Here’s all the info on this year’s Galewood Rally. If you’re thinking about coming, please drop us a line, so we have an idea how many people we’re dealing with.
Galewood Rally Facts:
- Galewood/Montclare is a small neighborhood on the far west edge of the City of Chicago. It’s just north of Oak Park and just east of Elmwood Park.
- A heady mix of peer pressure and real estate value somehow resulted in at least a dozen scooterists moving to Galewood in the last few years. We reckon this square mile has the highest per capita scooterist population in the city, if not America.
- This is the third Galewood Rally.
- G2K3 is sponsored by 2strokeBuzz, the Black Windows MC, Durso’s Speed Shed, Zombie MPH Skate Shop and Ryetronics.
- Galewood is a birthday party for Grace Delcano, Bryan Bedell, Phil Waters, and 2strokeBuzz. Grace, Phil, and Bryan were born days apart, and will all be 34 this year.
- The rally is usually over Memorial Day weekend, but Amerivespa and other committments forced us to move it a week later this year.
- We’re not sure why bacon became the central element of the rally. Doesn’t everyone eat a pound of bacon a day?
- There is no rally fee, but bring along some cash, we’re not above sending you on errands and calling it a scavenger hunt.
- All running scooters and polite scooterists are welcome, trendies, oldsters, and newbies, but you if you bring a Honda Ruckus, you gotta let us try it out.
ITINERARY: Live the life of a Galewoodian!
Friday, May 30:
6:30-8:00pm meet for dinner at the Summit VFW Fish Fry (7256 63rd Street in Summit IL).
9:00-1:08pm Drink (and bowl, if you must) at Circle Bowl (7244 Circle Ave. Forest Park).
1:08-2:00am Spill over to Circle Tap (across the street) after Donna kicks us out.
2:01am- T.J. kicks us out, we go get White Castle Jalepeno Cheeseburgers and back to the Bedell compound for an after-after-party.
Saturday, May 31:
Noon: Meet at Zombie MPH Skate Shop(315 1/2 Madison St., Oak Park) for hot dogs and the start of Ryetronics/2SB Galewood Invitational, a combination minature golf tournament, scavenger hunt, tour, and group ride. The ride will involve individual, team,and whole-group activities, and fabulous prizes will be awarded.
5:00: Black Windows MC Bacon Cook-Off/BBQ/party at Grace’s house. (1632 N. Rutherford, 773 637 0868)
Click here for a cookoff ‘tip sheet’ from the Black Windows MC.
The Cook-Off is a pot-luck buffet of dishes featuring bacon as a main ingredient. Limited oven/stove/microwave time is available, but if it’s served warm, please bring a crock pot or chafing dish to keep it warm. Anything you can do to prepare ahead of time would be appreciated. Please label your cookware so it doesn’t get lost. If you don’t want to participate, please bring some soda or chips or kick in for the keg or something. Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the best dishes, last year’s winners are the judges.
If you don’t dig on swine, bring a vegetarian friendly dish to the potluck. Some vegetarian options may be available, but don’t count on it. It’s not called “For a Few Rashers More” for nothing.
After dinner, we’ll just stay at Grace’s and ‘break in’ her new rec room ’til the wee hours.
Sunday, June 1:
Group ride sponsored by Durso’s Speed Shed. Meet at 9:30 am sharp at Bryan’s (6917 W Shakespeare, 773 637 4480). We’ll tour west suburban landmarks and meet the late risers at noon at the Come Back Inn for lunch (1913 W. Lake St., Melrose Park).