The L.A.T.E Ride, Chicago's Most Memorable Endurance Event- We have free entries for you!

UPDATE- Congratulations Chuck Gullett you are the winner of the two free entries to the L.A.T.E Ride!  Thanks for all who entered, you can still use the code to get $5 off on your registration.  See you out there!

The L.A.T.E Ride isn't a race, it's an experience that is so unforgettable, it brings athletes, families and cyclists back to Grant Park each year at Midnight in July.  Not  type-o, I said Midnight in July.  That's when the L.A.T.E Ride gets rolling through the streets of Chicago in a cycling experience like no other.

Riding up and down Lake Shore Drive is one thing, but the L.A.T.E Ride takes you through a neighborhood tour on your bike, that is safe, fun and breathtaking.  The LATE RIDE helps support the charity Friends of the Park.  It's an all ages event with great music, costumes, every kind of bike you can imagine and the ability to ride through Chicago without having to worry about cars, stop signs or any other hazards. For one amazing night, the streets are yours from Midnight to Sunrise.

We have two ways for you to experience the thrill of The L.A.T.E Ride for yourself.  First, we are giving away two entries to the L.A.T.E Ride, all you need to do is leave a comment below and you and a friend will be a part of L.A.T.E Ride.

If  you want to register for the L.A.T.E Ride, our friends at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute(the new L.A.T.E Ride sponsor) have offered up a $5 discount to anyone who wants to ride, just enter the code PaceSave5 when you register and you will get $5 off. Online registration must take place by Noon on Friday, June 28, click here to register.

The L.A.T.E RIDE begins at Buckingham Fountain, route highlights will include the South Loop, Chinatown, Greek Town, Chicago’s historic "Emerald Necklace" and much more. A large park on the north side will host the rest stop- plenty of open green space for food and fun! You’ll finish your trek along the glorious lakefront trail, and then back to Grant Park for the sunrise, breakfast and a memory of a lifetime.

This is not a race, but a traveling party, celebrating cycling, helping a charity and enjoying our great city.  9000 cyclists of all ages and skill level making their way through the 25 mile course, is a site worth seeing and something you want to add to your calendar.

The ride begins and ends at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park at Congress and Columbus Drive (500 S. Columbus Drive, Chicago).  Bike rentals are available.
Event Date:  Late Saturday night, June 30/Early Sunday, July 1, 2012—come down before midnight on Saturday when the festivities begin.
Event Details: Four Man Band kicks off the event at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, performing until the ride begins at 1 a.m.  There are competitions for best decorated bike and best decorated helmet.
Cost:  $45, includes T-shirt and goody bag, benefiting Friends of the Parks

Leave a comment below to enter to win two free entries to the L.A.T.E Ride or click here to register, use the code PaceSave5 to get $5 off your registration fee.



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    I'm definitely in for the LATE Ride, putting together a team as we speak!

  • Sounds like fun. Glad there r more biking events besides bike the drive.

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    Now I am inspired! What a great event and opportunity to see Chicago in a different light (bad pun absolutely intended). Count us in for the ride!

  • Awesome, summer in the city-can't get any better than that!!!

  • Love the LATE Ride. Let's get on it!

  • This is an awesome ride. Can't wait to do it this year!

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    I've done the ride before and despite the hour, it's unexpectedly exhilarating! The sites, sounds and smells of late night Chicago come to life as one realizes how much happens in our beautiful city when we would normally be asleep. Favorite memories includes people stepping out of bars and lounges to cheer on riders and the wonderful smells from the bakeries along the route.

  • A must do if you've never done it. A great night biking under the stars then watching the sun rise over the lake. 5 stars!

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    My family has been attending the Late Ride for years, they have me hooked. This will be my 3rd year riding. I didn't have to twist my husband's arm to come along for his 2nd ride - he loved the first and now he is hooked. So much fun!!

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    Missed last year unfortunately : -( Can't wait to do it this year with friends and family :-D Have to start on a music playlist for the ride.

  • DId the race many years before kids. Missed it very much.. now I can go with my kids:) It's a great night. I can't wait!

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