Spring is here.
In addition to the evidence provided by the relative furnace-like 60s and the open windows blowing curtains past my cat and laptop-filled lap, there are further signs. Sunday we set our clocks forward, the crocuses on the side of our place just popped through yesterday, I’ve been properly dropped from a group ride of mechanized roadies and Saturday is our first ride of the Spring Season, so it is really, really REALLY here.
Crap…..I was supposed to be thinner when spring hit this year.
Tour of Norwood Park and Edison Park
This Saturday we kick things off with the Tour of Norwood Park and Edison Park at 11:00 AM at Norwood Park, 5801 North Natoma Avenue in Chicago. The whole Northwest side of Chicago is a favorite corridor of mine, but these two communities in particular have wonderful and unique characteristics that I admire like interesting curvilinear streets, lots of splendid architecture and a feeling very much like a separate little village within the city. Now that it is Springtime, you are fresh out of excuses, so come join us.
On April 1, we will be holding our annual Liar’s Ride. This year, I have invited some of the luminaries that have attended the rides in past years to reflect back on their own experiences with the Liar’s Ride. Like this one.
Prairie School One Tour
I proudly admit that I have a Prairie School bias, and highlight many Prairie buildings and homes on my tours. All of my favorite architects are Prairie School architects, and I never tire of the design aesthetic of our environment rendered in building form. Prairie School One is the first in a series of bike tours that only focuses on Prairie School buildings, houses, landscaping and architects.
In addition to our rides for the season, you can also purchase the four new(ish) Tour Posters by Ross Felten. Click on the images to purchase those posters.