Chicago’s first Critical Lass ride was a great success! The weather was perfect, the route calm, and 25 cool women showed up.
We met at the Polish Triangle in Wicker Park. Once the group gathered, our fearless leader Ash welcomed everyone.
I said “hi” to some old friends from the Women Who Bike brunch group.
A random guitar guy serenaded us with an impromptu song about bikes.
And then we were off!
We stopped at all red lights …
And stop signs.
We biked along quiet side streets, passing lots of big green parks and enjoying the smell of fresh mown grass.
After a fun and leisurely five mile ride, we ended at Simone’s in Pilsen. We managed the parking situation by piling all in together and locking to each other.
Finally, we hung out for a couple of hours, enjoying dinner and kick-ass cocktails. :) My 9-mile ride home from Pilsen at 10 pm was also lots of fun, since I had several riding companions for most of the way.
The ride and gathering were so much fun. I plan to attend the ride EVERY THIRD THURSDAY! I hope to see you there. Spread the word!
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