Three Floyds and/or Flossmoor Station Ride

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location Name: 
Daley Plaza
Location Address: 
Washington & Dearborn
OK, not everyone loves Three Floyds. Different spokes for different folks! Now you have the option of going to Flossmoor Station instead. (It remains an option to go to Flossmoor Station in addition.) We depart Daley Plaza at 9:00 AM and collect riders at Promontory Point at 9:45 AM. We stay together (more or less) down to I-80, then split up into Three Floyds and Flossmoor Station groups. The goal of the Three Floyds group is to get to Three Floyds by noon, when they open, and not have to wait outside. Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor gloom of night stays these couriers (and other riders) from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Depending on the weather, however, returning from Flossmoor Station via Metra can be a very attractive option. Total distance: Three Floyds round trip 60 miles, Three Floyds and Flossmoor Station one-way 40 miles, Flossmoor Station one-way 35 miles. We ask that you RSVP if attending. The fine print: There is no support vehicle. You are responsible for yourself. The pace is 12-16 mph with a short break at Wolf Lake. Mid-January weather can be extreme. Be prepared for cold as well as flats/mechanical problems. Checklist: ▢ Growler ▢ Water and snacks ▢ Lights ▢ Lock ▢ Pump, tube, tools ▢ Extra layers of clothing (more than you expect to wear) ▢ Money Online resources: Google map, cue sheet, Metra schedule, and Metra rules. The inaugural Three Floyds ride was conceived and organized by Mark Sinclair and took place on January 14, 2006. As many of you know, Mark died on April 14 of that year, at age 34, a few days after suffering a brain aneurysm. It was Mark's hope that it would become an annual event. Thanks, Bob and Kevin
Bob Hsiung or Kevin Conway
Added By: 
Kevin Conway