The Memorial Weekend was busy … Early morning photowalk at the Lake Front, Bike the Drive, Nature Boardwalk … then, Illinois Beach State Park in Zion, IL … and, finally, Milwaukee!
Here are some highlights from the Bike the Drive (now officially known as Fifth Third Bike the Drive) leg of the walk at Lakeshore Drive between North Avenue and Fullerton Avenue. Now on its 18th year, on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, Lakeshore Drive, all 30 plus miles of it (from near Jackson Park in the South to Hollywood Ave. in the north, both ways), is closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 to about 10:30 AM and opened exclusive to bicyclists. It is a 5-hour of carless bliss on Lakeshore Drive – a recreational, non-competitive bicycle ride held each year in Chicago to start off the summer.
And it is also, as usual, a chance for me to practice panning!