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Chicago’s L.A.T.E. Ride – new route, new time

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…

July 4th Ride…Tomorrow Night!

Just a reminder…perhaps we’ll see some of you tomorrow night?

The Seminole Heights Bicycle Club and Bikecommuters.com are hosting a night ride on July 4th. Come ride with us to catch the fireworks display at Channelside in downtown Tampa. We’ll be meeting at the Seminole Heights Garden Center (5800 N. Central Avenue, Tampa) at 7PM and rolling at 7:30PM. Our destination is Cotanchobee Park on Tampa’s Riverwalk. It’s about a 12 mile roundtrip and will be slow-paced, family-friendly and FUN!

Bike lights (front and rear) are required and festive decorations strongly encouraged. For details on the route, questions or more information, please contact Jack at: ghostrider(at)Bikecommuters(dot)com. See you there!

flyer

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We haven’t figured out what we might do if it’s raining…and it’s been raining a LOT here in Tampa. Pray that the storms hold off!