From 5:30 - 9:00 a.m. this Sunday morning Lake Shore Drive will be completely closed to vehicles, allowing registered bikers to ride from end to end. We're talking Bryn Mawr to the Museum of Science and Industry. There are several turn around spots in case you dont feel like riding 30 miles, and you can take a breather at the rest stops along the way.
All riders must start at the Columbus and Jackson, and you'll want to end your ride there for festivities in Grant Park. Registered riders can purchase a special breakfast prepared by Goose Island for $7. (One of the options is all-you-can-eat pancakes so that's not a bad deal.) A Blues Brothers tribute band will entertain while various vendors like Jamba Juice will sell their wares.
The event costs $45 and includes a fancy t-shirt. Click here to register. You can register the day of, but the cost goes up to $55 and doesn't include a t-shirt.
|More event photos, from Windy Citizen|
Fun Fact: Did you know that the downtown portion of Lake Shore Drive was originally opened as Leif Ericson Drive in 1937? It wasn't called Lake Shore Drive until 1946.