The Historic Cemetery Cycling Tour Join Biketropolis and pedal through Graceland Cemetery and Rosehill Cemetery for a one of a kind tour and explore the history, architecture, landscaping, nature, and the wildlife. Graceland Cemetery was founded in 1860 and is the home of many architects and influential people that help build and shape Chicago. Along with its incredible design and architecture, Graceland Cemetery is also a certified arboretum and the home of vast wildlife. Rosehill Cemetery is an architectural wonder, the Gatehouse dates back to 1864 and was designed by famed architect William Boyington, who also designed the Chicago Water Tower, one of the city’s most recognizable historical landmarks. In 1975, the castle-like, Castellated Gothic arched entryway became a National Registered Historic Site. This tour also includes a visit to the Edgewater Historical Society. If time permits we will also ride through West Ridge Nature Preserve.
Date: Sunday, October 28th
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $25 (Includes a donation to the Edgewater Historical Society)
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-historic-cemetery-cycling-tour-tickets-49575914896
Departure Location: Kwanusila Totem Pole (3510 N Recreation Dr, Chicago, IL 60657)
Lunch: First Slice Pie Shop (Andersonville Location) and The Empada Bike – (Bring Cash, Debit, or Credit Card for Lunch)
Total Distance Round Trip: 20 Miles Round Trip
Average Speed: 10 MPH with plenty of rest stops planned along the way.
Skill level: Moderate ride / No drop
Gear: bike, lock, helmet, hydration, snacks, sunscreen, smart phone or camera.