A little while ago I signed up for the North Shore Century to take place September 16.
I did this ride the fall of my sophomore year in college with intentions of completing the 100 mile route. Not too long into the ride
on a mountain bike, coming off 3.5 months of near complete inactivity due to a serious shoulder surgery and incurring a flat tireI decided I'd shoot for the metric century instead (100k / 62 miles). I finished after a long, slow day in the saddle.
The ride takes place just north of Chicago's city limits in Evanston, IL. Starting and ending in a park on Lake Michigan just off of Northwestern University's campus, it winds its way north towards the Wisconsin border and back through beautiful suburbs and countryside. I'm looking to complete the 100-mile ride this time around and finish strong. Gotta make the "Last Ride of Summer" a good one!
Interested? Check out race details here