Rides and Events
Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!
Father's Day Bike Ride
Once a year Rudy's works together with Eli's Cheesecake Factory, Wright College,
and the 16th District Police to put on a neighborhood fun bike ride.
The ride is about 10 miles at a recreational pace.
It is held every Father's Day and begins at 8:45 AM with a free continental breakfast and free Rudy's T-Shirts (while they last).
The ride begins at Eli's Cheesecake Factory and explores the Portage Park, Wright College Community and northwest side of Chicago neighborhood.
Eli's is located at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago
Reservations are taken any time after June 1st by contacting Eli's at 773-308-7015
Flat Tire Repair Clinic
During the months of January and Febuary we will hold FREE flat repair clinics or a $90.00 basic bike maintance class.
if you are interested in a class please give us a call with the day and time during the week you would be available and
when we get enough partisipants we will notify everyone to let them know.
The basic bike maintenance class will teach you:
- Tire and Tube service,
- Chain wear and damage,
- Chain cleaning and lubrication,
- Cog wear and inspection,
- Index shifting inspection,
- Wheel inspection,
- Brake inspection and cable adjustment,
- Bearing Play- hubs, crranks, headset,
- Frame damage
Classes will run 3 to 4 hours with a max of 6 participants per class.
It will include the Park- Big Blue Book of Bicycle repairs- A $25.00 value, 15% off any tools purchased,
and your bike will receive a complete tune-up by class end. Overhauling of any parts will NOT be covered
as well as some special brakes and suspension.