Bike the Drive is the one ride I look forward to all year. It is so much fun to actually ride 30 miles on Lake Shore Drive without worrying about sharing the road with cars. It is a relaxing ride, and my husband and I can go at a comfortable pace. This is our 3rd Bike the Drive, and we started the event a little bit after 6 am (event started at 5:30 am). Because we had pre-registered, we had our stickers/wristbands/breakfast tickets ready to go and didn’t have to deal with waiting in line. I brought along my little speaker so that we could enjoy some music. We saw some interesting people who brought along their small dogs either on their handlebar basket or trailer. We managed to bike the entire distance with some breaks and ate breakfast at Grant Park. It rained during portions of the ride, but it wasn’t so bad. I had on my windbreaker and light wool socks so I wasn’t totally soaked riding through the rain. I did feel a bit sore after it was all over, but then again, I haven’t been bike commuting as much as I used to. Looking forward to the next Bike the Drive, and hopefully they can extend the finish time to even later – past 10:15 am.
Here are some pictures from the morning.
We were actually going the same speed as the 147 bus on our way back.
We even saw a guy riding off the Belmont exit on a penny-farthing bike.