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Midnight Bike Ride *New Ride Date* 4-18-19


Midnight Bike Ride *New Ride Date* 4-18-19

Time: September 13, 2018 at 9pm to September 14, 2018 at 7am
Location: Loyola University's Norville Athletic Center Plaza, 6526 n. Winthrop Ave.
Street: 6526 N. Winthrop Ave.
City/Town: Chicago, Illinois
Website or Map:…
Phone: 1-773-508-2221
Event Type: historical, educational, extraordinary, sociable, enjoyable, late, night, fun, ride.
Organized By: Professor Timothy Gilfoyle w/CL member Tom A. K.
Latest Activity: Sep 14

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* Unfortunately, the 9-13-18 Midnight Bike Ride has been cancelled. Join us Thursday April 18, 2019, at 9pm. 

* Due to the icy frigid spring weather the 4-19-18 ride has been cancelled. The ride will return on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

Since 1989, Loyola University history professor Timothy Gilfoyle has conducted a "midnight bike ride" for his students and friends. The event introduces students to major themes in American history by visiting various historic sites in Chicago.

The adventure begins at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in the plaza outside the Norville Athletics Center (6526 N. Winthrop Ave.) and across the street from Loyola Hall (1110 W. Loyola Ave.) on the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University. Riders normally return to campus between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. the following day. The ride takes place in the late evening and morning hours in order to avoid daytime and rush-hour traffic and because participants always see and learn more on a bike than during a bus ride or walking tour. Riders pedal at a leisurely pace (this is not a race), frequently stopping at important historical and architectural sites. Pit stops to eat, drink, and visit the rest room are frequent. All Loyola students, faculty and alumni are invited, and they are encouraged to bring family and friends. 

Free event. This event has been marked as open to the public. A reasonable number of CL friends can be accommodated for this ride. Please inquire.

A near nine-hour cycling adventure. Now this IS, an all night bike ride!

All riders must sign release waiver.

Yes, the Wrigley Building clock says 3:30am. A unique and extraordinary ride.


The Midnight Bike Tour will proceed at a pace of about 9-12mph. Participants should bring/rent a bicycle. Recommended/optional items: helmet, lock, water, snacks and cash (food stop).

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Comment by Tom A.K. on September 14, 2018 at 10:14pm

We return, . . . , in hope that this ride can return to good fortune once again. 

Comment by Tom A.K. on September 7, 2018 at 9:12pm

Comment by Tom A.K. on September 1, 2018 at 3:32pm

Thanks,   See You   . . .   ! (2:34)

Comment by Tom A.K. on April 19, 2018 at 8:41pm

Announcement from Professor Timothy Gilfoyle,
Due to unseasonably cold weather (33 degrees with snow in the forecast), the Spring 2018 Midnight Bike Ride (scheduled for Thursday, April 19) has been cancelled. The ride will return in Fall 2018 on Thursday, September 13. Check back to this site for details.

Comment by Tom A.K. on April 19, 2018 at 12:17am
Comment by Tom A.K. on April 18, 2018 at 11:45pm
Midnight Bike Riding Back with 'Suzy'(snowflake), ('Yukon') Jack, and Nanook('of the North')!

Comment by Tom A.K. on April 15, 2018 at 11:22am

Meeting spot: Norville Athletic Center. Gather~8:30pm

Comment by Tom A.K. on April 12, 2018 at 10:28pm

One week from now Thursday evening. Gather at~8:30pm, complete waiver, Midnight Bike Ride rolls out~9pm and continues till~6am. Drop is your option.
Overnight, April 19 forecast,

Comment by Tom A.K. on April 5, 2018 at 1:01am
Will notify of any change of event or reaction due to upcoming negotiations and any possible strike actions.
Comment by Tom A.K. on March 31, 2018 at 8:03pm (4:50) "I Was Born a Ramblin' Man!"
Bravo Loyola University 2018 NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball !
Thank You for an Extraordinarily Successful Season !

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