Join Elgin Bike Hub's 'Hot Chocolate Ride' Feb. 16

  • Order some paczkis (or Polish jelly-filled doughnuts) now from Herb's Bakery before heading out for the Elgin Bike Hub's "Paczki Ride" on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

    Order some paczkis (or Polish jelly-filled doughnuts) now from Herb's Bakery before heading out for the Elgin Bike Hub's "Paczki Ride" on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Daily Herald File Photo

 
Submitted by Elgin Bike Hub
Updated 2/12/2020 10:53 PM

The Elgin Bike Hub will host its monthly "Hot Chocolate Ride" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Arabica Cafe, 59 Douglas Ave., Elgin.

Join them for this cold season slow roll! They will start and end outside Arabica Cafe. You'll have the opportunity to buy a warm beverage after the ride. They will ride for about 5 miles at a family friendly pace.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, for Mardi Gras, the club will host a "Paczki Ride" from noon to 1 p.m. starting at Advocate Park, 179 E. Chicago St. in Elgin.

Join a fun lunch break slow roll to Herb's Bakery for some paczki. The group will start at Advocate Park downtown and make our way there and back, about 3 miles total. It is "strongly recommended" that you pre-order your packzi, but the club also put in an order that would pick up the first 10 riders.

The club's monthly "Full Moon Ride" begins at 9 p.m. March 10, at Advocate Park, 179 E. Chicago St. in Elgin. This will be a moderate pace ride for a few miles throughout the core neighborhoods of Elgin. Join us for this social night ride!

Reminder: Illinois State law requires bike riders to have a clear light on the front and a red reflector or a red light on the back for night time riding. That would be the minimum attempt for safety, so let's all be easy to see on the street.

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The Bike Elgin Ride is scheduled for Sunday, March 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. It will start at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave. in Elgin. Join them for a slow roll as they explore Elgin by bike. Participants will ride low stress routes for 3-5 miles. Get to know your city and your neighbors! These rides are friendly for ages 8-80. They use a mix of off-street and on-street routes. Each rider will be responsible for their own behavior as a street user.

The Bike Elgin Ride series is evolving this year. March will be a slow roll for a short distance. The next months will feature new themes and they will be looking at new start locations.

Elgin Bike Hub is a nonprofit organization using bike riding to make Elgin a healthier, happier, and more equitable community.

All riders must sign the 2020 annual ride waiver at waiver.fr/p-SDLTu.

For information, visit www.elginbikehub.com.

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