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...So once again we spring-less Chicagoans have skipped right through from winter into summer, and as the temperatures jump from frigid to boiling, we find ourselves in season for beautiful weekends and wonderful bike rides. As Memorial Day draws near, I look forward not only to channeling my inner Dade County fashion sense and releasing my vast assortment of white linen clothing onto the bike lanes and pathways of Chicago (not really), but also to the amazing event that is Bike the Drive.
We want to see every Chicagoland Dutch Bike riding down Lake Shore Drive this Sunday. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got an heirloom omafiets or a brand new Workcycles Transport. If you ride like the Dutch, you should ride with us. Is your bike less “Holland” and more “anywhere else?” Don’t worry, we won’t discriminate. Come ride with us too. It’ll be fun. If you are coming down from the North Side, up from the South Side, or in from the West Side, feel free to meet up at Dutch Bike Co. for some coffee and morning sundries. I’ll be in the shop around 5:00am listening to some James Brown and getting properly caffeinated. We’ll head out for the ride at 6:00am. We’ll cruise down to the ride start in Classic Dutch Style with a Bakfiets full of supplies. So please join Will, the Brehmen brothers and myself for a great ride. Just go to www.bikethedrive.org for all the information and registration. Or come by the shop and pick up a coupon for discounted registration.
Need to rent a bike for Bike The Drive? Give us a call at 312-265-0175 and we’ll set you up with special pricing for the big ride on Sunday. Pick it up on Saturday night before we close up or come by on Sunday morning. So let me know if you need a bike. And call me if you want some more info on where to meet.
Hope to see you there,
Dutch Bike Co.
651 W Armitage Ave
Chicago IL 60614
Join us at our Chicago shop for a Belgian beer tasting tonight, Saturday evening, 6-9 PM, with Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield of Vanberg & Dewulf, the Belgian beer experts and founders of Brewery Ommegang, the first Belgian style brewery in the USA. Also, join us during regular hours in the shop, for a weekend of sales specials on bikes and accessories.