Bike the Drive closes LSD this morning

Sun. May 29, 2011 7:13 AM by Chicago Breaking News

Chicago, IL - A foggy start to the day and the closing of Lake Shore Drive due to the annual Bike the Drive fundraising event made getting around Downtown a little trickier this morning.

The Bike the Drive event kicked off at 5:30 a.m. at Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive and will end at 9:45 a.m., according to the event website.

About 20,000 people of all ages and experience levels are expected to turn out for the 30-mile, round-trip course, which has closed the drive from Bryn Mawr Avenue on the North Side to 57th Street on the South Side..

The weather was cool and gray for riders with a dense fog advisory in effect until 9 a.m. and temperatures in the 60s near the lake, according to the National Weather Service. The agency has issued a dense fog advisory that takes in most of the region; that advisory lasts until 9 a.m.

Showers and thunderstorms were possible this morning, but that should clear as the day turns warmer and more humid. Read more on

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