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Tour de Fat!

Blue Island Bike Club and The Tour de Fat Ride

Costumes and bike decorations are strongly encouraged!


Saturday July 13th. Depart from the garage (121st and Maple Ave) at 8 am.



This is a long day and a long ride in city traffic!

This is a ride for experienced cyclists who are comfortable riding in traffic. Only select children will be allowed to come without a parent. There will be adults riding with the group.

**Ride to the 95th Street Red Line Station. Take the Red Line to Fullerton. Ride from Fullerton Station to Palmer Square in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Participate in the Bike Parade. Enjoy the festivities, bands, and live performances at Tour de Fat. Meet up at the bikes at 3:45 pm to return to the CTA red line (adult riders and parents with their own children are welcome to stay later to hear the wonderful band Los Amigos Invisibles). Return to 95th Street train station. Ride home to Blue Island. Return to Blue Island about 6 pm.

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CTA transit fare will be $0.75 each way with WITH STUDENT I.D. (or if the child is obviously younger than 11 years old). Adults or students without a school I.D. are $2.25 per trip. Use Ventra if you have it. There is free water throughout the event; bring a water bottle. There will be numerous food trucks at the event with excellent food options--but they aren’t cheap! Plan on at least $15 for food or bring a sack lunch in a backpack.


Transit fare--child $1.50 / adult $4.50. Your own food (bag lunch) or money for food ($15-20). Sunscreen. Comfy shoes (no flip flops) and clothes for the weather. Water bottle and a way to carry it. Good bike lock. Bike and Helmet (preferably decorated!). Optional: a towel to sit on. A funny hat for at the event. A cell phone (recommended).

**Want to join us but want to skip the 7 mile ride to and from the train station? Drive to the 87th Street Train station instead (park in the Jewel/Osco lot on the SW corner of the 87th and the Dan Ryan). Remember to bring your bike and helmet.

  Posted by janeh on February 20, 2019

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