Fleeting Daylight

With fleeting daylight, our women’s Wednesday ride has come to an end for the season. It’s always sad to see summer end, but what we took away from this year is exceptional! With an empowered group of ladies, this summer’s Wednesday ride achieved more than ever before. We increased our average speed, became proficient in side-by-side pacelines, rotating pacelines, echelons and cornering (Thanks  Rahsaan Bahati) and even a little off-roading ; ) Most importantly, almost all of the ladies overcame some cycling challenge and now are more competent and confident on their bikes. Awesome job!

We may be one ride down, but there are still plenty of cycling opportunities coming up. See the list below to make plans.


Saturday No Drop Ride. This 2 hour ride departs from Higher Gear Wilmette at 7AM. Riders enjoy a scenic ride along Sheridan Road.

Sunday Ride. Our Sunday ride will be cancelled for the next few weeks. We will pick up again starting Sunday, September 22.

Tuesday Women’s ride. This ride departs from HG Wilmette at 9:30AM. The 1.5 hour ride is split into groups based on ability.

Fredo’s Ride.  Join Fredo on a fast paced group ride each Thursday night during the summer. The ride departs from HG Wilmette at 5:30PM and averages 20+mph.


Sprint double Sprint. Head down to the Chicago Velo Campus next weekend for a two-day sprint series. For more information click here.

Chicross Cup Race #1 – Jackson Park. Can you believe it? We’re heading into cross season and the first race is a classic Chicago Course. For race info click here.

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival. It’s too late to register, but good luck to all the Chicagoans heading north for this great fall cycling event. For details click here.

4 Person Team Time Trial. This race has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 6th.  Get your teams together and keep your summer fitness sharp for another month, this is one not to miss! Details are still a little light, but for updates go to the ABR website

 Off the Beaten Path:

Looking for something different to do, but cycling friendly? Here are two options you might consider.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Bikes! The Green Revolution. Check out this must-see historical cycling exhibit. For details click here.

Open Streets Chicago.  They’re closing the streets down to encourage car-free activities. The events will be held this Sunday and next. For details click here.

Have a great weekend!


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