Presented by PeopleForBikes Ride Spot, Newberry Library, SRAM and ABUS to benefit Blackstone Bicycle Works.
:This 1919 Chicago Race Riot Bronzeville Bike Tour is a fundraiser for Blackstone Bikes (https://experimentalstation.org/blackstone) in Hyde Park. The EBC has a history of supporting this organization with grants from the NSC, and the organization was recently featured at an EBC club meeting.
RIDE LEADER: Joanne Davis
RIDE LEADER email: email@example.com
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE (Including the Ride Leader): 8
RIDE RESTRICTIONS: Masks to be worn during ride, during the tour (stop and go), and at rest stops.
RIDE DISTANCE/PACE: 20 miles round trip; 10-12 mph
RIDE DESCRIPTION: Invitation to ride this historic route to remember an important event in Chicago history.
REMOTE START: Hyde Park. 9 AM 9AM 9AM Please park at the community lot (no fee; has U of C security) at the corner of South Stony Island and East 60th St.. Entrance to the lot is from 60th
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We'll traverse the highlighted route of the Chicago Race Riots of 1919 using the Ride Spot app which you can download from the App store, & then PLEASE register to log-on. Using this app is the best way to ensure your ride is registered, and will count towards the riders needed to ensure the $7500 donation to Blackstone Bikes. (You may delete the app after the ride, or use it as another platform to map your everyday rides). Alternatively, you may use your usual GPS tracking device and the file can be forwarded Peoplefor Bikes for counting towards the goal,
To gain a broader historical perspective during the ride, I would suggest you read the tour guide or download the audio version. It will enhance your experience. A truncated history of each site will be provided by yours truly, Joanne.
In the event of rain the ride will be rescheduled- probably for Sunday Oct 31
Please bring a sandwich or snack. Expect to be back at Hyde Park parking lot 1-1:30 PM
Historical sites on the route:
NOTE: AT THIS TIME ONLY EBC MEMBERS MAY PARTICIPATE IN EBC GROUP RIDES. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS RIDE PLEASE EMAIL THE RIDE LEADER AT THE ADDRESS ABOVE. IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED AS A RIDE PARTICIPANT YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL FROM THE RIDE LEADER. ONLY SHOW UP FOR THE RIDE IF YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL BACK FROM THE RIDE LEADER THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR THIS RIDE. IF THE RIDE SHOULD CANCEL FOR ANY REASON THE RIDE LEADER WILL POST TO THE RIDES FORUM. YOU MUST BRING A MASK. HAND SANITIZER AND A PEN TO SIGN IN ON THE WAIVER SHEET ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ALL RIDERS MUST SIGN THE EBC SIGN IN SHEET PROVIDED BY THE RIDE LEADER.