Posted on Apr 6, 2016
by Joseph Dits
By the time Serge Lubomudrov and his two microbrew-loving buddies rolled their bikes onto the South Shore train in Chicago, their aim to visit South Bend — for the first time ever — had been brewing for a long time. Snow couldn’t stop them. Nor a forecast with winds up to 45 mph.
The three Chicago cyclists tour breweries on dozens of bike trips each year, both in and near the city. They even rode an Amtrak train with their bikes to Kalamazoo last year, then cycled back in four days.
On Saturday, a new gateway opened. The South Shore debuted its bike racks onboard, available on Saturdays and Sundays through October (nictd.com). I caught the Chicagoans as they deboarded at South Bend International Airport — and as I returned from my own quick, snow-flecked jaunt to the Indiana Dunes with my bike. We were among 11 who brought bikes on Saturday and five on Sunday, railroad officials say.
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