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  • Sun
    28
    Jun
    2020

    Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains Cycling Tour

    9:30 am - 12:30 pmChicago History Museum - 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, 60614


    Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains Cycling Tour

    Join Biketropolis and one of Chicago’s top authors, Greg Borzo, as we tour the fabulous fountains decorating our vast city. Learn the history and architectural importance of these "water tossers"—often in plain sight but sometimes hidden within the jumble of skyscrapers, parks, museums and neighborhoods. We will pedal to a great number 25+ of Greg’s favorites from his 224-page book, Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains.

    Greg will also provide us with details about each fountain's history and significance, as well as stories about the water features that we walk and ride by every day.

    Date: Sunday, June 28th, 2020.

    Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Cost: $35.

    Registration link: https://fabulousfountains.eventbrite.com

    Departure location: Chicago History Museum (in front of the fountain at North Avenue and Clark Street).

    Lunch: TBD which will be held after the end of the tour.

    Total distance round-trip: 25 miles.

    Average speed: 10-12 mph with rest stops planned along the way.

    Skill level: Moderate ride/no drop.

    Gear: Bike, lock, helmet, hydration, snacks and camera.

    Be sure to check out Greg Borzo’s latest book titled: Lost Restaurants of Chicago