The First Urban Hike of the Year is Called Coffee, Cocktails, and Chicken

This thing is still in the planning stages but I’ve got a date; save Saturday April 25th! We’re starting early to mid-morning and taking a 10 mile tour through Ukrainian Village, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Avondale, Bucktown, and Wicker Park. There’s a map after the jump.

It will start and end at Big Shoulders Coffee at Chicago and Milwaukee in West Town, but you can join and leave anywhere along the route. I’ll post periodic updates online mostly on Twitter @jstefdotcom.

We’ll be making planned stops at Dark MatterParson’sHoney Butter, and Harold’s. These chicken places are heavy into cocktails, it seems, so be careful. These won’t be long stops. We may sit down, but it will be short.

I’m also throwing in about 30 minutes of bodyweight PT early on, maybe at a park along Chicago avenue before the caffeine hit at Dark Matter. Depending on the weather, we’re talking sit-ups, push-ups, squats, and lunges – maybe a 100 each, or as many as you can do, whatever. If you’re not up for that, join us after at Dark Matter.

I’m expecting the whole thing to go from like 8am-ish to 1pm-ish. I don’t know. The route is in blue below. Red things are chicken places, black things are coffee places, and blue things are public transpo spots (Blue Line and Divvy Bike stations). Hover or click each for info.

Check back, I’ll have more in the coming weeks, including a rough timeline with meeting places and contact info.