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2017 Group / Training Rides In The Chicago Area

A few notes about the group rides:

Day & Time Group/Team Starting Location Avg. MPH Distance No-Drop? Route More Info.

Mondays
6:30 pm

Starts 5/1

Chicago Cycling Club Chicago:
Dunkin' Donuts - Lincoln & California
16-18 mph 40 miles No-Drop TBD (North) Website

Tuesdays
5:30 am

SpiderMonkey
Women Only
Chicago: NW corner: Belmont, Lincoln & Ashland 2 groups,
pace varies
30 miles No-Drop North on Sheridan to Tower Road

Website

Facebook

Tuesdays
6:30 pm
The Chainlink Chicago:
Turin Bicycle
4710 N Damen Ave 
16 mph 30-40 miles No-Drop TBD

Facebook

Website

Tuesdays
6:30 pm

Starts in May

Oak Park Cycle Club Oak Park:
East & Lake
14-16 mph 30 miles No-Drop

Western Springs & back 

Facebook
(request to join)
Wednesdays
6:30 pm
Chicago Cycling Club

Chicago:

Dunkin' Donuts - Lincoln & California

18-35 mph 32 miles Drop Strava Route Website

Wednesdays

6:30 pm

Lifeline Chicago:
Turin Bicycle
4710 N Damen Ave
24-32 mph A group; 18-22 B group 40 miles Drop Strava Route Facebook

Thursdays
6:30 pm

Starts in May

Oak Park Cycle Club Oak Park:
East & Lake
14-16 mph 30 miles No-Drop Western Springs & back  Facebook
(request to join)

Wednesdays
6:30 am

Starts 5/3

Wheel & Sprocket

Evanston:
Wheel & Sprocket, 1027 Davis St
Various 20+ miles No-Drop

Ride to Ravinia
Women's A & B
Men's A & B
Family Ride

Website
Facebook

Fridays
6:30 am

Starts 4/28

Rowdy Tough Girls

Women only, beginners welcome

Chicago: Rapha, 1514 N. Milwaukee Ave. 15-18 mph 24 miles No-Drop LFP South to Bonjour Cafe in Hyde Park, return for downtown arrival at 8:45

Facebook

(request to join)

2nd & 4th Fridays
3 pm

 

Major Taylor Cycling Club

Palos Heights:

Lake Katherine Trail

7402 Lake Katherine Dr.

11-13 mph 24 miles No-Drop Lake Katherine Trail with hills

Eventbrite

Saturdays
6:45 am

 

Higher Gear

Willmette:
1515 N. Sheridan

Open TBD No-Drop TBD

Website

Facebook

Saturdays

7:00 am

xXx Racing Chicago: NW corner of Wicker Park, South of North/Damen/ Milwaukee 18-24 mph

40 miles

+ extensions

No Drop to HP, Drop on Return Strava Route

Website

Facebook

Saturdays

7:30 am

Judson Ride Evanston: Greenleaf and Judson 24-34 mph 50-80 miles Drop Route Website

Saturdays
8 am

The Chainlink

Chicago:
Perfect Cup
4700 N. Damen

16 mph 40 miles No-Drop TBD

Facebook

Website

Saturdays
8 am

SpiderMonkey Chicago:
Strip mall parking lot at Clybourn and Damen

18-24 mph

50 miles No-Drop Sheridan North to Highland Park

Website

Facebook

Saturdays
9 / 10 am

Check calendar

Major Taylor Cycling Club TBD: Location varies
Including Chicago: Southside
15 mph 25/33 miles No-Drop TBD: Route varies

Eventbrite

Sundays 
7:30 am

Starts 5/7

Windy City Cycling Club  Chicago:
Foster & LSD

A 16-18 mph
B 12-15 mph

A 40-50 miles
B 25-35 miles

No-Drop Route

Website
Twitter

Sundays 
7:30 am
George Garner Club  Northbrook:
George Garner Cyclery
16-18 mph 30-35 miles, grows to 70 by late summer No-Drop To Hansa Coffee Libertyville,  Website

Sundays

8 am

Johnny Sprockets Johnny Sprockets, 3001 N. Broadway

A 16-20 mph
B 20+

30-40 miles Drop

Beginner-friendly
Check Facebook for details

Facebook
Sundays
9 am

SpiderMonkey
(experienced riders)

Chicago:
Strip mall parking lot at Clybourn and Damen
Faster (varies) 50 miles Drop Sheridan North to Highland Park

Website

Facebook

Sundays

9 am

Rapha Chicago: Rapha, 1514 N. Milwaukee Ave. 15-16 mph 40 miles No-Drop To Highland Park and back Website

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