A uniquely Chicago urban treasure hunt – by bike! Jim Bachor’s stunning and sometimes snarky mosaic works are the centerpiece of this casual group ride, tracking down each and every existing pothole Jim has lovingly adorned with unique mosaics since 2013. And, the artist will join us! Meetup is inside the Thorndale Red Line Station, where Bachor’s commission, entitled “Thrive,” was installed in 2014. We’ll then ride a winding west to east to south route that catches up with up to 25 pothole artworks, including two private commissions. Please bring cash for a lunch and drinks stop, tentatively scheduled for 1pm, and another possible drink stop along the way. Space is limited and demand is high – we recommend signing up ASAP!
More about Jim Bachor’s Pothole Art (video from CBS Sunday Morning): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrBWimf_4uY
Date: Sunday, November 19
Time: 10:00am to unknown end time – likely 5pm
Cost: $25 (Includes a Bachor sticker designed just for the ride!)
Departure Location: Thorndale CTA Red Line Station, 1112 W. Thorndale
Total Distance (Round Trip): 30 miles, with multiple peel-off opportunities
Average Speed: 8-10 m.p.h.with short and longer stops at each of the mosaics
Skill Level: Casual ride / no-drop
Gear to Bring: tuned-up bike, lock, helmet, hydration, snacks, cash, ID, and a camera
Please note: More details will be posted as we get closer to the ride date.