18. May 2019 - 9:00 till 13:30
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The 7th Annual Major Taylor Trail Roll to the River | Dan Ryan Woods | Saturday, 18. May 2019

Come and enjoy a club favorite, the Roll to the River ride.  Enjoy the tremendous views and the great company as we explore the area from the south side of Chicago through some of our southern suburban areas.
Date:  Saturday, May 18, 2019
Arrival Time: 8:30 am Bike Check
Departure Time:  9:00 am SHARP
End Time: about 1:30 pm
Ride Leader: Peter Taylor/773-603-8127/pbtaylor27@comcast.net
Start Location: Dan Ryan Woods, 2301 W. 83rd Street, Chicago, IL 60620

OPTION 1: 
Distance: 40 miles
Average Speed: 12-13 mph
Drop/No Drop: No Drop
Route and Description of the ride: 40+ miles down the Major Taylor Trail to Orland Park and back thru Blue Island, Rivedale, Robbins, Midlothian, Beverly, Evergreen Park. We will ride the Midlothian Turnpike, Tinley Creek Trail System and the Cal Sag Trail.

OPTION 2:
Distance: 18 miles
Average Speed: 10 mph
Drop/No Drop: No Drop
Route and Description of the ride: 18 miles down the Major Taylor Trail and back thru Blue Island, Evergreen Park and Beverly.
 
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES! 
 
 WHAT TO BRING TO AN MTC3 RIDE:
 Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride.  Below is a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride.
 Gear Bag:  buy a gear bag (saddle bag is recommended) and stock it with the basics  – extra tube,tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.
 Tire Pressure:  pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride.  If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn.
 Your bike:  Give it a quick inspection.  Spin the wheels to make sure they aren’t rubbing.  Do the gears shift accurately and easily?  Does everything seem to be in order?  This is called an ABC check.  (Air, Brakes, and Chain)
 Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc).

Optional items:  The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but aren’t absolutely necessary.  Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts.
Be on Time:  MTC3 rides leave promptly at the advertised time.  Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll with soul!