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  • Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016

    Biketropolis Cycling Tour of Canaryville, Bridgeport, & Pilsen

    9:00 amDaley Center 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602


    Biketropolis Cycling Tour of Canaryville, Bridgeport, & Pilsen

    Come join the next Biketropolis Cycle Tour where we'll be exploring a new batch of Chicago's hidden gems through some of the historical neighborhoods that shaped Chicago in it's infancy of the metropolis we now live in.

    Distance: 25 Miles Round Trip

    Skill level: Easy/Moderate ride / No drop

    Gear: bike, lock, helmet, hydration, snacks and a camera

    St. Charles Airline Bridge - Get up and personal with this 1919 Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge which spans the Chicago River.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park - Dedicated In honor of a successful Chinese Businessman and Civic leader. This park borders Pilsen and Bridgeport. From this vantage point we observe great views of the Amtrak "vertical lift" Bridge, the South Bank of the Chicago River and what lays ahead of this amazing Adventure Cycling Tour.

    Union Stockyard Gate - The main entrance of the meatpacking district for more than a century, starting in 1865.

    Chicago Fireman Monument - Erected to honor 21 Firefighters that were killed while combating the blaze of the Chicago Stock Yards Dec. 22nd 1910.

    Canaryville Little League Baseball Stadium - Witness how this community takes little league seriously and see this MLB quality baseball diamond built for the little ones.

    Valley Of The Shipping Containers - Bike amongst the giants through an almost endless valley of shipping containers.

    Testa Produce Windmill - Visit the first and largest free standing wind turbine, solar panel installation, and an amazing 45,000+ square foot vegetative roof in Chicago.

    The Bridgeport Art Center - View the latest creative art installation along the outdoor Sculpture Garden.

    The Parallelogram House - This house is without any 90-degree angles originally built on the old grid pattern which followed the rivers natural flow predating Burnham's rectangular grid system of Chicago.

    Palmisano Nature Park (Guided Audio Tour) - Incredible 27 acre site on the southwest side. It has transformed from prehistoric coral reefs to quarry to landfill to a gorgeous park with amazing views and perspectives of the city.

    Bridgeport Coffee - Coffee or Lunch

    Benito Juarez Plaza - This plaza is a collection of statues commemorating iconic Mexican leaders throughout history.

    Canal Origins Park - Walks us through prehistoric to present day timelines of the Illinois & Michigan Canal.

    Canalport River Walk - A little know Southside river walk and bike path that's located along the Chicago River and the main entry point of the of our final main stop.

    Damen Silos - Once one of the main grain silos of its time currently abandoned, was a movie set for Transformers, and now remains the breeding ground of a living street art experiment along the exterior and many interior walks of its many catacombs.

    Pilsen Mural Wall - The railroad line along 16th street is interwoven with numerous artist’s murals, graffiti, street art, and mosaics.

    Simone's (Optional) - We will end the ride at Simone's where we can enjoy a beverage and or food.

    Safe riding!