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Summer Guide: Two Wheels Good 

Organized bike rides and tours

Whether you like to bike long and hard or drunk and bare-assed, there's an organized ride here with your name on it, from a trip across the state to a tour of suburban eateries. —Sam Adams

FBC (Fucking Bike Club) Full Moon Fiasco Every full moon this unofficial group meets up for a boozy ride, at the conclusion of which they line up for a bare-assed group photo. Each ride ends at a different bar. a Next is Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Gannon's Pub, 4264 N. Lincoln, F

Bike the Drive The city closes Lake Shore Drive to cars and opens it to bikes for this annual event, which benefits the Active Transportation Alliance. Costumes encouraged. A postrace festival with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, music, and sponsor booths is $7 and runs from 8 AM to noon. a Sun 5/30, 5:30 AM start, entry to the drive stops at 9 AM, event ends at 9:45 AM, 312-427-3325, ext. 225,, $40 online till noon on 5/29, $55 day of.

Chicago Nomads' Southwest Suburban Bike and Wine and Dine This laid-back tour stops at Parmesan's Wood Stone Pizza for appetizers, Jenny's Steakhouse for the main course, and the Frankfort Creamery for dessert. The six-mile ride takes two to three hours. a Sat 6/5, noon, 11000 W. Lincoln Hwy, Frankfort,

Fork and the Road Tours of 15 to 20 miles, ridden at a leisurely pace and organized around food themes. Upcoming themes include dumplings, barbecue, and Mediterranean food; the first tour of the 2010 season, Sat 6/5 from noon to 5:30 PM, will visit classic diners., $50-$60.

Udder Century The 28th Annual Udder Century Ride offers routes of 31, 50, 62, 75, or 100 miles and a pasta dinner at the finish. a Sun 6/6, registration and start from 6:30-10 AM, Donley's Wild West Town, 8512 S. Union Rd., Union,, $20-$27, $8-$10 kids 6-12, free for kids under 6.

American Lung Association's Lake Tour Bike Trek Participants can choose between a three-day ride starting Friday or a two-day ride starting Saturday; riders cover about 50 miles per day. Starts in Crystal Lake and ends in Lake Geneva. a Fri-Sun 6/11-6/13, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14, Crystal Lake, 312-781-1100,, $75 registration (includes lodging and meals) plus $500-$600 fund-raising minimum per rider.

Bike the Boulevards Tour portions of Chicago's "emerald necklace" and the 12th Ward. The afterparty includes food, performances, and a raffle for 40 new bikes. a Sat 6/12, 9 AM-2 PM, 4555 S. Western, 773-523-8250, F

World Naked Bike Ride Politically inspired riders meet at a location to be disclosed by e-mail a few days before for a colorful, attire-limited ride through the streets of Chicago. a Sat 6/12, 6 PM-midnight, F

Le Tour de Shore This benefit ride for Maywood Fine Arts starts in Chicago and goes to Gary the first day (66 miles) and Sawyer, Michigan, the second (32 miles). a Fri 6/18, 7:30 AM, McDonald's Cycle Center, 239 E. Randolph,, $70-$78, optional $24 bus ride back to Chicago.


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