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Ride to Ride the Rails


Ride to Ride the Rails

Time: June 22, 2013 from 8:30am to 7pm
Location: Illinois Railway Museum
City/Town: Union, IL
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Event Type: social, museum, historic, train
Organized By: Cameron 7.5 mi
Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2013

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The Illinois Railroad Museum will be having "Chicago Day" and operating their collection of equipment from CTA and Metra predecessors. We'll ride out by doing a Metra slingshot to Woodstock and then biking the rest of the way (about 10 mi).


Meet on Union Pacific Nortwest Train #701 (Depart Ogilvie at 8:30) at what ever station you prefer. I'll be boarding at Jefferson Park at 8:48.

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Comment by Cameron 7.5 mi on June 22, 2013 at 9:01am
Since I was the only one at Jefferson Park I decided to drive out later with Liz. Sorry of anyone was getting on at a different stop.
Comment by Jeff Markus on June 22, 2013 at 8:10am

My e-bike must whimp out but I'll drive thus opening 2 bikes on the rack and room for their riders in the car in case the weather shuts in.

Comment by Cameron 7.5 mi on June 21, 2013 at 7:02pm
Comment by Cameron 7.5 mi on June 21, 2013 at 2:04pm

Jeff, Carl and I will be boarding UPNW #701 at Jefferson Park as well. From there we'll ride the train to Woodstock and bike the last 10 miles from the Woodsock Metra Station to the museum. I'll try to be there a bit early and look for other cyclists on the platform.

If anyone is boarding at Ogilvie, Clybourn, or Irving Park stick your head out and give us a wave at Jefferson Park and we'll regroup on the train.

Comment by Jeff Markus on June 21, 2013 at 1:44pm

OK ya'll gots me thuroly confused....I'm lookin' at hitting the UPNW@Jeff Pk #701 (8:48A) with my e-bike. Then after humping the 50# bike and my stuff into  the train I'll rest fer the ride out to the boonies. Once I hump the bike off the train I'll be able to keep up with most road riders 'cause I'll have battery power.

I hope somebody will be training out there but keep an eye out fer me unless the weather shuts us down...

Comment by Cameron 7.5 mi on June 20, 2013 at 5:51pm

I'm back to riding.

Comment by Liz on June 20, 2013 at 5:50pm

New plan, Cam will still be riding out there, and I'll be meeting up via car.

Comment by Carl on June 20, 2013 at 12:57pm

Are you saying you're not going at all this saturday, or not until later that day?

Comment by Liz on June 18, 2013 at 11:22am

Looks like we'll have to postpone riding there.  Since My cat's got a vet appointment in the morning.  But we will be driving out there afterwards if anyone is still interested. 

Comment by Tom Z on June 9, 2013 at 9:06pm

This sounds like great fun, too bad I will be out-of-town, but I will be riding the Katy Trail in MO, so I guess it's not too bad of a compromise.

I will watch for a future ride.

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