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The a'MAZE'ing Ride

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The a'MAZE'ing Ride

Time: September 25, 2009 at 9am to September 27, 2009 at 8pm
Location: Spring Grove (Chain o Lakes SP, Richardsons Farm
Event Type: fall camping, maze, social, awesome bike ride, smores
Organized By: igz
Latest Activity: Sep 27, 2009

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A great ride, fall camping, ghost stories around a campfire...and the worlds's largest corn maze!!!

Lets take a ride up to Spring Grove, IL, home of Chain O Lakes State Park and Richardson's Farm, who has been offering the World's Largest Maize Maze for sometime with a different theme each year, this year is celebrating Lincoln's 200th birthday. The maze is 28 acres with 11 miles of trails. This year, there is also a Zip Line - 30' high and 700' long over a pupmkin patch.

The camp site it just under 2 miles from the maze.

The campgrounds offer trails through prairie lands and huge old oaktrees, equestrian rides, and boat rentals.

Everything is fairly cheap...$12 campsites that can fit two tents (up to 8 ppl), $10 for the maze. Bring your own food, a large bundle of wood is $7 at the campground.

The dates...

I am scheduling this for September 25th through 27th (Friday through Sunday). We depart on Friday morning, get to the grounds and setup camp. People who cant ride up on Friday can meet us on Saturday. Saturday, we go to the maze. (it may be a Maze Til Midnight night, so we'll decide what time we go). Back to camp for hangin round the fire, tellin ghost stories, munchin on some smores. We leave Sunday whenever (check out not till 3pm).

Metra is available for return trip.

I would also like to set the following weekend as a rain date. (Oct 2 - Oct 4).

On GoogleMaps...type in "9407 richardson road, spring grove il", click on satellite view. You will see one of year's past mazes.

http://www.richardsonfarm.com/index.asp -for the maze
http://dnr.state.il.us/LANDS/landmgt/Parks/R2/CHAINO.HTM#camping -for the campsite

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Comment by Laura Blake on September 17, 2009 at 4:29pm
If it wasn't for work and petsitting I'd totally be there! This sounds like SO much fun. Doesn't get much better than ziplining and corn mazes. :) Wish I could go!!
Comment by DonRay A.K.A. Zesty on September 16, 2009 at 2:16pm
DRIVE!?!!?!???!??!
Comment by igz on September 16, 2009 at 1:48pm
ill let the group decide when everyone wants to leave. noonish maybe? plenty of parking everywhere
Comment by thang van ung on September 16, 2009 at 8:10am
when do you plan to depart from the camp grounds? i will likely drive, is there a parking area?
Comment by BalloonBiker on September 15, 2009 at 2:57pm
I'm gonna come, but I think that I will have to take the Metra out there as I have to work a half day on Friday. Anyone else taking the metra out?
Comment by Tank-Ridin' Ryan on September 14, 2009 at 12:48am
I'm bringing at least one scary stories book.
Comment by shar on September 10, 2009 at 10:14am
i'm digging in my back pocket for all those old ghost stories that used to scare the crap out of me when i was a kid.
Comment by igz on September 10, 2009 at 9:20am
hey K-Rock, this event said it was full when you tried to RSVP??
Comment by igz on September 10, 2009 at 9:10am
Comment by Lisa yeah on September 3, 2009 at 3:38pm
Alright K-Rock! Seriously this looks like a blast.

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