Hi everybody! Here are the details on the Galewood/Cold Weather Challenge ride and Karaoke party this Saturday (4-11)
Dinner at 5pm
1621 N Thatcher Ave Elmwood Park, IL 60607
I’ll be honest with you here, this is not the BBQ that made Galewood famous, but it’s a neat, old-school place with plenty of space for us, and if you forget about real BBQ, it’s pretty good in the way that Taco Bell is good if you forget about real Mexican food. And they have fried Macaroni and Cheese wedges.
Ride leaves 6:30pm sharp
We’ll do a quick ride (about 15 miles total) and see all the wonders of the greater Galewood area:
The Des Plaines River (Will it flood!?)
Forest preserves (“Balls Deep!”)
Elmwood Park’ (“Italinate” architecture!)
River Grove! (Home of Triton College!)
Kiddieland (and the “Scooters” sign!)
Maywood Park (Harness Racing!)
More Forest Preserves (Nature!-ish!)
Forest Park (Irish Pubs & Yarn stores!)
Oak Park (The Evanston of the West!)
Lake Street (The Gap! Starbucks!)
Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio
A bunch of Hemingway shit
Bonus! An 80-car-long freight train *will* hold up the ride at some point.
Then it’s on to Galewood for a lap around the best neighborhood in Chicago, ending at
The Kat Klub
6920 W. North Avenue
Jason and Mary emcee the best Karaoke around, with a great variety of songs.
We’re talking New Wave, Punk, Mod, British Invasion, and even some indie rock, plus all the usual karaoke cheese.
No cover! Cheap drinks! Friends! Fun! Malört! Peeptinis!
Then! a late-night ride (four blocks) to River Forest Grill for the “AK-47.”
Then! Ride! Straight to your place of worship and sleep next to your scooter in the parking lot, because it’s EASTER!