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Cycle to Chicago’s only Castle


Cycle to Chicago’s only Castle

Time: July 21, 2018 from 8am to 5pm
Location: Daley Plaza under the Picasso
Street: 50 W Washington St
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60602
Website or Map:…
Event Type: cycling, tour
Organized By: Tom Limon
Latest Activity: on Monday

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Let's bike to the neighborhood of Beverly to attend a one of a kind tour and multimedia presentation of Chicago's Only Castle. During this ride, we will have the opportunity to meet Errol Magidson, author of Chicago's Only Castle: The History of Givin's Irish Castle and It's keepers. We will then cycle through the amazing architecture of Beverly and learn about the history of the region. This trip also includes a visit to the Ridge Historical Society to learn about the geography and geology of the region. The museum also has a well displayed tribute to a past local cyclist, Carl Spencer who we will get to learn more about.

Date: Saturday, July 21st, 2018
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: $25 (Includes a donation to the castle)
Registration Link:

Departure Location:Daley Plaza (under the Picasso)
Lunch: Ellie's Cafe (Ellie's accepts cash, credit, or debit please check out their menu prior to the ride)
Total Distance Round Trip:35 Miles
Average Speed: 10-12 MPH with rest stops planned along the way.
Skill level: Moderate ride / No drop
Gear: bike, lock, helmet, hydration, snacks, camera.

We will kick off our Adventure from Daley Plaza, Once in Beverly, we will tour the amazing architecture of the neighborhood and learn about its history, enjoy lunch at Ellie's Cafe, walk through the Givin's Irish Castle.The return trip will take to the Union Stockyard Gate, the main entrance of the meatpacking district for more than a century, starting in 1865 and the Chicago Fireman Monument which was erected to honor 21 Firefighters that were killed while combating the blaze of the Chicago Stock Yards Dec. 22nd 1910. Lastly we will visit the Palmisano Nature Park (Guided Audio Tour) Incredible 27-acre site on the southwest side. It has transformed from prehistoric coral reefs to quarry to landfill to a gorgeous park with amazing views and perspectives of the city.

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Comment by Tom Limon on Monday

Join Adventure Cycling Tours this Saturday and Cycle to Chicago’s only Castle in Beverly to meet with Errol Magidson author of Chicago’s only Castle combined with a presentation and walking tour inside the castle. We will also be stopping at the Ridge Historical Society to learn about Carl Spencer a local racing cyclist. There are a small handful of spots available so please register ahead of time. Registration Link:

If anyone is interested in purchasing the book it can be found on amazon

I believe there will also be copies of the book and dvd available for purchase on the day of the event at the Castle.

Comment by Tom Limon on July 9, 2018 at 8:39am

I am very pleased to announce after we Cycle to Chicago’s only Castle for a tour and presentation by Errol Magidson author of Chicago's Only Castle: The History of Givins' Irish Castle and Its Keepers, we will be given the opportunity to talk with Elaine Spencer at the Ridge Historical Society (only a few blocks away from the castle) about her late husband Carl Spencer’s cycling career and memories. A portion of the proceeds for this tour will be donated to the keepers of the castle for needed renovations. Individual donations of any amount are also welcome to the Ridge Historical Society once we arrive.

Official Registration Link:

Chicago's Only Castle: The History of Givins' Irish Castle and Its Keepers (Black & White Version)

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