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Midnight Bike Ride 9-14-17


Midnight Bike Ride 9-14-17

Time: September 14, 2017 at 9pm to September 15, 2017 at 7am
Location: L.U.'s Norville Athletic Center Plaza, 6526 n. Winthrop Ave.
Street: 6526 N. Winthrop Ave.
City/Town: Chicago, Il.
Website or Map:…
Phone: 1-773-508-2221
Event Type: sociable, historical, educational, enjoyable, late, night, fun, ride.
Organized By: Professor Timothy Gilfoyle
Latest Activity: Sep 15, 2017

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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, September 14  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.

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

All riders must sign release waiver.

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Comment by Tom A.K. on September 15, 2017 at 1:16pm
Comment by Tom A.K. on September 15, 2017 at 6:07am

Awesome Midnight Bike Ride Professor Gilfoyle !

Thanks, and see you down the road !  . . .

Comment by Tom A.K. on September 14, 2017 at 8:19pm
An amazing story of Loyola's student run bike shop; ChainLinks.
Comment by Tom A.K. on September 8, 2017 at 11:31am
'Riding through history', A look at the origin of this ride.
Comment by Tom A.K. on September 2, 2017 at 3:42am (3:58)
Previous Midnight Bike Ride Video from 4-22-17.
Comment by Tom A.K. on August 29, 2017 at 2:39pm

Route map for the Midnight Bike Ride 9-14-17

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