Event Information:

  • Sun

    Pothole Art Bike Tour with Jim Bachor

    10:00 amThorndale station (CTA) Chicago, Illinois 60660

    Pothole Art Bike Tour with Jim Bachor

    A uniquely Chicago urban treasure hunt – by bike! Jim Bachor’s stunning and sometimes snarky mosaic works are the centerpiece of this casual group ride, tracking down each and every existing pothole Jim has lovingly adorned with unique mosaics since 2013. And, the artist will join us! Meetup is inside the Thorndale Red Line Station, where Bachor’s commission, entitled “Thrive,” was installed in 2014. We’ll then ride a winding west to east to south route that catches up with up to 25 pothole artworks, including two private commissions. Please bring cash for a lunch and drinks stop, tentatively scheduled for 1pm, and another possible drink stop along the way. Space is limited and demand is high – we recommend signing up ASAP!

    More about Jim Bachor’s Pothole Art (video from CBS Sunday Morning):

    Date: Sunday, November 19

    Time: 10:00am to unknown end time – likely 5pm

    Cost: $10 (Includes a Bachor sticker designed just for the ride!)

    Departure Location: Thorndale CTA Red Line Station, 1112 W. Thorndale

    Total Distance (Round Trip): 30 miles, with multiple peel-off opportunities

    Average Speed: 8-10 m.p.h.with short and longer stops at each of the mosaics

    Skill Level: Casual ride / no-drop

    Gear to Bring: tuned-up bike, lock, helmet, hydration, snacks, cash, ID, and a camera

    Please note: More details will be posted as we get closer to the ride date.