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A uniformed Ben Zobrist riding a bike around Chicago caught some Cubs fans by surprise

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A new late-season trend has emerged over the past few seasons: the mid-September Ben Zobrist bike ride across the streets of Chicago. He did it in 2016 and '17, and completed his '18 edition this weekend.

In the hours before the Cubs' game with the Reds on Sunday at Wrigley Field, some Cubs fans were truly taken aback at the sight of Zobrist -- in his full Cubs regalia -- enjoying a casual bike ride on his way to the ballpark. It created a pretty surreal image, truly:

If he and a few teammates rode bikes across the street as a group, they could very well recreate the classic Beatles album cover for Abbey Road:

Seems Ben had some fun with it, too: 

So, Cubs fans, if you're in the Chicago area in mid-September next season, keep an eye out for a Zobrist pregame bike ride ... as it's definitely become a thing.