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Bike Tour + Afterparty


Bike Tour + Afterparty

Time: April 22, 2017 from 9am to 11:45pm
Location: Major Taylor Mural & Buckingham Fountain
Street: 1030 W 111th St
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60643
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Event Type: social, trail restoration, bar night, volunteer, fun
Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2017

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April 22nd Chicago South Side
Bike Architecture Tour | Trail Goodness | Afterparty Music & Drinks

  • City Folk Meet at Buckingham Fountain at 9am. (1.5 hour guided bike ride through various neighborhoods and landmarks to Earth Day Event to/with Friends of the Major Taylor Trail.

  • South Siders Meet at one of the Following Functions by bike, by foot, or by car (Hint this is Earth Day so get your hands dirty and start the day off right at the Major Taylor Trail)


-Major Taylor Trail

Do Good & Feel Good | 9am-12pm
​1030 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60643.

Let's help get the Major Taylor Trail ready for summer by trimming trees and cleaning up debris. We will meet at the Major Taylor Mural where the trail meets 111th St. (1030 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60643)

"Tools and work gloves will be available, as well as water and light snacks, provided by Friends of the Major Taylor Trail Group. Supportive boots or shoes are recommended. If you have a favorite pair of work gloves, bring them."

-Wild Blossom Meadery

Lunch on the ridge | 1:30pm - 4pm
9030 S. Hermitage Ave. Chicago IL

How about sitting on the highest point in Chicago overlooking the Dan Ryan Woods & the North End of the Major Taylor Trail with an ancient alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey’ -Lunch at Wild Blossom Meadery, Winery and Brewery, A local bee keeper & wine maker. With Native Illinois wildflower seed sowing and hiking too. Lunch is Catered, you pay/choose. (located: 91st & Hermitage)

  • Ancient alcoholic beverages
  • Mead Brewery Tours
  • Native Wild Flower Speaker
  • Educational Seminar: Bees & Pollinators 
  • Lunch is Catered, you pay/choose.

-Bike tour through Beverly

Peaceful pedaling | 4pm -5pm

Architecture Galore! After lunch we'll ride to the only Castle in Chicago and do some peacful pedaling through Chicago's Beverly neighborhood. Note: The architectural views are pretty spectacular.

-Horse Thieve Hollow

After Party at Brewery | 5pm-Midnight
10426 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Food, Drinks, Band, and Free Bike Valet!!! We will drop in Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co. for Special one of kind Earth Day themed Martinis | Locally Hand crafted beer brewed onsite | Flavorful cooking: Gumbo, crab cakes, slow-smoked bbq and more.
The Band: The Stoned Lonesome
10426 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL

RETURN HOME: For anyone who biked from the city return home via108TH Metra Train station conveniently located nearby. Trains run till 1am

In association with
Friends of the Major Taylor Trail
Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co.
with art hung by Beverly Area Arts Alliance.

The Out Our Front Door organization.

Just some friends who are an all volunteer bike group.

Do Good, Connect, & Get to know a part of the South Side of Chicago.

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Comment by Andrew St. Paul on April 21, 2017 at 1:52pm

Hey There Everybody! Here's the event update.

Tools: If you have your own work/garden gloves and cutters please bring them along if you plan on doing the trail restoration/cleanup portion in the morning. There are tools and glove provided though the more tools/gloves the merry!

Food: We have Smokin BBQ Food Truck for Lunch. Snacks and lemonade during the trail cleanup. And dinner at Horse Thief.

Bike Riders from the City: Be sure to be at Buckingham fountain before 9:00 am. We will ROLL at 9:00 am sharp.

South-Siders and Non bike riders: The trail clean up starts at 9:00 am where Ride Leader Glenn and Friends of the Major Taylor Trail will be onsite to help you get started. The bike riders will then join in on the fun when they arrive.

Then a full day of events afterwards…

Hope to see you out there tomorrow!! Check out the full event description for times and details for the event you want to attend.

Any questions just ask.

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