This weekend the annual L.A.T.E. Ride in Chicago will cycle through Chicago neighborhoods as a fundraiser for the organization Friends of the Parks. Last year, the ride celebrated its 21st year. It’s a great way to see the city all lit up – and maybe venture off your typical bike commuting route.
This year the L.A.T.E. Ride will have a new route – highlights include the South Loop, Chinatown, Greek Town, Chicago’s historic “Emerald Necklace” and much more!
Night-of registrations will be accepted.
New this year – we begin riding at 12 midnight!
Schedule of Events:
10:00pm – Midnight: Night-of-Event Packet Pick-Up and On-Site Registration, helmet sales and bike repairs by Village Cycle Center, plus live music by Four Man Band.
11:00pm: Head for the stage for our annual BEST LIT BIKE and BEST DECORATED HELMET contests. Prizes will be awarded. Be creative!
11:50pm: Look for your color group (Blue, Green, Red, Orange, Yellow) along Columbus Drive. Listen for instructions.
Midnight – 12:45pm: Step-Off! We’ll release riders south along Columbus Drive starting with VIP riders followed by five regular waves in about eight-minute intervals. Rider numbers are color-coded according and will be released in this order:
1)VIPs 2) Blue 3) Green 4) Red 5) Orange 6) Yellow
Also new – while you wait for the sun to rise over Lake Michigan enjoy an all-you-can-eat optional breakfast from Goose Island – Cost is only $7.00 per person, $2.00 of which benefits Friends of the Parks.
See you Long After Twilight Ends…