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Pothole Art Bike Tour

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Pothole Art Bike Tour

Time: July 1, 2018 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Thorndale Redline Station
Street: 1118 W. Thorndale
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60660
Website or Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zgZWwtGFF…
Event Type: cycling tour, biking, architecture, adventure
Organized By: Tom Limon
Latest Activity: Jul 2

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Description

A uniquely Chicago urban treasure hunt – by bike! Jim Bachor’s stunning and sometimes snarky mosaic works are the centerpiece of this casual group ride, tracking down each and every existing pothole Jim has lovingly adorned with unique mosaics since 2013. And, the artist will join us! Meetup is inside the Thorndale Red Line Station, where Bachor’s commission, entitled “Thrive,” was installed in 2014. We’ll then ride a winding west to east to south route that catches up with up to 25 pothole artworks, including two private commissions.

More about Jim Bachor’s Pothole Art (video from CBS Sunday Morning): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrBWimf_4uY

Date: Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Time:  9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $25 (Includes a Bachor sticker designed just for the ride!)
Registartion Link: https://potholebikearttour.eventbrite.com
Departure Location: Thorndale CTA Red Line Station, 1118 W. Thorndale, Chicago, IL 60660
Lunch: The Empanada Bike
Total Distance (Round Trip): 30 miles, with multiple peel-off opportunities
Average Speed: 8-10 m.p.h.with short and longer stops at each of the mosaics
Skill Level: Casual ride / no-drop
Gear to Bring: tuned-up bike, lock, helmet, hydration, snacks, cash, ID, and a camera
Please note: More details will be posted as we get closer to the ride date.

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Comment by Tom Limon on July 2, 2018 at 7:20am

Thank you to everyone who joined us on a very unique Adventure Cycling Tours event yesterday.

Here are several resources if you would like to check out our Pothole Art Cycling Adventure.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmetzWam

https://www.strava.com/activities/1675127408

https://www.relive.cc/view/1675127408

https://www.facebook.com/562930621/posts/10156160868905622/

Comment by Tom Limon on June 27, 2018 at 7:57am

Thanks to everyone who pre-registered for this Sunday’s Adventure Cycling Tours and Jim Bachor’s Sold Out - Pothole Art Bike Tour. Additional information and instructions have been e-mailed to everyone. Don’t forget lunch will be provided by The Empanada Bike which accepts cash/credit and serves both vegan and meat options.

www.adventurecycling.tours

Comment by Tom Limon on April 23, 2018 at 12:21pm

Adventure Cycling Tours friend Jim Bachor released his 2nd edition Pothole Art book. Also don't forget to register for this years extended Pothole Art Bike Tour.

Pothole Art Book Link

http://www.bachor.com/limited-editions

Pothole Art Bike Tour Registration Link

https://tinyurl.com/ybxfqbwo

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