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Biking to get some brews

January 04, 2013|RedEye

Some Chicagoans will be biking for beer next weekend, not to raise money for it, but simply to go get at a couple of the area's most notable breweries.

The ride was conceived and originally organized by Mark Sinclair in 2006, with the destination of choice being Three Floyds brewery in Munster, Ind. Later that year, however, Sinclair passed away from a brain aneurysm, so his friend Robert Hsiung has organized the event each year since, because Sinclair had hoped for it to become an annual ride.

Bikers will have the option to ride to Flossmoor Station instead of Floyds this year, or they can choose to ride to both. The ride will occur regardless of rain or snow and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 12, then the group will collect riders at Promontory Point at 9:45 a.m. and continue on to I-80.

Riders are encouraged to bring gear such as bike tools, snacks and extra layers of clothing, all to prepare for potential hazards. Riders are also responsible for all their own modes of transportation should any hazards prove to be an issue.

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