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      Science Museum and Lagoons Family Ride in Chicago

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      May 4, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      6100 South Blackstone Avenue
      Chicago, Illinois 60637

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      Science Museum and Lagoons Family Ride

      Family ride with a brief tour around the Museum of Science and Industry and bike path. Stopping at sites of interest with time to read the markers and take photos. Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Departure Time:         10:00 am SHARP End Time:                   about 12:00Noon Ride Leader: eD Dixon   312-203-8664/ Start Location:            Blackstone Cycles, 6100 Blackstone Ave. Distance/Time Duration: 2-3 hours Cyclist Capability:      All cyclists should be able to ride 5-10 mph Average Speed: 5- 8 mph Drop/No Drop:           No Drop Route and Description of the ride: This is a family ride limited to cycling trails and low speeds for families with children. Minimal street riding. RIDE RULES HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES! WHAT TO BRING TO AN MTC3 RIDE: Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride. Below are a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride.  Gear Bag: buy a gear bag (saddlebag is recommended) and stock it with the basics – extra tube, tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.  Tire Pressure: pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride. If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn.  Your bike: Give it a quick inspection. Spin the wheels to make sure they are not rubbing. Do the gears shift accurately and easily? Does everything seem to be in order? This is called an ABC check. (Air, Brakes, and Chain)  Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc.).  Optional items: The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but are not absolutely necessary. Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts.  Be on Time: MTC3 rides leave promptly at the advertised time. Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll with soul! As always... check the MTC3 Listserv on the day of the ride for any updates on weather, etc. To join the listserv, sign up for our Yahoogroup!

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