This is a brief post to inform everyone that the July, August and September tours have been cancelled. This includes tomorrow’s Tour of Evanston.
As many of you know, my father died at the end of last month and my family and I are working on sorting out his affairs and moving my mom to be close to us in the Chicago area. I have to focus on my family for the time being but hope to be able to run the final two tours of the year in October and November.
My sincere thanks for all of the kind wishes, messages, calls, texts, emails, letters and the like that we have received. It has been a difficult time but we have been better able to get through it with the support we have received.
Thank you all for you understanding.
It is raining outside my window as I am typing and there is lightning in the sky. There is a flash flood warning in effect and my three open browsers with radar and weather forecasts don’t look much brighter for the rest of the evening so I am going to cancel tonight’s ride.
We will hold the Downtown Night Bike Tour next Friday, July 28 at 7:00 PM instead. The ride has been postponed for one week. Pre-paid tickets have the option of a refund or can use their tickets next week.
My apologies for the late notice. It is my goal to not have to cancel a ride whenever possible but I am also concerned for everyone’s safety and want to make sure that the ride is fun for everyone that comes. That doesn’t seem like a deliverable set of goals this evening.
I hope to see you all next week.
It really sucks to announce this but I have to cancel the Liar’s Ride this Saturday. I injured my shoulder and while I haven’t been able to see a doctor yet, that is on the agenda for this afternoon and for sure I will be unable to ride by Saturday as I can’t even put a little pressure on the handlebars for my right side.
I looked into doing the ride with a Pedicab, but logistically and sensibly, it was not to be.
I am very sorry for this and I hope I will be up and at ’em for May’s Tour.
Please do NOT show up for the Liar’s Ride on Saturday. It is really cancelled. It is not an April Fool’s Joke.
Sorry gang. I hope to see you all soon.
Porch detail for 5850 N Newark in Norwood Park
Sorry to report that our son Jackson is back in the hospital and again, I have to cancel this weekend’s tour. All ride tickets sold for the ride have been refunded and the event site has been taken down along with cancellation of the Facebook and Chainlink pages.
Sadly, this was our last tour of the year so I won’t have a make-up date for this ride until the Spring. Hopefully the time in the hospital will at least give me a chance to write a bit, an activity, like riding, that has been in short supply lately. Even better, hopefully he gets out of here quickly so I don’t even get the chance.
All the best to all of you.
Hey gang! Ride is cancelled! Thunder storms and flash floods have forced the city to pull the plug on our free ride tonight.
If you were registered through the city’s registration, we can honor a free ride for you at the Night Tour of the Near South Side. We are meeting at Buckingham Fountain at 8:00 PM this Friday, June 19.
Check the weather!