Event Information:

  • Sun

    Steelworkers Pilgrimage Cycling Tour Reprise

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

    Steelworkers Pilgrimage Cycling Tour Reprise

    Date: Sunday, May 21st, 2017
    Time: 8:00am to 1:00pm
    Cost: Free
    Registration Link:
    Departure Location: The Spoke and Bird
    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, camera, and cash for lunch at the fishery.

    Ride with us to Steelworkers Park to explore the park and surrounding area. Point's of interests include The Ore Wall, Southside Velodrome, St. Michael the Archangel, Ewing Avenue Bridge, and The Tomb of Andreas von Zirngibl (We have been granted permission by the owners of the decommissioned recycling yard where this tomb located to get up close to the smallest cemetery in Chicago. We will also stop off at Calumet Fisheries (Where the Blues Brothers Jumped the Bridge) for lunch before our return ride. Note: The vintage photo I used for this tour is what the area once looked like during the peak of U.S. Steel South Works Plant's operation.