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BERWYN RT66 CAR SHOW; FLATWATER CLASSIC
Send off summer with a pair of transportive events: Relive retro road trips when a convoy of hot rods rolls into Berwyn; then hit the Chicago River’s North Branch for an adventurous end-of-season paddle.
9/10 Where Chicago ends, the spirit of the open road begins: More than 300 classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles line suburban Berwyn, just a few miles from the starting point of the famed Route 66. Sat 9–dusk. Ogden and Oak Park, Berwyn. berwynrt66.com.
9/18 This year’s paddlepalooza relocates to the North Branch of the Chicago River for a six-and-a-half-mile canoe/kayak; for landlubbers, a 16-mile cycle skirts the Skokie Lagoons and the Chicago Botanic Garden before heading south along the North Branch Trail. Both routes convene at a party in Morton Grove’s Linne Woods. Sat 10–4. $17 (under 18) to $35. Chicago River at Willow Road Dam, Willow and Lagoon, Winnetka. chicagoriver.org.