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4÷8×3 (CBES)

Time: April 19, 2014 from 7am to 10pm
Location: Queen's Landing
Street: LFT across the Lakeshore Drive from Buckingham Fountain
City/Town: Chicago
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Phone: vii vii iii vii iii iii i ix vi i
Event Type: social, brewery ride, beer ride, chicagoland beer exploration society, cbes
Organized By: Serge Lubomudrov
Latest Activity: Apr 21, 2014

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Guess what? Yet another brewery is about to open in Valparaiso, IN: Four FathersThe festivities will commence at noon on April 19th.

It's 55.5 miles ride from Queen's Landing, so let's meet there (at Queen's Landing, that is) at 7 in the morning on Saturday, April 19th and leave no later than 7:15 a.m.

After trying what all the Four Fathers have to offer, we'll proceed to (1.5 mi) Figure 8 Brewing for lunch (there will be a food truck at the opening, so we will not starve until lunch, regardless).

After lunch, a short (0.9 mi) ride for a quick stop at the third Valparaiso brewery, Ironwood.

Sufficiently refueled, we'll be on our way back to Flossmoor. I would prefer to avoid major roads this time and follow a bit longer (42.5 mi) route, but will not insist on that. More direct course (part of which is very familiar to the 3F regulars), is shorter by only 3.8 miles.

If we start no later than 4 p.m., we should be at the Flossmoor Metra Electric by eight at 12 mph speed. If we miss 7:52 p.m. train, there will be just enough time for a beer before the next one, at 8:52.

Feel free to invite friends!


Trails: Lakefront; Burnham Greenway; Erie Lackawanna; Oak Savannah.

Minimum average speed: 12 mph.

Total distance: around 100 miles.

Do not forget: water, spare tubes, tools, lock, bungee cord, layers, gloves, snacks, sunscreen, etc.


More details to follow, if needed.


To Valpo:


Valpo to Flossmoor (long version):

Valpo to Flossmoor (short version):



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Comment by Rich S on April 19, 2014 at 6:18am

I can't make today's ride but I will meet you guys at the start with some fuel for your long journey! I'll ride with y'all to the end of the lake front path too

Comment by Jared on April 18, 2014 at 11:53pm

Have fun!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on April 18, 2014 at 10:57am

It sure does!

Comment by Kevin Mulcky on April 18, 2014 at 9:30am

The weather looks perfect tomorrow!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on April 15, 2014 at 4:48pm

It's a bit too early to be sure, of course, as April weather is moody, but as of now things are looking up—chilly, but dry and not freezing:

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on March 28, 2014 at 10:25pm
Yes, you can! Yes, you can!
Comment by Duppie on March 28, 2014 at 7:29pm

Oh man, I looked at my calendar, and I'm already booked for that night...

Have to see whether I can fit it in...

Comment by Kevin Mulcky on March 28, 2014 at 7:22pm

My friend, Mark, is the manager at F8. I'll see if there's anything he can do for us.

Other than that, I'll be staying in Valpo to visit family, so I won't be joining the ride back to Flossmoor.

Comment by JustWill on March 28, 2014 at 7:19pm

Duppie, depends on how much beer I've had, how much I have left over in my pannier, and my RoadHolland winner spoke's card ;).

But as of now, I think I'll be down with riding back up.

Comment by JustWill on March 28, 2014 at 7:14pm


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