Time: October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017
Location: Buckingham Fountain
Street: 301 South Columbus Drive
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60605
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/…
Event Type: bike camping, bike camping trip, bike touring, north branch trail, illinois beach state park, weekend bike trip
Organized By: Out Our Front Door
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2017
When October 21st & 22nd
-Meet: 7:00 am
-At Buckingham Fountain, Chicago, IL.
-Departing: at 8 am
-Bike to & overnight at Illinois Beach State Park
-Return to Chicago by Bike.
-Pace: Casual, we ride together as a group. 12mph
-Lodging: Tent or Hotel (campsite included when you register) (Hotel is on your own accord)
TWO FULL DAYS WITH OUR GUIDES
Get ready for crisp cool air mornings and the smell of autumn, as we tour the forests of Northeastern Illinois.
A seasonal landscape, where vast tracks of color flush red, yellow and autumn bronze, in the valley of the DesPlaines. A regional ride through the woods and prairies that lie beyond Chicago. But before we get there… house pumpkins, gourds, and cider fill the north shore communities, as we travel north and feast our eyes upon architectural masterpieces.
Learn about the towns, the lay of the land, and the unique ecosystems along the way, as we drop knowledge on top of your noggins at each break point.
We’ll ride to and camp on the youngest land in the state at Illinois Beach State Park, discover the Dead River, go on a guided Nature walk, and learn what the Chicago area looked like before European settlement. And what better way to end our first day of riding than to relax around a campfire, on a cool night with warm apple cider on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Fall Foliage. Full Day in The Woods. A quick visit in Chicago Botanical Gardens on Day 2. Plus so much more…
This is not an out and back route, but a true bike loop starting at Buckingham Fountain, to the Wisconsin State Line, through the valley of the DesPlaines, and back to the City Metropolis –Chicago
Gather some friends, check out the Itinerary down below, and let’s have a good time.