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WEFTEC  - Water For People Bike Ride - REGISTRATION CLOSED

6th Annual Bicycle Ride to Support Water For People

When: 10/6/2013
9:00 AM
Where: Bobby's Bike Hike
465 N. McClurg Court
Chicago, Illinois  60611
United States
Contact: Gary De Kock

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Sunday, October 6, 2013
Option 1 Check In Time: 9:00 am
Option 2 Check In Time: 1:00 pm

Bobby's Bike Hike – Chicago
Ogden Slip at River East Docks
465 N McClurg Court
Chicago, IL  60611

$50 for riders with bike & helmet
$75 for riders renting a bike/helmet
$100 for rental upgrade to road bike

Join your WEFTEC friends as we pedal to raise awareness and funds to support Water For People. In Chicago, we will meet at Bobby's Bike Hike near Navy Pier. This year, we are offering both a slow paced route (8-10 mph) and a moderate paced route (12-15 mph). Both routes will be available with a  morning start time and an afternoon start time. Over the years, our WEFTEC bicycle rides have raised more  than $13,000 for Water For People.

WEF members and guests of all cycling abilities are encouraged to join in the ride. Participants can select a route/pace suited to their abilities and a departure time suited to their schedules. Each group will be paced by a group leader who will point out local landmarks.

The slow paced Lakefront Route will cover 15 miles and will feature the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory, architecture of the early 20th century, Montrose Beach and Bird Sanctuary, and of course the amazing Chicago lakefront with beautiful views of the skyline along the journey. The moderate paced Hyde Park Route will cover 24 miles and feature the University of Chicago, the Nuclear Sculpture, Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and the home of President Barack Obama. All participants in the event will receive a colorful T-Shirt. A water bottle will also be provided.

Registration will close on August 30 or when we reach a maximum of 30 riders in each of our four ride groups. The morning rides will leave Bobby’s Bike Hike shortly after the 9:00 am check in time. The afternoon rides will leave shortly after the 1:00 pm check in time. Please be on time so you can claim your bicycle, pick up your T-shirt and sign the necessary waivers.

Bobby’s Bike Hike is located near the southeast corner of Illinois Street and McClurg Court. Take the pedestrian walkway located at 465 N. McClurg Court. Bobby’s is half way down the docks. There is no organized transportation from the convention center or hotels to Bobby’s. The standard bicycle is a hybrid. Road bikes are available for an additional fee.

To register,  contact  Gary De Kock at

After you have registered, you will be contacted by email to obtain your preferred departure time, route selection, T-shirt size, bike preference and other specific information. If you have questions before the ride, please contact Gary De Kock by email ( If you have questions when you arrive in Chicago, please contact Gary directly by phone at 773-878-0533.

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