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Steelworkers Pilgrimage Cycling Tour

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Steelworkers Pilgrimage Cycling Tour

Time: April 21, 2018 from 8am to 5pm
Location: Spoke and Bird (South Loop)
Street: 205 E 18th St.
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60616
Website or Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?…
Event Type: cycling, tour
Organized By: Tom Limon
Latest Activity: Apr 20

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Ride with us to explore the Steelworkers life in Southeast Chicago, Indiana. We will explore various sites including The Steelworkers Park, The Ore Walls of the US Steel South Works, James P. Fitzgibbons Memorial Museum, Marktown’s Historic District walking tour hosted by Marktown’s preservationist and resident Paul Myers, plus various additional points of interest along the way.

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: $25 (Includes donation to the James P. Fitzgibbons Memorial Museum)

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steelworkers-pilgrimage-cycling-tour-tickets-42786008102
Departure Location: The Spoke and Bird
Total Distance Round Trip: 50 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 and a camera

Ride with us to explore the Steelworkers life in South Chicago and Northern Indiana. We will first head South to our first point of interest The Steelworkers Park where we can explore the archeological ruins of The Ore Walls of the US South Steel Works. We will then head over the Ewing Avenue Bridge and pass by the smallest cemetery in Chicago housing The Tomb of Andreas von Zirngibl. This one-armed soldier fought Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo. We will then head over to Calumet Park and visit the James P. Fitzgibbons Memorial Museum. Next, we will visit the Illinois–Indiana State Line Boundary Marker Obelisk which is the oldest monument in Chicago located at the Commonwealth Edison State Line Generating Plant. Our next leg of the tour we will bike down to Marktown’s Historic District which was once a master planned steelworker factory town and enjoy a walking tour hosted by Marktown’s preservationist and resident Paul Myers. We will also visit the Republic Steel Sculpture and the Memorial Day Massacre Plaque. On our return trip, we will head back over to the Steelworkers Park to a secret location to take in breathtaking views of the skyline of Chicago.

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Comment by Tom Limon on April 17, 2018 at 2:58pm

It’s official!! We will have access to this location on the Adventure Cycling Tours - Steelworkers Pilgrimage Cycling Tour

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160609/east-side/this-tiny-secret...

Comment by Tom Limon on April 16, 2018 at 6:01pm

Here’s a nice write up covering this Saturday’s tour.

http://www.nwitimes.com/entertainment/bike-tour-will-pedal-past-byg...

Comment by Tom Limon on April 7, 2018 at 8:45am

Hello, Adventure cyclists one of the primary stops during the Adventure Cycling Tours Steelworkers Pilgrimage Cycling Tour will be an urban planned workers town designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1917 for prominent Chicago steel industrialist Clayton Mark. Once we arrive in Marktown we will partake on an insightful walking tour of the neighborhood with resident and preservations Paul Myers.

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/y7q3kbos

Last year was the Marktown 100 Year Celebration http://www.marktown.org

Here is a great article about Marktown courtesy of Atlas Obscura.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/marktown-historic-district

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