
Organized By: Greg Borzo
Latest Activity: May 6, 2012

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Bike to the site of the World's Columbian Expostion and hear about the great world's fair of 1893 through the exploits of famed architect Daniel Burnham and infamous serial killer Henry Holmes, both of whom are profiled in the bestselling "Devil in the White City." We start with a couple of Burnham & Root buildings downtown and bike along the lakefront path to the former fairgrounds, discussing these men and their work, architecture and the fair, at several stops along the way. 

Led by Greg Borzo, author of "Where to Bike Chicago" and "The Chicago "L," this tour is limited to 15 riders. RSVP to get the downtown starting point. Helmets required. Contact Greg to get on the list and for the starting point.

Greg Borzo, email: gborzo@comcast.net | Mobile: (312) 636-8968

The ride will start downtown promptly at 9:30 am and end downtown at about 1:30 pm (20 miles, 12-15 mph). Please plan to be on time.


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Comment by O on May 6, 2012 at 5:52pm
Comment by O on May 6, 2012 at 3:24pm
Thanks for the great ride! Lots of information to ponder. Hope everyone got home before the skies opened.

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