Chicago training rides

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SATURDAY
GTE Barrington Ride

 


Distance: 65-75 miles

Time: 5 a.m.

Location: Roger Williams and St. John’s Avenue, Highland Park

Notes: Organized by Marc Zionts (Enzo’s). “Fast ride with good rollers. Plenty of hill and flat sprints along the course. Well organized and safe ride, come ready to ride hard and push the pace with a solid group of riders. Helmets and good judgment required.”

 

 


SATURDAY

 


Distance: 30-75 miles

Time: 6 a.m.

Location: Lake and Harlem, Oak Park

 


Notes: “Cruising at 22+ mph, average pace of 18-20+ mph, with sprints up to 30+ mph.”

 

 


SATURDAY

 


Spin Doctor Saturday Ride

 


Distance: 50 miles

Time: 6 a.m.

Location: Bowes and Randall, Elgin, Menards parking lot

 


Notes: First 15 miles at about 18-19 mph, the last 35 miles at around 22-24 with the last 5 miles at around 27-28 (for the A group). The last 35 miles are at around 20 mph for the B group. Helmet required. No-drop for the first 15 miles. B group is generally no-drop. Ride safety strictly enforced.

 

 


SATURDAY

 


Distance: 35 miles

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: West parking lot at Harper College, Palatine

 


 

 


SATURDAY

 


Distance: 2+ hours miles

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: 1898 N. Sheridan Rd., Highland Park

 


Notes: 18+ mph. The focus of this ride is interval training though will vary based on training schedule. Be prepared for quick bursts. Participants must feel comfortable riding in a group and riding in pacelines. Communication on the bike is a must.

 


SATURDAY

 


Distance: 20-100 miles

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: 1515 N Sheridan Rd., Wilmette

 


Notes: Join Higher Gear this summer as we prepare you for your late summer century ride. Mileage will progress to prepare you for the 60-mile Venus de Miles ride in July and the 100-mile Wrigley Field Road Tour in August. Multiple pace groups means no one gets left behind. Helmets required; headphones not allowed.

 

 


SATURDAY

 


Distance: 60 miles

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: 5th Avenue and Mill Street, Naperville

 


Notes: Slow warm-up through Naperville then 21+, with stretches at 25+ with stops only for lights/signs.

SATURDAY
Get a Grip Cycles’ No-drop Ride

Distance: 20-25 miles


Time: 7 a.m.

Location: 4359 W. Irving Park Rd.

 

 

 


SATURDAY

 


MOX Multisport team ride

 


Distance:60 miles

Time: 7 a.m.

Location:738 W. Randolph St.

 


Notes: “First 17 miles are no-drop. After that tempo will increase 22-25 mph.”

 


SATURDAY

 


Distance: 36-50 miles

Time: 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m.

Location: Wicker Park and Damen (7 a.m.), Ridge and Pratt (7:30 a.m.)

 


Notes: No-drop to Highland Park along this route. Helmets required. In Highland Park, groups form to either return to Chicago or go longer, faster.

 


SATURDAY

 


Judson

 


Distance: 50+ miles

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Judson and Greenleaf, Evanston

 


Notes: “Team Judson is first and foremost an anarchy, and whoever is in front gets the ultimate choice about the route we take.”

 


SATURDAY

 


Half Acre Cycling team ride

 


Distance: 50+ miles

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Element Multisport, 2754 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago

 


Notes: “Route depends on who shows. At least half of the ride is always no-drop. A smaller group ride with a lot of camaraderie and focusing on having fun rather then trying to hammer it up to Highland Park.”

 

 


SATURDAY

 


Distance: 50-70 miles

Time: Refer to Web site.

Location: Jay Cee Park, Deerfield

 


Notes: An A ride is an aggressive ride that has large stretches at 28 to 32 mph. The B ride is more moderate, yet follows the same route. It usually tops out at 25 mph and averages 20 mph.

 

 

 


SUNDAY

 


Distance: 30-75 miles

Time: 6 a.m.

Location: Lake and Harlem, Oak Park

 


Notes: “Cruising at 22+ mph, average pace of 18-20+ mph, with sprints up to 30+ mph.”

 

 


SUNDAY

 


Johnny Sprockets

 


Distance: 35-40 miles

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: 1052 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Notes:Meet at 7 for coffee. Up Sheridan Road to Highland Park and back.

 

 


SUNDAY

 


Distance: 40-60 miles

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Deerfield Metra Station

Notes: A Ride: 20-23 mph average. B1 Ride: 18-20 mph. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

 


SUNDAY

 


Judson

 


Distance: 50+ miles

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Judson and Greenleaf, Evanston

 


Notes: “Team Judson is first and foremost an anarchy, and whoever is in front gets the ultimate choice about the route we take.”

 

 

 


SUNDAY

 


The Mafia Ride

 


Distance: 50+ miles

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: West Lake Forest Metra Station

 


Notes: Extremely fast ride north with stretches above 30 mph. Not for the inexperienced.

 


SUNDAY

 


Glenview Cycle Club

 


Distance: 36 miles

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Dairy Bar, 1015 Harlem Ave., Glenview

 


Notes: 19-22 mph. Helmets required. “Often cut a bit off the tail end of the loop if the group is in the mood to stop at the Starbucks at the Glen.”

 


SUNDAY

 


Northbrook Bicycle Club Sunday Training Ride

 


Distance: 50+ miles

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: George Garner Cyclery, 1111 Waukegan Road, Northbrook

 


Notes: 18+ mph. “Usual route is north to Independence Grove Forest Preserve, but sometimes it heads west to Barrington.
One ride per month departs from Libertyville Garner Shop. Check Web site for details.”

 

 


SUNDAY

 


Alberto’s Ride

 


Distance: 40-60 miles

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: 661 Central Ave., Highland Park

 


Notes: 18-19 mph pace. Women encouraged.

 

 

 

 


SATURDAY

 


Distance: 40 miles

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: 1898 N Sheridan Rd., Highland Park

Notes: “Participants should be comfortable with group riding,


pacelines, and speeds over 20mph.”

 

 


SUNDAY

 


VisionQuest Wrobel Ride

 


Distance: 50+ miles

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Lake Forest Metra Station

 


Notes: Ride to Barrington or Kenosha County and back at a steady 18 to 20 mph pace.

 

 


SUNDAY

 


Distance: 50-70 miles

Time: Refer to Web site.

Location: Northcroft Park, Lake Forest

 


Notes: An A ride is an aggressive ride that has large stretches at 28 to 32 mph. The B ride is more moderate, yet follows the same route. It usually tops out at 25 mph and averages 20 mph.

 

 


SUNDAY

 


Distance: 50 miles

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Grove and Sherman, Evanston

 


Notes: “This ride is for spirited, athletic cyclists seeking the camaraderie of a group ride, without the pressure of keeping up with those training for competition.”

 


MONDAY

 


Distance: 30 miles

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Lincoln and California

 


Notes: Slower pace with emphasis on smooth riding techniques and paceline etiquette.

 

 


MONDAY - FRIDAY

 


Distance: 20-30 miles

Time: 5:30 a.m.

Location: Madison and East, Oak Park

 


Notes: “Cruising at 22+ mph, average pace of 18-20+ mph, with sprints up to 30+ mph.”

 


Tuesday

 


Distance: 20-25 miles

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Higher Gear - Wilmette, Plaza del Lago, 1515 N Sheridan Rd., Wilmette

 


Notes: Road bikes are recommended. Hybrids will be expected to keep up with the group or know their way in the event they are dropped. We’ll work on group road riding skills and progress together over the summer. Helmets are required; headphones are not allowed.

 


TUESDAY

 


Barrington Tuesday night ride

 


Distance: 30-35 miles

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: St. Matthew’s Church, 720 Dundee Ave., Barrington

 


Notes: “About as fast as Harper Ride.”


TUESDAY

 

Long Grove Training Ride

 

Distance: 32 miles

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: ;Robert Parker Coffin Road and Old Mchenry Road, Long Grove

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Notes: 21-22mph; Experienced riders; 

 


TUESDAY

 


Pizza Hut Ride

 


Distance: 45 miles

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Skokie and Sunset Ridge, Northbrook

 


Notes: Fast ride to Lake Forest and North Chicago.

 

 


TUESDAY

 


Distance: 3 races

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Matteson

 


Notes: Three officiated practice criteriums each night. Riders break themselves into two groups by ability levels. $7 a night. Prizes for placing. USCF license required.

 

 


TUESDAY

 


Distance: 28 miles

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: 28W705 Penny Road, South Barrington

 


Notes: 5:30 p.m. in spring and fall. This is a drop ride. Pack work, pacelines, attacks/strategy, two key sprint points, multiple large climbs.

 

 


TUESDAY

 


Bartlett ride

 


Distance: 30 miles

Time: 6:30 p.m. in summer, 6 in spring and fall

Location: Petersdorf & Schick road, Bartlett

 


Notes: Average speed is 21-22 mph with many sprints during the ride.
Helmet Required! Centerline rule strictly enforced.

 


TUESDAY

 


Naperville Bike Club Tuesday Night Blur Ride

 


Distance: 22 miles

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Ashbury Park (Conan Doyle Road and Book Road), Naperville

 


Notes: Fast ride on lightly traveled roads.

 


WEDNESDAY

 


Distance: 40 miles

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: 1027 Davis St., Evanston

 


Notes: 5:30 p.m. start until Memorial Day. Bring lights in March.

WEDNESDAY

Distance:22 miles


Time: 6 p.m.

Location: 661 Central Ave., Highland Park

Notes: April through September. Averages 15-17mph.

 


WEDNESDAY

 


Distance: 20-25 miles

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Higher Gear - Highland Park, 1898 N Sheridan Rd., Highland Park

 


Notes: Emphasis will be on developing group road riding skills like drafting, communicating, pace lines and rotating pace lines as the summer progresses. It is a no-drop ride but riders are expected to be able to ride at least a 15mph pace to start. As the summer progresses and as we continue to make progress as a group, our speed will progress also. Road bikes and helmets are required; headphones are not allowed.

 


WEDNESDAY

 


Distance: 35 miles

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Lincoln and California

 


Notes: “Practice rotating pace lines, close proximity riding and advanced bike handling while building fitness at a riding pace in excess of 18 mph.”

 


Thursday

 


Distance: 25 miles

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Higher Gear - Wilmette, Plaza del Lago, 1515 N Sheridan Rd., Wilmette

 


Notes: Head out with Fredo every Thursday evening from our Wilmette shop. This is a brisk ride, covering more than 25 miles. Riders must be able to keep up with group or they will be dropped.

 

Thursday
Get a Grip Cycles’ Mid-Week Classique

Distance: 40-50miles


Time: 6 p.m.

Location: 4359 W. Irving Park Rd.

 


Notes: “The goal of this ride is to work efficiently as a group, build camaraderie and to have fun. We do like to go fast but nobody gets dropped. Speeds average 18-20 mph.”

 

 


THURSDAY

 


Thursday Night Intervals

 


Distance: 25 miles

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Arlington Heights Road and Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village

 


Notes: “We have roadies and triathletes doing hard intervals in a no drop ride format where everyone recovers together.”

 


THURSDAY

 


Bartlett ride

 


Distance: 30 miles

Time: 6:30 p.m. in summer, 6 in spring and fall

Location: Petersdorf & Schick road, Bartlett

 


Notes: Average speed is 21-22 mph with many sprints during the ride.
Helmet Required! Centerline rule strictly enforced.

 

 

 

NOTE: Times are for summer months. Some rides start earlier or later in the off-season.

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