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  • Sun
    04
    Sep
    2016

    Bike to the Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park + Canoeing to Baha'i Temple

    8:00 amKwanusila Totem Pole 3510 N Recreation Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60657


    Bike to the Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park + Canoeing to Baha'i Temple

    Cost: $25 per person. (Covers Canoe Rental)
    Registration: http://meetu.ps/e/BTJlG/tHfB6/a
    Date: Sunday September 4th
    Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Average Speed: 10 MPH

    Bike from the Totem Pole on the Lake Front Trail @ Addison St. down Lawrence Ave., then up the North Shore Channel Trail through the Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park. We will continue our Cycling Adventure to the Evanston Community Center. We will then take a guided canoeing trip facilitated by the Evanston Ecology Center up the North Branch of the Chicago River to the Baha'i Temple and back.

    Point of Interest along the way...

    North Branch Pumping Station
    http://chicagopatterns.com/north-branch-pumping-station/

    North Branch Damn (Chicago's mini Niagara Falls)
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160208/north-park/its-no-niagara-falls-but-this-is-chicagos-only-waterfall

    Sculpture Park
    http://sculpturepark.org

    Evanston Ecology Center/Arboretum
    http://cityofevanston.org/parks-recreation/ecology-center/

    We will break up to have lunch on Center Street in Evanston at the location of your choice. Here are a couple food recommendations.

    Backlot Coffee
    http://www.backlotcoffee.com

    Prarie Joe's
    http://prairiejoes.com

    There are also several specialty shops you can visit on Center Street as well.

    http://centralstreet-evanston.com/directory

    Time Table:

    8:00am Depart from the Totem Pole
    9:30am Arrive at the Evanston Community Center to lock up our bikes and for a short break
    10:00am Canoeing Orientation and Departure
    12:00pm Arrive back from Canoeing Trip
    12:15 Bike to Evanston Center Street for lunch
    2:00 Bike back down the trail to spend time viewing the sculptures and take photos.
    4:00 Depart back to Lake Front Trail.
    5:00 Arrive back at Totem Pole