Road closures Chicago today: Thousands turn out for Bike the Drive 2022, DuSable Lake Shore Drive closed until noon

Road closures Chicago today: Thousands turn out for Bike the Drive 2022, DuSable Lake Shore Drive closed until noon

CHICAGO (TOC) — 1000’s of cyclists biked the 30-mile trek down DuSable Lake Shore Drive for the annual “Bike the Drive” occasion.

They acquired began vibrant and early. Individuals may begin the trip anytime between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., however organizers advisable beginning no later than 7:30 a.m. to get probably the most out of their time.

Matt Kelly beloved final 12 months’s occasion a lot, he made certain to run it again once more on this vacation weekend.

“I have been making an attempt to work my manner up.. I do, like, six miles a day only for apply,” Kelly mentioned. “It is good train… It is a great way to see the town… assembly up with some buddies later for brunch… It is only a good motive to get outdoors and get some train.”

As soon as persons are completed using, they’re handled to a celebration at Butler Area in Grant Park. Even with the rain, it is a win-win for everybody concerned, with that trip alongside the lakefront all the time placing a smile on everybody’s face.

Folks of all ages gathered collectively for the trip that shut down DuSable Lake Shore Drive from Edgewater to Hyde Park.

“It was unbelievable. I like doing this,” mentioned Michael Stern, who grew up within the metropolis. “All the time drove up and down Lake Shore Drive, and now with the ability to bike it, is basically cool.”

The bike route went from Bryn Mawr Avenue south to the Museum of Science and Trade on 57th Avenue. Bikers had the chance to cease and switch round at three completely different relaxation stops alongside the route.

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