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You are invited to Brunch!
Sun Feb 5th 11am-1:30pm
Greenhouse Restaurant, on the Misericordia campus, 6300 N. Ridge, Chicago IL, 6300 N. Ridge
Thinking about riding RAGBRAI across Iowa in July 2023? Or are you already registered for RAGBRAI 2023 and looking for a team? Either way, you are invited to the CUBS annual Kickoff Brunch on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 11:00AM at the Greenhouse Restaurant, on the Misericordia campus, 6300 N. Ridge, Chicago.
Brunch is buffet style, and costs $25 per person, including tax and tip. All interested RAGBRAI riders (and non-riders) are invited to attend. Following brunch (at noon) there…
Chicago Critical Mass
Fri Feb 24th 6-10pm
Delay Plaza downtown, 50- W Washington Street
February 24th - 2023
Last Friday of this month, and every month. Leaves after 6 pm.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown for 25+ years. Slowly winds thru a dozen miles or more. Radically inclusive, thousands attend in good weather. Family-friendly, and suitable for adults and children. There is no organization called the Critical Mass. There is no membership, no officers, no leaders, no rules, no dues, no platform,……

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Barrington Boomerang 200K
Sat Apr 1st 8:30am-10pm
Barrington METRA Station, 201 S Spring St, Barrington, Illinois
In honor of PBP, we are doing our official ACP Qualifying 200k Brevet on April 1, 2023! This is an out and back to Darien, Wisconsin starting in Barrington. Lots of quiet backroads and not many hills for a way to dust off the bike and reve up for the year.
The 8:30am start means we require front and rear lights and reflective gear/vest as you could easily wind up in the dark so early. The start is the Barrington…
Barrington Turtle 300k
Sat Apr 15th - Sun Apr 16th
Barrington METRA Station, 201 S Spring St, Barrington, Illinois
Barrington Turtle 300k. Start time is 7:00am from the Barrington Metro Train Station. This route features rolling terrain heading out to the driftless with the turnaround in Orfordville.
We require lights front/rear and reflective gear/vest because you will be riding for some time in the dark. The start is the Barrington METRA Stop providing both free parking and an alternative way to get home. Check the train…
Evanston to Bull Valley 200k
Sat Apr 29th 8am-9:30pm
Temperance Beer Company, 2000 Dempster St, Evanston, Illinois, 60202
This is a loop route from Evanston to Bull Valley on rolling roads. We are taking advantage of many paved bike trails for safety and because they are nice! Parking is free at Temperence Brewery. Park along the chain link fence as far to the south as possible. Come and kick off the new ride year at a new venue.
This is an urban ride. Though you may be able to finish the route before sundown, our advice is to bring…
Barrington Cow 400k
Sat May 6th - Sun May 7th
Barrington METRA Station, 201 S Spring St, Barrington, Illinois, 60010
This is a moderately challenging 400k from Barrington with a few hills at the start. We head up to just near Woodstock before heading to Wisconsin and looping up through Milton and New Glarus. Once you get to New Glarus, you can take the Sugar River Trail if you don’t mind a gravel/hard-pack trail (the GPS takes the roads) to Brodhead. From there we head back but cross through Rockton and take a very short section of the Long Prairie Trail from Calendonia to…
Psychedelic Turtle 300k
Sat May 20th - Sun May 21st
Best Western, 900 Lake Ave, Woodstock, Illinois 60098
Already a GLR favorite, this 300k loop hits classic sights along Turtle Creek, a bit of the driftless, and many rollers. Known for super quiet roads, it is a real jewel to ride. We return through Sharon and nearly past the founding spot of our club. Everyone who rides this marvels at how few cars they see. Lots of wildlife including a good shot at Sandhill Cranes as well as the scenic bridge at Tiffany.
For your…
Psychedelic Eagle 200k
Sat May 20th 7am-8:30pm
Best Western, 990 Lake Ave, Woodstock, IL, Illinois 60098
Lollipop route up to Eagle and back to Woodstock. There is about 4,700 ft of climbing so it is challenging without being obnoxious. Starting at 7:00 am means reflective safety gear is needed!
For your safety, we require a helmet, front and rear lights, and reflective gear/vest. You will be riding in the dark.
Please review the Great Lakes Ultra Cycling website for complete information about our club, how to join, and to…
Fox and Hawks 600k
Sat May 27th - Sun May 28th
Shell Station. Open 24hrs, 2500 IL-64, St. Charles, Illinois 60174
This is a challenging new 600k route out of St Charles/Batavia area for 2022! We start out on the Fox River Trail and head west early in the morning to Rochelle and stop briefly in Oregon before heading south to Dixon. Then the hills begin! From Dixon, we wind north all the way to Galena, IL. Tank up in Galena! AirBnd is a great source for doing your own overnight – we recommend Savanna, Mt Carroll, or Lanark.
Psychedelic Cow 400k
Sat Jun 3rd - Sun Jun 4th
Best Western, 990 Lake Ave, Woodstock, Illinois 60098
This is a great route that starts out with a super flat section to Oregon. Get time in the bank and avoid the wind! Once you get to Oregon, the hills pick up with a trip by the Byron Nuclear power station and then north through the driftless up to New Glarus with an option along the Sugar River Trail. From there you turn east back through Evansville and Milton to return to Woodstock.
Make your reservations early if…

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