Bike The Breweries 2

Join Brad and Ken as they bike 20 miles and try and stop at 12 of the Chicago brewpubs and breweries. All locations are not yet confirmed and depending on operation hours, stops may not be made. Either way it should be a fun ride. At each stop we are allowing 30 – 45 minutes for beer, water or snacks Be sure to bring extra bike tubes and tools in case you run into any flats on the way.

Due to the overwhelming response for last years Bike The Breweries we had to limit the amount of people who can attend. We really appreciate the positive response from everyone on this event but we need to limit this event. There are a few reason we had to limit the amount of people, first and foremost it was a safety concern, with such a large group of people biking together we wanted to make sure no one gets hurt. Second there is no way we can show up to a bar or brewery with 100 people or find enough places for everyone to lock up their bikes at each location. Finally due to the tight schedule we are on if we have to wait for 100 people to get a beer then we don’t think the event will be very fun for everyone or would we be able to stick to a schedule. Be sure to RSVP on the twtvite page, spaces are limited so if you don’t think you’ll make it please do not confirm. Also Brad is working on getting some shirt printed and we will have them for sale for $10.00 each. What better way to remember the ride then with a great shirt.

  • Len Mason

    Why don’t you do shifts? Groups of 20 leaving the starting point at staggered times? This keeps the groups small and allows more to participate! I’ll volunteer to organize it if you like! :)

    Variation: If time is a constraint, have different routes for different groups. This way all groups start at 9am. We may see the other groups along the routes!

  • Brad Chmielewski


    Thanks for the offer. This is something we need to think about as we move forward with this event. I think we’ll see how this year goes and maybe change it up next year. Last year wasn’t that bad and it was easy for Ken and I to keep everyone moving along. 

  • Len Mason

    It’s such a great idea! Cheers!

  • Chris C

    I will not be able to join until Goose Island Clybourn so are there any changes to the schedule?  BTW, tomorrow’s weather looks beautiful.

  • Brad Chmielewski

    No problem meeting up later. We will be trying our best to stay on schedule. But if you check twitter or facebook we’ll be posting updates if you needed to keep track.