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Cycling Fri Jul 02 2010

On the Perimeter

An yearly Chicago tradition up there with the Blues Fest and Taste of Chicago is the Perimeter Ride -- a semi-organized tour of the city's edge. The ride starts with a trip down the path all the way to Calumet Park near the Indiana border, before cutting west to meander on the dividing line between Chicago and the Rest of the World. After making its way north, the ride stops at Superdawg for provisions, before taking the jaunt toward the lake and back to Handlebar for post-ride and absolutely necessary libations. This route is, of course, subject to change, but what's consistent is the length -- about 100+ miles and 12 hours of riding. Better apply extra chamois cream. The ride is of a more relaxed pace.

The ride this year is scheduled for Saturday, August 28, leaving from the fountain in Wicker Park, the park (1450 North Damen). The ride takes off at 10 a.m. Visit this thread at the Chainlink closer to the date for any last-moment changes.

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