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  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2016

    Cycling Adventure to Pullman Factory Tours

    8:00 amDaley Plaza - 50 W. Washington St, Chicago, Illinois


    Cycling Adventure to Pullman Factory Tours

    Cycling Adventure to Pullman Factory Tours (Departing from Daley Plaza near the Picasso)

    Cost: $10 donation to the Historic Pullman Foundation.

    Once we arrive we will get an in depth walking tour of the Pullman Factory. A Walking tour of the neighborhood homes and architecture. Artist Ian Lantz will be leading Cycling Tour of the labor movement street art created by resident artist JB Daniels and Ian Lantz's Neighborhood Alley Art displayed on many of the beautiful neighborhood homes. As a bonus for those of us who arrive early enough we may get a game of Frisbee Golf in on the course that is built around the Pullman Factory Ruins.

    Sites we will see along the way and when we arrive

    - South Shore Cultural Center (1/2 Point Rest Stop)
    - Future site of the Ore Wall Garden
    - South Chicago Velodrome
    - Pullman Factory Complex
    - Pullman Clock Tower
    - Pullman Market Square
    - Greenstone Church
    - Surrounding Neighborhood

    Check out the bicycling options below, and let's ride to Pullman!

    Option 1: 40 Mile Round Trip Cycling Option
    Bike both ways with the group departing from Daley Plaza returning to Buckingham fountain. Meet at Daley Plaza (Near the Picasso) at 8:00am, departing at 8:15 sharp. We will take a quick 1/2 mark break at South Shore Cultural Center. After Pullman tours, ride back with the group. (please only choose this option if your are experienced at riding 40+ miles and have a capable bike)

    Option 2: 20 Mile One Way Trip Cycling
    Bring your bike on the train and bike back with the group. Catch the 10:30am Metra Electric from Millennium Station to 111th St (flag stop). Ride directly to Pullman Factory (2 blocks) as you'll have just enough time to get in the gates. After tours, ride back with the group. (please only choose this option if you are experienced at riding a 20+ mile ride and have a capable bike)

    Option 3: < 5 Mile Cycling and Ride the Train Both Ways
    Bring your bike on the train and just ride around Pullman with us. Catch the 10:30am Metra Electric from Millennium Station to 111th St (flag stop). Ride directly to Pullman Factory (2 blocks) as you'll have just enough time to get in the gates. After tours, catch the 4:23pm Metra Electric from 111th St to Millennium Station.

    Please make sure you have a spare inner tube, patch kit, water bottle, and your tires are filled to the maximum capacity to reduce the risk of pinch flats.

    There will be a safe and secure place to lock up our bikes within the factory complex. (The Willy Wonka gates close at 11am to lock up your bike within the facility)

    We will also have a quick lunch at The Pullman Cafe.

    Here is a link to check up to the minute train times.

    http://metrarail.com/content/metra/en/home/maps_schedules/metra_system_map/me/map.html

    *Bikes are allowed on the trains but please bring a bungee type cord to secure your bike from moving.

    Other related links.....

    The Pullman Factory Walking Tour FB Page
    https://www.facebook.com/events/574378649400843/?ti=icl

    Pullman Factory
    http://www.pullman-museum.org

    Hotel Florence
    http://www.pullmanil.org/hotelflorence.htm

    JB Daniels and Labor Movement Street Art
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160311/pullman/pullman-artist-jb-daniel-installs-street-art-tribute-labor-movement

    Pullman Cafe Yep Reviews
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/pullman-caf%C3%A9-chicago

    South Shore Cultural Center Website
    http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/South-Shore-Cultural-Center/

    Save the South Chicago Velodrome FB Page
    https://m.facebook.com/SouthChicagoVelodromeAssociation/

    Ore Wall Garden future development info
    http://gbdmagazine.com/2013/lakeside-development/

    Look forward to seeing everyone out there for an awesome biking and adventure.