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Wicker Memorial Park

8554 Indianapolis Boulevard

Highland, IN 46322

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Tuesday night rides will be geared toward developing bike handling skills… Safety first… Specific skills like shifting, interval training, endurance training, climbing, bike handling, paceline, riding in groups.


Date: Tuesdays during the riding season

Arrival Time: 6:00 pm Bike Check

Departure Time: 6:15 pm SHARP

End Time: about sunset

Ride Leader: Michael Wiggins (708)915-0930/Rumsey25@yahoo.com

Start Location: Wicker Park

Distance: 20 - 35 miles (Group decision based on the weather and the time that the sun sets)

Average Speed: 15+ mph

Drop/No Drop: No Drop

Route and Description of the ride: Leave from Wicker Park and ride south on the Eerie Lackawanna Trail toward Crown Point, IN. Sometimes, the ride heads further south toward Cedar Lake during the longest days of the summer.


Please park near the ice cream stand on the north side of the parking lot. Additionally, be sure to bring lights as the ride is near sun set, and sometimes we do not get back before dark.

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES!

http://majortaylorchicago.com/ride-rules/

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 is 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 (saddle bag 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 aren’t 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 aren’t 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!
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