Event Information:

  • Sat

    Gary Indiana Architecture Preservation Cycling Tour

    8:00 ampin The Spoke & Bird 205 - 209 E 18th St (Corner of 18th & Indiana), Chicago, Illinois 60616

    Gary Indiana Architecture Preservation Cycling Tour

    Come ride with us on our next great cycling adventure to Gary Indiana for the cities organized Gary Preservation Tour Event. We will discover the lost architecture that is under way of being preserved. For 1 day only, we will join in on architectural walking tours and go inside many abandon buildings (without even sneaking in) that are being saved. We will also check out Lake Effekt where we will get the opportunity to witness over 60 street artists create amazing street art and urban murals.

    Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2017
    Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Cost: $20 (Includes a donation we will make as a group to the Marktown 100 Year Celebration)
    Registration Link (
    Departure Location: The Spoke and Bird (205 E. 18th Street)
    Total Distance Round Trip: 60 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, camera, and cash for lunch (TBD).

    Here is the complete list of the buildings we will visit....

    Gary Land Company Building

    Union Station

    Gary City Hall

    Lake County Courthouse

    Gary State Bank Building

    City Methodist Church

    Hotel Gary (Genesis Towers)

    Old U.S. Post Office

    Additional activities will be held at the following locations.

    Heat, Light and Water Building

    Art House

    Gary Human Rights Commission Museum (Old Sears and Roebuck Building)